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Garin Gardiner

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Garin Gardiner
Tigard, USA

General Information

My wife was tired of Xbox controllers all over the place and I was tired of never being able to find a controller for game time. I designed a box with recesses that the Xbox One controller will slide into perfectly.

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Solid Carbide Ball End Mill

Solid Carbide Ball End Mill

Quantity: 1, Cutting Length: 0.87 in, Shank Diameter: 1/8 in, Material: Solid Carbide, Overall Length: 1.77 in, Type: Ball nose, Cutting Diameter: 1/8 in, Cutting Material 1: Plastic, Cutting Material 2: Wood, Cutting Material 3: Aluminum, Cutting Material 4: Plywood, Flutes: 2, Ring Color: Red, Cutting Material 5: MDF, Cutting Material 6: Corian, Use: Three-dimensional contouring

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Xbox One Controller Organizer.nc

Xbox Controller Organizer gcode

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1

Review 3D Models

15 minutes

You can view and/or download the file/s from the Digital Files area.

- X-Carve and Controller Box

If you want to to make any edits to the model or toolpaths, import the design into Fusion 360 and made edits as necessary to the model or toolpaths. Make sure to re-simulate toolpaths after edits are made and export the gdode local to your computer.

2

Cut Stock

Cut 2 pieces of MDF 3/4″ × 10″ × 13.6″ and glue and clamp them together to get a 1.5" thick MDF stock. Once it has dried, clamp it down to your machine with the lower left corner at your machines 0,0. Home in your machine to the lower left corner and carve the imported g-code.

3

Import G-code into Easel

For this step the folks at Inventables have made it about as easy as they can to bring in g-code from external sources. I don’t think its turned on for everybody just yet but there will be an option under the File pulldown to “Import g-code”. If you want this option and don’t have it, you can ask for it it on the forms and they typically turn it on for you in a day or two (now that service).

You can then import the attached file into a new project and and cut right from Easel.

4

Carve Xbox Controller Organizer

240 minutes

Carve left side of organizer after importing in g-code. Once it has carved slots for the left controllers, unclamp the stock and slide it half way down to be able to carve the right side as well. I have taken pretty small steps so total time for this is likely to be around 4 hours.

5

Finishing Touches

Lightly sand the slots and top of the organizer. To add a nice touch to it you can nail on some trim around the outside of the organizer to give it a little lip. Put on a nice coat or two of paint and stick a few felt pads on the base to make sure it doesn’t scratch whatever surface you put it on.

Alejandro M Marez
oh... my... god... This is amazing! Too bad I have a PS4 :(
Alejandro M Marez
Joe Moore
I have already made two of these (Edited it for two controllers and a little bit of side space for a remote) out of MDF and out of pine; it fits the controller like a glove, thank you so much for this great work!
Joe Moore
Rick Overman
Great project thank you for posting. May I ask how did you create the geometry for controller impressions?
Rick Overman
Garin Gardiner
A friend of mine had the model. I think it was created in F360 but not sure.
Garin Gardiner
Peter D
This is awesome. How did you get the curves just right?
Peter D
Gaëtan Mahon
You wouldn't by any chance know if there's also a F360 File available for the Elite Controller and if so where one can get it from?
Gaëtan Mahon
Garin Gardiner
Not that I know of. Would be pretty cool as I would like to make an edition to this for my Elite controller as well. At some point I may experiment to add room for the paddles.
Garin Gardiner
Jeremy Biffert
Hey Joe, how did you pull the controller contours from the complex drawing that includes the CnC machine. Having a hell of a time trying to figure out how to get the two controller pockets out of the original.
Jeremy Biffert
Pyrex238
why cant i edit this file in easel?
Pyrex238
Pyrex238
why cant i edit this file in easel?
Pyrex238
Garin Gardiner
It's imported G code from fusion 360. If you create toolpaths in another program and import them, you are able to preview the toolpaths and run them but not edit anything.
Garin Gardiner
Andrew Minter
Is there any way to get the original file to edit to incorporate it into a bigger design?? If not, that's okay, just figured it wouldn't hurt to ask :) Love the design!! Challenge, Design one that fits the controller and the keyboard, separated! Cheers!
Andrew Minter