I decided to improve upon my original N64 portable, and the 'Nintendo Sixtyfree Lite' was born!
During the planning stages, I was adamant that this portable would be as small as possible and also be complete. Complete meaning inclusion of the D-pad, L button, Expansion pak and mem card slot.
Unfortunatly It does not contain the expansion pak.
The N64 mainboard had to be trimmed significantly to fit the width of the case, and so I planned on having the expansion pak laying flat under the c buttons. This location moved the RAM too far away from the BUS and It failed to boot. I tried 3 times to relocate the pak, but It seems the wires must be <about 2cm for the machine to boot.
By keeping the wires as short as possible was the only succesful way I could hard wire the exp RAM, but as u can see from the pic, It sticks up too far to fit in the case. So I had to settle for a hardwired jumper pak instead. Oh well!
Of course there is no internal battery, but it runs of any external 7.2v source. I've been playing it with a RC car pak.
For those of you that haven't seen the first Sixtyfree, here are some comparason shots:
Build time was on and off around 2 months.