I've made two versions for now. The first is probably the most common one with the SNES style buttons and wells for it.
If your having issues with well alignment on your print, use these included STL at the bottom in the attachments as that will center your print well holes to center.
I know some have asked for the vertical/joystick style and maybe in the near future I'll make it but I just don't have a way to test it as I am not making my build in that style. Also keep in mind that I designed this on my printer and to that tolerance with PLA so if you print it and it doesn't line up or is to tight then maybe try scaling it as different printers and material behave differently . I used these settings:
- Material: PLA
Nozzle Size: .4 mm
Layer Height: .2 mm
Wall Perimeter: 2
Bottom Solid Layers: 3
Top Solid Layers: 3
Print time on my printer at 40mm/sec: 1 hour
Good News: Also works with Helder's latest board
I tested the SNES screen bracket with wells on Helder's latest board and it works just as good. The only thing is since there are four post on the bracket you obviously can't put the L1 and R1 buttons where Wermy did it in his build unless you want to remove the bottom post of the brackets which is doable. Also screen has to be mounted upside down and flipped in software which is no big deal. Everything else works great including the X and Y button holes which line up as I expected. Here is a photo.
Good News: US and International Shipping! I will be working with PIXeL_92 to help me with reasonable International Shipping cost if you need it printed and shipped to you, Here are the links to follow!
For SNES Style Bracket with Included Button Well Guides ($15) for US or UK Shipping Only with Tracking ($3.50):
For Screen Only Style ($13) for US or UK Shipping Only with Tracking ($3.50):
For SNES Style Bracket with Included Button Well Guides ($15) EU Int. non UK Shipping Only No Tracking ($5):
For SNES Style Bracket with Included Button Well Guides ($15) EU Int. non UK Shipping Only with Tracking ($8):
For Screen Only Style ($13) for EU International non UK Shipping Only No Tracking ($5):
For Screen Only Style ($13) for EU International non UK Shipping Only with Tracking ($8):
Four DIY Install Loose Brass Inserts (Only with Bracket Orders) ($1):
Four of Each DIY Install Brass Inserts and M2 Screws Loose (Screws Need to be trimmed to size) ($3):
Please note, if you choose not to use tracking for international shipping, I cannot be responsible for orders lost in post.
Brass inserts and screws are not included but I have extras if you want them for a small fee (See order link above. Screws will need to be trimmed to size. Best way to do that is screw the brass insert in the screw past your cut point and with sharp cutting snip pliers snap it cut. Screw is very thin so should be really easy. Unscrew the brass insert and it should clean off any bur you might have left.).
Keep in mind these prices are mostly for my time as I don't have a commercial printer and as I mentioned it takes about an hour to print plus the time to clean up the supports, package it and ship it.
If you do have a printer here are the files and give it a go.
I would recommend you print the bracket before drilling your holes to ensure alignment. If it's off just a little from kites center drill markings then make your holes based off your printed bracket center holes. What's important is that the drilled holes and your bracket holes align.
Brass Inserts (Please Read!)
For those purchasing the brass inserts you need to be very careful inserting them as they are tiny and too little heat will take too long and melt the entire post and too much heat will clog the threads. Best way I found to do it is insert a 6mm m2 screw with the insert on. Make sure screw is screwed about 1 mm past insert. Screw in the screw to the post until brass insert touches the post. Now apply a soldering iron at about 700 F to top of screw vertically and slowly push it in until insert is flush with top of post. I used a chisel tip as it fits in the screw head. Wait for part to cool then unscrew the screw. Should look like my part above. Rinse and repeat for all four post. Afterwards you need four m2 screws for the bracket inserts. The ones that game with the GB shell will not work as those are threaded for plastic. I had 12mm length m2 screws and cut them to the size needed. The inserts are 3mm long.
It is very important your screws are long enough to make it to the metal inserts but not long enough were you bottom out the screw when it is fully tightened as that will put to much pressure and may break your part. I can't be responsible if you melt or over tighten your part. If you don't feel comfortable inserting the brass inserts, then don't. Bracket will work without them just less repeatability with screwing and unscrewing. I found that not all screws I cut were the same length. You can check by fitting the screws before glueing down the bracket and cutting to the appropriate size depending on your build. Key is right size length screw. If you follow this it works like a charm.