GameBoy 64! V2.0

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  1. MomSpaghetti .

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    Hello,

    Here's my newest Nintendo 64 portable, an improved version of the last GameBoy64 based on the feedback i received.
    Specs:
    Nintendo 64 REV 04
    2x 18650 panasonic 3400mAh (2:30 to 3 hours of gameplay).
    5" LCD TFT screen.(Composite signal).
    1st party N64 controller with Gamecube-Style joystick.

    Pictures:

    IMG_9265.jpg

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    Version 2.0 was made because of the feedback i received, i know i could've done better. so special thanks to the people who helped me out in this project.

    Check out my Worklog.
     
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  2. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

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    I love it! Well done!!
     
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    Good Job! :D love the color, looks awesome
     
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    Nice work looks beautiful
     
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    A huge improvement over the original. Great work ;)
     
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    Damn, talk about improvement. That thing is hot. Nice work!
     
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    Looks great! Nice job!
     
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    Wow, that's a huge upgrade over your first! Excellent work, MomSpaghetti. The paint and finish on that looks really good. Whether you decide to improve upon this one, or make a new design altogether, I'm looking forward to your next build.
     
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    Nice work but where are the Spaghetti nudes?!
     
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  10. MomSpaghetti .

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    Thank you all!

    Nudes aren't always that exciting to see.. but since you asked, you shall receive:

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    Yea, i used a bit of glue, but 67.79% less than the last one :P.
     
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    classic ;-)
    have seen way worse.. at least i hope yours doesn't overheat after 30 minutes like mine does - RIP
    but i guess that glue on the mainboard will melt over time.. might wanne print some small spacers/holders or sth. and maybe epoxy instead of hotglue.

    your soldering looks decent, get some good flux & everything will be even better.
     
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  12. MomSpaghetti .

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    I’ve been using it for a while now and everything’s good, I’m using heatsinks and the fan kind of blows near that area since there’s a small opening from that angle.
    Thing is, I kind of used a big fan, now I have a fan that’s like 50% smaller than the one I used, so on my next project, I’ll design a better cooling system.

    Thank you for the input.
     
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    the case looks amazing, i love the color. what spray paint are you using?
     
  14. MomSpaghetti .

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    I used spray cans, Black paint combined with a paint that makes it look purple-blue glitter-ish.
     
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    that's awesome! how well does it run?
     
  16. MomSpaghetti .

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    To be honest it runs great, but i might stop making n64 portables unless i find a solution for the expansion pack, even when nothing is touching, if you shook it a bit, it'll freeze up.

    If i ever decided to make an n64 portable next time, it'll be the expansion pack soldered instead of in the slot.

    But other than that, it's a great portable, doesn't heat up, all is good.
     

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