Finished NES portable

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Quetzalcoatlus
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Finished NES portable

Post by Quetzalcoatlus » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:01 pm

I originally finished this portable in the middle of June, but the screen broke and I had to wait a few weeks to get a new one. It ended up being about 3/8" thicker than I intended and the paint job isn't great (it has bubbles in it), but it works well and is fairly small. It uses a Super Joy 3 and an Intec screen pad. I wired a 72 pin cartridge slot to it (made of two floppy drive connectors) so I wouldn't have to buy an adapter and so it would be smaller.

Front:
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Back, with battery compartment open (strings are to take batteries out):
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Left side (the trapezoid thing is where the second player controller port was, but it stopped working and I figured I didn't need it so I removed it, under that are the A/V plug and DC input jack):
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Top (from left to right: screen power switch, volume knob, brightness knob, color knob):
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Right side (top switch is for switching between built in games and cartridges, bottom switch is the NES-on-a-chip power switch):
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Innards (this was before I removed the player 2 port):
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Innards again:
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I haven't really timed it to see, but I think the battery life is more than 3 hours. It could have been better if I LED modded the screen, but I wanted to keep this simple (plus, I didn't want to break another screen after breaking that plastic cable thing on the other screen that goes from the control board to the actual screen). Anyways, it works pretty well and I'm happy with it :) .

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Post by Neildo_64 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:05 pm

Looks nice. It could use a little work on the back where it connects and some little fixes here and there, but overall it looks great.
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Post by grossaffe » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:05 pm

looks nice and clean

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Post by ShockSlayer » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:24 pm

So....many....nes....portables....at....once.....

CANT TAKE IT!

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!

Nice.

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Post by Joes2Silly » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:26 pm

Cool beans man. Yet another NESp :wink:
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Post by Life of Brian » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:14 pm

That's great! Your design for the case is very nice.
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