Knex Safe Gameboy Holder

About: is completely puzzled by human behavior...and takes nothing for granted.

hello! i made a gameboy advance sp holder out of knex, with a safety system which i haven't seen yet. if it already exists on this site, please tell me. though it is for the GBA, it can easily be transformed to hold a nintendo ds,
a mobile phone, etc. the safety system stops the 'shockwave' that
is generated if the holder falls on the ground, protecting the electronic device from any harm.
you will need:
8 red rods 16 purple connectors
4 yellow rods 8 red connectors
22 blue rods 2 white connectors (snowflakes)
24 white rods 8 yellow connectors
2 little black connectors
8 small rubber bands
and 11 grey connectors (you can use others, they just need to be small)

i don't care what you say, though this is my first instructable.
have fun building!

Step 1: The Central Holder

the Central holder:
1: the finished C. holder
2: make this first, it's the top
3: the bottom of it
4 add the rubber bands
5: put the two together
6: make these ( the connector on the top can be everything thats small)
7:add them like this
8 and 9:turn upside-down, should look like picture 8, then place small connectors on the top (9). turn it again upside-up

Step 2: The Outern Frame

the outern frame is very easy, so...
just make this:

Step 3: Putting It Together

now attach one of the two rubber bands on each side of the C. holder to the top of the frame, like on picture one.
then you attach the other bands on the bottom of the frame, like in picture two.
then it's finished!

Step 4: A Mod

i discovered this after i made all the pics and almost finished this instructable. the rubber bands on the sides of the hole where you put the gameboy will break after some time, because the gameboy slides past them. i discovered a solution, here it is:
1: you don't put the rubber bands on the sides of the hole where they should be, you put it this way instead.
2: you attach it this way to the frame.
sorry for the late warning, and thanks for watching, or even more thanks if you build it. bye!



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    9 years ago on Introduction they were awesome until i got my DS, and my DS was awesome until i got my ipod touch, nothing will beat my jailbroken ipod touch!

    11 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    First: its "Crazy", with a 'C', like 'CirCus' or "sChoolboy".

    Second: yes, it is more fun. Nothing beats handling dangerous chemicals for fun...At least, it does for me. 


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    well, different people like different stuff. And i know how to spell crazy! KRAZY means extra crazy.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, that's an unexpected reply! I've never seen anyone say something like "HOW? ARE YOU K-R-A-Z-Y?",
    and then something mature as  "different people like different stuff."

    congratulations, you got me amazed!


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I can do that, partially because there is two sides to me; weird, and a smart person! And Do You Still Have A GAMEBOY????? Those are so old!!!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I have one. then I got my DS. the DS lite can play GBA games. then my DS broke. now its a fancy gamboy.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    The SP was the last nintendo product that was worth the money. for me it went GBC-GBA-GBA SP-PSP1000-PSP2000-hacked PSP2000-iPod Touch-HTC Evo witha buncha emulators on it =D


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    hehe i dont know im trying to sell it cause i never play it o.0 anyone wanna buy it? few scratches but works perfectly (warning: may not include charger i dont know)


    9 years ago on Introduction

    There's just one thing I still don't understand: Why would you need a holder? The impression I'm getting is that it's to keep the unit from being damaged if it falls, but that suggests to me that it's very likely to fall, and I can't imagine why that would be. Is it really just to protect the unit if you lose a game and get so mad you throw it? Are the cords to the controllers short, so it gets pulled while you play? What am I missing? (FTR, I haven't had a game console since the Atari 5200, which was massive and more likely to hurt the thing it landed on than to get hurt itself. We just put it right on the floor to play.)

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    i don't know. it's just nice to place a gameboy in a holder. this thing, i think, is more useful for accidents and not for unresponsible gaming. it protects the GBA while you are away, so if anyone is stupid enough to make it fall, it won't get hurt. ps: my sister spilled lemonade on my GBA a while ago... and this frame would keep the GBA high and dry...