Easy Duct Tape DS Game Case

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In this instructable I want to show you how to make a easy and simplistic ds game case out of duct tape, please note that you may want to edit your creation as you go along, to fit your needs :)

I got this Idea from looking for a simple DS game case made entirely out of duct tape, but couldn't find one I liked enough :p so I made this

Note: This is my first instructable, please comment on any error you may see in it
also, sorry for the image quality, but I think the images are good enough to get the point across

Step 1: Materials

Materials:
1. Duct tape
2. Knife (or other sharp object) to cut duct tape
3. DS game cartridges (have as many as you want the case to hold)

Step 2: Cut

Cut the duct tape at the length about a bit over 2 DS cartridges high (see picture) (You might want to add a little extra length, just to make sure it's long enough)

Create as many of these strips as the amount of game cartridges you want the finished product to hold (I want 8 cartridges to hold, so I make 8 strips)

Step 3: Wrapping

wrap the duct tape around a DS cartridge sticky side out.

Then, fold the excess duct tape to the back, this makes the bottom.

Place on a surface that will not ruin the adhesive of the duct tape (Do not put it on carpet for sure)

Do this with each cartridge and strip.

Step 4: Aranging

Now, Connect all the squares together so it fits wherever you want to carry it (like a pockit :) ).

Check over your design before you put them together, it is difficult to take apart.

Step 5: Last Step: Covering

Cover the stick duct tape with duct tape, sticky side in, making it stronger, and less sticky on the outside, wrap some more times if you want some additional strength (By the way, mine turned out too wide so I had to use two strips, and this may happen to you too).

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    SwaggerFul Swellow

    5 years ago on Step 5

    This is a very nice instructable! I am for sure going to make this because I am a very very very very very very very very very very very Ect. Ect. Ect. cautious DSi owner, albeit i want to take very very very very very very very very very very good care of all my gear for future use. though I have go with Drackeo on this one, it would be helpful if you put measurments. But HEY, give your self a pat on the back (I'd like to see an instructable on that!) this is a wonderful case that I think is much cooler than any other DS game case so far!

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    drackeo

    8 years ago on Step 5

    you should add messurements

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    amakerguy

    10 years ago on Introduction

    This is really cool i have a NDS lite. There so much better then the original. You need to get the lite.

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    akaskiamakerguy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Its the DS generation after the light, it has 2 cameras (defiantly not under doing in there >.> ) slimmer, SD card slot, other stuff like the wii sorta', bigger screen, but no GBA slot Its already out in Japan, I think I read it coming out in the U.S. either spring 2009 or fall 2009

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    zimmemic25akaski

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    the problem with the "no gba slot" is that u cant use the memory extension or rumblePak

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    zimmemic25

    10 years ago on Introduction

    why did u take a picture of it falling???
    i broke my SupercardDS1 by dropping it, why do u drop 8 carts?

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    R4Man18zimmemic25

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    what broke and why didnt you spring for a better cart? a simple drop wouldnt harm the cart at all.

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    zimmemic25R4Man18

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    the chip broke. there was no current between mass and gnd. so it didnt boot up... i got a acekard 2 now.. it is MUCH better.

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    akaskizimmemic25

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    well, the case probably didn't inflict more damage than usual.... so... I think it was probably a poorly crafted cart.

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    zimmemic25akaski

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    yeah. i sent my cart back 3 times cause it was broken before i now use an acekard2, which lives longer now than all 3 scDS1 that i had before.

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    R4Man18zimmemic25

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    lol you should have gone with the acekard 2 in the first place im saving cash for an acekard 2 RPG... and soon a DSI cart (thought it was acecard honestly)

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    zimmemic25R4Man18

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    afaik there is an acekard, an acekardRPG, an acekard2 and an acekardDSi(new), but no 2RPG.

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    akaskizimmemic25

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    because I wanted to show that I trust it holding my games >.> (really I just wanted to see how falling things looked on my camera)

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    akaskiamakerguy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    It is falling(took me like 20 times....I was bored) the "string" is the wood (also, it shouldn't matter if it is falling, it probably doesn't add any protection) (also, I just can't see why this has a rating of 2.86 with only one rating XD )