We here at BitBuilt have just completed our very first building competition! With 18 forum members participating, we had a diverse range of projects and designs (even if the top three were Wii projects). The three winners are as follows (drum roll please):
Aurelio’s Portable Piizza is the Piizza free delivery.
Aurelio’s Piiza is the Piizza very ta-as-ty.
Aurelio’s Piiza is the Piizza absolutivaly.
[AirConditioner] (a.k.a Fluxedo) has built a gorgeous GameCube Portable, dubbed Dolphin Boy 2.0; with a fully-custom designed 3D printed case, external controller ports, and a WASP Fusion, you can store tons of games and play with your friends too!
What’s more, this portable boasts approximately 5 hours of battery life and circuitry for both charging the batteries and playing from wall power.
Even through several iterations, the Atari Flashback 2 is still the favorite among console modders, collectors, and Atari enthusiasts. While we have seen our fair share of hacks, cartridge port mods, and of course, portables, none push the envelope quite like this. After 8 years of off and on planning, lovablechevy combined all her acquired data, knowledge, and skills to create the Pocket Atari, a complete portable inside an Atari 2600 cartridge.
Generations of portablizers have looked at the Wii and thought it to be impossible to trim down. Today that all changes. Introducing the Definitive Wii Trimming Guide! With this guide in hand, it is now possible to slim the Wii’s motherboard down to nearly the size of a business card.
Advances are being quickly made with the Wii, and while console modders across the forums haven’t gotten the board down to it’s smallest yet, Gman has proven that bigger can definitely be better.
Modder Downing is back at it again. This time, he has a single game Nintendo 64 Portable themed to fit the game it’s wired to play; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
The last project of Downing’s we saw was beautifully machined and even had CNC’d PCBs inside for the controller. This unit is no different and even takes things a step further. Downing 3D printed several ornamental pieces that were put onto the case such as the Ocarinas and heart-shaped control buttons for the screen. He even printed out a nice Hylian crest and had it backlit.
We have seen a multitude of Nintendo 64 portables over the years and while some of them have been exquisite, most of them don’t come even close to modder Downing’s latest unit.
3D printing is all the rage in today’s quickly advancing world. Modder Protobug is here today to show us just how smoothly new and old can go together.
In today’s day and age with all of the emulation software that is available to us, some would ask why such extensive hardware mods still exist. Mainstream emulation has become more portable with the increase in processing power we see in today’s laptops. Besides, why would you want to carry around optical discs with you when your entire game library could be stored on your hard drive?