The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!!!!!

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The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!!!!!

Post by Tchay » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:29 pm

THE CCUBE

UPDATED WITH BUILD LOG





okay, pics.


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oh shux it doesnt close all the way. eh well its better air flow :P
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Started it Nov 2009 as a 2 week project, and well, um, took a little longer than I thought. :P Its far from perfect, but its finally at a point where I can feel honest about calling it done. The unit runs smoothly, I've managed to keep loading times where they should be, and heating isn't too much of an issue (I will be adding a bigger fan just to be safe, it won't change thickness or anything).

Its a semi-portable gamecube requiring only a gamecube power cord to run. Case feels great, no paint rub-off issues (theres TONS of coats, and they have been dry for like 6 months).

Specs....
- Stock Nintendo Gamecube
- 3.5" LCD Screen (that one from ebay)
- bigger version Madcatz controller
- Rev A/B motherboard slimmed down a good amount
- ipod speakers and amp
- 3 micro fans (I will be adding a bigger fan to allow for better airflow)
- relocated memory card slot A
- headphone jack with detection
- a useless battery charging jack that goes no where
- power jack
- 4 screws


FUN FACTS - YAY

- took 15 months to finish
- Beta said the case looked uneven. So I dremeled into half the case and re cemented and painted it up again - all in 5 hours
- CCube originally stood for "Crap Cube" - go on my youtube page, find the old videos, and you'll see why
- I have gotten THIS close to throwing the Ccube out my apartment window several times (Im on the 4th floor too)
- The motherboard inside of the working Ccube is the 22nd motherboard I have tried using - All others, I had destroyed


SPECIAL THANKS

Kasar - for making the best GCP guide this world has ever seen. And for helping me back when I didn't even know which end of the soldering iron to use.

Hailrazer
- for providing an amazing case making method that works flawlessly (well, unless you let the case get scuffed for 8 months :P )

Zenloc - for being sexy. And for making some great mobo cutting discoveries. And for being sexy.

Jidan - he gave me a motherboard. I broke it shortly after. BUT it helped me 2 motherboards later when I finally got it all together.

SS - comic relief

Beta - #1 schoolgirl fan

Palmertech - nothing <3

BUILD LOG!!!!!!!!!!
these pics were taken a LONG time ago...

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ugh beta
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Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!!!!!

Post by Black Six » Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:15 am

I'm impressed with how small you made it. It would have been even more impressive had you crammed some batteries in there though. ;)

The case looks nice and shiny, except for those gaps, but that's a minor thing I think.

Good work!
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Post by Life of Brian » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:37 am

Awesome design overall. I love the layout. Any difficulty reading text on the screen?
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Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!!!!!

Post by Tchay » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:52 pm

Life of Brian wrote:Awesome design overall. I love the layout. Any difficulty reading text on the screen?
thx guys! Text isn't too hard to read. I guess the boot menu of the gamecube was the only time I noticed it being an issue. Game play has been fine though.
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Post by Metallica Man X » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:42 am

Great work! Aside from being a little thicker than the case halves, it looks marvelous! I wouldn't mind having me one of those 8)
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Post by mako321 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:46 am

METROIDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

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Post by Life of Brian » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:26 pm

I really am digging this. The proportions are just perfect.
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Post by Tchay » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:34 am

thx LOB :)

BUILDLOG ADDED - SEE BOTTOM OF FIRST POST
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Post by MrAfterFx » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:04 am

Just an amazing portabe! Great job Tchay!
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Post by Diminuendo » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:44 pm

weight and size?

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Post by Snow_Cat » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:41 pm

^ ^ ^^ Looks nice. Even though the screenshots of the videoplayer are silly.

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