The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube BUILDLOG ADDED!!

Discussion in 'Finished Projects' started by Tchay, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Tchay

    Tchay Frequent Poster

    THE CCUBE

    UPDATED WITH BUILD LOG

    VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    okay, pics.


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    oh shux it doesnt close all the way. eh well its better air flow :p
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    Started it Nov 2009 as a 2 week project, and well, um, took a little longer than I thought. :p Its far from perfect, but its finally at a point where I can feel honest about calling it done. The unit runs smoothly, I've managed to keep loading times where they should be, and heating isn't too much of an issue (I will be adding a bigger fan just to be safe, it won't change thickness or anything).

    Its a semi-portable gamecube requiring only a gamecube power cord to run. Case feels great, no paint rub-off issues (theres TONS of coats, and they have been dry for like 6 months).

    Specs....
    - Stock Nintendo Gamecube
    - 3.5" LCD Screen (that one from ebay)
    - bigger version Madcatz controller
    - Rev A/B motherboard slimmed down a good amount
    - ipod speakers and amp
    - 3 micro fans (I will be adding a bigger fan to allow for better airflow)
    - relocated memory card slot A
    - headphone jack with detection
    - a useless battery charging jack that goes no where
    - power jack
    - 4 screws


    FUN FACTS - YAY

    - took 15 months to finish
    - Beta said the case looked uneven. So I dremeled into half the case and re cemented and painted it up again - all in 5 hours
    - CCube originally stood for "Crap Cube" - go on my youtube page, find the old videos, and you'll see why
    - I have gotten THIS close to throwing the Ccube out my apartment window several times (Im on the 4th floor too)
    - The motherboard inside of the working Ccube is the 22nd motherboard I have tried using - All others, I had destroyed


    SPECIAL THANKS

    Kasar - for making the best GCP guide this world has ever seen. And for helping me back when I didn't even know which end of the soldering iron to use.

    Hailrazer
    - for providing an amazing case making method that works flawlessly (well, unless you let the case get scuffed for 8 months :p )

    Zenloc - for being sexy. And for making some great mobo cutting discoveries. And for being sexy.

    Jidan - he gave me a motherboard. I broke it shortly after. BUT it helped me 2 motherboards later when I finally got it all together.

    SS - comic relief

    Beta - #1 schoolgirl fan

    Palmertech - nothing <3

    BUILD LOG!!!!!!!!!! :dah:
    these pics were taken a LONG time ago...

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  2. hidiosoman

    hidiosoman Active Member

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube

    FIRST POST

    *Can'tSayThisOnTV*ING EPIC
    ABOUT TIME

    YEEEEEEEEEEEE
     
  3. hidiosoman

    hidiosoman Active Member

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube

    Woah!!! Nice work!

    Can't wait to see what you do with the Wiikey Fusion!

    What controller did you get the analog triggers from?
     
  4. D.J

    D.J The Official Ghost/Reaper of ModRetro

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube

    My eyes are not worthy to look upon this great portable. My children will tell their children that this is the day that I went blind.



    Good work, Tchay. After seeing some of this at MRCT, I am happy to see the real thing.
     
  5. bud

    bud DAT ASS

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube

    Dang JLEE CHANGING MAH POSTS AND flax

    I HAD FIRSTS.

    This is an awesome semi portable. Glad to finally see it finished.
    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE

    Edit: Tchay saw my firsts. :D <3
     
  6. Twilight Wolf

    Twilight Wolf Frequent Poster

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube

    Holy crap.

    BEAUTIFUL.

    I nominate Tchay for Portabilizer of the Year.
     
  7. βeta

    βeta ModRetro Legend

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube

    I demand honorable mention for greatest fangirl.
     
  8. Tchay

    Tchay Frequent Poster

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube

    woops. i actually meant to add you in for exactly that. :dah:
     
  9. techknott

    techknott Member

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!

    Congratulations. Great work, love the fun facts bit.
     
  10. ShockSlayer

    ShockSlayer Probably SS

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!

    I finally get to see the Ccube!

    :ssawesome:

    No?

    :gonk:

    So much for comic relief. Anyways, also have that song. :D Aaaaaand NO MELEE IN THE PRESENTATION VIDEO WTF MAN WHERE ARE THE BATTERIES GRRR HATEEEE

    Also, make a case "spacer" to make it pwetteh like an ice cream sammich like the TSF. ::3:

    Otherwise, I like it.

    SS
     
  11. bentomo

    bentomo Frequent Poster

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!

    Amazing, such a wittle baby portable gamecube! WIN!


    Reminds me of how I haven't been working on my stuff, the supposed 2 week project of the simple 64, turning into this. Dumb school. :wtf:


    PORTABLE GAMECUBE! :awesomemrL:
     
  12. βeta

    βeta ModRetro Legend

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!

    Also, it looks like YOOOOOOOU need a custom cut vinyl decal to clean up the seam.


    Also known as electrical tape.
     
  13. Tchay

    Tchay Frequent Poster

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!

    yaaaa but SS doesn't like electrical tape. We don't wanna upset SS.
     
  14. ShockSlayer

    ShockSlayer Probably SS

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!

    You know, fangirls usually write terrible, terrible fanfiction. Tchay, that post was not canon. Please continue your work on that plastic spacer.

    SS
     
  15. 3MZ

    3MZ Well-Known Member

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!

    It looks amazing and everything, but am I the only one who gets excessively disappointed when ever a portable doesn't have batteries? It kinda contradicts the whole point of making it "portable" in the first place.
     
  16. Abb_eliten

    Abb_eliten Member

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!

    Nice one! :awesome:
     
  17. XCVG

    XCVG ModRetro Legend

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!

    It's not great looking, but not too bad, and HOLY flax that's small. I think we'll be seeing even smaller ones coming up, though.
     
  18. Basement_Modder

    Basement_Modder He who mods in thy basement.

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!

    ^ Ooh, kinky :p

    THIS IS EPIC AHHHHHHHH.
     
  19. Tchay

    Tchay Frequent Poster

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!

    Don't worry baby, I'm small enough for you
     
  20. ShockSlayer

    ShockSlayer Probably SS

    Re: The Ccube - Tchay's First Portable Gamecube VIDEO ADDED!

    Wanna Wii on my Lap...top?

    :awesome:

    SS
     

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