Nintendo DS Lite Notepad




About: 5th Ninja Turtle

Retrofit your Nintendo DS into a notepad. You can take notes even without batteries. Idea is to create a writable surface on the lid of your DS, using a Scotch Magic tape.

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Step 1: Tools

We'll need the following things for this things:
1. Scotsh Magic tape (cos it has a writable surface)
2. a paper knife or a pair of scisors,
3. a pencil of course (for taking notes)

Step 2: Create Writable Surface

Create writable surface by applying scotch magic tape

Step 3: Remove Air Bubbles

Rub gently to remove air bubble.

Step 4: Five Layers

Five pieces of 12mm wide Scotch tape should be enough

Step 5: Cut Off

Cut off redundant parts of the tape from both sides

Step 6: Final Result

There you have it, old school notepad on the lid of your DS. Magical writable surface permits you to use ordinary pencil to jot down, ideas you might have, make short ToDo lists, emails and phone numbers of recently introduced random strangers, and even to play an old school notebook game or two. No batteries or WFC connectivity needed.

Scotch tape creates a nice texture on the top surface.

Step 7: Undo

Nintendo DS note pad created in this way features unlimited UNDO level. Even erasers work. If you ever decide so, you can easily remove the Scotch tape, with no damage to your DS.

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    96 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    would be easy on a dsi.....DO NOT WRITE ANYTHING ON THE CAMERAS and NOT DSi XL

    I would do this in a heartbeat if my ds wasn't as modded as it is. No surface really available for this lol

    Great job though. I never would have thought of it.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    even more so you can get a 20$flash cart plus a msd card and do this exact thing digitally.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    or just make the first altoids tin pocket whiteboard with a built in led light because it can fit a battery with a little bit of work a piece of white board on top and an eraser battery and markers in the bottom of the lid.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Stane is just telling you how to do this if you want to do it. That's all.

    St Jimmy

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I have a trashed (washing machine) ds lite. I bet if I take it apart I could fix a notebook on the inside and have notes when I open the top!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    i have a black dsi which really sucks fr this

    This is awesome im gettin a DSi for christmas and i want to do this with a case so i wont ruin it will that be possible??


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    hey when i download this where do i put it on the the micro sd do i put it on the root? or the games file?