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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

6 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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1uptriforce

Reply 6 years ago

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

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metalcookie

9 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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1upmetalcookie

Reply 9 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

9 years ago

Do you have the game bomberman on it?

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dombeef1up

Reply 9 years ago

Man I love that game for the N64!

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dombeef

9 years ago

(removed by a hobo's request)

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dombeef

9 years ago

Wow!

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dbossnirvana

9 years ago

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

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Plasmana

9 years ago

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

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chiok

9 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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1upchiok

Reply 9 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

9 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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ReCreateKillerPanda

Reply 9 years ago

i remember i would have to blow until i get dizzy

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SteamdntReCreate

Reply 9 years ago

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

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ReCreateKillerPanda

Reply 9 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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ReCreateKillerPanda

Reply 9 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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Sandisk1duo1up

Reply 9 years ago

could've gotten a psp for that much

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Sandisk1duoYerboogieman

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Sandisk1duo1up

Reply 9 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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mg0930mg1up

Reply 9 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

9 years ago

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

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the_burrito_master

9 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?