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This backpack and its contents will prevent you from being bored while riding the bus, sitting in waiting rooms, in between classes or while on long car trips.


Things you may need
- A large backpack with many smaller pockets.
- Primary portable game system. I used a PSP
- Secondary portable game system. Gameboy advance SP
- Games for both systems (multi and single player games)
- Cases for games and systems (so they dont get broken or scratched)
- USB chargers for both systems
- Cell phone and USB charger cable
- Small, rechargeable USB battery
- USB car charger
- USB wall adapter
- Headphones (multiple pairs)
- Flashlight
- Spare change for Vending
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste (just in case)
- Electrical Tape (smaller than duct tape for easier travel)
- Pens and Mechanical Pencils (mechanicals don't need sharpeners when broken)
- Notebook or paper
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Step 1: Game systems

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I chose to pack my PSP because i have many good games for it, it can play music and videos, as well as playing games off of the memorystick. But, if you really want to get the most out of your PSP, put some custom firmware on it. Mine (at the time i am typing this) is at 5.50GEN-B. since it is CFW, it can be charged via Mini-USB, making it very universal. i would HIGHLY reccomend you put this in a case, because it is shiny and you don't want it to get scratched while bouncing around in your bag. and, if your UMDs aren't in a case, you're asking for trouble with scratches. i have a neoprene sleeve for the PSP and a hard plastic case for all of my UMDs.

For my secondary system i chose my GBA SP because it holds a charge for a very long time, it has a bunch of great games (the last good pokemon games as well as classic mario games brought to the GBA from the NES and SNES) and it can be charged via USB if you make a cable for it. you *technically* don't need a case for it, but it keeps you more organized. i used an older case for this one.
selstonator3 months ago

Maybe like a pair of gym shorts for surprise basketball games. They also make great pajamas at said surprise sleepovers. And a change of clothes and a hoodie.

Arendos1 year ago
The boredom preventing kit:
1. A book.
I quite like this idea. Nice job PSPerson!!
Although, can anybody help me or point me to an instructable that can help me hack my PSP?
It is a PSP 3001 with software version 6.37
It just seems that anytime I actually find a tutorial that might help, it turns out to not be for my system or just be complete crap.
A1v1n12 years ago
Matches are fun enough :P
Jaltruth4 years ago
Whats the electric tape for ???

tape fixes everything! :p
PSPerson (author)  Jaltruth4 years ago
whatever you might need it for. smaller than carrying duct tape. duct tape is my #1, electrical is my #2
You can just make duct-tape strips with wax paper and duct tape and stick em in your wallet ;)
etaf73 years ago
How about a deck of cards and a harmonica? That's usually what I take and no one seems to mind me pullin out my harmonica every now and then :)
UMD's lol, piracy is the way to go. jk, that would be illegal ;-]
PSPerson (author)  TheCheese99215 years ago
lol. if i had a bigger memory stick, i would put all my umds into isos and save space and prevent scratching.
jotism PSPerson4 years ago
ye, "prevent scratching" u know ur not allowed to sell those games if u do that, and trading them is also a no no. OBV i would NEVER do anything like THAT.....
PSPerson (author)  jotism4 years ago
yeah. i know. i'd leave them at home.... on my shelf, like they are right now.
 what about trading a system with a friend? I did that!

PSP Phat 2000 <~~> Star Wars Special Edition PSP Slim
oops sorry psp 1000
and I am in love with it! ♥
Leemister3 years ago
This is all cool but, what does all this stuff cost?
Here's my boredom preventing kit:
1) iPhone
2) A match
I have you beat:

My boredom prevention kit:

Nothing

:D I love ADHD. Dust can entertain me! :D
PSPerson (author)  A flyin muffin3 years ago
I'd be plenty entertained with a match. Hahaha.
Yes ... You read my Mind
lorddavis64 years ago
lol
that does look fun but i would never feel safe being in public with all those electronics. id get jumped over a cheapy prepaid phone.     That being said i also carry my laptop to watch movies and my portable HDD  with all the movies in it
I had something like this, and still had enough room for lots of other stuff.
i added then contents of my
black market kit and am still not out of room! www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Start-a-Black-Market-in-School/
Lowney4 years ago
This is all I would need (+chargers obviosly, and earphones). My phone is in my pocket:
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scott! Lowney4 years ago
THE GAMEBOY MICRO!!!! I completely forgot about that thing! They sold it for like 2 months, then the DS came out!!!
Lowney scott!4 years ago
lol, it was released in 2005, same as DS, but DS wiped the floor with it sales wise: it completely flopped! But I love it :)
Great thing is, games are like £1 these days!
the ds was technically released in 2004 but who cares!
Nastan Lowney4 years ago
I remember I wanted one of those so badly when I first heard about them but them I forgot because of the DS and I think it was this year that I remembered about it...
Lowney Nastan4 years ago
Haha, I got the camera from instructables ya know, won it in the Forbes Teach Me Fast contest! :-D
mason01904 years ago
 My secondary system is a DS, and I only have 2 games.

<>Cooking Mama (I told mom o get rid of that while cleaning the garage!)
<> Pokemon Pearl
mason01904 years ago
Colonel884 years ago
Lol f your electronics phail then you're screwed.
nise, but Threadbare's anti boredom kit is more portsble.
PSPerson (author)  redsoxdrummer5 years ago
yes it is more portable, but it does not have space to spare. i take my backpack everywhere i go, and i'm thinking about investing in solar panels for it. i would rather have this than a tiny, boring kit that would just waste my time building.
you can put difernt stuff in it...
fire-is-fun5 years ago
Nice Instructable. I too have a backpack like this and its one of the most useful things I have.
PSPerson (author)  fire-is-fun5 years ago
load it up even if you think you don't think you will ever need it.
very good job
oops sorry. its threadbare (or somethin) and portabl not portsabl