Basement Modders WIP Gamecube portable

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Basement Modders WIP Gamecube portable

Post by Basement_Modder » Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:49 pm

Hello, fellow modders...

I started work on my gamecube portable (aka: "palm cube") about a week ago and have made some great progress. :D Basically, its techknott's design with one board moved around.

Currently, I'm getting a new camera, so I can't post pics (yet...)

Anyhoo, its about an inch thick, 5" wide and 8 1/2" tall (estimate from looking at it.)

BTW, I'm only 14 and this is my first portable (I did an N64 about a year ago, but it died in the making. :( )
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Post by techknott » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:06 pm

Nice one. Maybe you'll get one finished using my designs before I do :D
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Post by Basement_Modder » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:18 pm

techknott wrote:Nice one. Maybe you'll get one finished using my designs before I do :D
Doubt it...

Compared to me, you're a soldering god. I had to move the dd pcb to a position where I could plug the laser ribbon in in its original position. Any tips?
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Post by techknott » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:21 pm

On mine all ive done is desoldered the clip and extended it on wires, so I can plug in a new laser if need be.
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Post by Basement_Modder » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:32 pm

techknott wrote:On mine all ive done is desoldered the clip and extended it on wires, so I can plug in a new laser if need be.
I'd probably have trouble soldering to the tiny points on the board with the wires coming from the extended clip.
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Post by Basement_Modder » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:55 pm

Sup, people???

I am now going to officially start work on the gamecube portable!!!

On this project, I'll be going for:

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And MORE

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll post the first pics tomorrow, but for now, I'll just let u know that I got everything down to a bare minimum.

More will follow soon :wink:
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Post by kasar » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:18 pm

if you haven´t yet tecknott magic soldering skills (like me ^^), you can try this alternative DD design for the portable, I found this long time ago at those forums.

here is a pic I made after the mod
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you also can find some info about the pinouts at my portable topic)
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=24648
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Post by Basement_Modder » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:34 pm

Hey, everyone!!!

I have an idea of what I'm going for here:

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It's techknotts w/ an easier case!!!

Anyhoo, a couple of progress pics
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Slimmed Disk drive:

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With my cellphone:
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Ahhhhh... so anorexic (like the models :D)

Than I shrink the mobo:

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The dd pcb stands alone...

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More to come!!!
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Post by Basement_Modder » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:39 pm

kasar wrote:if you haven´t yet tecknott magic soldering skills (like me ^^), you can try this alternative DD design for the portable, I found this long time ago at those forums.(I "think" ShockSlayer did)

here is a pic I made after the mod
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you also can find some info about the pinouts at my portable topic)
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=24648
no need. i got the skillz!!! 8)
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Post by FireSkull101 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:48 pm

Hey Basement_Modder I have a request to ask you. If possible, can you please post some instructions with pics and an estimated budget on the site. I am new to the hacking worl (age 13, almost 14) and you have made the best gamecube portable I have seen so far. Please consider.

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Post by palmertech » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:09 pm

Wait... He has made the best gamecube portable so far? You should lok a bit harder, he has barely started, and there are several other people who have made gamecube portables.

As far as the request for instructions... Same thing I tell all the people who email me about stuff: If you are not able to figure it out with just basic guidelines and a few pointers... It is not likely that you have the skill needed to complete the projects. A gamecube portable is not something that you will be able to build just because somebody posts step by step instructions. Not to mention the fact that making a tut is hard work.

Hmmm... I bet he would do it if you offered him money. ;)
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Post by FireSkull101 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:48 pm

That may be true (people will do anything for money now days), but I don't have any money on me. I am one of those people that can do anything by just following instructions. I have made a PS2portable just by following instructions and have developed a very very very slight basic knowledge on hacking consoles. The reason I want to do a Gamecube is that is the only console I can affor, A friend of mine is selling his for $5. What I mean by that being great is that the case is the best I've seen. Same with the person's idea that he used for inspiration ( I forgot his/her name) Anyway I would appreciate highly if someone could give me some steps.

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Post by vskid » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:02 pm

FireSkull101 wrote:Hey Basement_Modder I have a request to ask you. If possible, can you please post some instructions with pics and an estimated budget on the site. I am new to the hacking worl (age 13, almost 14) and you have made the best gamecube portable I have seen so far. Please consider.
Are you talking about this picture?
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That is just a concept, click it, its been drawn.
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Post by Basement_Modder » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:14 pm

vskid wrote:
FireSkull101 wrote:Hey Basement_Modder I have a request to ask you. If possible, can you please post some instructions with pics and an estimated budget on the site. I am new to the hacking worl (age 13, almost 14) and you have made the best gamecube portable I have seen so far. Please consider.
Are you talking about this picture?
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That is just a concept, click it, its been drawn.
You caught me... :oops:

But seriously, If u want a step by step thats already almoastdone, check out techknotts.
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Post by FireSkull101 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:49 pm

Thanks, How do i check it out.

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