WiiBoy Advance

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  1. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

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    This is the first complete unit for the advance case series I am working on. I have a bunch of those GBA carrying cases and the inside piece makes a nice small portable case. I went with yellow because it looks nice and a good change from the normal black/white. I will make a proper video showcasing this one once I complete the next one in the series because they are complimentary :) This was a pretty smooth build, I started it about a week ago.

    Features:
    -OMGWTF RVK-01 Wii
    -4" 4:3 screen
    -GameCube controller
    -3DS sliders
    -Double-tact shoulder buttons using GC start buttons
    -Switching Headphone jack and speakers
    -7.4v 3400mah lithium-ion batteries
    -1v and 1.15v line shorted using a PTR08100
    -SD loading
    -Bluetooth
    -Dedicated Reset and Sync tacts

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  2. Noah The Manager Staff Member . . .

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    The amount of space left over on the inside makes me very excited for the future of the Wii!

    Great work as always!
     
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  3. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

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    Thanks! I could easily fit 4 cells in there but I made this mostly because I had a lot of parts I have been hoarding and built this on a low budget. I might add two more cells in one day :)
     
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  4. cheese the tallest memer in town Staff Member . . .

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    Nice fan :P
     
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    nice work....how much battery time do you get on 2 cells?
     
  6. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

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    I timed 1 hour and 40 minutes on the Wiiboy under the condition of Stock 99 Melee. Not quite ideal, but acceptable considering there is only two cells. It also depends on what you are playing. My sister said she has played Pokemon on the GB emulator for far longer than 2 hours on her Wii portable. Remember back in the GC days when we would barely get 2 hours with 4 cells?
     
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  7. Shank Certified Wiitard Staff Member . .

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    Great job!

    Under 2 hours of battery life with 2 panasonics and a 65nm board doesn't sound right. You may want to look into that. Two panasonics should give you 25wh, so if your cells are good then your portable is using an estimated 15 watts. The Wii in nintendon't uses ~5.5 watts... so something isn't right. If there is an issue, here are some probable causes:
    -Screen / other component slurps up a lot of power
    -Bad Cells
    -Not fully charged cells prior to testing
    -Some form of short or malfunction.
     
  8. cheese the tallest memer in town Staff Member . . .

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    Hey, uh, that's not actually unreasonable at all, as a matter of fact, its quite good for what he's got there. Lets go through it:

    Gonna round your wii wattage to 6 to make it easy, to remove any potential error, and account for power usage spikes. Now remember, PTH/PTR regs are NOT 100% efficient, more like 70% - 80% at best. That already brings wattage for the wii up to nearly 9 watts.

    That leaves 6 watts for screen, flash drive/sd, gamecube controller, fan, and an amp. Lets start with the amp. Amps take a lot of power, they have to drive speakers after all. That will take about 3-5 watts on medium volume (what most people would play with, audible, but not blaring). That leaves literally 1-3 watts for SD, a fan, controller, and screen (realistically would be closer to 1 watt). The stock wii fan takes half a watt alone, so that leaves only 2.5 watts at best, but more realistically, around 0.5 watts would be left for screen, controller, and SD.

    Nearly 2 hrs is actually REALLY good.
     
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  9. Shank Certified Wiitard Staff Member . .

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    I talked with Cheese, we did some math, and he is correct.

    Regardless, great portable Gman!
     
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    what screen did you use, and please provide link to buy it
     
  11. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

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    It's a 4" Dalian Good display screen. I can't seem to find the link for a 4" VGA screen, they are a little tricky to find online. If you are looking to acquire one, PM and I can sell you one of mine.
     
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    Looks sweet man...

    For sale???
     
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    he said that he's not selling it on his youtube channel
     
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  14. Noah The Manager Staff Member . . .

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    @Gman if you need this unlocked for any reason let one of us know!
     
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