after about 3 months work, spread out over about 3 years... this is finally done! woot!
the handy gear is the ultimate game gear. 5" screen, internal rechargeable batteries, recased, master gear converter hard wired on, many things removed to make the game gear able to run off 7.4v (and also save tremendously on battery life). i wanted it to look as much like an actual game gear as possible. placement of everything is based off of the game gear itself. anyway, enough chattering, on to some videos and pics!
youtube videos:detailed descriptionquick descriptionlevel 1 of sonic
system - game gear
batteries - 2 3.7v li-ion 5700 mAh (6 hours - video gets wobbly at 5.5 hours - power led flashes and the video colors invert a few mins before batteries die)
case - frankencased zn-40, game gear case, and master gear converter housing
screen - psone screen modded with 6 leds
controller - original game gear buttons and pads, random controller cut up for the board
random tidbits - power led changed from red to pink; case has custom made decals/sticker; has a master gear converter hard wired on to allow for sms playability
if you are interested, here is the partial build thread
(that i was making during the contest here back in the day) and the link to all the pics i took
a few measurements of the system:
weight of system (by itself/with gg game/with sms game) - 2 lbs 1.7 oz/2 lbs 2.8 oz/2 lbs 3.8 oz
thickness - 2 5/8"
height - 5 1/4"
height with sms game - 6 3/4"
length - 9 1/8"
compared to a game gear:
weight of system (by itself/with gg game/with sms game) - 13.4 oz/14.4 oz/ 1 lb 4.1 oz
weight of system with 6 aas (by itself/with gg game/with sms game) - 1 lb 2.3 oz/1 lb 3.3 oz/1 lb 9 oz
thickness - 1 1/2"
thickness with master gear converter - 2 5/8"
height - 4 3/8"
height with sms game - 5 1/16"
length - 8 1/4"
it is just a bit larger than the game gear itself. considering it has a 5" screen, internal batteries, and the master gear converter hard wired on, that’s pretty fricken awesome! not to mention it looks fricken awesome! tee hee!
a huge huge HUGE thanks to tibia for all the help and support she gave me in this project. she provided the high def scan of the game gear front (so i could make the sticker), helped me figure out what all i could rip off the game gear (to save on battery life and make it run on 7.4v instead of 9v), and made the bar on the decal above the 1 and 2 (i really suck at stuff like that).
and what a great way to celebrate my 1000th post, eh? tee hee!
can i now has my portabalizer title...?