The Bitbuilt Summer Contest returns for another year for more mods, projects, friendly competition, and prizes! From March 18 to July 28th, the contest will be open to any and all Bitbuilt users and projects, either at a $2 entry fee or FREE Admission if you have purchased something from the BB Store. Grab your soldering irons and give it your best for this years epic build-off!
Hidden in the tall grass of Outset Island with a Camouflaged paint job is the Gamecube Portable by modder Bakuku, And it is awesome.
So it turns out, you can actually Portablize consoles that aren’t even made by Nintendo! Who knew? Skeptical? We were too, but do we have quite the bit of proof for you today in Fibbef’s Original Playstation Portable, the PSYu/ユ.
Miceeno over on the forums has been busy at work on his latest Nintendo 64 portable dubbed the Nintendo Sixty 4or the Win. The unit is truly a marvel that redefines what the average person knows as elegance.
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.
We here at BitBuilt have just completed our very first building competition! With 18 forum members participating, we had a diverse range of projects and designs (even if the top three were Wii projects). The three winners are as follows (drum roll please):
Aurelio’s Portable Piizza is the Piizza free delivery.
Aurelio’s Piiza is the Piizza very ta-as-ty.
Aurelio’s Piiza is the Piizza absolutivaly.
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!
[AirConditioner] (a.k.a Fluxedo) has built a gorgeous GameCube Portable, dubbed Dolphin Boy 2.0; with a fully-custom designed 3D printed case, external controller ports, and a WASP Fusion, you can store tons of games and play with your friends too!
What’s more, this portable boasts approximately 5 hours of battery life and circuitry for both charging the batteries and playing from wall power.