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Ds Bluetooth

Is it possible to make a DS slot 2 (GBA) Bluetooth adapter?? If the above is possible, is it also possible to run an app from a slot 1 mem card and connect to a device using bluetooth at the same time??

Topic by monkhm  


Emulators on the DS

I would really like to get a Nintendo DS. I do have one question though; how well do NES and SNES emulators work on the DS? I ask this because my friend recently got an R4 card which he uses to play such emulators on his DS. When he plays games like Super Metroid and Super Mario Brothers 3, the graphics are extremely choppy and in some cases unplayable. It is not just those roms either, the DS seems to have trouble with nearly all of the emulator games. Is there a way to fix this? I would really appreciate anyone who can help answer either of my questions.

Topic by SC-Ghost    |  last reply


DS Screenshots?

     Video game blogs- I envy them. They have high-res screenshots of Pokemon Platinum! And I look all over, but I can't find any useful info about how. So. Can ANYONE tell me how? PLEEEEEASE? Thankyou!

Topic by watermelonhead    |  last reply


Broken DS

First of all, I'm not english speaker. Sorry for my errors. Well, I have a little sister. She borrowed me my Nintendo DS and... look the results. Maybe I can ¿fix? it with glue, but I don't want to glue the R button by error. And I don't know if it will broke later. And I don't want to call nintendo and lost 50 euros. Now is broken, maybe I can try something different with the console. Any idea?

Topic by mariomario    |  last reply


Nintendo ds-ds lite-dsi.

Nintendo ds, ds lite and dsi. What do you think? Which one is the best?

Topic by Vynash    |  last reply


Nintendo DS Cleaning

What is the best way to clean the screens on a Nintendo DS? I just want to be careful not to damage anything, so let me know if my worries are really necessary. Thanks, SC-Ghost

Topic by SC-Ghost    |  last reply


Fix Nintendo DS?

My son's favourite game was getting stuck in it's slot.  He took it out and shoved his ds pen in to the card slot - not i can see bent prongs/teeth and no game will play.  Can this be fixed?  How?  Many thanks - so near Xmas cannot afford a new one :(

Question by anniecan  


NEW NINTENDO DS

Nintendo announced a new DS model at their conference. It's called the Nintendo DSi and has a few improvements over the Nintendo DS Lite. One, media support with an SD card reader and two built in cameras. Unfortunately, it does lack a GBA slot. There is also an online store for it in the same vein as the Wii Shop Channel and uses the same currency for DSiWare. Software on it will cost 0, 200, 500 or 800 points. Essentially it is just an improved version of the DS Lite, but with these improvements, it may well be worth getting. It is set for release in Japan on November 1st 2008 with US and EU releases to follow in Early 2009. What do you guys think?

Topic by shadowninja31    |  last reply


DS pot settings

Hi. Can anyone tell me the settings of the two potentiometres (pots) situated on the board close to the battery. thanks a lot

Topic by malta    |  last reply


The Nintendo DS Lite

I am absoloutly thinkin' the DS look so damn fun! I just wanna hear your veiws on the cool looking handheld. Have you got one? Do you like it/ why? Best game? Why is it good? Best color to get it in? P.S - I so wanna get one!!!!

Topic by Baron A    |  last reply


Nintendo DS into PDA?

I have an old DS, and it hit me: could a nintendo DS or DS Lite be converted intto a PDA-style storage/ organizing device? The original DS size seems like it could be made into one of these. Maybe it could still run DS games. Does anyone think this is possible? Can you explain how? And what do you think its capabillities would be?

Topic by WarPig137    |  last reply


DS vs PSP !

Its the handheld battle! lol.Just wondering which is better Sony PSP or the Nintendo DS?Ive got a PSP and I actually got bored of it! The games are not that fun or addictive to me.....I havn't played on it since September, now thats a long time!I'm thinking of getting a DS, cause i have played an old pokemon game ( crystal) for the first time ever on my phone, and REALLY liked it. Its very addictive. So it would be better if i played it on a DS which has a bigger screen(s). My phone is only one 1.5 inch.Plus the mario games and the trauma center games look very fun!So also, I am asking you is it worth it to get a DS? Will I get bored of it ? Cause personally i found the PSP to be very overrated, and eventually I got bored of it, now its lying around somewhere - useless, collecting dust.

