Human Portable Making Machine Gman keeps the production line going with his latest, a Nintendo Wii portable trimmed down small enough to fit, along with all the other necessary components, inside a Gameboy DMG case. How is such a thing possible? Is it just a Mirage? Perhaps just a PCI capture card inside an Atari Jaguar Shell? Has Gman obtained the schematics to the fabled Electromagnetic Shrinking Machine, last seen in the 1989 hit Honey I Shrunk the Kids? The Secrets Revealed, Exclusively on Bitbuilt.
Thanks to the PortablizeMii and the Trimming Guides here on Bitbuilt, the Wii scene has exploded with many Wii portables, projects, and worklogs. Bleeding edge technology always marches on, however, as many members work diligently for the next big (or in this case, small) reveal in the Modding Community. The current OMGWTF and OM6 Wii trims ares marvelous, but Gman disregards the laws of electronic schematics and continues farther into slicing, cutting and trimming enough where it can all fit inside an original Gameboy case.
The LMAO trim, as it has been foretold, is about the size of a closed Gameboy Advance SP. It is about 80% smaller than an uncut Wii and is the smallest cut currently known. That leaves enough room for all the essentials inside the Gameboy case: 3DS sliders for analog and c-stick control, dual-tact L & R shoulder buttons, 3 way power switch for wall power and charging, headphone jack, SD card reader, SYNC for Wii remote support, low battery indicator LED, and 6800mah of battery life. You’ve come a long way, baby.
The Gameboy Case itself has been upgraded for the portable as well, with the front buttons constructed in a Gamecube format. Double-tact modded shoulder buttons on the back replicate the digital/analog ones on the standard Gamecube controller with a light press for analog, and a long press for digital. Wiimotes are also supported. Now You’re Playing With Portable Power.
Taking a look at the inside, we can see how little extra space is available for internals and wiring everything up. The Dpad and buttons nearly touch the batteries, and there is definitely no room for
For more information and pictures of the WiiBoy (and it’s twin shown in the video above), be sure check out his completed build thread. There’s plenty of other Gman projects to check out here on bitbuilt, as well as on his Youtube channel. This has been Gmanbuilt.com, stay tuned for another Gman article on more things Gman.