Worklog Unnamed Wii U Gamepad Wii-p

cheese

the tallest memer in town
Staff member
.
.
.
Joined
Mar 2, 2016
Messages
2,718
Likes
2,361
Location
Florida
Been wanting to make this for a bit, maybe I'll actually finish it this year ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Goals:
  • Look as stock as possible
  • Last as long as a gamepad (at least 3 hrs)
  • Work
  • Come up with a good name

So far I have most of the parts in, waiting on the plastic bit that covers the camera hole, the bezel piece, regulators, audio amp, heatsink, and some other parts I probably haven't thought of yet...

I got myself a usb battery bank from Walmart, 20$ for 10,000mAh ain't bad. Almost immediately ripped it apart, two flat cells in parallel, with a fairly tiny protection/regulation/charging pcb. It has a 2.5A and a 1A output, perfect for the Wii and it's components.

My trimmed Wii from last year's content is still screwed up, so I'm gonna trim another one. I'm still using the messed up Wii to make sure everything will fit when I put the new Wii in there, after this I'll fix it, but I don't want to in this portable :P

I've started to lay everything out inside, and so far it all fits! I should be able to fit the rest of the stuff, since there is a decent amount of space around the sides that is open for stuffing. I need to try and get the weight a little more even though, the battery makes the right side heavier to the point that you can actually tell when holding it... May end up putting some weight in the left wing of the shell to even it out

photo_1495858398182.jpg
IMG_20170527_004118.jpg
 

Stitches

2 and a Half Dollarydoos
Staff member
.
.
Joined
Feb 5, 2017
Messages
1,541
Likes
1,355
Location
Banana Bender Land, Australia
Portables
6
Wii U can do it! *uncoordinatedly shakes pom poms*
 

cheese

the tallest memer in town
Staff member
.
.
.
Joined
Mar 2, 2016
Messages
2,718
Likes
2,361
Location
Florida

cheese

the tallest memer in town
Staff member
.
.
.
Joined
Mar 2, 2016
Messages
2,718
Likes
2,361
Location
Florida
IMG_20170527_153403.jpg IMG_20170527_160407.jpg IMG_20170529_030428.jpg
Hey look I cut a new Wii, should work wonderfully when I wire USB and Bluetooth to it. Tested with the PTHs and composite video you see attached (the board boots). Will be replacing the PTHs with PowerMii, and the composite video with GCVideo.

IMG_20170529_020520.jpg
As a side note, I had some issues with my U10 relocation. When I removed U5 it took a couple pads with it, so I had to lift the output pin so it wouldn't touch the board. When I measured the output pin with my meter it was all over the place and the board wouldn't boot (no signal, not black screen), so if you run into that, try this!
 

BocuD

.
Joined
Jul 21, 2016
Messages
453
Likes
510
Location
The Netherlands
Portables
2

BocuD

.
Joined
Jul 21, 2016
Messages
453
Likes
510
Location
The Netherlands
Portables
2
They'll be out soon I bet. Just a little patience.
I think ill buy one immediatly. :D It looks amazing, exactly what i need. I cant possibly mess this up. How expensive is it gonna be? Or hasnt that been decided?
 

GC64

.
Joined
Jul 3, 2016
Messages
177
Likes
152
Location
Georgia
Portables
2
Top