Introduction: Portable Nintendo 64

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a Nintendo 64 Portable , this was not made by me , it is made by borjaus on http://www.inventosunicos.com .
I will just post it here!

Step 1: What We'll Need

-LCD screen
-An Original N64
-N64 Controller
-Some tools to connect the n64 to the LCD screen
-A Case to put all these into ( or the original N64 Case glued together using modeling clay)
-A small speaker ( EDIT: It was an N64 Ram Upgrade about 512 MB , get it from amazon.com)
-Cartridges (Obviously)

Step 2: The Setup

First of all we begin by disassembling the N64.
Then you'll notice two ports, 1 above and one below , the above one is for the cartridge , the below one is for the speaker.
Connect the cartridge, Screen , and Speaker.
Now we need three 4V batteries for the screen and the N64, connect them to the N64's Power Source , so that you can use the power supply as a charger.
Now we'll need a steel sheet so that we can put the circuit boards on them .
Put the LCD screen, then the Batteries , then put the N64's circuit board, then put the steel sheet , attach screws so you make sure they wont move away , Now , unfix the N64 Controller and put its circuit board on the steel sheet, put another steel sheet on them. Remember the Above port we say earlier? We must desolder its wires so we can attach it where ever we want . after desoldering , attach the Port on the 2nd steel sheet , and then solder the wires again! Now we can put the cartridge on the back on a lay-down form.
You can now attach rumble integration if you want.

Step 3: The Case

Now we need a case to put all these things into , you can buy a premade case and just attach them into , which is done here , you also need buttons. Or you can build your own case in case (no pun intended) you attached the items in a different form.
After putting everything in place , connect the wires the case by using an expansion pack (a microchip for expanding circuit boards) and placing them under the buttons.
The rumble feature is connected to the case.

Step 4: More Steps to the Case (If You Made Your Own Cases or Have Broken Ones)

Sentences Marked with * are steps that are for fixing the Case only! its not necessary.
*We begin by gluing the broken areas so we make sure they stick together, Then we wait until they get dry.
*We connect the two controller grips and glue them to the case.
Now we connect some cases around the cartridge and the speaker's port , so we give it a style!
After placing these together , we'll have spots where the curcuit boards are shown , we dont want that so it wont ruin the machine. * After applying the glue , we apply super glue to make it more solid.
Now after all the above is done , we cover the case with clay , the kind that dries off , and we wait until it is dry. we then paint the case the color we want and the clay too.
Now we put the buttons on the case and stick them to their places , then put the 2nd layer of the case on!

Step 5: Finished Product

Now we have it all finished! Here's a video of it in action:
 

Comments

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El Chavito Loco (author)2013-07-30

Nvm that comment again lol. And srry to bother again haha but is this fine for the battery?http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BT0IYAI/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?qid=1375213526&sr;=8-5π=SL75

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thethiny (author)El Chavito Loco2013-07-31

I don't see any troubles, the amount of Voltage is the same, and I can tell it'll stay at least 4 hours before discharging.

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El Chavito Loco (author)2013-07-28

Im having trouble finding speakers, can you send me a link to some speakers that will fit or the ones you used? Thanks!

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thethiny (author)El Chavito Loco2013-07-28

get a screen with built in speakers, (a screen that has Red White Yellow cables). Or get a USB port built into this and plug in a USB speaker.
This is an LCD screen 3.5'' that has speakers
http://www.amazon.com/3-5-Inch-TFT-Monitor-Automobile/dp/B0045IIZKU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1375064899&sr=8-2&keywords=LCD+screen

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zackshultz (author)2013-06-04

How can i get a case like yours and what would it cost to have someone make it for me im not very tech savvy and id hate to spend money on the equipment then mess everything up

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thethiny (author)zackshultz2013-06-05

the case is simply : Dried Modeling Clay.
Just go to any place that makes electronics and such things (or the places were people make their physics projects and stuff). Give them the instructions and they'd do it.

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StudioAfterlife (author)2013-02-18

The expansion pack was only 8MB up from 4MB. 512MB of RDRAM back then would have cost far more than the N64 did to begin with and would have been larger than the pack its self.

Just letting people know in case they ever look around for one and drive themselves crazy trying to find 512.

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IGrewupS (author)2017-08-21

I cant wait to make my own Portable N64 I can some help on it if I could to put this together this is wonderful and after I make get all the tools I can play everywhere I go this is amazing thanks for the help.

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Tgamer6767 (author)2017-04-09

Um I no I do this comment really late but what case did you use

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Trobosto (author)2017-03-26

what screen did u use?

