Discussion in 'Project Worklogs' started by Fiskers1208, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Shank

    Shank Formerly Known As Dyxlesci

    [​IMG] Yea, we know. Don't worry about trying to provide information, we got that covered.
  2. Fiskers1208

    Fiskers1208 Active Member

    Okay. Just wanted to mention that, cause I looked on google, but there was nothing.
  3. That picture he posted is of the fan. It says 5vdc on the wii fan itself.
  4. Fiskers1208

    Fiskers1208 Active Member

    Wow. I learned that, this isn't rocket science.
  5. Ryan M.

    Ryan M. Member

    Just wondering, are you actually going to post pictures of your worklog?
  6. Fiskers1208

    Fiskers1208 Active Member

    My dad has to order the parts, bucause I dont have a bank account. My dad said that the total price needs to be low. everything in the cart adds up to about $260. With that said, I need to find cheaper parts.
  7. Prog

    Prog Not a Meme™ Staff Member

    Your portable will cost more than that when all is said and done.

    I honestly don't know what to tell you on that front because I never made the portable that 14-year-old me dreamed of, and now I'm an adult with a job so I never had to solve that issue.
  8. How cheap exactly? You're not going to make a portable for much less than that, especially on your first try
  9. Fiskers1208

    Fiskers1208 Active Member


    The gameplan: downgrade the stuff. Instead of using pth regulators, I will use buck converters. Instead of using the power bank @Shank recommended, I will use the ravpower bank from @Keirstin Bloom .

    Question: Which powerbank's easier to dissasemble


    or this one

    Last edited: Jul 16, 2017
  10. GingerOfOz

    GingerOfOz Member

    You may have to *gasp* earn your own money.

    Using non PTH08080 regs is a sure fire way to fail. They overheat super easily and are prone to not working.

    There is no way that you're going to build a complete Wii Portable off of that budget. Compromising with poor quality materials will ruin your project and end up wasting money. I've gotten some crazy good deals, free stuff, broken almost nothing, and still spent almost $400 on my portable. I don't regret spending that money, because I trust the quality of the materials I used.
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  11. Prog

    Prog Not a Meme™ Staff Member

    Cheaping out on parts is a terrible idea.

    We used to get TI regulators for free via their samples program, does anyone know if that's still doable? Last I checked you had to claim to be a small business and make up some fake name or something.
  12. Fiskers1208

    Fiskers1208 Active Member

    I can. But I don't have a bank account, and I am not aloud to work.
  13. I haven't had to use a bank account for portablizing, and I don't have a job either. Yet I fund everything I make myself. Mow a lawn, petsit, do some chores, or find another way to raise the money. I customize consoles and sell them, but before that, I hunted through craigslist and bought cheap things, resold them for more, and made a bit of money that way. Before that, I babysat. Just because you can't enter the workforce doesn't mean you have no way of making money. In the past to spend my cash online, I've sometimes asked a friend or a parent to take my cash and buy me the item I want using their card. You don't need a bank account and you don't need a job to buy things online, you just need the willingness to do the work.
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  14. Prog

    Prog Not a Meme™ Staff Member

    You can buy a Visa or AmEx gift card from anywhere and use it online.

    I don't know what not being allowed "to work" entails. If you're not allowed to commit to a traditional hourly job, well, you're 14, that's normal, and try to find odd jobs like Keirstin suggested.

    If your dad is a wealthy, authoritative (Indian immigrant?) Dad, and you're not allowed to manage your own finances by any metric or get odd jobs independently (lest you step out of their sight into the dangerous world or gain enough independence to start questioning "authority"), well then I'm afraid you're *Can'tSayThisOnTV*ed.
  15. Shank

    Shank Formerly Known As Dyxlesci

    If you cheap out, you are about to spend a whole lot of money on parts that you won't end up using in your portable
  16. ttsgeb

    ttsgeb Breaker of Everything Staff Member

    I'll have you know that I have proven without a doubt that cheaping out is not the only way to spend a whole lot of a money on parts that you won't end up using in your portable...
  17. Fiskers1208

    Fiskers1208 Active Member

    Thank you all for the advice. I sold two Xbox ones to game stop for $300. Now I have money to spend on the portable. I will start working in August because I am traveling on the 28th
  18. Okay, You don't need to buy everything at the same time.
    Buy your soldering iron, find one in a garage sale, or goodwill to practice with that.

    Buy in an order like this:

    soldering stuff (Iron, solder, etc)


    Battery Protection

    Case materials

    Now before you ask any questions, I want you to google.

    Cheers and good luck
  19. Fiskers1208

    Fiskers1208 Active Member

    Thanks, but that's not a problem anymore. I am traveling soon, and I won't have the time to finish before traveling.
  20. orly?

    can you elaborate?

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