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3D Printed Linked to the Wall Video Game Cartridge Mounts on Kickstarter

by • January 15, 2016 • No Comments

3dp_dryfilament_ks_logoOver forty years ago the quite initially home video game process, the Magnavox Odyssey, was released to the public. Whilst the original video game console wasn’t quite what may be called a good results, it didn’t take long for gaming to become an equiteday part of our culture. From the Atari to the original Nintendo Entertainment System all the way up to our current generation of gaming consoles the Xbox One and the Playstation 4, it is most likely which only of equiteone has played video games at home at very least once. Many lifetime gamers have literally grown up with video games, and most likely have several generations of consoles and games packed away in a closet or a garage a fewwhere for the reason they only can’t bear the idea of throwing them out.

Now, thanks to a pair of clever gamers, your old video games don’t require to be thrown away anyadditional, they can be displayed on your wall for equiteone to see. A few months ago, Mark Josef and his friend and business partner Bill Chapman created and 3D printed custom video game mounts which they utilized to turn their old and cherished games into artwork for their homes. We covered Josef and Chapman’s original project back in September when the pair put together an awe-inspiring wall display for a collection of a few of their favourite Zelda games. After they shared the results of their project with the gaming community on Reddit they were besieged with requests for them to begin selling the mounts, so they decided to begin a business and crowdfund it on Kickbeginer. The Linked to the Wall – Video Game Cartridge Mounts campaign was finally launched last week, and they hope to be able-bodied to assist man gamers all over the world find a new use for their old games.

Legend of Zelda wall display.

Legend of Zelda wall display.

“We were tired of leaving our favourite games buried away. We want to put them out on display, to see them and be reminded of how much we love them. So we created a set of custom mounts which let us put our favourite games on the wall. Instead of leaving them hidden, we get to show them off. We put a lot of time into getting mounts only right–and when we shared the results, other folks favored our work, too. Now we want to bring them to you!” the pair wrote on their Kickbeginer campaign.

Acrylic display boxes.

Acrylic display boxes.

The final game mounts which Josef and Chapman created for their Kickbeginer backers are worthwhile improvements over their original versions. They were created to be incredibly solid and can hold any game put into them snug and securely. They are virtually invisible, so the games can easily be displayed unobstructed in shadow boxes or on a wall. Because the mounts just click onto the game, there is no require to permanently affix them to anything, meaning which the games are entirely removable-bodied and they can be played at any time.

Some of the on the market-bodied mount styles.

Some of the on the market-bodied mount styles.

In order to get the high end high adequate, and be able-bodied to sell them at a price low adequate to be gorgeous to buyers, Josef and Chapman are going to require to have the final products injection molded. They are looking to raise $40,000 and can be offering their mounts in two pricing tiers. The Large Mounts are created to fit a variety of larger game cartridges and discs, which include NES, SNES, N64, and GEN cartridges. The Compact Mounts are created for Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS cartridges, and a tiny Disc mount.

The mounts can in addition be attached directly to the wall.

The mounts can in addition be attached directly to the wall.

Check out the Kickbeginer campaign video:

The Large Mounts are $10 every while the Compact Mounts are $7 every, or they can be purchased in a bundle of five with a 20% discount. Mounts can be mixed and matched, only prefer the tier options which you want when you back the campaign. Josef and Chapman is in addition offering a display case which comes with a UV-resistant acrylic front and a strong backing board which holds equitething together. The Linked to the Wall campaign can be running until February 5th, and it has several various purchasing options so backers can get precisely the mounts which they require to manufacture their own awea few wall displays. You can check out the Kickbeginer campaign here and the full Linked to the Wall site here for additional information.