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Hailrazer's N64Boy Advance --- Video Added

Post by hailrazer » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:18 pm

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I finished my latest N64 portable.

I've been wanting to do this for a while. I'm kinda tired of all the epoxying , sanding, bondo-ing, painting, etc. So a while back I bought a GBA carry case.

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But real life got in the way. Anywhoo a few weeks ago while cleaning, I found it and decide to give it a go.

Here's the specs :

Case -- Gba carry case
Screen -- 4.3" Ebay screen with brightness controls
Batteries -- 5600mAh Li-Ions
Buttons -- 6mm X 6mm tacts with colored caps
Joystick -- Gamecube
Expansion Pak included
N64 board cut down to fit
Battery life -- 5-6 hours
Custom laminated screen surround with N64 logo

Well here's the pics :

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-----Genimini---------Darth64---------Dreamtrooper--------Ncube---------Kamikazi64---N64Boy Advance

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Re: Hailrazer's N64Boy Advance

Post by hailrazer » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:18 pm

Here is a bit of a work log for you.

I wanted to do buttons that were like Bacs. Simple and permanent.
So I used plexiglass. Cut to size. Super glued tact switch to it. Then I super glued spacers between the plexiglass pieces. Then the button assembly was Plexi Welded to the case. The L and R tact switches were put in the thick plastic that makes up the "bumper" around the case.

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The Z buttons were a bit harder. I first mounted them to a piece of plexiglass. Then I used a heat gun and bent the plexiglass into a Z shape. Then I Plexi Welded them to the case.

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-----Genimini---------Darth64---------Dreamtrooper--------Ncube---------Kamikazi64---N64Boy Advance

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Re: Hailrazer's N64Boy Advance

Post by hailrazer » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:18 pm

Speakers were taken from a speaker for an ipod. Holes were cut using perf board taped to the case and then all 36 holes drilled.

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Here's a pic of the cut down N64 board. I used oversize heatsinks from a Cpu cooler/combo pak off Ebay for the Cpu. Ram heatsinks for the ram :

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-----Genimini---------Darth64---------Dreamtrooper--------Ncube---------Kamikazi64---N64Boy Advance

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Re: Hailrazer's N64Boy Advance

Post by hailrazer » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:18 pm

And though I usually don't show it, here is a pic of the insides.

I'm quite proud of the fact that the only hot glue that was used was to hold the batteries in and on a few of the wires to hold them to boards/case.

All the rest is either epoxied, super glued, or Platic Welded in.

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Re: Hailrazer's N64Boy Advance

Post by vskid » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:43 pm

That is probably one of the best cases I have ever seen. How is it to hold?

Amazing job, as always. Do you have a warm place in your heart for the N64?
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Re: Hailrazer's N64Boy Advance

Post by hailrazer » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:45 pm

vskid wrote:That is probably one of the best cases I have ever seen. How is it to hold?

Amazing job, as always. Do you have a warm place in your heart for the N64?
It is actually the most comfortable portable I have ever built.

And yes for some reason I love the N64. Strange feelings ...... maybe I need to see a Psychiatrist ? :lol:
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Re: Hailrazer's N64Boy Advance

Post by Basement_Modder » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:05 pm

Sick. Better than the other guy who used this case last week, lol.
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Post by Pkmnjunky7 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:45 pm

I am speechless.
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Post by hellfire » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:23 am

beautiful
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Post by sevin0seven » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:29 am

AAAWWEESSSOMMME! 8)

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Re: Hailrazer's N64Boy Advance

Post by humakabula1 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:21 am

amazing!
so those 4.3" screens look good? they dont stretch the image?
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Re: Hailrazer's N64Boy Advance

Post by hailrazer » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:33 am

humakabula1 wrote:amazing!
so those 4.3" screens look good? they dont stretch the image?
If they do it is not noticeable to me.
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Re: Hailrazer's N64Boy Advance

Post by Life of Brian » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:12 am

Such a clean build! I've been kicking around ideas for my next couple of portables, and the original N64 buttons and joystick are a lopsided bulky mess. I was leaning toward using tacts with caps, but now you've convinced me. Maybe I'll put some durable decals on the buttons or something. It's funny that you posted this because I literally just put down my Mouser catalog that came in the mail and I was looking at tact switch caps. I open up the benheck forums and here's your portable!

Pretty savvy use of plexiglass, bending it like that to mount your buttons. I know you don't usually post inside pics, so thank you for that. We can all learn from this awesomeness! I totally understand about getting tired of sanding - have you noticed that after my last ZN-40 portable, I haven't used epoxy putty even once? You can make awesome cases with stuff like that, but man it takes its toll on you.

Also, those are some beefy batteries! 5 to 6 hours of playtime 8)
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Hailrazer's N64Boy Advance

Post by hackmodford » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:49 am

I really like it!

I also am impressed with the way you did the buttons. I'm still slightly unclear what you did but it looks like a great idea...

Awesome job!


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Re: Hailrazer's N64Boy Advance

Post by markus » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:54 pm

Amazing work! :D
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