N64 Advance

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N64 Advance

Post by Falco » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:26 pm

My first portable project. I've been working on this for a year, on and off, probably just short of a month of solid work as a tentative estimate.

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I also used the rubber screwhole covers above the screen, but forgot to put them in until I made the video.

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5100 mAH Li-Poly Battery pack - Almost 3.5 hours of life
Unmodded 5" PSone screen
DS Lite speakers
RAM expansion
Headphone/AV out ports (with screen kill switch for TV use)
Full N64 controls (even though I broke the Dpad down connection)
External controller port with switch: internal and external as P1/P2, or external as P1

The host case was a GBA carrying case. Donor controllers include 3rd party Yobo N64, 1st party N64, 1st party GCN, 1st party PS1. I used a two part epoxy-like plastic bonder for case construction, it works wonderfully and is easy to use. The case didn't turn out as smooth as I would have liked in some parts, but I got kind of impatient near the end.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfwA4dioB4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I learned a lot from this project and from reading about all the other projects on this site. It's been real fun. :D

R.I.P. My first two N64s and PSOne screen.

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Re: N64 Advance

Post by Muniosi » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:36 pm

Very nice. Didn't have time to watch the video, but I like it. Does it have a spot for a rumble pack(forgot what that connector was called)?

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Re: N64 Advance

Post by Falco » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:58 pm

No, there's no connection for a controller pak, no room. I was going to add a built in rumble, but had to trim the controller board too much in the end to even wire to it.

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Re: N64 Advance

Post by blaze3927 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:43 pm

Very Very nice work, great to see when long hard work pays off :D
love the originality of the case design aswell.
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Re: N64 Advance

Post by gamer255 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:44 pm

very nice job.
I love it :D

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Re: N64 Advance

Post by Tchay » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:18 am

wow great case work! I've been working on my ccube for that exact same amount of time (with about a months worth of actual work).

ganna watch the video now 8)
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Re: N64 Advance

Post by Pkmnjunky7 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:23 pm

Awesome. I love me some purple portables. You did a great job. I've always seen those carrying cases and hoped someone would do something like this. It turned out great!
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Re: N64 Advance

Post by Life of Brian » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:45 pm

Great job! Well done video, too.
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Re: N64 Advance

Post by Falco » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:02 pm

Thanks a lot guys. :D Creeping around these forums helped a lot when I got stuck. I'm just glad to finally be finished.

One of my friends gave me that case partly as a joke, but I wanted so bad to use it since I'd never seen one of them before, even though it ended up being a tight fit for the amount of trimming I did (which was barely any).

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Re: N64 Advance

Post by Chezwik » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:59 pm

Looks absolutely great
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Re: N64 Advance

Post by metrolf » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:31 pm

That is really impressive! I've actually been thinking about that kind of gba design-idea for a n64p myself, glad to se it done the pro way;)
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Re: N64 Advance

Post by eagle5953 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:39 pm

Looks great! Good job.

And you're at precisely 64 posts now, too.

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Re: N64 Advance

Post by jleemero » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:21 pm

Hackaday loves it.

Most know I'm a critical poop egress when it comes to portables, especially N64 portables.
And while there's plenty I'd love to pick on, I'll try and be nice and say THANK YOU FOR GIVING IT ALL THE DAMN BUTTONS.
That's my biggest N64p peeve is when people leave out the D-Pad and L.

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Re: N64 Advance

Post by lucidPerspective » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:38 am

Hey, nice looking portable! know where I might pick myself up one of those plastic GBA carry cases? or know what the actual name of it would be?
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Re: N64 Advance

Post by blaze3927 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:48 pm

lucidPerspective wrote:Hey, nice looking portable! know where I might pick myself up one of those plastic GBA carry cases? or know what the actual name of it would be?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Nintendo-GAME-BOY-A ... 0438626522" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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