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#1 HotJuicyBurgers

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:18 AM

Allright, so here's the deal, I went to play my gameboy player over the weekend and it looked like my gamecube wasn't even spinning the discs. I took that whole bad boy apart, and I thought it was a problem with the motor. Anyways, today I got a used cube off of craigslist for 10 bucks, but the outer casing was literally miserable looking. Opened that one up, took out the optical drive and slapped it in my cube, now works good as new. Also, the one I got off craig's was platinum, and didn't match with my game boy player anyways, so I was thinking even before I got it that i was gonna do something like that.

My question to you all is this, What do I do with this extra Gamecube lying around?

The best idea i've found so far it to make it into a lunchbox, which I honestly thought was kind of clever. (It's even got that handle!) Anyone else have any cool ideas? I want to try and save the other components of the cube in case something else where to ever happen to my cube, but as for the case, i'm totally up for messing around with it.

Edit: I just realized I'm probably the only person to post something here in a long time. Kind of sad actually...

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:12 AM

honestly ... a lunchbox would be pretty damn sick
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:44 AM

If you do a lunch box, take pictures of the process and make/post a blog about the process. I'd go buy a 'Cube to make into a lunch box if I saw how someone else did it.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:54 AM

how about recycle it to somewhere like http://www.gazelle.com ?

E waste is a huge problem, and recycling is to best thing

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:11 AM

Wear it as a chain on your neck.Bling straight up gansta.

#6 HotJuicyBurgers

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:59 PM

how about recycle it to somewhere like http://www.gazelle.com ?

E waste is a huge problem, and recycling is to best thing


How is it waste if i'm repurposing it into something else?

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

Wear it as a chain on your neck.Bling straight up gansta.


This is what Nintendo always envisioned the handle being used for.


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:23 PM

This is what Nintendo always envisioned the handle being used for.


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:40 PM

Now you have me thinking about what I can turn into a lunchbox.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:48 PM

How is it waste if i'm repurposing it into something else?


I am talking about e-waste

http://en.wikipedia....lectronic_waste

and you are not going to be using every single parts. Please think of the environment.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:04 PM

I am talking about e-waste

http://en.wikipedia....lectronic_waste

and you are not going to be using every single parts. Please think of the environment.



So are you saying stop smashing electronics with a hammer and dumping it into the nearby lake or .... what?

What if I just burn it with my weekly styrofoam burn pile? It goes up pretty quick I do start it with a torch from air freshener cans.
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#12 HotJuicyBurgers

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:16 PM

Anyways, no ideas besides a lunchbox? I also saw someone squeeze a computer in the cube, but i'm not too sure I'd want to do that. It would be cool and all, but the kind of computer i'd be able to squeeze in that small space wouldn't be too powerful.

I am talking about e-waste

http://en.wikipedia....lectronic_waste

and you are not going to be using every single parts. Please think of the environment.


Also, in my first post I said I'd be keeping the inside components incase something else in my cube broke. Not like i'm just tossing it in the trash.

#13 Strell

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:23 PM

I think your best bet is some variation of "box to put things in." I want to say I remember someone making tissue boxes out of Gamecubes. A quick spin on Etsy shows that someone made a "stash box," which may or may not have legal repercussions. Or sexy repercussions. Maybe you use it to store socks you lost the matching counterpart to.

I'll try to think of more.


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:39 PM

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:06 AM

New thought: Companion Cube.


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#16 HotJuicyBurgers

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:27 AM

New thought: Companion Cube.


That sounds like a great idea for a paint job. Would a gamecube painted as a companion cube made into a lunchbox be too much?

#17 rlse9

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:50 AM

Take it out in a field and go crazy on it with a baseball bat like they did on the printer in Office Space. And make a video out of it with slow motion video of the destruction and badass music playing, it's destined to be the next viral video on youtube.

Seriously, lunch box does sound pretty cool.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:55 AM

That sounds like a great idea for a paint job. Would a gamecube painted as a companion cube made into a lunchbox be too much?


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:45 AM

I think companion cube lunchbox is the winner. I'd go with that. IT'd be awesome and would be perfect for CAKE!!

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:03 AM

put it in a microwave

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:10 AM

Won't someone please think of the environment!!

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:15 AM

Won't someone please think of the environment!!


Stop destroying Tokyo and then we'll talk.