HandyDuo - lovablechevy's first portable - finished!

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Re: HandyDuo - lovablechevy's first portable - finished!

Post by lovablechevy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:19 am

a few measurements of the system (added to initial post):

weight of system - 2 lbs 2.4 ounces
weight of system with both games - 2 lbs 9.6 ounces
thickness - 2 5/8"
height with just nes game - 5 7/8"
height with the snes game - 7"

yes, it is a bit large and a bit hefty. but, it's mine and it's done and it looks nice. :) :mrgreen:
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Post by thomasbradley » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:00 pm

Nice :D

Love how it's both the SNES and the NES
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Post by Metallica Man X » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:11 pm

Absolutley wonderful!

Those decals really add a nice touch to the design!

I'll have to save that decal link....those might be handy for my forthcoming creation 8)
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Post by lovablechevy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:28 pm

woo hoo! it got picked up by a website! *beams*

neverknowtech
hackaday
reddit
engadget
ubergizmo
techblips
thatsbadass
p2ptalk
destructoid
cybertheater
examiner
technabob
the list goes on...

not to mention all the people retweeting links. ha! ok, i'm a little excited. :)
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Post by Life of Brian » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:52 pm

That was a very nice article they wrote on Hackaday - you deserve it, too. Fantastic portable! I'm so glad to see it finished - despite its many attempts at suicide, you brought it to LIFE! :D

I'm going to go play with some decals now to make my stuff look as good as yours... :P
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Post by thomasbradley » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:55 pm

lovablechevy wrote:woo hoo! it got picked up by a website! *beams*

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Post by peedekk » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:38 pm

Looks beautiful, nice work! :)
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Post by gumbyx84 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:58 am

Congrads on finishing your project!!

Looks amazing. Makes me wish I had the time and tools to do something like this. Also the talent.........

Anyway, happy to see news of your portable is getting picked up by many of the major sites (found out on Engadget since I haven't been to the forum in a while). Now take some time off and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Then hurry up and come back and start work on something even more amazing. I'm thinking a Gensis/NES/SNES portable using the RetroN 3.... ;)

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Post by lovablechevy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:01 am

gumbyx84 wrote:Congrads on finishing your project!!

Looks amazing. Makes me wish I had the time and tools to do something like this. Also the talent.........

Anyway, happy to see news of your portable is getting picked up by many of the major sites (found out on Engadget since I haven't been to the forum in a while). Now take some time off and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Then hurry up and come back and start work on something even more amazing. I'm thinking a Gensis/NES/SNES portable using the RetroN 3.... ;)
no time to rest for this girl! i have too many projects to accomplish. the day after i got the duo done, i moved on to the next thing. what it is, i guess you'll just have to wait and see. :D
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Post by limpport » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:25 pm

Congrats on finishing and getting featured in so many places! I'm really really glad you recovered from your earlier setback!

Pro tip, don't read the comments on the websites, they'll actually suck away your IQ.


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Post by AdumUp » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:45 pm

"well, y dont u just put itall on a sd card itll all fit and u can add n64 games 2!"
"lol nintendo is dum, i can emulate ps1 on my fone!"
:wtf: Herp derp derp... *drools*
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Post by lovablechevy » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:50 am

ok, i think i've discovered the thing that is bringing the biggest smile to my face:

the fact that i have friends on facebook, who had no clue i even did this till i posted a link to this news thread, finding it on sites and linking me. it's cool to see they are finding me places that they go normally. lol!

"Hudstina Shires Hudson wanted to let you know how impressed he was that you made Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/03/modd ... quest-for/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;"

"Seth Ristow You made Destructoid too! http://www.destructoid.com/portable-nes ... 0553.phtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;"

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