Topic by Baron A    |  last reply


GBA owns the DS!

Hello? What happened? The PSP and DSi are all well and good but in my mind GBA games own them all! Sure, most are 2D and they cannot compete graphically with it's bigger cousins, but I would own my Gameboy Micro over a DS anyday (and I can say this genuinley because I had enough money to buy either a DS lite or a Gameboy micro and I chose the micro). I say this because compare a Sonic advance game to a Sonic Rush game. From a neutral perspective I found Sonic advance much more enjoyable than the DS version: It is simple (only 1 screen to focus on!) and none of these faffy side missions. And I would rather play SMB advance 3 than play some downgraded NFS for PSP. And let's not forget the biggest advantage of the GBM: PORTABILITY! It is the only true pcket console.

Topic by Lowney    |  last reply



Nintendo DS Slot 2

So, since theres a Slot 2 Rumble Pack on instructables, we need one that's a flash card, just like the one for Nintendo DS browser, because people might have lost their SLot 2 flash cards for Nintendo DS browser

Topic by Sadam and Osama  


just a thought... (ds projector)

Just a thought i had when i saw all of these led projectors on here. and then i saw a ds sitting on the table then i though, what if there was a such a thing as a ndsl projector?! how i believe it would be contructed, at  least the case anyways, would be to detach the top screen from the bottom. then to use the screen as you would any other in a diy projector, keeping in mind that it has to stay connected to the ds. then build half a ds arcade stand for the ds, and build the rest of the projector. would this be plausible? or would it be impossible?

Topic by zack247    |  last reply


Nintendo DS Lite Not Working

So, I have had my Nintendo DS Lite for a few years and used to play it a lot until 2011-2012. I finally decided to start playing it again a few days ago when it stopped working. I know it isn't dead because I charged it completely before trying to use it. When I turn it on, the green light turns on but the screen remains black. Also, the screen has turned on once or twice but it's currently not working.

Topic by KristenB2    |  last reply


What to do with a Nintendo DS

Somebody gave me a nintendo DS for free because it had a broken top screen. Using the power of instructables I replaced the top screen and now have a perfect Nintendo DS. Problem is...... I never play video games, I have no use for a DS. Anybody have any good ideas of things to make with a Nintendo DS.....either using the DS as a whole or savaging it for parts?

Topic by chaoscampbell    |  last reply


Nintendo DS to External Monitor

Has anybody successfully connected a Nintendo DS (or DSI) to an external monitor?? Or may there be another way to capture what's going on?? I'm stuck???? Any help would generate mad reeeezzzzpects. crabbadam@hotmail.com

Topic by crabby2    |  last reply


Sweet Handmade DS Case

This custom DS case hits the mark perfectly. Too bad they're already sold out. Link

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


what is this white piece in a ds for? Answered

Hi all, recently, i had to take apart my DS lite to replace the button panel. when i got it apart, i saw that there was this white piece in the ds i took the panel from, but it wasn't in mine. unsure if it was required, i put it in mine. what is this piece for anyways? if it helps, i have a polar whit ds lite, and i believe it is a 3rd gen, judging by the fully covered wifi reciever in the base of the unit. but what is this white piece for? (its right beside the stylus slot)

Question by zack247    |  last reply


Animal Crossing WW for DS

If this is against the instructables policy, let me know. I am starting an animal crossing WW friend code board. I will post mine shortly. Thank You.

Topic by King825    |  last reply


Best Nintendo DS Games

What are the best games for the Nintendo DS?

Topic by SC-Ghost    |  last reply


wep hack 4 ds?

Does any1 know of a way to use a protected WEP network thru ds without knowing the password?

Question by sparx01  


USB Nintendo DS charger?

