Quetzalcoatlus's 3rd NESp

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Quetzalcoatlus's 3rd NESp

Post by Quetzalcoatlus » Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:04 am

This was intended to be my contest entry, but I didn't have any time to work on it during the last few days of the contest or almost two weeks after. It's extremely small at 4.75" by 2.5" by 1.25", and can fit in a pocket. There wasn't any room for a speaker, though, so audio is only through a headphone jack and AV output jack on the bottom of it. It has an LED modded 2.5" screen (which is kind of dark, I think I made the resistance going to the LED's too high), tact switch controls (kind of stiff, but there wasn't room for rubber buttons), a switch for switching between built-in and cartridge games, and runs on four AAA's (not sure for how long, it's only been finished for about and hour).
Front (potentiometers at the top are for color and brightness, there is no volume control):
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Top (sorry about the blurriness, you can kind of see the battery doors and the two switches for power and built-in/cartridge games):
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Back (I actually used screws this time instead of tape or glue):
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Bottom (the left jack is for AV output, the right one is for headphones):
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Running SMB3:
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Running built-in games list (with a cartridge next to it for size comparison. It's less than half the height of the cartridge.)
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The weird ridge you see on the sides toward the back is a piece of 1/8" balsa wood I had to add because, just like in my original NESp, the case was not quite thick enough. I guess I didn't take the thickness of the wires into account. The rest of the case is high-impact polystyrene.

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Re: Quetzalcoatlus's 3rd NESp

Post by hackmodford » Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:23 am

Nice small and ultra compact 8)

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Re: Quetzalcoatlus's 3rd NESp

Post by snowpenguin » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:26 pm

The problem with tiny portablkes is the sie of the media they're intended to run. To make it worse, on Nintendo cartridges there is extra space inside! Maybe somebody will do for NES what Palmer did for N64, the PalPak.

Nice job!
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Re: Quetzalcoatlus's 3rd NESp

Post by argelfraster » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:03 pm

Awesome portable!
And what is the Palpak?

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Re: Quetzalcoatlus's 3rd NESp

Post by snowpenguin » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:36 pm

It can be found in the N64 section at ModRetro by PalmerTech. I'll go grab a link.

It's not really done yet, just designed, I believe.

EDIT: HERE it is.
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Re: Quetzalcoatlus's 3rd NESp

Post by schmellyfart » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:59 pm

Great Job! Did you paint the nes buttons?

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Post by argelfraster » Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:12 pm

Most likely.

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Re: Quetzalcoatlus's 3rd NESp

Post by Quetzalcoatlus » Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:25 pm

schmellyfart wrote:Great Job! Did you paint the nes buttons?
I was going to do that, but then I found a 3rd party NES controller with black turbo buttons and took those instead. That way, paint won't chip off of them.

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Re: Quetzalcoatlus's 3rd NESp

Post by Basement_Modder » Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:31 pm

Looks good, but c'mon? No speaker?

I kid. But they make speakers that are really small and loud. Have you ever seen an iPod touch internal speaker? Damn. :shock:
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Re: Quetzalcoatlus's 3rd NESp

Post by Nintendott » Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:43 pm

WOW!
5 of 5 !
Game Cube Rules!

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