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 Post subject: HandyDuo - lovablechevy's first portable - finished!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:33 pm 
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*edit for those who aren't aware. i did not work on this constantly for the 2+ years. it sat in storage for well over 1 year of that time. probably closer to 1.5 years. the remainder of it i worked on and off on it. all in all, this probably took me a max of 6 months to do. and that was only due to coming across many issues, like not measuring properly.

ok, guys. it's finally done. :)

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system - retroduo (both nes & snes sides)
batteries - 2 3.7v li-ion 4250 mAh (i've not had time to test battery life yet)
case - frankencased zn-40 & retroduo housing
screen - psone screen modded with 6 leds
controller - cut up retroduo controller
random tidbits - snes led changed from red to pink; case has custom made decals; uses a switching regulator to get the 5v more effectively for system; both cart slots are parallel with the case

i'm not sure how to have videos show here, so you're just gonna get links.

detailed description
quick description
showing both sides working
first level of starfox

if you are interested, here is the build thread and the link to all the pics i took.

and yes, i do know that the green nes led has stopped working. i didn't realize till just a bit ago. i believe it's fixed now.

a few measurements of the system:

weight of system - 2 lbs 2.4 ounces
weight of system with both games - 2 lbs 9.6 ounces
thickness - 2 5/8"
height with just nes game - 5 7/8"
height with the snes game - 7"

yes, it is a bit large and a bit hefty. but, it's mine and it's done and it looks nice. :) :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: HandyDuo - lovablechevy's first portable - finished!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:35 pm 
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Don't know if you remember, but I told you a while ago that I would get the first post when this was finished. ;).

Congrats. It looks beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: HandyDuo - lovablechevy's first portable - finished!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:46 pm 
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It looks awesome Chevy!
How did you put on labels and such?

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 Post subject: Re: HandyDuo - lovablechevy's first portable - finished!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:43 pm 
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You did a great job! I can't wait to get to a computer to see this thing in action!

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AWESOME.

sorry my post is lame, but i lack the words to explain how i feel about this portable. i believe the term is lost in translation.

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 Post subject: Re: HandyDuo - lovablechevy's first portable - finished!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:33 pm 
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for sale? if so how much

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Haha! I knew you'd finish a portable before me! Awesome work!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:00 pm 
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thanks guys! it feels great to finally have it done.

for sale? def not. you wouldn't be able to afford it anyway. i put several 100s of hours of work into this thing.

the labels are decals printed on special decal paper you can buy. i have both clear and white. these were printed on clear.

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thats sweet. good job. :) :D :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: HandyDuo - lovablechevy's first portable - finished!
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Very cool! Professional-looking build with the decals.

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Amazing job! This stands alone amongst portables

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 Post subject: Re: HandyDuo - lovablechevy's first portable - finished!
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does it have an fc twin or original nes and snes?

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All hail the almighty bondo queen.

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thanks guys! i've already started working on the next project! :mrgreen:

for those wondering: i bought decal paper from this site. it comes with instructions on how to apply it. basically, i bought the ink jet waterslide paper in clear & white (depending on what i'm applying it to). i make the decals (i originally used gimp, photoshop works great, paint not so much...) and print them off. after the ink is good and dry, you use krylon clear coat 3-4 times. after that is good and dry, you cut the decals out, and put in clean cool water for 45-60 seconds. then, the decal will slide off it's backing, and you place it where you desire. after you have them placed, and they have dried well, you are supposed to do 3-4 coats of krylon clear coat to make sure you don't accidentally scratch it off.

they can be a little tricky to work with, but once you get the hang of it, it goes really fast.

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does it have an fc twin or original nes and snes?


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did you even read any of the post...? or watch the videos...? it's neither. it's a retroduo as stated in the first post, my build thread, in my photobucket album i linked to, and stated in the first video... :wtf:

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This is amazing. Simple as that.


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