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3D-printed housing for the Sega Nomad handheld console

In the retro gaming scene, many older and rare consoles lead a niche existence. Spare parts are often no longer available – a defect usually means the end of the console. The YouTube channel “Macho Nacho Productions” shows in a new video how 3D printing can provide a remedy.

Using the example of a badly damaged Sega Nomad, a handheld console version of the Sega Mega Drive, the YouTuber demonstrates the possibilities. With the help of 3D scans and extensive post-processing, the community designed a set of interchangeable replacement housings. These can now be easily printed out if required.

In the case of the Nomad, 3D printing allows a complete refurbishment. In addition to the housing parts, other components such as a battery pack housing were used. Additional repairs ultimately made it possible to save the Sega Nomad.

The 3D model for the Sega Nomad can be downloaded at bitbuilt.net. You can support the creator of the 3D printed model here.

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