It’s been quite a while since I’ve built a portable system and I’ve kind of gotten the ‘itch’ again. No, I don’t need any special creams, I just need to design something!
There’s a material called Sintra which is fairly cheap, comes in 3/4″ thick sheets and can be routed faster than the Densetec stuff I had been using. An added bonus is that sheets of it do not warp as the Densetec did, thus allowing them to be held nice & flat onto the vacuum router table. (means LESS MESSED UP CASES). An added bonus is this material can be painted any color, as it will take paint well (again, something the Densetec could not)
SO! My tentative plan is to design a VCSp Revision 6!
The Rev 6 will be thinner than the Rev 5 (1.5″ instead of 2″), be smaller (possibly) and have the butterfly-shaped wings that the SNESp had, which makes it MUCH easier to hold and play. I am also bored of the same-old same-old “cross” joypad so I’m gonna think of something new for that, as well. The unit will be styled in the look of the late 1800’s, brass, steel & rivets, so picture a portable game system that Jules Verne might play and you’ve got the basic idea.
Not sure how many of these units I’ll build, probably around 10 of them. I will go off my pre-order list to find buyers, or, if any additional persons are interested, feel free to email me.
Thanks for your continued support! Now back to this movie! (don’t worry, there’s an Atari in it)