The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube - NEW PHOTOS

Discussion in 'Finished Projects' started by Tchay, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Tchay

    Tchay Frequent Poster

    Merry Christmas everyone. I have a present for you. :D

    The Envision

    Zelda Remix Video!


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    photos taken by my lil bro and I

    Specs:
    - OMGWTF rev A mobo
    - wii classic controller
    - Buttons and triggers from GC microcon controller
    - Runs off wall power DC 12V
    - Thinkpad heatsink and fan (credits to Zenloc for pointing it out)
    - 1.375"x6.5"x4.125" or 587108.811mm³
    - feels like a pound
    - Unmodded L and R potentiometers
    - No Disc drive - uses Wiikey Fusion runing games off of SD card (major credit to Ashen)
    - volume control
    - Smartphone speakers as they are incredibly small yet sound great
    - PS2 madcatz retrocon joysticks
    - Case molded by Chris Downing



    Fun Facts!
    - In total, I spent about 102 hours and 25 minutes building the Envision over 7 months
    - I stayed up for 36 hours straight to finish up the Envision - I got a nasty cold from this
    - I stayed up for 40 hours to finish editing the video by Christmas - My eyes were bloodshot afterwards
    - I spent a month planning just the button layout to make sure everything felt comfortable and easy to play. Aside from the case mold, I did all casework myself :p
    - I broke about 13 motherboards before getting this thing to work
    - I've had the actual case shell since before the Ccube was even completed
    - It is the second portable gamecube to feature a component cable inside, allowing for beautiful progressive scan mode (the first portable being Ashen's Revolution portable)
    - I had the portable finished several weeks prior, but I opened it up to do a minor repair, eventually frying the motherboard
    - I spent 6 months looking for the right song to use in the video
    - The Envision was originally going to have a disc drive sticking out on the back
    - In early 2012 the Envision was featured in the UK magazine "Ngamer" with a short article about da tchay

    Special Thanks:
    Sifuf - His Sixty Free Lite-R inspired me to think up the Envision back before the Ccube was even done. You'll notice that ALL of the above pictures follow Sifuf's pictures in his presentation thread. The Envision itself follows the look and feel of the Sixty Free. That portable remains, to this day, as one of my favorite N64 portables. Thanks Sifuf.
    Ashen - For allowing all of us to use the Wiikey fusion and scrap our horrible disc drives. Ashen is BAMF. <3
    Shockslayer - For an unprecedented amount of moral support, troubleshooting help, and manlove. Seriously, SS is a cool kat. I owe him some rum.
    Cndowning - For making the awesome vacuum formed case mold and accommodating my crazy last minute changes
    Palmertech - nothing
     
  2. hailrazer

    hailrazer Frequent Poster

    Re: The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

    Very good looking.

    Well done :D
     
  3. Ashen

    Ashen GameCube Révolutionary

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    Dude, that thing is Dang beautiful. Superb job! I'm glad to finally see its sexyness closed up and complete. I'm going to commission you to do my presentations from now on. A++, *Can'tSayThisOnTV* yes!
     
  4. Seren

    Seren Formerly known as thelukestir

    Re: The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

    I have no words to describe how awesome this is. That is some epic design and execution right there man. Kudos to you.
     
  5. Basement_Modder

    Basement_Modder He who mods in thy basement.

    Re: The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

    This was my best gift this year. Sweet portable!
     
  6. unicycler17

    unicycler17 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful! Great job!
     
  7. kylechu

    kylechu Well-Known Member

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    I wish someone would get off their ass and build a time machine so we can show projects like this to the past versions of ourselves. So awesome. :)
     
  8. nuke

    nuke Well-Known Member

    Re: The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

    :p
    Looks awesome! Was really cool seeing this come together. :D
     
  9. ShockSlayer

    ShockSlayer Probably SS

    Re: The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

    It's just so Dang sexy!
     
  10. zeturi

    zeturi DEMON PIE!

    Re: The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

    YUS BEAUTIFUL SHAHSHAY
     
  11. ttsgeb

    ttsgeb Breaker of Everything Staff Member

    Re: The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

    The portable is pretty great, but the video just puts it way over the top of great, and even past awesome. I mean, that's AT LEAST bordering on MR manlove.

    Seriously, that video makes up for any and every flaw in the portable, including that I don't have it.
     
  12. wolborg

    wolborg Active Member

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    Probably my new favorite Portable gamecube out there I was always a fan of the retro-con PS2 joysticks myself
     
  13. Tchay

    Tchay Frequent Poster

    Re: The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

    Thanks for the comments guys! :D :D :D
     
  14. bud

    bud DAT ASS

    Re: The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

    That video was pure sex. How long did it take to get all that footage?

    Really super sexy portable. You did a great job of recreating the feel of sifuf's n64p.
     
  15. Tchay

    Tchay Frequent Poster

    Re: The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

    thx man!

    The footage was shot in the course of 3 or 4 days. I had about 3 or 4 hours of pure footage to sift through XD
     
  16. bud

    bud DAT ASS

    Re: The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

    I'm so going to do a presentation video like that. It was so amazing.
     
  17. mymixed

    mymixed Well-Known Member

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    That was awesome! Love the portable! PSOne ya!
     
  18. ShockSlayer

    ShockSlayer Probably SS

    Re: The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

    It's not a PSOne screen, I think it's a "Dalian Good Screen" or some flax; Tchay is using progressive scan.

    SS
     
  19. Tchay

    Tchay Frequent Poster

    Re: The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

    Sometimes it reminds me of Xbox 360 quality.

    It looks truly amazing on Twilight Princess. Especially swimming in water. :awesome:
     
  20. EVIL NOD

    EVIL NOD Member

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    great job there dude this is up there with the best.
    :awesomejd:
     

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