An alternative gaming top case

Dylan McCall dylanmccall at
Mon Jul 2 03:57:40 CEST 2007

Someone a while ago discussed plastic screen overlays. That seems the best
way to offer optional buttons, although a problem does arise if one wants to
press more than one button.
The other way is an expansion via bluetooth, or via one of the existing hard
ports. My dream handheld would be a very basic and thin piece of hardware
built to connect smoothly with a variety of devices via a big, centralized
and fast hardware connector, accessing hardware available on those connected
devices, offering a big screen and some kind of front-end OS... but that
would be a pretty darn complicated endeavour for any time soon.

-Dylan McCall

On 7/1/07, Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at> wrote:
> well, i'm definitely interested in someone doing something like this -
> and my background is in CAD/engineering/materials with a bit of CAM,
> so i might as well start things off.
> i can't see any schematics/CAD drawings up on the wiki - can someone
> point me in the direction of accurate, precise drawings of the
> internals and the case?
> if not, then to sean:
> will FIC be releasing good engineering drawings of the component(s) or
> will we be going down the route of measuring hardware and drawing our
> own? if we are going the reverse-engineering route, is someone willing
> to whip out their micrometer and a decent (open-source) CAD package
> and make some up for us?
> On 7/2/07, Jeff Andros <jeff at> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On 7/1/07, Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at> wrote:
> > > <snip>
> > > want a case made from brass with diamonds inset, and a 200mm joystick
> > > - go for for it.
> > > <snip>
> > The real question is, how long before we see a really good steampunk
> case?
> > anyone out there want to show off your 3D Cam skills and start putting
> them
> > up for sale... I'd buy ( was previously mentioned if you
> > need a place to do the work)
> >
> > --
> > Jeff
> > O|||||||O
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