Here's a idea my head came up with Look at photo, See?, DO THIS ON A OLD DS THAT YOU DON'T WANT ANYMORE! NOT MY FAULT! IF YOU GET BLEW UP OR SOMETHING! DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK! OK no more of that :) USB 2.0 outputs: 5 Volts DS output : 5.2 Volts Maybe a slower charge? What do you think?

Topic by iPodTouchMaster08    |  last reply


ds wont power up

Ds phat wont power up i have a original ds it charges OK but will not power up when i press the on/off button there is nothing at all i have tried a new battery i have checked the fuses and they are all fine any one got any idea what the problem may be has my son is pestering me like mad Thank you in advance

Topic by wenjo    |  last reply


Can the DS Browser load...

Can it load the text on pictures that appears when you hover your mouse over it (like the yellow boxes on the pictures on here)? I know the way I said that sound stupid but anyway.

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_Overtheriver    |  last reply


Giant Citroen DS transformer

Perhaps you've seen the Citroen transformer commercials like this one: In the March 2007 issue of Wired, a real-life Citroen transformer, built by Amorphic Robot Works with help from Squid Labs (particularly Corwin and Geo), got a nice, one-page writeup. I've included the page here, and you can also check out some more pictures here. I remember Corwin and Geo sweating quite a few bullets as they painstakingly took the initial idea, put it into CAD, animated it, checked for collisions, and finally did a safety analysis all on a tight deadline.

Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply


DS vs. DS Lite vs. DSi vs. DSi XL

 Here you can talk about the DS, DS Lite, DSi, and DSi XL.

Topic by KaydenST    |  last reply



What are the thoughts on moding an original Gameboy to hold a Nintendo DS/DS Lite?

I've been playing around with the idea of how one would mod an old Gameboy to open up and be able to contain the guts of a Nintendo DS/DS Lite

Question by Kikurimu    |  last reply


ds lite connecting to a pc through wifi?

Hi, I'm wondering if you can connect a ds lite to a computer (pc or linux) through wifi.  When I put the ds lite in pictochat mode, and refresh the wifi connections on the computer, it comes up with "Other Network".  When I click on "Other Network" it asks for an ssid.  I have tried a couple things, like Chat Room A, and stuff like that, but it doesn't work.  Any ideas?  And is this even possible?  Thanks in advance. :D

Question by salomon1996    |  last reply


ds phat wont power up

I have a original ds it charges OK but will not power up when i press the on/off button there is nothing at all i have tried a new battery i have checked the fuses and they are all fine any one got any idea what the problem may be has my son is pestering me like mad Thank you in advance

Topic by wenjo    |  last reply


DIY DS Lite breakout board

Does anyone think it would be possible to make a ds breakout board as the schematic is extremely simple as shown here: https://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/BreakoutBoards/DS_Touch_connector_breakout.pdf I want to make something quite quickly and had a broken ds lying around as was wondering if this was possible... Also does anyone else have any ideas of what i could make? Thanks Make-O-Saurus

Topic by makeosaurus    |  last reply


I'm thinking about buying a DS

 I'm thinking about buying a DS Lite but I was wondering if I should wait till the DSi XL comes out and hope for a DS LIte price drop.  Does anyone know if this will happen or not? Thanks

Topic by sardines454    |  last reply


nintendo ds lite help please

Well, recently my DS's hinge cracked (just a tiny bit) now 5 times out of 7 the screens won't turn on

Topic by corey_caffeine    |  last reply


Nintendo DS will not turn on, it got wet?

My Nintendo DS Lite got wet and now when plugged into the charger i just get the orange charge light on and nothing else, it wont even power up. Can anyone help PLEASE?

Question by Landy813    |  last reply


Looking for R4 for DS - Where to get?

Hey, Looking for users who have a Nintendo DS and went out to buy the R4 game for it (revolution) It's not sold in stores, but it is on amazon. Yet my parents wont buy it unless someone else did. sence he doesnt trust the sellers. (You cant order off amazon at age 16 -_- ) So if you have R4... Where can i get it? Or I should say, Where did YOU get it

Topic by Killa-X    |  last reply


how to wire a ds screen to a computer?

