What do I need on my Nintendo 64 portable shopping list

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What do I need on my Nintendo 64 portable shopping list

Post by FLAPJACKDAN » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:37 pm

Here's what I got so far but I would like it if someone could tell me anything else I would need to build a nintendo 64 portable.

PSone screen
Nintendo 64
Wire http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... e=Category" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
A at least 25w soldering gun with a fine tip
Plastic vacuum molder
A pth08000
7.4v Battery http://www.batteryspace.com/polymerli-i ... witch.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Heatsinks http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid ... m+heatsink" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Power Switch http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... Id=2062489" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Charger port http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... Id=2102486" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
100uF capacitor http://www.amazon.com/100uF-10V-Mini-Ra ... B0002ZP864" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
2.2k resistor http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... Id=2062344" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Dremel Cutting tool http://www.amazon.com/Dremel-4000-2-30- ... 40&sr=1-20" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also here's the layout how I'm going to make the portable
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Re: What do I need on my Nintendo 64 portable shopping list

Post by tsukasa » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:06 pm

If you're running it off batteries, you'll need a dc-dc switching regulator, like the pth08000, to generate the 3.3V needed by the cpu/rcp/rdram.

Also, your layout doesn't seem to include any sort of built-in controller, is that intentional?

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Re: What do I need on my Nintendo 64 portable shopping list

Post by FLAPJACKDAN » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:36 pm

Yes that is intentional since there is a holster for one. The point of this is to allow the player to detach the controller from the holster and make it so you could put it on the back of the car seat and just sit back and play from a good angle. Also when doing multiplayer games its not fun hunching over to see the screen. The thing would look somewhat like this of coarse I would look into making it smaller.

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Post by Haunted360 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:04 am

Heatsinks from my site for the RAM chips. I will be selling soon the Heatsinks for the actual CPU / IC dies.
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Re: What do I need on my Nintendo 64 portable shopping list

Post by tsukasa » Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:50 am

Just use some old gpu heatsinks, or northbridge heatsinks, any heatsink that fits will do, no reason to pay his prices. (mods already told him not to advertise his site here). The idea of docking is interesting, however, the weight on the front end of the controller will be quite a bit, and would be painful on the wrists. I'd recommend a built-in controller.

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Re: What do I need on my Nintendo 64 portable shopping list

Post by FLAPJACKDAN » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:42 am

Well I knew that weight would be a problem but the thing would have to weigh quite a bit to put some strain on the player. I am gonna try to make it as light as possible. Also do I have a choice between using heatsinks or fans? Or do I use both?

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Post by Cojiro » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:10 am

tsukasa wrote:The idea of docking is interesting, however, the weight on the front end of the controller will be quite a bit, and would be painful on the wrists. I'd recommend a built-in controller.
This is true. The way you have this designed, the top of the case will pulling it down and you will constantly be having to hold it up right. This will happen, no matter how light you manage to make the n64+screen+batteries (I know this because of my first portable, look at my signature).

ALWAYS use heat sinks. If you have decent heat sinks, fans are not necessary.
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Re: What do I need on my Nintendo 64 portable shopping list

Post by FLAPJACKDAN » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:16 am

Well once i get my n64 I will do small test. A nintendo itself is about 2 pounds and adding the weight of the battery, heatsink and screen might go up to about 3 pounds of coarse this is rough estimate. If the design doesn't go well in the small test I'll change the design.

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Post by nevermind1534 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:05 am

If you need the capacitor and resistor for the regulator, I can also sell then for way less than radio shack (even after the shipping cost is figured in).
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Re: What do I need on my Nintendo 64 portable shopping list

Post by FLAPJACKDAN » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:38 pm

Also can I use this http://www.amazon.com/Parts-Express-9V- ... 44&sr=1-36" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and use it to hold any 9v battery? Such as a chargeable or one time use.

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Re: What do I need on my Nintendo 64 portable shopping list

Post by MarioOwnsAll » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:19 pm

FLAPJACKDAN wrote:Also can I use this http://www.amazon.com/Parts-Express-9V- ... 44&sr=1-36" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and use it to hold any 9v battery? Such as a chargeable or one time use.
You could use this however it wouldn't be ideal seeing as the traditional 9v batteries would power your portable for maybe 5min. I recommend this battery, it will power your unit for approximately 3 hours. http://www.batteryspace.com/polymerli-i ... witch.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
it also has a built in PCB to protect against over/under charging so your battery doesn't expode on you.

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Re: What do I need on my Nintendo 64 portable shopping list

Post by FLAPJACKDAN » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:16 pm

Also how do I make it so it could be plug into a wall and charged?

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Re: What do I need on my Nintendo 64 portable shopping list

Post by MarioOwnsAll » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:38 pm

FLAPJACKDAN wrote:Also how do I make it so it could be plug into a wall and charged?
I would use a three way switch for that, left = off and charging, middle = running off battery power, right = running off wall power (forgot to label which is charging and wall power so the left of is charging port and the right is wall power port)
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Re: What do I need on my Nintendo 64 portable shopping list

Post by FLAPJACKDAN » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:46 pm

Can you show me that on this diagram please? Also the stuff in the red circle, that's for 9v and above battery right and I would not need it if I use the battery you suggested? Also where should I get the switches and ports (for the charger to plug into) at?

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Re: What do I need on my Nintendo 64 portable shopping list

Post by MarioOwnsAll » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:48 pm

Harshboy's diagram is pretty much a wiring diagram of a n64 that is always on, here's what it looks like with a power switch installed.
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The part you have circled in red you dont need to worry about if you use the battery that I recommended for you. The wall adapter port you can actually get right off of the psone screen, just snap it off it's board and solder it up to the power swich. The power switch you can get off of radioshack and the charging port you can get off of digikey.

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