My first (and bad) portable GameCube

Discussion in 'Finished Projects' started by DefaultLik, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. DefaultLik

    DefaultLik Member

    It's so bad, I want to make another one, but I don't have a second WiiKeys or WASPs laying around and a WODE is big and expensive D: Does anyone know where to find one? I want some redundancy incase i fry/kill my only WASP.

    I will at some point build a WiiPortable but i still have some cubes left on which I want to test my dremmel skills xD

    BTW. I killed the Battery... pics at some point in the futscha

    I haven't got many good Pic's of my darling GameCube, but if there are any interested People, I might unscrew it, open her up and take some Pic's for said person :)

    More Pics coming at some point.

    Some Parts unasembled
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2017
  2. lyberty5

    lyberty5 Well-Known Member

    Looks good, nice 3d printed case.

    It's sad you can't find another wikey. Maybe reuse the parts of this GC to try trimming and such.
    Or look to the Wii...

    Good work nonetheless !

    Also, what are those digit things for? Battery info?
  3. DefaultLik

    DefaultLik Member

    Abuse a portable Wii as portable Gamecube... sounds good but difficult. Thanks anyway :)

    The issue is not how it looks, its rather how it plays and how the external components function (Battery, Controller, SD Gecko):
    I forgot to design the proper structure to put my controlls in, so playing on it is not a nice experience.
    The battery is not working porperly (they all (3 3.7V cells) start at about 3,7 V and now one of them is at 3.2, 3,4 and 3,7 or so. And there is no charging curcuit or pretection circuit inside xD
    And I cant turn off the Player 1 on the Cube, so I cannot add an external P1 Controller, though 2-4 will work fine with my 'custom made' (just the PCB with some wires and an D-Sub adapter).
    And a selfmade SD gecko for a Micro SD card that feels like it could fall apart right away. And I cant have the SD Gecko and an external Memory Card in at the same time.
    Also i have no surface finish on it so you can see the path the 3D printer took. And the size/weight is meh...

    Yes that is an overdischarge circuit that i can turn on and off. But every time i turn it on it beeps like a fire alarm xD
    (LiPo alarm. Something like this
    It cicles through telling you the Voltage of each cell and of all of them togherter.

    Oh i just realised you dont even need a chip for a portable Wii right?


    Also the case is flat on the bottom and the cooler is on the bottom which was a bad idea in hindsight

    BUT you can add an AV Kable to play it on a TV :D and you can use the original Power cable
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2017
  4. Ezkid123

    Ezkid123 Member

    For sale will buy for 450+
  5. Ezkid123

    Ezkid123 Member

    Can I buy it from u
  6. Fiskers1208

    Fiskers1208 Active Member

    Gamecube portables are Really difficult to make now, before the mod chip used to run games off the SD card (Wiikey Fusion, or Wasp fusion) is not manufactured anymore. Even though there are lots of different modchips, the Wiikey fusion, and Wasp fusions are the best. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that this is right.
  7. Ezkid123

    Ezkid123 Member

    So can I buy it
  8. Prog

    Prog Not a Meme™ Staff Member

    He didn't make it.
    MYOB. That is relevant tangentially at best, and I'm still not even sure that it's correct.
  9. Fiskers1208

    Fiskers1208 Active Member

  10. Prog

    Prog Not a Meme™ Staff Member

  11. Fiskers1208

    Fiskers1208 Active Member

  12. Prog

    Prog Not a Meme™ Staff Member

    Apologies, between your quote block and the other guy posting the same *Can'tSayThisOnTV*ing thing everywhere I thought this was a different thread.
  13. wolborg

    wolborg Well-Known Member

    I like it. Especially the little screen whatever it does.
  14. Prog

    Prog Not a Meme™ Staff Member

    Holy crap it's wolborg
    wolborg likes this.
  15. DefaultLik

    DefaultLik Member

    Ups. Haven't been here for a while.

    Like Fiskers1208 said, I will not sell it, because I will do another GCp and I'll need some old parts like the WASP and the adapter for the FFC cable. I don't need the 3D printed case, but I can't imagine that someone would want it.

    I haven't found a good way to monitor the Charge of the Battery, so I just used a LiPo alarm. It displays the Voltage of each Cell one after another.
  16. Fiskers1208

    Fiskers1208 Active Member

    You should look into building a wii portable. It does not need a wiikey/wasp fusion, and It loads games off USB
  17. Prog

    Prog Not a Meme™ Staff Member

    Remember this thread? He's aware of the alternatives.
  18. Fiskers1208

    Fiskers1208 Active Member

  19. DefaultLik

    DefaultLik Member

    hahaha there are too many threads to remember every post. I changed my initial post. I will make a WiiP, but I want to use the GameCubes I have left to make a better and smaller GCp. Prog gave me the idea to maybe even make a DIY WASP Fusion, but I have a lack of time, ressoures and skill/knowledge...
  20. Fiskers1208

    Fiskers1208 Active Member

    Most Wasp fusion clones don't work. It will be a challenge, but I can help.

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