Jeff's First Portable - :NOGC: Edition

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  1. jefflongo Broke BitBuilt Staff Member . . .

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    I've been putting off posting this thread because I wanted to make sure there were no issues before I say it's done. After a lot of closing the case and reopening it, all the issues are ironed out. It's done.

    Worklog

    Features
    • OMGWTF trimmed Wii motherboard
    • Custom 3D printed case
    • 7.4v 6800mAh (2S2P) 18650 battery configuration
    • Single port charge and play with red/green charging LED, works with standard 12v DC adapter
    • 5" 4:3 composite display
    • Stereo speakers with volume adjustment buttons
    • Original GameCube controller buttons and 3DS sliders
    • Dual tact shoulder buttons
    • All four controller ports, with a switch for internal/external p1 controls
    • Original AV out port to play on an external TV
    • IR LEDs for Wiimotes
    • Bluetooth sync and reset buttons
    • Games loadable via USB
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    Video Demo



    Background

    I started working on my portable in February of 2017, and it took me 11 months to finish. I wanted something I could bring to friends' houses to play smash, so having 4 controller ports and AV out (because CRT or GTFO) is essential. My portable transformed significantly over the course of those 11 months. In some ways, I'm glad my GC died on me, it allowed me to rethink my plan. I learned a lot of useful skills such as 3D modelling and better soldering skills, which led me to a better end product. Here's what my portable would have looked like if the GC hadn't died.

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    Thanks

    I have a lot of people to thank with which this project would have been impossible without. @Aurelio , @Gman , @Madmorda constantly helped me with ideas, supplies, and troubleshooting. But my biggest thanks has to go to @Shank . He helped me throughout this entire process since the very beginning and there's no way I would have been able to finish this without him. He put a lot of time and effort in for me to make sure I was able to complete this project. He originally laser cut the case I was going to use for the GC, printed my case that I used for the final product, sent me a ton of little parts that I needed, and spent many hours chatting over discord voice with me during the long portablizing night hours.

    This process has been a lot of fun and I've already begun planning for my next portable. Keep an eye out!
     
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  2. GingerOfOz no wario Staff Member . . .

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    Jeff wins.

    This is everything the WaluWiigi should have been in terms of aesthetics, case design, and internal layout. Absolutely beautiful. I can't be the only one that's hyped to see what's next...
     
  3. Stitches 2 and a Half Dollarydoos Staff Member . . .

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    This turned out so good! Congrats on finishing it. Reminds me a bit of Bakuku's old GC Breadbox series, but smoother and with a superior console inside ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
     
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    Ayy are you using my intro thp's for PortablizeMii? If you want I can upload a 4:3 version.
    Portable looks amazing. Awesome that you finally finished it.
     
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  5. Madmorda Painting Queen Staff Member . . . .

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    This looks great! You really worked hard on this and I'm glad to see you finally finished :)
     
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  6. jefflongo Broke BitBuilt Staff Member . . .

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    Yes a 4:3 version would be awesome :D
     
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    @MasterNate asked me as well. Once i get home ill stretch the original video files (720p from dolphin) and convert those to thp as well. Ill PM you when its done
     
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  8. cheese the tallest memer in town Staff Member . . . .

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    That looks pretty darn good on the insides there. You got yourself a nice first portable!
     
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  9. Matthew Formally known as Chaos Staff Member . .

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    @jefflongo, I am so impressed with the hard work and dedication you spent on this. This is an AMAZING portable, especially for your first one. I'm excited to see what comes next.

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    Real proud of Jeff for finishing this portable. For those uninitiated, everything that could have gone wrong on his portable has gone wrong. His GameCube burst into smoke when it was basically done. They banned laser cutting ABS at my lab right when he finalized his design for being cut, forcing him to redesign it from the ground up. So many obstacles have popped up to keep him from finishing his portable, and he perservered and finished anyway. He didn't take shortcuts, and didn't cheap out on parts, and the results show. This is a phenomenal portable. Looking forward to your next one!
     
  11. Crazzyleprechaun Formerly known as GarageFactory .

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    I love everything about this portable. The color is great the internals are hot and the design is awesome. The four gamecube ports on this portable makes me miss the old days of portablizing. Great Job Jeff!
     
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    This might be my new favorite portable. I seriously love everything about it. Great job!
     
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    Great job on the overall solid look and clean build Jeff! I am glad that you were able to complete it in under a year, even with all the issues that halted the process! It gives me more inspiration to push myself and finish my portable. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Ayy good job on reddit. Looks like you got to number 8 on r/all.
     
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    So you've finished your first portable, have you? It's finally done, it's over... but you feel something.

    Everything's changed.

    Ideas stem from the mind, the gods hurl thunderbolts, motherboards die.

    That's how it starts, Jeff.

    The fever, the rage, the feeling of furtherance that turns good men... into portablizers.
     
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    The neat manner in which everything is placed in the case is something to be admired for sure, especially given that this is your first portable.

    Great job! Even though you broke the site Kappa
     
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    Site-breaker is the new standard by which all portables will be judged. Congrats on the accomplishment and the recognition you’ve earned!
     
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    Impressive work man! Glad to see you got it working and a very nice finish overall, inside and out. Looking forward to seeing more!
     
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    Duude this portable is so clean! Everything from the externals to the nudes are outstanding. Hearing about your turmoil and all the hurdles you went through really makes this quite the accomplishment. You deserve this amazing work!
     
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