Portable Nintendo 64





Introduction: Portable Nintendo 64

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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:



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    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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    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.

    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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    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

    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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    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.

    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.

    Where did you get those specific 4V batteries and the blue DC battery?

    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.

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

    what screen did u use?

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

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


    2 years ago

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

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