If you are looking for inspiration to build your very own DIY handheld games console or would like to purchase one then this awesome build by BitBuilt forum member GingerOfOz is definitely worth checking out. Created from components stripped from a Nintendo Wii games console the aptly named Louii is capable of running games developed for Nintendo’s Wii games console without the need for any emulation software.
Kindly GingerOfOz has made available the open source design files so that you can build your very own if you have the wee components available for the internals. Check out the video below to learn more about the portable Wii games console that can be played for up to 5 hours on a single charge.
“The goal was to capture the beauty and grace of Louie from the Pikmin series, but unfortunately I completely overshot. I am very confident and comfortable with this design. I would like to start taking commissions on portables, so if you would be interested in purchasing a portable in this design please hit me up and we can see about making it happen. I will also work to open-source the CAD and materials used in this build so that others can do it too. Just know that this isn’t a super noob-friendly build, but I’ll go over the details of that somewhere else.”
Features fo the DIY Wii handheld games console include :
– Beautiful custom molded Switch buttons and joysticks. If you aren’t using Madmorda buttons in a portable in 2019 then you’d better be molding your own. Seriously though, a huge thanks to her for providing these circles of sexy.
– Extremely crisp 480p VGA video. Aurelio is kinda cool I guess.
– WiiHUD audio amp.
– Wii PMS board and all of its accompanying features, like thermal protection, shipping mode, an actual battery indicator, and all that good stuff. Thank you to Gman for open-sourcing this awesome thing!
– Easily accessible microSD card for adding more games/homebrew/whatever else
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