Coudn't wait - Here's my newest portable

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Coudn't wait - Here's my newest portable

Post by scherubino » Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:51 pm

Here's my newest NES portable. I call it the cherrybomb. I use Ben's graphics but just made it circular and used a noac. Not done yet, but had to show off what I've done so far.

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Post by Metroid fan » Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:52 pm

I'm sorry but that thing is SEXY!!11!! I LOVE IT!!!
It's a circle...... HAWT!

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Post by scherubino » Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:56 pm

thanks! I still need to put the back on. That'll add another 3/4 inch to the unit depth, but i can live with that. I'm putting it on ebay when i'm done. I like building them more than playing them.

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Post by anubis » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:31 pm

that is rad. i would like to see more pictures when you are finished.
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Post by Fanboy » Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:07 am

Despit the fact that that is one of the hawtest NESps I have ever seen, you really shouldn't have posted this in 2 places...
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Post by scherubino » Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:19 am

sorry. I couldn't help myself. Won't happen again.

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Post by Fanboy » Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:26 am

Hey, I'm not a mod, so don't get freaked out... It's just a tip :wink: ...
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Post by Weebl » Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:33 am

Did you by any chance make the other Cherrybomb we saw go on ebay awhile back? Nice job if it was.

As for this portable, I really like it. I'm not sure if anyone's ever attempted a circular design before. Looks great.
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Post by Gamelver » Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:52 am

ooooh...nice :).

now you can roll you NESp over to your friends if they want to play!

that is...is you let them play it ;)...
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Post by demonofaj » Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:31 pm

That is a very nice job. Nice polish and playability...you've outdone your self. How DID you make the case?
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Post by gamefreak11 » Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:53 pm

Awesome! Does it work at the moment? Or do you still need to do more work? How much did it cost you to make it?

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Post by HK-47 » Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:07 pm

Awesome. :) Nice to see the book is helping people make their own cool "custom" portables.

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Post by scherubino » Sat Feb 11, 2006 3:23 pm

Yes, I made the other "Cherrybomb" that was on Ebay a few weeks ago. I've had this one in the works now for a while, so I'm trying to finally finish it up.

To answer a couple questions: First off it wasn't very cheap to build this baby. I used a Yobo NOAC, but spent $50 for it. I see them on Ebay now for about $15-$25. (By the way, if anyone knows where I can get a bunch of those cheap, please let me know.) The screen is a Verge (Circuit City's brand) 5" screen for an XBOX. The screen is essentially a PSOne screen with only a few differences. I spent about $35 for that, but I can't find any more at Circuit City. Then I need to spend for the battery and case parts. Probably cost me about $100 or so for everything.

The case is based of of Ben's portable NES in the book. It is just engraving plastic and aluminum sides. I used a RotoZip to cut the circle top and Xacto knife to cut out the holes for the buttons and screen.

The unit isn't finished yet. What you see in the photos is only the front. I need to add another 3/4" deep circular piece in the back for the cartridge and battery but that shouldn't change the appearance all that much.

I appreciate all the compliments. I'd like to make more of these, except it takes so long! I'm trying to streamline the process though. More pictures will be forthcoming as I finish the unit.

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Post by Sparkfist » Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:05 am

That case could blowup a toilet if it gets to close. That is a damn fine, damn fine case. I'm very anxious to see it when your done, keep us informed.
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Post by littlemal » Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:36 pm

:shock: Dang dude that is tight!! 8)

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