at one point I got a file box, attached a 13" tv to the inside of the cover.
then i could put the games inside and take it to friends houses.
Then i saw Ben Heckendorn build his "That 70's Xbox", seen here http://revision3.com/tbhs/xbox1977_final.
I knew i needed to build something. A fancy one piece Playstation 3 console. I wanted it to be steampunk style wood and brass design, Other possible designs were a leather bound book looking case. or an aluminum briefcase like something from a spy movie. but it turned out more like an antique Victrola.
Step 1: Measuring and Cutting
after i found the dimensions i needed, i cut the boards in 45 degree angles in the front and left them flush in the back so that a flip up door with air holes can be added.
i made aluminum brackets to hold the playstation in place and screwed it to the floor of the box.
Step 2: Installing Hardware
after i had the box constructed the fun part starts for me. Iv spent most of my life starting at 6 or 7, wiring things together, they rarely end the way they were on paper because i find better ways of doing things (taking power from a USB instead of a planned ac adapter) because of these types of things my schematics change completely before im done and they usually have so much crossed out that theyre not worth including. iv also lost the plans i made for this.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
i hope you like my portable playstation 3 case.