Wii and DS Facebook Groups
July 9, 2006, 6:57 am
Filed under: General

Ok, so it’s not quite model related…but hey, you can discuss the models in the groups if you want! 🙂

Anyway, yesterday I found out that Facebook started allowing global groups that any Facebook member, high school or college, can join. I’ve created a global Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii group, both of which are growing fast. In fact, as I was creating the Wii group, by the time I finished creating it and reloaded the group profile, I already had another member!

So if you’re a Facebook member, please feel free to hit the links and join the above groups!


Wii Dimensions
July 9, 2006, 6:56 am
Filed under: General

Many of the Nintendo fan sites and blogs I frequent have recently posted pics of the Wii that label the dimensions as 13cm x 20cm x 6cm. Decent estimate, but not close.

If you’re inserting a 12cm disc, you’d only have .5cm left on either side in terms of the system’s height, and that’s clearly not right. If you look at enough of the photos with half-inserted discs as reference, you can figure out the system (without stand) height to be about 15.5cm. Then, based on the patent drawings (which are indeed to scale), you can figure out the ratio of the sides, and then theirs lengths.

This is how I came up with the measurements for my model. The recent 13 x 20 x 6 is wrong. That “comparison chart” with the 360, PS3, Wii, et al. (the one labeling Wii as 14cm tall) is also wrong. I’m not saying I know mine’s exactly right, but I’m saying I’m absolutely positive it’s more accurate than any of those other reported measurements.

Wii: 155mm x 212mm x 44mm

Of course, that’s without the stand. As for the stand, my measurements are a little less accurate as there are no patent drawings for it, but I’m putting it at 41mm x 222mm x 54mm.

Blog up and running!
July 9, 2006, 6:46 am
Filed under: General

Well, I’ve got my new blog up and running. Aside from the one included in MySpace, this is my first blog since a site I ran with some friends back in Jr. High some five or six years ago. I’ve recently moved it over from Blogger because I like the ability to link to certain posts here better.

This blog is primarily for the posterboard Wii models that I’ve made. Many of you may have seen them from the original GameFAQs topic where I posted them, the first wave of articles at DigitalBattle, GoNintendo, 4 color rebellion, Joystiq, and Engadget, or the second wave of articles at GoNintendo, 4 color rebellion, and Joystiq.

I may use this blog to simply “collect” any new photos that I post up on GameFAQs or Nintendo’s NSider forums, or if I see anything I feel the need to post about that may or may not have relevance to my models, I’ll do that too.