The Wii SP

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by JacksonS, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. JacksonS . . .

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    This is my first Wii portable system. I tried to make it very "Wii" by painting it all white and including some Wii remote buttons and player LEDs. Its dimensions are 176 mm x 94 mm x 29 mm.

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    These are the highlighted features:
    - Vacuum formed case, all hand crafted
    - An internal Wii remote, Wii Classic Controller, and GameCube controller (3-way switch determines which controller is in use)
    - 4.3" LCD display (composite video)
    - HDMI video/audio out (component to HDMI)
    - Stereo audio with speakers and headphones
    - 4 3.7v batteries with 3400 mAh each = 6800 mAh at 7.4v
    - Double-press L and R buttons (analog capability) as well as ZL and ZR buttons
    - External SD card slot, internal 128 GB USB flash drive

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    You can see the full worklog here.
     
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  2. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

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    Beautiful. It really sets the bar high for Wii portables now. Great job Jackson
     
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  3. CommanderBrace .

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    I know who's getting that 1st place prize.~

    Did you use the charge and play circuit? Also what's your battery life like when running everything? What is your estimate on overall cost for parts and materials?
     
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  4. JacksonS . . .

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    Yes, a rudimentary one. When the power switch is in the "Off" position, you can plug in the Wii 12v adapter to play off external power while charging the batteries.

    I tested the batteries and they lasted for 4 hours and 20 minutes in a GameCube game. That's about right since it draws around 1.5 amps at 7.4v.

    I reused a lot of stuff, but I also had to buy some things more than once. If you were to buy all the materials I used I would say it's around $325.
     
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  5. CommanderBrace .

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    Alright. That's pretty tame considering the degree of quality. I'm going to go with the silicon mold and cast resin method though since I intend on making replacement shells for GC remotes to sell.

    I'm really impressed with your build, and my only imrovement would have been to add 2 GC ports for road trips with buddies.
     
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  6. JacksonS . . .

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    That's a good suggestion but I chose not to bother with that because Nintendont allows you to use Bluetooth controllers as GameCube controllers.
     
  7. CommanderBrace .

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    Wait. So I could use my ouya controller with Nintendont?
    Or is it just Wii branded bluetooth controllers?
     
  8. JacksonS . . .

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    I think if it's not a Nintendo-brand controller, you have to plug it in through USB and download the proper configurations. Here are some configurations that have been written.
     
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  9. Shank Certified Wiitard Staff Member . .

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    Here is the official list so you know what works and what doesn't:
    USB
    Bluetooth
     
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  10. CommanderBrace .

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    Rip ouya controllers ~
     
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    This thing really is beautiful :D
     
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    Please don't bump old topics, it's one of our rules.
     
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