Introduction: DIY Portable Game System
have you ever wished you could take your n64, n63, or even PS3 anywhere?
look no more!
Step 1: The Device and Tools
For the system I use a plug-and play, as the jacks make it easier as time goes on. These are relatively inexpensive. The unlucky one I'm about to butcher today is an Intellivision, a 5-dollar one. I used it since the games (29 of them!) are built in!
my tools are standard, except for the lockpicking knife I use for a wedge to pry open cases.
alternatively, you can use a raspberry pi operating system, and add games and other parts later.
Step 2: Peel It Apart!
Now that you have your wanted device, take the screwdriver and wedge. remember to use a starpoint! Unscrew the battery pack. Then use the wedge to take out the casing. Take off the buttons for later. Take the motherboard chip from inside and cut off the battery pack's wires. We'll rewire a new one later. take note of the number of original batteries, though, as you need that info.
if you are using a raspberry pi, you won't do this. You'll need to make a case for everything, as shown later.
actually, skip steps until necessary.
Step 3: Additional Info About the Device
my device has the entire game collection stored in a small chip attached to the back of the motherboard.
just a note.
Step 4: Sound
As the case with plug-and plays, you have no speakers built in. You can either use the audio jack, or, like it shows, Rip off the jack and hook up a speaker in it's place.
Step 5: Screens
I can't really find any cheap screens. Raspberry pi can buy their own, but us retro gamers have to use an old Casio TV screen, or a PlayStation 1 screen, the latter being better but WAY more expensive.