Tyler335's GBZ and more

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Tyler335's GBZ and more

Post by tyler335 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:45 am

Hey guys. I'm new to the forum. This place is awesome. Keep up the good work!

About a month ago, I saw Wermy's video of his Game Boy Zero. It inspired me to build my own Game Boy Zero. Mine is pretty basic.

My GBZ contains the following:
- *Broken* Game Boy (case and internals)
- 320x240 screen
- UBS sound card
- +12V "buck" DC/DC converter
- Teensy microcontroller
- 2500mAH 3.7V battery with Powerboost 1000C power supply
- 4-port UBS controller
- Raspberry Pi Zero

The GBZ seem to get rather warm inside so I might modify the screen IC driver for +5Vdc input letting me remove the +12Vdc converter. I don't know if this will help remove any heat. The heat hasn't affected any performance of the RPi0 though. I'm more worried about Li-Ion battery getting too hot. Operating temp for the battery is 0-40°C. I saw where user Dirtybeagles is recording max temperatures of 51.7°C. That is very hot. I have my battery hidden in my cartage slot. It is not in direct contact with any components. I will just keep testing mine. I just don't want to damage my battery or worst... start a fire. If yall know of any solutions, please let me know.

Here are a few pictures of my GBZ. I didn't take any pictures when building it.

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I grew up playing Nintendo 64. A few years ago, I though it would be cool to make a portable N64. After making the first one, I wasn't happy with the look of my case work so I made a second one. Here are both portable Nintendo 64s with my Game Boy Zero. Now I have both real and a retro emulator handhelds.


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(I chipped the back of the blue one when moving.)

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Here are links to youtube videos I made of the portable Nintendo 64s I made back in the day. I don't know how to embed them.

The Mississippi State themed "Bulldog 64"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmoICZz-oTE

The Blue Portable Nintendo 64
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv_7KVZnTKU

- Tyler
Check out my latest GBZ build: http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic. ... 779#p35779

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Re: Tyler335's GBZ and more

Post by Kilren » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:17 am

Good job on the completed GBZ, it looks really clean and well done from the outside.

Those portable n64 systems are pretty cool awesome! Thanks for sharing. If you have a build log, I'm sure someone would be interested in the other projects show off room!

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Re: Tyler335's GBZ and more

Post by alien0matic » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:25 pm

Nice GBZ. Looking good from the outside.
What cases did you use for those portable N64s?

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Post by tyler335 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:53 pm

The blue nintendo 64 handheld case was made from the bottom of 2 tupperware plastic bowls. The maroon handheld case was a zn-45 case from polycase.com (http://www.polycase.com/zn-45) and a piece of acrylic sheet that I bondo together to hold the batteries. I will see if I can find some pictures of these builds. I know the youtube video of the maroon handheld shows some pictures of the build.
Check out my latest GBZ build: http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic. ... 779#p35779

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Re: Tyler335's GBZ and more

Post by Robots86 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:06 am

N64 is my all time favourite. Love what you have done with these. Amazing work!

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Re: Tyler335's GBZ and more

Post by RetroRocket » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:19 pm

tyler335 wrote:
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:45 am
I grew up playing Nintendo 64. A few years ago, I though it would be cool to make a portable N64. After making the first one, I wasn't happy with the look of my case work so I made a second one. Here are both portable Nintendo 64s with my Game Boy Zero. Now I have both real and a retro emulator handhelds.


Image

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(I chipped the back of the blue one when moving.)

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Here are links to youtube videos I made of the portable Nintendo 64s I made back in the day. I don't know how to embed them.

The Mississippi State themed "Bulldog 64"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmoICZz-oTE

The Blue Portable Nintendo 64
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv_7KVZnTKU

- Tyler
These look great! While I wait for parts to arrive I was going to jump into a skeletal N64 I rescued from a bin. Any advice or suggestions? Watching videos now...
http://www.josephquinndesign.com

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GBZ - Clear
GBZ - Two-Tone


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Re: Tyler335's GBZ and more

Post by abrugsch » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:36 pm

Just take the code part of the youtube address after the ?v= (VmoICZz-oTE in your case) and hit the youtube button in the full editor and it'll look like this:

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[youtube]VmoICZz-oTE[/youtube]
And embed like this
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