The Heavii

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After something like 9 month, my portable wii is finaly finished.
I want to thanks everyone for their help and answer to all my (sometimes dumb) questions.

The case is from a laCie switch, it's alluminum, so it's quite heavy, thus the name.
It weight 1.2kg, that makes it the same as the wii.

It is my first portable and after some hicups, it's not what I originally planned, but I am satisfied nonetheless.

Features:
- Passive cooling
- Original gamecube controller cut and rewired.
- Pth8080 regulators.
- 4 18650 3000mAh cells (4-5 hours battery life)
- PAM8803 amp
- 3W speakers
- 7" L7009 screen
- Glass front protector.

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I used a 3mm aluminium cut with the shape of the controller with screws, and then I filled it up with epoxy.

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The rest of the internals are on the spaghetti side, and I don't want to get the motherboard out to access the processor side since I underestimated the wire lenght for the controller so it is just the right size, so it would be dangerous.

Basically, I screwed my motherboard to a 3mm aluminium plate with thermal paste on the processor/gpu. Then I pasted this plate with a thermal pad.
Originally, I wanted to only do a little plate on the processor/gpu, but I screwed a little when cutting the case and it's bent, so I figured out that it would do a better thermal contact having a plate of the size of the back of the case. It adds to the weight, obviously.
 
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I love this design because it is what I always through of the default mental image when you think of a portable wii for the first time.

The passive cooling is enormously impressive as calculating the thermal dynamics for aluminium needed must have been a pain.
 
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Nice job. Eliminating the need for a fan is cool. It looks like it would be pretty comfortable to play, Reminds me of the Varia Cube.
 
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