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case that the wii could be secured in and mounted to a wall or something?

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  1. dynacrylic

    dynacrylic purposless Junior Member

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    Does anyone know of a case that the wii could be secured in and mounted to a wall or something?

    My library has purchased a wii and we need to secure it to something so that it doesn't decide to walk off.

    Any ideas appreciated

    :) -e
     
  2. naisatoh

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    Yeah I'm not sure about mounting the Wii to a wall.. But you can always lock it into a clear plastic case, and leave the key at the front desk..

    You probably need an employee to change the games every now and then instead of leaving the games out. Kids can go to the front desk and ask for a different game while the employee would be able to grab the key and swap it out.

    You wouldn't want it just mounted to wall, unprotected, because it would be too easy to steal the game that's already inside the machine.
     
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    Wait...librarians go hunting. :smilewinkgrin:


    I recommend a makeshift wall stand. Mayber a wooden bracket with a plexi-glass shield.
     
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    Or you could just put on a platform thats high enough so the kids (and sticky fingers adults) can't possibly reach it. Just have the sensor bar leveled correctly though..
     
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    dynacrylic purposless Junior Member

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    The height thing is not an option as this is a college library.

    I'm trying to find something already prebuilt we can by, as opposed to making something.

    I'm not to worried about the games as they'll only be able to play the basic wii sports (at least for now).
     
  6. smyth

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    your best bet is probably the hardware store and build something but since you said that that really isn't an option i'd say try and find out where bestbuy, gamestop and those places get their locking display cases. Another option is to find a store like that that's going out of business as generally they sell their displays and pretty much anything else, CompUSA by me did that a few months ago.
    Aside from that is it possible to have the television near the desk or whatever and have the wii itself behind/under the desk? That wouldn't cost any extra money and it seems to be the most basic and easy solution.
    I'm sure you can get an acrylic locing case, but if the system is out of view of the employees someone will get it open and swipe it on you.
    Make sure also you have people "sign out" the wiimotes, otherwise your library will end up buying a few of those per week i'm sure. Make them leave their student id or something with you at the desk then hand them the controller/nunchuck.

    Kyle
     
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    Maybe lay the Wii down horizontally. Get some metal brackets and bolt them over the top of the Wii onto some plywood or a shelf. Just make sure the doors for the SD card and controllers, and wiring isn't blocked.
     
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    dynacrylic purposless Junior Member

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    Roughly our plans are to mount/secure the wii to something. It will be kept in a locked room which the student (or whoever) will be able to have access to; the room is fairly large and can easily accommodates 4 flinging arms . Instead of a tv we've decided to use a projector (for life-size fun).

    the wii motes, nun chucks and the wireless sensor bar can be checkout out at the desk. we also bought the recharging batteries for them to.

    @smyth, thanks for the compusa idea! i think we might just try and contact them (or a similar place) to see if they have any used displays for sale.
     
  9. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    I wouldn't actually advice securing the Wii to any surface. The Wii will often vibrate slightly when you are playing a game, so the case could easily hit against any metal pieces that are used to secure it and cause scratches to appear on the surface of the outer case.
    A glass box of some sort, like those seen inside game shops, would be the best choice for this kind of situation.
     
  10. smyth

    smyth Asstnt to the Rgnl Mngr

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    no problem.
    If you have any local department or game store shutting down i'm sure you can find something if they're selling their fixtures. Or call their corporate office and see if they'll tell you where they get them from. Worst thing they can do is say "no we can't tell you that".
    Inestead of getting just brackets to secure it i would get some kind of case and secure it over it for the reasons that byuakuya mentioned. and maybe have an opening in the case for the power/reset buttons. if you aren't changing games in the wii you won't really need a case that opens easily. and if you do use just metal brackets just make sure that you pad them and leave a few millimeters of space for the "shake". the way i would do that is put 2 brackets going across eache way on a peice of plywood or shelf or something. Chosen properly and properly installed you could situate them so that you have use of all the functions except the gamecube controller/memory card slots.
    If you want i can quickly draw a diagram in Paint, but i'm pretty sure you'll get what i'm saying. still though i think you're best bet would be a formidable locking cabinet.


    kyle



    just found this http://cgi.ebay.com/ACRYLIC-TAPERED...ryZ67703QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    it looks like if you take the shelves out and drill some holes for the cables that'll do that job for you. With something like that though just remember if someone really wants to they can get it out of there, so i'd still keep an eye on people in that room and check the room after each person is done. sucks that you can't trust people these days.
     
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    dark samus come to the dark side....

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    is this in a school library cause if it is, your schools freaking awesome!
     
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    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    glue it to the wall!

    glue gun. :yesnod:
     
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    dynacrylic purposless Junior Member

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    yeah, it's a college library
     
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    dynacrylic purposless Junior Member

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    thanks for all the suggestions smyth
     
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    dynacrylic purposless Junior Member

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    I contacted a couple stores and they recommended I call Nintendo. I called 3 different numbers at Nintendo, one being their front desk, and eventually got transfered to their Nintendo Wii Retailer Display hotline. There I was told that only certain retailers could purchase the display unit.

    I called a gamestop and one of the clerks said he would contact his nintendo sales rep. i got his message this morning and even he said that neither he or his nintendo rep could sell a nintendo display.

    Looks like we'll have to make something :(
     
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    dynacrylic purposless Junior Member

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    Still on the prowl for ideas... don't be shy
     
  17. smyth

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    what kind of budget are you on?

    Kyle
     
  18. KyleForMe

    KyleForMe Don't believe his lies.

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    I've worked at a public library and dealt with issues of checking out early gen ipods and Hp laptops, so I'm familiar with your issue. What I suggest is you setup a TV wallmount perch like this one:
    http://www.amazon.com/OMNIMOUNT-TVM...7?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1194638626&sr=8-7

    And have that set at a height that requires a step stool to reach it. I would then also band it to the tv stand. However I obviously don't know the layout of where it will be located, so if there was the potential for someone to grab and run without being spotted, then this wouldn't be the safest method from theft. Otherwise it would avoid an easy grab.

    What I feel is actually the most desirable solution is obtaining a display case similar to those used at stores like Bestbuy and Gamestop. Because the wii does not require you to actually touch the system to turn it on and off, there is no need to have easy access to it. If your planning on keeping pretty much the same game in all the time, then again access to the wii is not really an issue. Obviously the only issue is that it is close enough to maintain contact with the controllers. But if Nintendo isn't helpful nor any retailers in locating one of these for you, then obviously its not really an option.

    One other idea I have is using an entertainment center shelf unit with a locking glass door. I looked on a few websites for an example, but wasn't too lucky. However I think some of these are still made. It would be visually appealing and access to the wii would be simplistic for staff. Also given the Wii's size, heat buildup wouldn't be an issue in a compartment meant to fill two layers of DVD units, receivers, etc...

    Anyway thats just my 3 cents.
     

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