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Whats up with SD2Vita Version 1 Cases

If you follow us on Twitter, you’ll notice that for the past week I’ve been messing around with 3D printers and shell cases. Thanks to the design collingall has put up on thingiverse.com you can go ahead and make these SD2Vita cases yourself with a 3D printer.

If you are going to make these yourself make sure the nozzle on the 3D printer is a 0.1mm, so you can print out small pieces like this. Here are a few pictures of the ones we did with our friend’s 3D printer.

0.3mm nozzle: no good

0.1mm nozzles: prints came out fine.

I know a lot of us don’t have access to a 3D printer so I did a little research and found a company called Moment3D and they were able to print a few test runs as I found out it’s not easy to make these cases.

Now the company did a great job and they can 3D print almost anything, from simple plastics to even metal designs. The only problem is the practical everyday use of the SD2Vita case and how thin the plastic shell as to be made for the adapter to work, it could break after a few uses.

In my opinion, right now it’s more of a novelty and it wouldn’t be for practical everyday use. The 3D printing company did a great job and collingall design is fine but it won’t be able to last the test of time and I believe even using the best Plastics we could, to make it as hard as possible it would still be very fragile and I can’t say how long they would last.

I don’t think it’s worth making these cases or we would have seen them everywhere on eBay or other places by now. Like I said it would be more of a novelty thing for people that like to collect prototype stuff but tell us what you think about the cases in the comments below.

If you really want a cased SD2Vita adapters it’s best to wait a little bit long for Gadorach’s SD2Vita#2 as that will look more like the official cartridge of the PSVita and be able to pop in and out of the console. So just be patient as these things take time to make properly.

SD2Vita ver2

For all of us that can’t wait and would like to just have a SD2Vita adapter right now (like me lol), we do have the cosmic blue version 1 adapters for sale.

SD2VITA Adapter Order Form

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I like to get everyone the right info and I like to help others get the most from there electronic devices. I enjoy playful cleverness and the exploration of technology. My Motto: You own it, you can do whatever you want with it. Find our SD2VITA PLUS Adapter here.

3 comments

  1. How was the quality of the cases printed via Moment3D? Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me, but from the pictures you posted, the plastic looks very smooth compared to the ones you printed yourself.

    I purchased 3 cases from collingall via eBay and am satisfied with them, I just wish they were a bit smoother. I would imagine a professional grade 3D Printer could achieve this with ease, but have yet to attempt to order some.

    IMHO: support collingall and buy at least one case from him if you like his idea. I ordered my SD2VITA adapters via Gadorach’s PCBWay project page first time around for similar reasons (I think he deserves to make a buck or two as well) before manufacturing my own custom boards.

  2. hackinformer

    Like said it was great and they use real grade a plastics very smooth and would make them if people really wanted them but I hate to make something that will break in a few uses.

    • Cool. I may look into ordering a few from them in that case. Also, you might be interested to know that there’s a new SD2VITA adapter coming from china. If you search eBay for “SD2VITA 2.0” you’ll find em. They’re the ones with the case built into the design with the little smiley face on it. I’ve ordered a few and will post back on my impressions when they arrive.

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