Wii Pocket

Discussion in '2019 Summer Building Contest' started by jefflongo, May 12, 2019.

  1. jefflongo Broke BitBuilt Staff Member . . .

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    Many of you may remember that I started my second portable awhile back. Well I decided to drop that project and start again from the bottom up this year. I threw out the designs for all the PCBs, I'm starting with a new Wii, and redesigning everything from the bottom up. I'm taking the inspiration from the previous idea and merging it with the "no compromise" ideals from my first portable to create the true successor to my first portable. I started the redesign last month, and I have a lot to share. But I'm going to roll it out once I'm confident in my design instead of jumping the gun. Just know that this year I will finish an entry and I hope you all are looking forward to it!
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    Relocated the NAND today, using @Aurelio 's flex board. Even with the flex board it's still no easy feat, but much better than wiring both sides by hand. Here are some pics before I trim. I also took 3 hours of video consisting of the disassembly, u10 relocation, ldo removal, and NAND relocation that I will make into a time lapse later, so look forward to that!
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    Went ahead and trimmed the Wii today. I use a slightly modified LMAO trim to retain some screwposts and things like the input pads to the preamp and the USB vias. Here's some pics of the trim if anyone else wants to try it.

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    Success! (Not pictured: 1 hour of debugging a short on the 3.3v line)
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