My ds broke but both screen are ok and i was wandering how to wire the screen to something so i could use it as a computer screen.   Please help me.

Question by btawesome12    |  last reply


ds duct tape game wallet

2 things the first thing is that in catagories they should have a duct tape catagory and second i have looked all over the internet and there is no such thing as a ds game wallet i have searched here and for those who dont read the entire thing THIS IS A GAME WALLET, NOT FOR THE ACTUAL DS because i have found the duct tape case but i already have a case but i need one for my ds because i almost lost 2 games and 2 reasons why i dont construct my own one is because im to lasy and 2 is because i have a small amount of duct tape left i found in the basement and my parents wont let me get another pack.... or maby my brother can get me some oh well thats another story and sory this is so long but yeah so give me your ideas :P and post them on hereand another thing there should be a duct tape contest

Topic by J_SCAP    |  last reply


HELP PLEASE my DS is failing!!!

I've had my faithful Hot Rod Red Nintendo DS for a long time now... at least 4 years or more! A couple of years ago, my friend smashed the top screen with his forehead (don't ask...please, just don't). I sent it in to Nintendo for repairs and paid $70, and when it came back everything looked fine. This year, however, i have been noticing that something is wrong with the top screen. The colors aren't shaded right, like they don't blend into each other like they should. Also, every once in a while the screen flickers into false colors (light colors turn black, dark colors turn that freaky blue color). ALSO, every once in a while a shadow of what's happening on the bottom screen appears on the top screen. How weird is that? The best example is when I'm playing Animal Crossing, and as I'm walking around I can see a shadow of my character, the trees, buildings and everything on the top screen. They aren't colored in, just dark shadow images. It hasn't been that bad, but recently it's been becoming worse, and i'm afraid it's going to fail completely on me soon. I'd get a DS Lite, but a new DS, the DSi, is coming out sometime next year. Should I pay to get it fixed? Should I attempt fixing it myself and risk ruining it? Or should I just wait a whole year for the DSi, and hope that the screen holds out? Someone please help, my DS is pretty much my main console, and the discoloration and shadows drive me nuts when I'm playing MarioKart and such.

Topic by chrisman01    |  last reply


Where can I get the DS shell?

Need to replace the Ninetendo DS shell. I have a DS with a broken hinge on the top shell

Question by MrTopsy    |  last reply



nintendo ds screen flickers but won't start up?

My son dropped his ds and now the bottom screen flashes white but then nothing. It turns itself back off.

Question by apoo4you    |  last reply


how can i put dvds on ds

I have seen so many videos but when i try to do it nothing happens i wonder if i am doing something wrong? please help if so step by step,thanks.

Question by working girl    |  last reply


Is Lunar Knights for the DS a manga or anime? Answered

Just played the DS game and it had some really cool cut scenes and was just wondering if I could read up on the storyline or watch a show about it.

Question by nfarrow    |  last reply


using a nintendo ds a external screen

Hi, For an art / tech project I want to hook up a usb camera to a nintendo ds. I want to make a kind of floating third eye to gaze upon crowds to get like a bird eye perspective. I have a old usb camera , a laptop and nintendo ds to do this. Can anyone help me to use the nintendo ds as an external screen to display what the usb camera sees.  Or to point me in the right direction, maybe to some information? Many thanks

Topic by Merel    |  last reply


my ds screen wont come on when i turn it on?

It justed stays black

Question by alsomeguy123    |  last reply


Knex DS lite docking station

Do you guys think I should make this instructable? It took me a really long time to finish this to put up on here. If you want me to make this please comment and rate. If 50 people say they want me to make this then I will put it up. Guys it does have a DS game holder. I forgot to take a picture of it its in the back of the DS.  thank you guys remember rate and comment. Guys please comment I really want to know what you guys think. Or send me a message and please follow me . please give me suggestions if you have any questions please just message me i will message you back as soon as i can

Topic by soccer9112    |  last reply