Some more news... Didn't get those new wireless things yet, but they should be here very soon. Shipping was only $8, so they must be in the US or Canada.
The name of this thread will be changing! I am making my own N64 portable and I think this is a good start for a thread. Instead of making a new one, I'll just convert this one!
The name will be changed to "Mario's Retro64" in ONE WEEK. That's on the EIGHTH. Be on the lookout!
As I posted earlier, I ordered a Li-ion battery from e-bay. It's 6000mAh, so it should power an N64 portable for about 3hrs.
Neildo was right, solder does not stick to the battery at all, so it looks like I'll just have to glue the wires to the battery contacts. Is there a best way to do this? I assume that I'd just hold the wire on the contact and add some hot glue. Is there a better way?
Also, you might have been able to tell that I'm making an N64 portable. The name is Retro64 because it is going to have RF out and some awesome SMB3 graphics on the front and back. Here's some more info for you:
- 1" thick (2.54cm)
- 3hr battery life with built-in battery
- Dimensions: landscape, 7 inches by 5 inches (17.7cm x 12.7cm) This is extremely small! Get out a ruler and look!
- Has an optional slot for an extra external SONY battery - Leave it off for a lighter portable or put it on for more battery life
- Case design just like the Sixty-Free Lite - Plastic with aluminum siding
- Button layout also resembles the SFL
- Screen-printed SMB3 design
- Has built-in wireless controller support - that was part of the reason for this thread
- With wireless controller you can have it control either P1 or P2
- Video output options: RGB, composite, and RF
- Cannot charge while playing, unfortunately
- Is going to use skwishy tact switches for original controller feel without the complications of the real membrane stuff
- Has built-in memory card with 2 switchable memory banks
- Has a small fan
That's all I can think of for now... I'll add more as I think of it.
I'm going to add pictures soon. Photobucket logged me out and I can't remember my password.