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  1. 1. Is there an interest in a run of cart shells? Which type?

    • 2600
      34
    • 5200
      13
    • NES
      15


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Heh

 

I would like to see NES carts. I can't get used cart locally anymore since most of them stopped carrying NES and those that still do, price them by eBay rate. I don't want to pay $5 for a Duck Hunt/SMB cart just for the shell.

 

However demand won't be high until someone can mass produce useable EPROM capatiable boards since it's also a PITA it desolder and remove 2 old ROM chips, modify EPROM chips, and solder them in. There's no room for socket inside a cart case so there's no room for error.

 

Do dump the old grey. Aside from the 2 Zelda game (black with gold paint), I don't think any licensed NES cart came in anything beside grey. Famicom carts came in just about every colors and even transparent colors.

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NES carts are freakin everywhere. Go to any yard sale and you'll see a stack of them.

 

 

IF that was true I would actually start yardsaling agian, too bad it's not, well at least in my area.

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I'd like to see these carts available fro the Atari 2600:

 

Solids:

 

Army Green

 

Sky Blue

 

White

 

 

Clears:

 

Transparent

 

Slime Green

 

Atari Age Blue

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Unless you know someone who owns a tool and dye shop. :ponder:

 

The real problem is finding a person who is a tool and die mold maker in the US.There are only about 3000 left....

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Unless you know someone who owns a tool and dye shop. :ponder:

 

The real problem is finding a person who is a tool and die mold maker in the US.There are only about 3000 left....

 

My Wife's Uncle owns his own shop about 100 miles from me.

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I'd love to be able to buy different coloured Vectrex cases (translucent blue + LED lighting (aka Tron controller) :lust: )

 

Sean Kelly has the mold, but only has them made in black :(

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For $130,000 you can buy your own CNC machine and make molds all day long for the cost of material. Someone was trying to take you for a ride

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For $130,000 you can buy your own CNC machine and make molds all day long for the cost of material. Someone was trying to take you for a ride

 

 

I think your right!!

 

Jim

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I'd like to see these carts available fro the Atari 2600:

 

Solids:

 

Army Green

 

Sky Blue

 

White

 

 

Clears:

 

Transparent

 

Slime Green

 

Atari Age Blue

 

 

Camo Green

 

Gun Metal Grey

 

And Transparent Tron Blue and Red

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For $130,000 you can buy your own CNC machine and make molds all day long for the cost of material. Someone was trying to take you for a ride

 

No, the 4 nozzle that was required to reduce waste. Each cost $20,000. I needed 2 of them. That would have been a quarter of the cost. The design of the mold was for > 1,000,000 units. Guaranteed to 100,000 units. Now, if I was only using it for a few hundred or thousand units, I would cut corners and go cheap. Also the $130,000 was for 3 molds in total. 2 of which would have been a 2+2 cavity mold. I doubt I am getting taken for a ride since I got 3 quotes and 2 of them in the US was only 10,000 apart. The quote from China was $75,000.

 

Tell me how much it would cost to make the item below.

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Edited by Almost Rice

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For $130,000 you can buy your own CNC machine and make molds all day long for the cost of material. Someone was trying to take you for a ride

 

No, the 4 nozzle that was required to reduce waste. Each cost $20,000. I needed 2 of them. That would have been a quarter of the cost. The design of the mold was for > 1,000,000 units. Guaranteed to 100,000 units. Now, if I was only using it for a few hundred or thousand units, I would cut corners and go cheap. Also the $130,000 was for 3 molds in total. 2 of which would have been a 2+2 cavity mold. I doubt I am getting taken for a ride since I got 3 quotes and 2 of them in the US was only 10,000 apart. The quote from China was $75,000.

 

Tell me how much it would cost to make the item below.

 

 

WTF is that?

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ahh, i had an invention with my cousin, it was about to all go through, if it wasn't for the $695 fee to get a patent on it.

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Hello All,

 

I was thinking of making a new type of Atari 2600 cart shell, one that would be more portable for the people who own portable Atari 2600's or just want to be able to carry alot of carts. I did this photoshop picture to show what it would look like:

 

Actual Cart Size:

 

shell.jpg

 

Board Size:

 

chip.jpg

 

Minicart Size

 

minicart.jpg

 

The shell would just snap around any board removed from a standard cart and would just pop into your Atari. I looked into the cost and it's about Ten Grand to make the mold and about .50 per unit so there would have to be a huge demand in order to justify the cost.

 

Would anyone be interested in these type of carts?

Edited by usinoh

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