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  1. Frog Puppet .

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    I have an old pencil box with some artwork from Banjo-Kazooie, that just so happens to fit an N64 mobo pretty cleanly. Sorry about the bad camera quality, phone lens is scratched up. Any Ideas? I'd like to try using a 3ds slider.
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  2. Frog Puppet .

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    Got better photos.
     
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    Nothing wrong with trying a slider, but with a case that size you can easily fit a full GC joystick
     
  4. Frog Puppet .

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    True, It'd probably be more comfortable anyway. I want to preserve the lenticular picture thing on the front, so I'm going to put the screen on the back and have the cart slot inside the case.
     
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    Sliders work on N64 controllers but you'd be better off going with a third-party controller at this point if you intend to use one.

    Looks like 4 18650's will fit alongside the N64 no problem in that case. You can do a "safe trim" and cut the bottom controller port pads off of the console and just rewire data to the U8/PIF with no problem.

    Most of the wiring on N64 portables is very straight forward. Should be able to put a portable in that case with no issues whatsoever and should you run into any feel free to post here!
     
  6. Frog Puppet .

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    Forgive me for noobing, but how do I hook up the system to test with the ports removed?
     
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    Wire directly to the screen/inputs or rewire the ports.
     
  8. Frog Puppet .

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    So, 4 of these in two sets of series, then put both of those together in parallel, right? So you would have 7.4 v at double capacity?
    Also, currently relocating card slot, will show when complete.
     
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    Yep, sounds good!
     
  10. Frog Puppet .

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    I already have 4 of those 18650s I got out of some battery banks, so that's convenient. Need to get some heat shrink and better insulate them.
     
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    Board trimmed and card slot reattached, will post photo shortly. Also, I put some better insulation on the batteries.
     
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    TrimmedBoard.jpg CartSolder.jpg Batteries_Insulated.jpg
    Here's the photos, board fits pretty snugly.
     
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    The PTH08080 I got has some little pegs on it that make it difficult to solder to, is there a way to remove them?
     
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    I've cut them off with wire cutters in the past. Now, I prefer to heat up the pad with a soldering iron on high temperature and they fall out with a little pressure. Or you can leave them on as long as they are not shorting against any electronics.
     
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    How's this? Had to use 2 1k resistors.
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    That looks correct. Make sure you verify it is correctly outputting 3.3v before connecting it to the N64.
     
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    Screen and battery charging stuff on order.
     
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    Hakko FX300 ordered.
     
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