1. soda

    Worklog Yet another Ashida build (My First)

    Hello all, I've committed myself to building an Ashida as my first and probably only portable build and so here we are. What I've done already: 3D Printed the Case Needs sanding (badly) Chopped a Wii Took more sanding than I expected to get acceptable resistance values but should be...
  2. ModManMac

    Question batteries

    hey so i was looking at the batteries in the BOM and they call for 18650 batteries however the link takes you to samsung 21700’s which are slightly larger in diameter and length, are these the ones people managed to fit into their ashida mods? or should i look on another site for actual 18650...
  3. ModManMac

    Worklog Excited Work Log

    Hey everyone ! figured i would document my process as i’m going along i love the idea of being able to look back at the posts like notes. today i received a gamecube controller and a wii classic controller and quickly got to work desoldering components. i removed all the stick boxes, after...
  4. Question Would acrylic paint be suitable for design on portable?

    For my Ashida I'm making, my girlfriend will be helping me paint the case. So far, our idea is to cover it with a light blue spray paint and then put a design on the middle of the bottom half. For the light blue I've decided to use testors or tamiya (I haven't decided so if anyone has...
  5. Question 1st portable Wii complete!!

    Ok, so I just finished my first Wii portable, but not after (possibly) ruining another Wii in the process. Hopefully I can go back to the first board and patch it up. A couple things that I'd like some help with: 1) The heatspreaders linked in the Ashida BOM don't sit nicely against the wii...
  6. Question Help with driver board

    Ok so I'm building an Ashida and I'm having a video issue, but I think that's due to me not patching in VGA when I installed RVLoader, I was wondering if anyone knows how to switch the display over to composite so I can see if everything is wired correctly. I bought the 5" IPS display and driver...
  7. Tantalus2102

    Worklog Ashida Worklog + Questions

    After years of modding Gameboys and staring longingly at portabilized consoles, I've decided to take the plunge and build an Ashida for myself. I've spent the past weeks reading the forums and gathering parts, and I've already put a significant dent into things, though the hard work is all ahead...
  8. Okiguess

    Tools please!

    I am building an Ashida portable and I don't know what tools and extra parts not listed on 4 layer tech to buy. Please recommend things to remove soldering as well as a soldering iron and other important tools/pieces.
  9. Dozzi

    Question Tips for beginners working on Wii motherboards

    I’m starting my first wii portable (The Ashida) and I’ve looked through the guide a bit on trimming the wii motherboard. (which arrives in a few days) Any tips for beginners or any specific videos in the electronics 101 collection that would be useful. Since I’m a total newbie when it comes to...
  10. Okiguess

    Question I have a pretty cool idea for a portable.

    It is a portable wii that looks (a bit) like a book from he outside but inside it is your typical folding wii portable. Here is a pic. should i build this (im a beginner to the modding community) or should i start with an ashida or a simpler one like that?
  11. BefuddledWiz

    Question Ashida audio troubleshooting

    Hey guys, I'm having trouble getting the audio to work properly on my Ashida. I'm using an RVL-AMP instead of a UAMP so I'm trying to figure out the differences and wire it to the interface board accordingly. I can take more detailed pictures, but everything is kind of packed in here already...
  12. Mexyican

    Question Troubleshooting My Ashida

    Hello, I'm currently building my portable Wii using the 4LAYER boards. I love the design and the idea of it but currently have a few issues in actually putting it together. I can currently get the screen to work but it starts in AV2 and I have to change the channel over manually shorting the...
  13. Dozzi

    Ashida Wii Portable

    I have a question as I am currently planning everything out as a beginner to build the Ashida Wii Portable. I am wondering where to get the shell 3d printed for good quality and extra tools I may need besides the essentials. I have a $750 budget for everything (I'm willing to spend some more on...
  14. Orako

    Worklog Ashida Worklog

    6/13/22 - Finally started work on my first portable the other day, and man was it fun. I got so wrapped up I almost forgot to write a worklog, so this is going to be a lot of stuff on the first post. First things first, the prep. I purchased a black Wii off of Ebay for around $30 usd total. It...
  15. Dynamic_Hayden

    Worklog Ashida My First Portable

    So ever since about September I have been hyperfixated on portables and console modding. Finally, here I am building my own. As for my first time doing this I have decided to build a Ashida. After a bunch of research I'm at 90% 80% 75% of understanding on how to build this. Anyways for my first...
  16. CalebPikmin

    Ashida Gunmetal Edition

    Ashida Gunmetal Edition Introducing the Ashida Gunmetal Edition!!! Not perfect... but getting better at these portables! I still need to troubleshoot the Bluetooth after updating the firmware but I think I figured it out for the most part. Been playing this solid for a couple weeks! Now...
  17. TwoLace

    Worklog Ashida Worklog - Education Edition

    This is where I'll keep my worklog for my Ashida project, which has just started ramping up speed. Software is all setup on a 128 gb micro sd, and all 4LayerTech boards have been ordered (spare the screen). While I await their arrival I will be getting practice on my Soldering Iron and Heat...
  18. jellyman234

    Question What are the Necessary wires needed for building a portable?

    I posted a question like this about The Ashida Portable so I figured it would be better to ask here. So what kind of wires would a beginner need for soldering things like the battery contacts, the speakers etc.
  19. Topper348

    Worklog Topper's Ashida Build

    Hello, I've found this website to be very interesting and I enjoy all the ideas and ingenuity, so I decided to post a worklog of my Ashida build to share yet another build and, of course, have the ability to ask questions and get advice from the more experienced people here. I first saw the...
  20. Anubis

    Worklog Mods please delete

    mods please delete thread