This will be the lowest cost, as well as simplest GCp ever made (It has less than 10 parts). I'm aiming for the total cost to be under 150$ to make. I'm not aiming for it to be tiny, but well documented and simple to make. I will not use ANY GLUE in the making of this portable.
So moving on:Specs:Todo:
Remove connectors from the gamecube motherboard
Put new thermal paste (AS5) on heatsink
Connect Wiikey Fusion
Cut holes in the ZN40
Hardwire the screen
Find some standoffs to use with the motherboard
Hardwire the SD Gecko and Memory Card
Buy + Make Battery pack (After main part is finished)
Pics later TODAY!... (Shocker.)
Will be updated as progress is made.
Question : Should I post the worklog/guide in the first post, and then bump for progress, or post it separately?Worklog1st Update (6/16/2011) :
Here's a picture of what's here so far2nd Update (6/26/2011) :
10 Days of progress to show. Not really.
I've messed up the thermal paste that I put on, because I had to remove the heatsink and put it under a belt-sander to make it less tall. I've also got the Wiikey about halfway wired up and will connect it tommorow. Pics will come when the WiiKey is connected and working.3rd Update (7/15/2011) :
So. I've finished wiring the WiiKey Fusion up, but hit the ribbon cable with my soldering iron like an idiot, and have to wait for a new one to get here. Once that arrives, I can hardwire the memory card, casework, and then hopefully finish by the end of summer break. I also got an SL68p sample in the mail, and it's absolutely minuscule. I've decided to not have an integrated controller, because of the Mp orientation of the console, and the fact that the screen takes up the entire front of the ZN40.
Pics of everything laid out soon.4th Update (8/16/11) :
Worked on the wiikey etc, and now have pics (56k beware) I've also started on the case, and may take a suggestion to make a "clipon" controller to snap onto the front of my GCp
Copy from troubleshooting thread.
Okay, so I've made sure every wire is seperated and trimmed a bit of some of the wires, and now the light stays on ~4x as long, but still no video, and it still doesn't stay on.
Huge closeup Pics:
Slightly blurry pic of the power cording, the green wire carries 3.3v to the wiikey : http://i.imgur.com/ECToK.jpg
My wiring onto the topside of the gamecube board: http://i.imgur.com/ZzLaC.jpg
Overviewish picture of the disk drive side : http://i.imgur.com/XFas3.jpg
Complete overview so far : http://i.imgur.com/moRdG.jpg
Backside of gamecube board : http://i.imgur.com/GVV0z.jpg