Worklog Mini Mii

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  1. Paul3854 .

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    Hi Bitbuilt, I've lurked around this website and asked a few questions, but now it's time for me to work on my project. Like the title, the Mini Mii (might change, hopefully it's not taken either) is going to be my Portable Wii project I'm working on. Now I might not have the skills or knowledge for everything. I tried learning from here and different sources for while, I'm also always ready to learn more. This will be my first attempt at this, and I know I'll mistakes at times, but I'm ready for the challenge, no matter the price or time it'll take me. If I mess up, welp I mess up. Everything I choose now will probably change when going throughout the project. (ALSO sorry for the huge post at once, I had a lot of time with the Wii, but was right away busy to start posting)
    Things included:
    • Custom OM6 cut, I found the original OM6 cut to be vague and cut out important things.
    • Gamecube ports
    • Ds sliders and buttons
    • 4, 18650 2500mah batteries
    • 7inch screen
    • HDMI output
    • (Not sure about audio yet)
    • (Not sure what material for case)

    The owner of the Wii was a friend of my sister, they had Spongebob stickers all around it.
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    Right after that I checked if everything worked and installed PortablizeMii
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    Games worked on it fine except Wii games which I am unknown why yet.
    Afterwards I opened it up.
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    It was a 6-layered board, was kinda upsetting, but I'm sticking with it.
    Yesterday I purchased 4 PTH08080WATZ regulators and will be expecting it by the end of the week. :D
     
  2. jefflongo Broke BitBuilt .

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    What custom trim did you have in mind? I don't see the 6 layer trim to be "vague".
     
  3. Paul3854 .

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    Just a little bit larger trim of the OM6 trim, the things I just don't like is how the OM6 trim cuts off RA1 which is needed for the 3.3v and the data for the gamecube ports relocation
     
  4. GingerOfOz send waluigi memes Staff Member . . .

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    Could you elaborate on this? What is being cut out that you feel is important? Custom cuts are a bad idea pretty much all the time.

    Keep in mind that GameCube ports cannot be relocated on an OM6 trim. If you're worried about starting over on all of your GC games (which is understandable) look into the GCMM tool, which allows you to transfer saves from your memcards to a file usable by Nintendo.

    This sounds good, except for the 2500 mAh part. If you are going to be using a six layer board and a 7 inch screen, you're going to want all the battery life you can get, so I would instead go for the Panasonic 18650s, which have 3400mAh per cell.

    One last reccomendation I'd make would be to switch to a 4 layer board. To my knowledge, no one has built a portable using a six layer board, at least in the past 5 years. The battery life saved would be significant, as well as the ease of cooling the Wii, and if you really, really need GC ports you'll have to use a 4 layer anyways. It means buying something, but it'll be worth the $20 max you'd spend on eBay to get one. Or maybe you're one of those lucky people who has people unloading Wiis for cheap nearby.

    Anyways, I hope this project turns out the way you want!
     
  5. Paul3854 .

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    The RA1 chip just for example. Also when I say GameCube ports I'm talking about the the 4 ports for the GameCube controllers. For the motherboard I've heard people saying that it uses a lot more power and makes more heat, just sucks that I have to restart, and I'm SCARED that the next Wii I buy will also be another 6 layer. :(
     
  6. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

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    If the Wii you buy is a family edition wii (any color), or not the color white.. it will absolutely be a 4 layer Wii.
     
  7. Paul3854 .

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    Isn't the family addition RVL-101? So it doesn't have the gamecube controller ports?
     
  8. GingerOfOz send waluigi memes Staff Member . . .

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    Doh :facepalm:. Dunno why my mind immediately jumped to memcards, sorry about that.

    And keep in mind that these trims have been extensively tested, so if any of the parts cut off were important it would be explicitly stated in the guide.

    Gman gave a nice TLDR on which Wiis to buy. Here's the full guide. I'll generally go into eBay, search "black Wii broken", and hunt for an inexpensive one that has issues reading discs.

    And don't be afraid to start over now. This is the best time to start over, rather than months down the road. Good luck!
     
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  9. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

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    yes
     
  10. Paul3854 .

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    Do you think I could use my 6 layered motherboard for extra parts if I need them?
     
  11. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

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    No
     
  12. Stitches 2 and a Half Dollarydoos Staff Member . . .

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    The bluetooth and wifi modules could be kept for spares, since they're interchangeable. The rest of the components on a 6 layer apart from maybe U9 and U10 aren't really worth anything, unless you want to measure and desolder all the passives.
     
  13. cheese the tallest memer in town Staff Member . . . .

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    Just a note, while the family wiis don't have externally accessible gamecube ports, it still supports gamecube games and can have gc controllers wired into it just fine.
     
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  14. Paul3854 .

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    Could I wire the GameCube ports from my 6-layered to the the family edition? (Anyways I already got my eyes on a black RVL-01 Wii from eBay i'm soon going to buy with free shipping :D)
     
  15. Matthew Formally known as Chaos Staff Member . .

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    That's exactly what Cheese just said. :)
     
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