oh, a country mate!
thanks for your comments.
glad to see more people from here hehe ^^
well, I admit I am a little out from console modding and those forums atm.
yes, I used laminated wood for my portable.
"contrachapado" is the type I used : )
my portable uses a laptop battery.http://www.laptopbatterymart.com/laptop ... series.htm
the 6600 mAh version from an acer 240m laptop.
yeah, picking a wiikey will save you a lot of space ,however, like you said, a lot of soldering is required ^^
well, there are a lot of soldering guides, I am not a soldering master, but some advices like those really helped me out to make things working:
allways keep the soldering-iron head sharp-edged (afilado)
also the head allways must be clean (plated color, free from dirt), I usually keep a wet sponge near the soldering iron and use it to clean dirt while I am soldering.
mmm, the easiest way ....
the way this guide ask should be fine ^_^
I would start repositionating the power suply and leave the video connector like you said for testing on tv.
remove the video conector is one of the last things you should do since testing , testing and more testing after each step is the word for those kind of projects