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[DIY On] Custom DS Faceplates, PSP and more!

DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
edited August 2007 in Games and Technology
As I mentioned in the new purchases thread, I was shopping for a case for my new DS on account of the fact that I am a clumsy oaf and I'm terrified of dropping it. So I came across these awesome Transformers cases at Toys R Us.
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It is essentially a thin clear plastic shell that snaps over the DS lite and leaves all the buttons and ports exposed. I didn't expect to leave it on even when I was playing, but it's light and unobtrusive enough that it doesn't bother me at all. It also comes with 24 Transformers glossy cards that go between the case and the DS.

Anyway, I love to personalize my stuff, but after my GBA painting experience I decided I never wanted to paint another piece of gaming hardware again. In recent thread about painting a DS lite, I remembered someone posting some decals they made for their DS and it got me thinking. So today I drew up a template for the case and whipped up a quick insert to show my undying love for all things Scott Pilgrim.
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Apologies for the crummy picture, a photographer I am not.

Here's a template I made, if anyone would like to have a go at making their own.
http://rapidshare.com/files/46038741/DS_faceplate_template.psd.html

I'm not sure how many of these clear plastic cases are around, but they struck me as something quite a few people might have. If you don't, I'm sure you could print them off as stickers and just stick em on. I like these because you can change them whenever you get bored, and you don't risk fucking up/getting crud all over your DS Lite.

Anyway, if anyone wants to make one of their own and post them up, go for it! Also if you have any ideas for a cool custom faceplate or a pic that might work well please let me know. I'll make some and take pictures.

EDIT: The template I used for scott pilgrim
http://rapidshare.com/files/46057470/scottpilgrim_maybe2.psd.html
In jpeg form for the photoshop challenged
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    redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    For the custom ones, how do you actually get it in the DS? I will definitely participate in this thread if I can figure out how to insert the slide into my DS. 8-)

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    HibikiHibiki Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    this reminds me of the logtech psp case that everyone was customizing

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    redfield85 wrote: »
    For the custom ones, how do you actually get it in the DS? I will definitely participate in this thread if I can figure out how to insert the slide into my DS. 8-)

    It doesn't go into the DS itself, there's a little clear plastic case that I bought at toys R us. I'm not sure if there's a way to slide it under the clear plastic on the DS itself. If you really want to customize your DS I think it's best to just buy one of those at toys r us. Here's the website for the transformers ones. You can get them off the site for 20 bucks.

    http://www.coregamer.com/coregamer/coregamer.asp?cmd=detail&prodID=64

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    redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Gotcha. Good thing I didn't head to Toys R Us today. Now I have yet another thing to buy.

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    sleepykissessleepykisses Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    that is so hot. i love scott pilgrim! well done sir 8-)

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    Carol VordermanCarol Vorderman Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I think I might have had a stroke when I saw that Scott Pilgrim one

    so awesome

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    that is so hot. i love scott pilgrim! well done sir 8-)

    Thanks :D that pic doesn't do it justice. It looks so awesome sitting on my night stand.

    I didn't like the colors on the finished piece that O'Malley did so I found the B&W version and recolored it to match the little kim on the front. Maybe I did put too much work into this. :|

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    maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I did this a couple of months back.

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    I use the ArmorLite case which Circuit City had on sale for $5 at one point.

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Wow that looks really cool. I think my case is the exact same. I figured it was some kind of generic one that they were using with the transformers plates.

    If anyone wants to use my Scott Pilgrim one (Had some requests from friends already) here's a .psd of it. Enjoy!

    http://rapidshare.com/files/46057470/scottpilgrim_maybe2.psd.html

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    EtericEteric Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I did this a couple of months back.

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    I use the ArmorLite case which Circuit City had on sale for $5 at one point.

    My question is will they scratch the DS's casing at all?

    I'm paranoid about flaws. :P

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    maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Eteric wrote: »
    I did this a couple of months back.

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    I use the ArmorLite case which Circuit City had on sale for $5 at one point.

    My question is will they scratch the DS's casing at all?

    I'm paranoid about flaws. :P

    I use them on my DS to make sure I don't scratch the casing.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Shit son, you're gonna have to post that Scott Pilgrim template.

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Shit son, you're gonna have to post that Scott Pilgrim template.

