Gamecube Portable - The Varia Cube


10 months in the making, and happy to announce that the Varia Cube is done.

Worklog @ gcp-varia-cube

Here is the technical info.

* Case made out of a Nintendo GameCube ASCII Keyboard
* Painted in de color scheme of Samus Aran's Varia Suit
* Gamecube Pal motherboard
* Original Gamecube heatsink with custom fan
* All original Nintendo controls and sticks
* N64 joystick caps
* Nintendo DS Lite Dpad
* Full original analog trigger (L and R buttons)
* Strong Rumble Feedback Motor
* 7 Inch LCD, VGA, 800 x 480, 16:9, Dalian Good-Display
* Original Nintendo Component video chip wired to produce VGA and Component out
* Swiss software can force any game into 480P and use a widescreen hack to force 16:9 (no stretch) for correct ratio
* Wasp Fusion modchip flashed with Swiss Autoboot firmware
* 6400 mAh batteries (4 x Panasonic 3400 mAh 18650), 2.5 hours gameplay
* Battery Indicator with 4 leds to see how much power is left
* 128 MB Memorycard soldered directly onto the motherboard (GameCube slot-A)
* SD Gecko adapter to run homebrew and emulators through Swiss (GameCube slot-B)
* Mini 2*3W @ 4O PAM8803 Class D Audio AMP
* Stereo sound speakers, Used from ASUS ME172V MemoPad
* Switching Stereo headphone jack
* Vga breakout box connector to hook up the console to tv
* Switch to select between VGA/Component and Swapping controls from console to breakoutbox for player one
* Audio can be controlled using right most menu button
* Video controls to access display menu and switch between AV (composite) and VGA Display
* Play/n/charge, System can play from wall socket while being charged (comes with charger and power adapter)
* Comes with 12V car adapter, play on the go with the high amp adapter
* Comes with 1 x 32GB SD card for GameCube games (wasp fusion slot) and 1 x 8GB for Homebrew, Games and Emulators (GameCube Slot-B)
* Comes with breakout box
* Breakout box has 4 player ports, Component video port (Y Pr PB), Composite video and stereo audio ports, Compatible with wavebird
* System comes with transport case

Simple Cost Indication

€ 10,- Gamecube
€ 90,- battery
€ 80,- Paint
€ 80,- Component video chip
€ 60,- Screen
€ 40,- Ascii keyboard
€ 40,- Power/charge adapters
€ 30,- Wasp Fusion
€ 10,- 128MB Memorycard for gamecube saves
€ 40,- Power Regulators
€ 30,- Break out box & parts
€ 40,- Abs molding glue
€ 30,- Secure Digital storage cards

Didnt count shipping fee, on some things i already had and or tools i needed.

Here are some pictures











Here is a video !

This build is amazing. The colors are awesome, and the quality is unbeatable. Having a full portable kit with all kinds of nice features and adapters is my dream.
This is a truly amazing case and paint job.. I'll be sure to read the wlog as soon as I can. How much actual casework was there to do (other than paint) ?

And those pro-looking adaptors..
I would not advise taking a commission from fiskers. He has yet to complete a portable, and most of the information he has posted throughout his history has been incorrect.
If the statement "He has yet to complete a portable" is "not exactly true," then "Show us a completed portable." Otherwise, you have no business soliciting or accepting commissions.