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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
triforce

8 years ago

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
1up

Reply 8 years ago

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

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ashannon1
ashannon1

Reply 9 years ago

lol, i think psp is already portable

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metalcookie
metalcookie

11 years ago

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
1up

Reply 11 years ago

I used the PTH08080.

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1up
1up

Reply 11 years ago

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
dombeef

11 years ago

Do you have the game bomberman on it?

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1up
1up

Reply 11 years ago

Nope.

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dombeef
dombeef

Reply 11 years ago

Man I love that game for the N64!

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dombeef
dombeef

11 years ago

(removed by a hobo's request)

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dbossnirvana
dbossnirvana

11 years ago

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

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Plasmana
Plasmana

11 years ago

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

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chiok
chiok

11 years ago

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
1up

Reply 11 years ago

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
KillerPanda

11 years ago

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
ReCreate

Reply 11 years ago

i remember i would have to blow until i get dizzy

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Steamdnt
Steamdnt

Reply 11 years ago

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

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KillerPanda
KillerPanda

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah. good times, good times

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ReCreate
ReCreate

Reply 11 years ago

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
KillerPanda

Reply 11 years ago

Oh. then bad times, bad times

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ReCreate
ReCreate

Reply 11 years ago

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

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KillerPanda
KillerPanda

Reply 11 years ago

dunno. something about monkeys

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ReCreate
ReCreate

Reply 11 years ago

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
ReCreate

Reply 11 years ago

oh yeah...that sounds like a good idea

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 11 years ago

lol, same thing with game boy

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cormac3050
cormac3050

Reply 11 years ago

Haha, the sega megadrive works exactly the same.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

YEAH!

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1up
1up

Reply 11 years ago

he total cost was ~$130.

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 11 years ago

could've gotten a psp for that much

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Derin
Derin

Reply 11 years ago

Impossible.PSP's cost 300$.

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 11 years ago

used for ~$100

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 11 years ago

$89 at gamestop last time i checked.

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 11 years ago

i bought min off a friend for $20

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 11 years ago

What firmware? I'm using 4.11

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 11 years ago

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
Yerboogieman

Reply 11 years ago

I think thats already half been done...

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mg0930mg
mg0930mg

Reply 11 years ago

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
jianqiang

11 years ago

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

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

11 years ago

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?