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.