Wii Laptop How-To (Part 3)

The final part of Ben Heckendorn’s Wii Laptop How-To is up. Somehow, Ben managed to get access to a laser cutter and a CNC machine (in friggin Iowa) and used em to create the new case for the Wii Laptop. Add dash of soldering, a few simple circuits and some clever case construction. Voila.


  1. punish3r says:

    Werd. I’m a gonna have me a laser cutter one a these days…Nice job!

  2. Eliot says:

    Ha. That’s pretty tongue in cheek for someone that lives in friggin mizzou, Will.

  3. TJhooker says:

    Still not as good as vacuum tables, or resin molding.

    Boxed form cases are getting bland, but making professional quality casted cases like you see on off the shelf laptops is either expensive, or messy, and expensive.

    Those translucent plastic clipboards are perfect for ITX laptops, and you can temper form the plastic with low heat.

  4. wolf says:

    seams to be very well built, though, in the end, all it amounts to is a negligably thinner wii with a hopelessly small screen afixed to the side

  5. Metal Wolf says:

    Come on, wolf, Your making the other wolfs look bad :P i hope the controler doesnt break the screen on this. that would be funny! well, now im just being stupid.

  6. LoopyMind says:

    It’s a fantastic job! … only thing is, and I saw mention of this on the Engadged site also, that the lid (screen) is smaller then the base of the WII laptop.. IMHO it would have looked a lot better if it were just as wide and maybe a bit bigger display would have fit in there. But none the less, fokking amazing job!

  7. IA_Echo_Hotel says:

    In Iowa…
    Dangin guys we aren’t that backwards here.
    Lookit what the STATE University has

  8. adam says:

    ben’s work is always immaculate. another great work.

    [ps - will, are you a fellow mizzou'er?]

  9. matt says:

    dont diss iowa, we make your corn. without us there would be no cornbread!!!!

  10. crgwbr says:

    laser cutter; now there’s a new idea for my homemade cnc router.

  11. Joe says:

    This laptop is AWESOME. I wish I had the money to make one.

  12. arajay says:

    i used to work for an engraving shop and it didn’t take me long to figure out that a laser engraver is just a laser cutter set to “raster.” as soon as i switched its settings over to “vector” i was making stencils & cutting all kinds of shapes out of sheet plastic.

  13. Princessb89 says:

    Holy crap, I want one!

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