    Check a few posts up good sir. ;-)

    http://rapidshare.com/files/46057470/scottpilgrim_maybe2.psd.html

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    SolSol Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I have no idea what a Scott Pilgrim is, but that looks pretty cool

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Sol wrote: »
    I have no idea what a Scott Pilgrim is, but that looks pretty cool

    It's a comic book.

    An amazing comic book.

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    ChopperDaveChopperDave Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Yeah, Scott Pilgrim is awesome and I want that decal now.

    edit: I realize it's been posted I just wish it to instantaneously be on my DS

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I am realizing now it probably wouldn't look nearly as cool on my white Lite. Shame! :(

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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I just had a custom decal made for mine; using a case like this sure would have been less hassle than applying the damned thing. :P

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    TaximesTaximes Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    So, you just bought the case at Toys R Us, you say?

    I'll certainly be participating in this thread once I obtain my own.

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    maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
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    sleepykissessleepykisses Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    anyone know where i can buy one of these online?

    i can't seem to find anything :|

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    anyone know where i can buy one of these online?

    i can't seem to find anything :|

    Here's the transformers set off their website for $20
    http://www.coregamer.com/coregamer/coregamer.asp?cmd=detail&prodID=64

    Here's just the case for $10
    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/ArmorLite-Case-for-Nintendo-DS-Lite-778399880694/sem/rpsm/oid/161421/catOid/-16485/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

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    maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Hey Dangerous, want to offshoot into a Playgear Pocket case thread as well?

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Hey Dangerous, want to offshoot into a Playgear Pocket case thread as well?

    Sure, if people want to discuss custom mods for any handhelds be my guest. I love seeing how people personalize their gameboys, PSPs, etc. I just thought I would post mine to start some discussion and hopefully give/get some ideas.

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    maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
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    sleepykissessleepykisses Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Dangerous wrote: »
    anyone know where i can buy one of these online?

    i can't seem to find anything :|

    Here's the transformers set off their website for $20
    http://www.coregamer.com/coregamer/coregamer.asp?cmd=detail&prodID=64

    Here's just the case for $10
    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/ArmorLite-Case-for-Nintendo-DS-Lite-778399880694/sem/rpsm/oid/161421/catOid/-16485/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

    sweet thanks.

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    ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
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    Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    As I've posted once before, my gamecube. Nothing special really, just a pre-bought custom case that I fitted:

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    I think when I look at it nowadays it looks a little tacky, but it stands out a bit at least.

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    fdiskcdrivefdiskcdrive Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I broke my enamel blue ds lite so I bought a white one when they came out here. Not wanting my expensive blue ds to go to waste, I combined the units. Kind of ugly but at least it's unique.

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    Burning OrganBurning Organ Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Any of those skin cases things available for the phat ds? I haven't bothered buying a lite just yet :D

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    maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
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    ParkingtigersParkingtigers Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Here in Hong Kong the gaming shops sell some nice floral/abstract/psychadelic sticker packs for the DS. $100 HK (about £7 UK), you get three stickers. One for the top of the DS, and two more for the two inner faces to go around the screens. Look really nice, and a loads of colours and designs to suit all colours of DS including the new silver and metallic rose models.

    I don't know if they are available online yet, but I'll see if I can get a photo at some point to show you what I mean. Simplest and cheapest solution for a DS casemod probably.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Someone needs to post the Lost in Blue DS fattie paint job.

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    LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited July 2007

    Oh, awesome -- thanks! It didn't even occur to me that I could pimp out my Playgear. :) I'll try to doll something up today or tomorrow at work.
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    Someone needs to post the Lost in Blue DS fattie paint job.

    Oh god, avert your eyes:

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    *Vomits*

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    jb7jb7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Please tell me a little kid did that.

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    Wedge BiggsWedge Biggs Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    jb7 wrote: »
    Please tell me a little kid did that.

    I would, but I'm a lying liar, with my LIES.

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    bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I broke my enamel blue ds lite so I bought a white one when they came out here. Not wanting my expensive blue ds to go to waste, I combined the units. Kind of ugly but at least it's unique.

    [pics]

    I really like that. Not ugly at all. I'm jealous.

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    inthegrayinthegray Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    my ds phat

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    not really

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