Worklog One of the gWii's, with modifications

Joined
May 27, 2018
Messages
40
Likes
11
Location
The Netherlands
Hi there,

After log putting of the creation of this log, partially due to shame and laziness I am finally creating one.

This project started with the a video showcasing the Wii SP. Since I saw that I fell in love with portable consoles. They are just perfect, the community is awesome, the consoles are awesome and the learning opportunities are awesome.
I those to go for a modified gWii, the main reason for this was the fact that it would safe a lot of time not having to design a whole new Wii and the gWii just looks awesome.
There are a couple of features that are tested and fully working on the table. For most of them the 3d model is not done jet. These features are:
  • A open source BMS for plug and play charging and overall niceness
  • A 16:9 screen
  • "normal" (non Nintendo) ABXY buttons
  • "normal" (non Nintendo) Joysticks
  • A Wii controller DPAD
  • A original Wii adapter as charger
  • A PAM8403 for headphones
I also have a couple of features plan but they are not yet done or completely not implemented:
  • Bluetooth audio
  • Multiplayer via a dongle or Bluetooth
Next to that I also have a couple features that I have been thinking about but are probably not realistic:
  • A build in Raspberry pi for more retro games
  • A connect that can interconnect the consoles so that, if my friends have a portable wii to, we can have a multiplayer experience.



The stuff that is already done:
The 3d model



The internal stuff that is done:
  • The screen part is fully working, the driver board is also modded so that there is no voltage regulation internally.
  • A Wii is trimmed with a OMGWTF trim
  • I bought a BMS from the store (my own attempt failed miserably)
  • I have a cut up Wii controller which can be used as a PCB for holding the DPAD in place
  • A GC+ is also made and soldered
 
Joined
Sep 8, 2019
Messages
153
Likes
304
Location
Louisiana
Portables
1
Lit! I've heard the G-Wii is the most comfortable portable. Also, the Wii can run many emulators on it so you probably wouldn't need a raspberry pi. Keep the posts coming! Also also, make sure the gc+ is programmed with a pickit, as i never knew those existed.
 
Joined
May 27, 2018
Messages
40
Likes
11
Location
The Netherlands
I decided to start over again with my modifications to the gWii case. The CAD skills I had/have aren't good enough for the modifications I tried to make. I decided to drop the idea of using non Nintendo joysticks and ABXY buttons. I also decided to drop stop my work on adding bluetooth and the multiplayer dongle.

After doing all the CAD work I 3d printed my gWii and the painted it. Now I am building everything into it.
Here is a pic of a successful boot with the most crucial components in place.

I really hope that I will finish this project!
 
Joined
May 27, 2018
Messages
40
Likes
11
Location
The Netherlands
The delivery time from china is really long and I am really want to build my Wii. I haven't bought the audio to Bluetooth jet because I was planning on using one from my local dollar store but that one tuned out to have a terrible ground loop-back if I ran it without the battery. I will at it later maybe.
 
Top