Worklog First Wii Portable: the WiiBoy Color originally made by GingerofOz

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so, you guys are amazing portablizing my childhood consoles and all that but ive grew to be so invested that I decided to build one myself. Yes before anyone asks i know this particular one (The WiiBoy color) is not a very easy beginers project, but i like the form factor and the way its vertical instead of sideways. So I have some of the parts i need and heres a list:
a dremel
batterys
4 layer Wii
a soldering iron
and a 3d printer.
I need PCBs but I have no Idea where to buy them from e.g. I know most the parts I need are from 4 layer tech but I need a screen to fit the case and I need a certain pms board but I would like to go the old fasion way using PTH08080 Regs and the switch to charge and play. it either that or try to find a cheap Wii PMS. ive done my research and Ive done many emulation and hardware tweaking hacks so this wouldnt be the first.

p.s. sorry for bad spelling im 15
 
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i know i need to use some pcb boards from PCB way i just dont know where to get the files for em
 

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Unfortunately GingerofOz hasn't made the WiiBoy Color open source, so the files you need aren't available anywhere. I would recommend something like the Ashida or G-Wii, those are open source and are easier for beginners.
 
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Unfortunately GingerofOz hasn't made the WiiBoy Color open source, so the files you need aren't available anywhere. I would recommend something like the Ashida or G-Wii, those are open source and are easier for beginners.
Thanks for the reccomendations I might make a g wii. Actually you know what, I will just make a g wii
 

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The G-Wii is a good choice for a first build. It was designed to be simple and forgiving to assemble. Just make sure that you get the right kind of 5 inch screen for yours. There are two kinds of 5 inch screens, a 16:9 ratio (rectangular like a modern TV) and a 4:3 ratio (more square, like an old CRT TV). There's a version of the G-Wii shell to suit each of them, but 4layertech only sell the 16:9 screen type. If you want to use the 4:3 screen (which in my opinion is the superior experience for the Wii's 480p native video output), you'll have to source the screen from AliExpress or Ebay.
 
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Would you happen to have a link to any example ones? Would love to try a 4:3 screen for my own project.
There are a few versions of the 4:3 panel and driver board. AFAIK this one with the small blue board is the best https://www.aliexpress.com/item/465794691.html, and this one with the large blue board is second best https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33015857230.html.

They cost a fair bit, but they are the best screens for Wii/Gamecube/PS2/PS1 portables. In part because they're one of very few product lines that support interlaced VGA natively
 
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