After an impressive line of GameCube portables, and with the plans for the newest “OMGWTF” Wii trim having just been released on BitBuilt, JacksonS was ready to board the Wii Train. Drawing inspiration from Ashen’s GameCube Fusion Rev. 4 as well as the Wii U Gamepad, the goal was simple: to make a quality device that felt “very Wii”. A slick coat of white paint and official Nintendo buttons and LEDs helped him achieve this goal quite nicely.
The case was molded with a vacuum former, a technique that just isn’t used enough anymore. It allows you to get the exact shape you want, including rounded corners and that screen bezel that couldn’t be accomplished quite as well with other methods. Vacuum forming still requires you to cut holes for your buttons/joystick/etc (or frankencase them in), but a neat job can produce high quality results, as can be seen.
Some included features are Bluetooth and Wifi capabilities, an SD card slot, an internal USB drive, HDMI output, 3 different built-in controllers (to maximize compatibility), and 4 hours and 20 minutes worth of play time (which is pretty lit if you ask me).
One interesting thing to note about this portable is that it can be credited as the last wii portable to be made before PortablizeMii came into the picture, as JacksonS put the finishing touches on it THE DAY before PortablizeMii was released (the release date had been kept a secret). Ah well, for many of us here at BitBuilt, these portables are way more fun to make than they are to actually play video games on anyway, and JacksonS certainly loves a challenge.
Thanks, JacksonS, we’re looking forward to your next project!