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Just finished building my N64 system/controller shelves


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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 04:35:30 PM 
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So I few months ago I had a wacky idea to build a shelf that would hold all the N64 systems and controller variations. 
I finally got around to working on this and here was the process:

Here’s what I had going on before.  To say the least it wasn’t very inspired.  The N64 systems seemed moments away from tipping over: 



I had a design in mind, but I wasn’t sure how it would or if it would all fit.  As silly as it sounds I did up a very rough mock up in ms paint
on how I generally wanted things laid out.  It will hold all the US released controller variants with the except of three very rare ones that I
will probably never own (Nintendo Power 100, Millennium, Gold N):



Okay, so I cut my board and now I needed to do some math, make some measurements, ect.  I just wanted to make sure everything was laid out properly.  I also drilled some holes for my N64 controller mount system (more on that later):



Next I painted everything:



Back to that controller mount system.  I planned on screwing a bolt threw my main board.  Then on the other side I’ll have a
cut piece of foam.  I’ll place a small piece of harder foam on each side, to kind of act like a basic washer.  I then stuff the
foam into the rumble pack area of the controller and if it’s done right the controller fits in there surprisingly snug.  I really
have no fear of the controller popping out from its new home.  Here’s a test, I had this controller hanging from my desk
for three days with no movement. 


 
The main benefit to this system is that there’s no brackets.  So I think it just looks cleaner.  Also no damage what so ever to the controllers.





All the controllers added, drum roll…. Here’s the finally result:



But wait, that’s not all.  Time for the system shelf.   I decided it would look cool if it was clearish looking. 
So time to experiment with acrylic.  I cut and sanded the pieces as needed:



Then like a kid with legos I built:



Here is the almost end result.  (I have a string of LED lights that I want to hook up behind them. 
I’m still working on it, more on that at a later time).    Here how it turned out:



Extra random pics of it all together:











Thanks guys and let me know what you think.
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Edited: 08/17/2012 at 06:29 PM by NintendoTwizer

 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 04:40:52 PM 
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The wall of controllers is cool, but the system stand and color range is awesome.

Your full of good ideas man, the Gameboy shelves too were spectacular. Keep up the good work!
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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 04:41:01 PM 
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This looks awesome dude. You always got  something creative up your sleeve.

Quick question though, What if you end up finding another controller you don't already have? Will you end up editing the layout?
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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 04:43:51 PM 
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Looks awesome, just like your other stuff! People would pay for your services!!
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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 04:45:06 PM 
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Man that's cool, well done.

The shelf above the television is especially good.

 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 04:46:32 PM 
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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 04:47:01 PM 
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You always make cool shit. Nice work.
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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 04:54:54 PM 
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That's just awesome. I need a display like that. Mine are just piled up in the corner!
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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 04:59:06 PM 
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Originally posted by: acomicbookguyc

This looks awesome dude. You always something creative up your sleeve.

Quick question though, What if you end up finding another controller you don't already have? Will you end up editing the layout?
 

Hmm... I'm not sure what I'd do. I don't think there's anything I don't have in my set. I'm not collecting 3rd party, non-US controllers, customs or anything. So I think I have it all. I don't have a few of the mega rares... like the silver millennium, Gold N or Nintendo Power 100... but thats okay, those are expensive so I don't really see myself buying them.


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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 05:02:47 PM 
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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 05:07:00 PM 
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Originally posted by: sadikyo

Looks awesome, just like your other stuff! People would pay for your services!!
Oh i'd pay for his services

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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 05:07:27 PM 

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Looks awesome, love what you did with the controllers.

 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 05:09:03 PM 
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Very impressive. Thanks for sharing!
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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 05:09:16 PM 
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I wish I had the time/space/know-how/money/motivation to make awesome stuff like this.

Both displays look super
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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 05:12:16 PM 
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Wow, that is so amazing. Love that N64 system stand. You are very talented, I must say. Great job, man.
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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 05:18:38 PM 
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Very cool Aaron, great work.

 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 05:21:57 PM 
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Thats awesome...love the controller setup i keep all mine in tubs sorted by system

 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 05:37:43 PM 
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Originally posted by: NintendoTwizer

Originally posted by: acomicbookguyc

This looks awesome dude. You always something creative up your sleeve.

Quick question though, What if you end up finding another controller you don't already have? Will you end up editing the layout?
 

Hmm... I'm not sure what I'd do. I don't think there's anything I don't have in my set. I'm not collecting 3rd party, non-US controllers, customs or anything. So I think I have it all. I don't have a few of the mega rares... like the silver millennium, Gold N or Nintendo Power 100... but thats okay, those are expensive so I don't really see myself buying them.
 
Man if I had a nickel for everytime I thought I wouldn't collect something and then wound up doing it....

But in all seriousness, I think you have expansion room around that N anyway.  You always put a lot of effort into your display and it definitely shows.  Nice work!

Oh yeah and I'd post it over in the collecting forum of www.n64forever.com , you'd get tons of comments there.  That site eats, breathes and sleeps N64 and it's growing by the day.
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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 05:43:53 PM 
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Very nice.

Aaron, your stuff never ceases to amaze me.

I hope to build custom neat looking stuff like this when I finally move out of our tiny apartment...
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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 05:45:21 PM 
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Originally posted by: jonebone

Originally posted by: NintendoTwizer

Originally posted by: acomicbookguyc

This looks awesome dude. You always something creative up your sleeve.

Quick question though, What if you end up finding another controller you don't already have? Will you end up editing the layout?
 

Hmm... I'm not sure what I'd do. I don't think there's anything I don't have in my set. I'm not collecting 3rd party, non-US controllers, customs or anything. So I think I have it all. I don't have a few of the mega rares... like the silver millennium, Gold N or Nintendo Power 100... but thats okay, those are expensive so I don't really see myself buying them.
 
Man if I had a nickel for everytime I thought I wouldn't collect something and then wound up doing it....

But in all seriousness, I think you have expansion room around that N anyway.  You always put a lot of effort into your display and it definitely shows.  Nice work!

Oh yeah and I'd post it over in the collecting forum of www.n64forever.com , you'd get tons of comments there.  That site eats, breathes and sleeps N64 and it's growing by the day.

Ha, true.  I figure if I did get those rare three I might be able to add a small section to the top or something.  I dunno I'd think of something.   

I might have to stop by there and do that, thanks for the suggestion man.   


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 Friday, August 17, 2012 - 06:14:01 PM 
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wow, that is really something else. nice work. You're one creative individual.

 Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 06:07:34 PM 
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Awesome N64 display. I may have to steal the idea and use it for some custom painted NES consoles.
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 Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 08:22:01 PM 
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Pretty sick display.. Can't wait until I have an actual game room..





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