Hardware 3D Print faceplates for N3DS?

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Has anybody tried this? I love the look of the ambassador plates, however they're priced ludicrously on Ebay. A friend of mine has a 3D printer and has agreed to print me a set if I can find a template online. Anybody know where I can find one?
 

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Easy. Make a 3D model of it yourself. ;)
In all seriousness, though, as long as you can get a good look at it with accurate measurements, it shouldn't be too hard to make your own model in Blender or Maya.
 

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Easy. Make a 3D model of it yourself. ;)
In all seriousness, though, as long as you can get a good look at it with accurate measurements, it shouldn't be too hard to make your own model.


I would make a model myself, but I don't have the slightest clue how :P. My friend is interstate and is going to mail the end result to me, but I'd rather not ship mine there to him and be without faceplates in the mean time.
 

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I did a little looking and found nothing.

looking at them it looks do-able. I would try modeling one myself but without the n3ds or a faceplate it would be hard and I wouldn't know if it worked.

if you could get me some dimensions I might try but I have no way to test them... and I am not very good at modelling but I do have a printer so I could at least get a proof of concept.

out of curiosity do you know what printer your friend has?
 

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I did a little looking and found nothing.

looking at them it looks do-able. I would try modeling one myself but without the n3ds or a faceplate it would be hard and I wouldn't know if it worked.

if you could get me some dimensions I might try but I have no way to test them... and I am not very good at modelling but I do have a printer so I could at least get a proof of concept.

out of curiosity do you know what printer your friend has?


General dimensions aren't an issue, it's the curve on the inside. I haven't got anything on hand to measure it with. I'll see if I can find a protractor tomorrow (it's 4AM here) and I'll let you know what I come up with.
 

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once someone makes one making custom ones will be simple. thingiverse even allows you to make customization options for things like designs and letters.
 

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I know this topic is a little old, but we 3D print blank plates for the new 3DS - We've also made a few simple custom plates too :) http://www.etsy.com/shop/chompworks

Only the top cover is in the store currently, we've also modelled the base but ccurrently trying to source the little screws.

Here's a sonic plate we made for someone this week -
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