So after spending days tacking my brain and designing an NESp laptop case, I've decided to scrap that idea. It was going to be way thicker than I wanted, and I did NOT want to do a cartridge slot relocation
. So with that in mind, I've got a case design without a relocation, and it is (nearly) ready to go to the CNC.
Here's the front and side views:
The sidewalls/cartridge walls (3/4" thick):
Front/Back plates along with cartridge plates (1/8" thick):
^These are all done in Adobe Illustrator. Each large square is 1"x1". So the unit is 7-7/8" x 6". It is 2-1/8" thick, but the part you hold will be only about an inch thick.
I was going to do the sidewalls out of 3 pieces at 1/4" thick, but I think it will look nicer as a solid piece. It was also going to be cheaper that way too. I found a website that has acrilic plexi with a color mirror finish, so I was thinking red for all the 1/8" plates except the small plate over the buttons. That would be in gold. The website is Delvie's Plastics Inc
I also have a cutout in the plate to cover the cartridge so you can see the whole label of the NES cartridge. The parts that says "Nintendo" will be speaker holes, but I may just go with a bunch of holes instead.
My only question is..... What filetype will these need to be in that a CNC machine will understand? I can save it as .eps, .ait, .pdf, .svgz, and .svg. Will one of those work?