Wii motherboard measurements

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Wii motherboard measurements

Post by palmertech » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:30 pm

Does anybody have some measurements for the wii motherboard/disc drive?

Thanks you very much in advance.


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Re: Wii motherboard measurements

Post by eagle5953 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:38 am

I tried finding the dimensions online myself, but to no avail.

If it helps, the pictures of the Wii motherboard almost entirely fill the case:

One other thing I've used in the past: use known dimensions to figure out unknown dimensions. For example, if the Wii case is 800 pixels tall and the motherboard is 700, you know that the motherboard is 7/8ths the height of the Wii. Say the Wii is 6 inches (I dunno what it actually is), you can figure the mobo is just about 5.25 inches. Same thing would work for the disk drive.

It's not exact, but it can give you a pretty darn good guesstimate.

Additionally, looking at Ben's Wii laptop project, he stated that he was in a time crunch. As such, I don't think he tried cutting the board down at all. It's not that big to start with, however, so I don't know that it would be worth the effort.

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Re: Wii motherboard measurements

Post by bgnome » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:37 pm

have you tried ben's wii laptop write-up? as i recall, he had some fairly precise measurements for the mockup.

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