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Trobosto (author)2017-03-17

plz give link 4 good battery the only battery i have to use is a bad mp4 player battery

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Trobosto (author)2017-03-17

this is better than moddedbybacterias tutorial thx for this easyer tutorial its gooder

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Jason The Dragonite. (author)2015-10-05

Where did you get the shell/case?

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Garrukthecaller (author)2015-09-14

Where do I buy the case for it

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TuriA (author)2015-08-24

Are u still there to ask u some questions about it??

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Raphango (author)2014-12-24

Beautiful.... ;~

Congrats!!

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Geeksterizer (author)2014-12-21

if i offered you $100 would you make this for me?

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Geeksterizer (author)2014-12-21

what is the lowest amount of money you would take for you to make me one of these i cant do more than 100$

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thethiny (author)2014-08-27

you're welcome.

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thethiny (author)2014-08-24

Yes I mean the expansion.

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thethiny (author)2014-08-21

my bad, those weren't speakers, they were RAM Upgrade Kit. So the answer is No.

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hiphoppipotmis (author)2013-09-10

Hello,
Im working on a similar project and am using the same 7" tft color monitor but the problem is when I plug in the n64 I get a rolling picture or sorts where the video scrolls down the screen and loops back to the top. I cant find a vhold option in the menu and was wondering if you possibly had a fix.

Thank you.

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I have the same exact problem, did you ever find a solution?

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buggyguy (author)2014-07-01

are the steel sheeets taken from the n64? if not where do i get them?

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pinklover2427 (author)2014-03-06

I see that it has an hdmi output how do you connect that to that

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ccurlin (author)2014-02-05

What are the exact dimensions of the case?

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JasonPiddles (author)2014-02-03

Is there a way I can keep the other controller ports on? For other players?

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Theguywithnoface (author)2014-01-14

does this require soldering? i know how to but I'm just a beginner at it.

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yes

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nerd7473 (author)2013-11-25

cool are these for sale?

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derekdef34 (author)2013-11-18

Is there anyone we can go to to make it for us? Like a mechanic or something? I really want to make this unless you can make a video of you doing it yourself

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HammE (author)2013-10-20

Is that game Goldeneye 007? I have that for my wii. And I really enjoyed the build! It's a very interesting idea.

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kyte (author)2013-09-06

When you say circuits, could you be more specific? Would help a lot.

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El Chavito Loco (author)2013-08-10

Srry to bother again. But can I contact you on Skype for questions because im really trying hard to make this

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El Chavito Loco (author)2013-08-08

Can you go into more detail with the power supply part? I am having trouble.

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El Chavito Loco (author)2013-07-30

Can you use a 12v battery instead?

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El Chavito Loco (author)2013-07-30

Where did you get the charger? Any places not online that carry it? And do you need 3 4v batteries or does the charger cover it? Can you explain the power supply part over lol srry im really confused

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thethiny (author)El Chavito Loco2013-07-30

Sorry I really don't remember, , you could however get 3 4v rechargeable batteries and stick them together and connect wires to the two poles and then connect the wires to the electricity. Unsafe.

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El Chavito Loco (author)2013-07-28

Nvm that comment haha

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thethiny (author)El Chavito Loco2013-07-28

ok....

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El Chavito Loco (author)2013-07-28

And can you update the materials list please? Not all materials are listed in the list

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bryanmostert (author)2013-07-28

Beautiful portable! I like how you kept the rumble feature inside as well. :)
I was just wondering, what screen are you using here? I was going to build one, but those PS1 screens are outrageously priced!

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thethiny (author)bryanmostert2013-07-28

any small LCD screen will do , they are cheap , just make sure they have the input ports.

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junits15 (author)2013-07-20

where can I find a screen like that?

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vwess (author)2013-06-24

What kind of clay. Also is there any other things used to make the case. Also you explain you took a premade case. What was the case taken from. Thanks

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zackshultz (author)2013-06-05

What would you estimate the price as?

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thethiny (author)zackshultz2013-06-05

I don't know ,but under 100$ , because you need the N64 and the Circuits , which are the expensive parts. all other parts are cheap.

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lvzx14 (author)2013-05-31

Can you build me one pretty please?!? Oh and it has to be under one dollar and fiddy cent's :)

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lvzx14 (author)lvzx142013-05-31

Or better yet you can build me one then throw me a $50 bonus for the waiting period. :)

Really tho, this is one of the better one's I've seen and makes me want to build one now.

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ChipnDip (author)2013-05-26

What did you use to connect the screen to the board? Something like solder or just electrical tape and glue?

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