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rhybeka

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08-25-2015 05:43 PM

Hi All!

was poking around the internet in order to find a storage case for my PS3 while travelling. Going to be taking a few car trips the remainder of this year and would like to take my system for the down hours in between. I’ve only been able to find one hard plastic case that also contains a monitor…for about $250 – 350 bucks. I was mulling over the ability to build one and mount a small monitor to the inside. Honestly I’m not sure I can make it light enough to make it feasible. Jury is also still out on if it would be left in the case (which would require venting of sorts) to play or if it would just be stored there. Anyone else had thoughts around something like this?

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.


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Rayne

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#1 posted 08-26-2015 12:08 AM

Have you considered the Harbor Freight aluminum case? They have foam inserts you can custom cut to fit your PS3 if you have the slim. Not sure on the old fat ones.

http://www.harborfreight.com/18-in-x-6-in-x-13-in-aluminum-case-69318-8538.html

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#2 posted 08-26-2015 03:43 AM

Use the drill bit case i made as a starting point…

Cut a panel, make it two. Lay out some 1×6. Need enough to hold both panels. Size the panels to fit the monitor….with a small rectangle along one edge for both the controller, and all the cables.
The 1×6 will make the four sides….save a bit for a divider on the inside. Bottom and top panels fit into grooves along the edges of the 1×6. Decide how tall the make the bottom of the case ( Monitor base, plus a thick layer of foam) and cut off the rest. The rest will make the lid.

Hinges and a stout latch. Trim the foam for a nice fit around the system’s pieces. It will go on both panels on the inside.

Corner joints are up to you. Nothing wrong with a screwed together butt joint ( with a bit of Elmer’s) as long as they are covered with plugs.

Might want a handle or two…..round the edges a bit…print a label out…Samsonite???

Paint or a stain/finish. Add a few rubber “feet” on the hinge side. That way, you can stand it up like luggage…

Single Brain Cell Sketch-Up plan….....

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 08-26-2015 07:43 AM

I use a pelican 1510 for my travel gaming setup. It has served me well for multiple deployments. It contains: 1 xbox 360, 1 20” lcd, 2 controllers, headset, battery charger+4 battery packs, power brick, power cord and hdmi cable for the tv.

It probably weights between 15-20lb, which is no big deal if you add a shoulder strap. You would have to eject it from the plan at 20k feet to damage it.

The foam is pretty easy to cut, everything is a perfect fit in mine.

-- Producing furniture grade firewood since 1984

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rhybeka

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#4 posted 08-26-2015 12:57 PM

huh. Thanks all! :) Looks like I have more research to do.

@Bandit I think your single cell is better than regular SU – and faster!

@BJ I wonder if that’s where GAEMS got their idea from??

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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