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I'm a much better artist than 3D artist, I'll get you one in a jiffy.

Off topic, but if you're not lying than you have really fast sketching skills http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiffy_(time) applaud.gifYes it's a bad joke I'll show my self out
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Okay, so this isn't the best picture ever...

Anyways, the case is supposed to look more like the picture in the OP, the second picture I gave you was to illustrate how the lid and base were to look.

The xbox will be slid into the bracket on the side, or the top. Depending on which is easier to model.
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post #13 of 17
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Okay, so this isn't the best picture ever...

Anyways, the case is supposed to look more like the picture in the OP, the second picture I gave you was to illustrate how the lid and base were to look.

The xbox will be slid into the bracket on the side, or the top. Depending on which is easier to model.

Looking at your picture either is relatively easy to model, at least in Solidworks. It's a non-issue really, but it looks like the better choice is on the side, because then we can make the case much smaller. Have you thought at all about fan placement? One concern when dealing with any Console, especially the Xbox 360, is the ventilation.
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i got some mad skills on Solidwork yo!

... LOL but seriously , i would like to help ( it helps me to learn more about solidworks )

as I understand , you want a Xbox inside a "cylinder"?

the best way is a two piece cylinder with some hinges , it will make it easier to put the board inside (assuming that you want the "case" sitting horizontally and not vertically)
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Looking at your picture either is relatively easy to model, at least in Solidworks. It's a non-issue really, but it looks like the better choice is on the side, because then we can make the case much smaller. Have you thought at all about fan placement? One concern when dealing with any Console, especially the Xbox 360, is the ventilation.


I disassembled my XBox today and am looking into placement and such. One question comes up, should I use the standard face plate that comes with the XBox, or should I make a custom one to fit the container, I'm thinking custom in that it would be a cutout for the DVD drive and Power button only, to show as little of the XBox as possible.

As for ventilation, if we make the container just small enough, we can have a hole on the far side where the butt of the XBox hits the wall for ventilation that will be covered by a aluminum grill.
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post #16 of 17
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i got some mad skills on Solidwork yo!

... LOL but seriously , i would like to help ( it helps me to learn more about solidworks )

as I understand , you want a Xbox inside a "cylinder"?

the best way is a two piece cylinder with some hinges , it will make it easier to put the board inside (assuming that you want the "case" sitting horizontally and not vertically)

As for your idea, would that be a horizontal or vertical hinge, I like the idea of it being able to swing open when needed like that.
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Sounds really cool--subbed.
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