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Handhend Nintendo 64 (Nicknamed the Retro64!) Answered

Many of you have seen my NES portable Instructable. Hopefully it was helpful to those of you wanting to make your own portables.

Gathering information from www.forums.benheck.com (of which I am a member) I build a Nintendo64 portable. :D N64 is my favorite system, and I figured it'd provide an interesting challenge. I decided to make it the smallest while I'm at it, and this N64 portable is currently the smallest ever made.

You can see the News topic here, (has much more pictures) and the 22-page WIP topic here.

Just so you know in advance, I am not making an Instructable for this one. There is tons of information in the N64 section at the forums, and the N64's board is extremely well-labeled anyway.

Comments? :)

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triforce (author)2011-11-25

You did an awesome job! I am working on my first portable, what kind of battery are you using and how long does the charge last?

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1up (author)triforce2011-11-26

It's a 6000mAh, 7.4v, Li-ion camera battery. It lasts about 4 hours.

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JPARC7 (author)2011-11-26

You really did an amazing job! Cool creation!
The paracord knots

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jedi pen-gui-n (author)2009-03-05

next up, a portable psp. =D

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ashannon1 (author)jedi pen-gui-n2011-10-21

lol, i think psp is already portable

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metalcookie (author)2009-04-10

sorry, i didn't look at your topic on benheck. that is amazing for a portable with internal batteries. what regulator did you use? pth08000 or 08080?

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1up (author)metalcookie2009-04-10
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metalcookie (author)2009-04-10

that is a great portable, but not the smallest. check this one out!
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=27519
the portable you built looks very professional, and it deserves a lot of admiration.
great work!

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1up (author)metalcookie2009-04-10

I know that guy. ;) But his isn't an official "portable" by our standards because it doesn't have internal batteries.

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dombeef (author)2009-03-29

Do you have the game bomberman on it?

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dombeef (author)1up2009-04-01

Man I love that game for the N64!

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dombeef (author)2009-03-12

(removed by a hobo's request)

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dbossnirvana (author)2009-03-07

Amazing, compact, and overall awesomeness! You sir, deserve my 5 stars.

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Plasmana (author)2009-03-06

I don't know what to say but, that is amazing! 5 stars

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chiok (author)2009-03-05

http://xkcd.com/218/

This is pretty amazing, I love how svelte (if that applies) the machine looks and you've managed to cram everything in there. Finally, Goldeneye can be played on the move.

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1up (author)chiok2009-03-05

Yeah, that was probably the hardest part of the project, actually. Shutting the case! :P Seriously, there is NO extra room in there. It is packed!

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KillerPanda (author)2009-03-02

The N64 was definitely the best system because no matter what problem it had, it could always be solved either by hitting it, or blowing in the disk drive. Now that's reliability!

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ReCreate (author)KillerPanda2009-03-03

i remember i would have to blow until i get dizzy

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Steamdnt (author)ReCreate2009-03-05

Thats what she said I really shouldn't say that.

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KillerPanda (author)ReCreate2009-03-03

Yeah. good times, good times

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ReCreate (author)KillerPanda2009-03-03

um....no i blew so hard that i forgot what happened that day and i kept forgetting things after that...hey what are we talking about?

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KillerPanda (author)ReCreate2009-03-04

Oh. then bad times, bad times

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ReCreate (author)KillerPanda2009-03-04

umm...what were we talking about*wink*

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KillerPanda (author)ReCreate2009-03-04

dunno. something about monkeys

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ReCreate (author)KillerPanda2009-03-04

oh yeah that reminds me of a story
you want to hear Erm...read it?
ok

There was an old couple that had Alzheimer's
The doctor told them to write down anything that they should like do or remember
One day the wife said "i want a bowl of ice cream"
her husband told her"i will go get it for you"
then she said"You remember what the doctor said?,he said to write everything down so that you don't forget it"
he said"its ok, I don't need to write it down" then he went to the kitchen
A few minutes later he came back with a plate with bacon and eggs then his wife said"I knew it,you forgot my toast!"

Get it?...EEKK
hey what are we talking about...HEY what is this cool website called?

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ReCreate (author)killerjackalope2009-03-04

oh yeah...that sounds like a good idea

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Sandisk1duo (author)KillerPanda2009-03-04

lol, same thing with game boy

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cormac3050 (author)KillerPanda2009-03-04

Haha, the sega megadrive works exactly the same.

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Sandisk1duo (author)2009-03-02
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1up (author)Sandisk1duo2009-03-02
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Sandisk1duo (author)1up2009-03-02

could've gotten a psp for that much

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Derin (author)Sandisk1duo2009-03-04

Impossible.PSP's cost 300$.

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Yerboogieman (author)Sandisk1duo2009-03-04

$89 at gamestop last time i checked.

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Sandisk1duo (author)Yerboogieman2009-03-04

i bought min off a friend for $20

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Yerboogieman (author)Sandisk1duo2009-03-04

What firmware? I'm using 4.11

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Sandisk1duo (author)Yerboogieman2009-03-04

i don't remember (the screen is crapped out) under 4.0 3.91 m33

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Sandisk1duo (author)1up2009-03-02

oh, and can i suggest something? protabilize a slim ps2 make some sort of stand with batteries and a screen? but make it detachable, so you can un-hook it, and play it normally

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Yerboogieman (author)Sandisk1duo2009-03-04

I think thats already half been done...

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mg0930mg (author)1up2009-03-02

pretty cheap,I'm making one. Could you give some helpful advice or a link to a good tutorial that helped you.

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jianqiang (author)2009-03-03

I'm guessing the 'Z' button is on the back?

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the_burrito_master (author)2009-03-03

Wow cool I need it! So dose it play cartridges or do you download ROMs and put them on a SD card? Or did you use a chip?

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