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I remember that people say that the original Nintendo 2DS is quite ergonomic due to it lacking a hinge making it perfect for adults' hands but that the New 2DS XL wasn't as ergonomic as his original hingeless counterpart

Now I just wanna say that I prefer a 3DS model that has bigger screens, which is why I like my New 3DS XL, but I wished I had a 2DS instead but its screens are smaller than the console that I own...

Which is why I had this idea for who knows how long ago (becasue I don't remember when I thought of that): what if the New 2DS XL had a similar hingeless design as the 2DS?

idk if it would be possible to make a hingeless version of the New 2DS XL, but if it does, then I would be happy to know! :D
You totally could. If you disassembled a New 2DS and recreated the case and internal mounting in CAD as a single slab design like the original 2DS, it wouldn't be a particularly difficult project. It would be a bit time consuming to take all the measurements and iterate the design until everything fits, but it's 100% doable if you have access to a half decent 3D printer
 
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Hi everyone! I'm new to the hardmodding scene, but have done a some home-brew before on the Wii and other Nintendo consoles. I was thinking of making a portable Wii, and I had an idea that I wanted to check if it would be easier than other methods / actually possible.

My idea is to use the Wii U gamepad as a screen and controller, and attach an untrimmed Wii motherboard to the back in a smaller form casing than the actual Wii shell. Would it be possible to use the Wii U screen as an output for the video, and also to trim the Wii remotes motherboard and map it to the buttons on the gamepad? Also, I was planning on using the gamepad charging port as a way to charge the batteries for the Wii and the output screen. Would all of this be possible? Thanks!
 
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I am new to console modding but am really wanting to make my own Wii handheld. While I know you can but consoles like the steam deck I am extremely into making my own handheld. What would be the most simple and part accessable model to build?
 

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I am new to console modding but am really wanting to make my own Wii handheld. While I know you can but consoles like the steam deck I am extremely into making my own handheld. What would be the most simple and part accessable model to build?
Most ppl suggest the Ashiida
 
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I am new to console modding but am really wanting to make my own Wii handheld. While I know you can but consoles like the steam deck I am extremely into making my own handheld. What would be the most simple and part accessable model to build?
It depends whether you have done soldering before or if you have no experience doing soldering. if you have no experience doing soldering, i'd suggest you practice soldering and first make something very beginner friendly like Nold's Noldendo Wii Miicro and then move on to portabilization. In portablization, Ashida is the easiest one out there.
 
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What if we had a few different threads that were FAQs for specific subjects, and if your question wasn't there in the thread, you ask in the thread, and we add it to the FAQ?
Potential topic threads:
Battery FAQ
Custom Regulators FAQ
Soldering FAQ
Equipment and tools FAQ
Basic electronics FAQ

Just an idea
Hi, i've been looking really deeply into this stuff lately, but im starting on my first portable wii (hoping to get to my wii u in future thanks to @yvetlegriffin) and i am noticing an extreme lack of content describing how to design a 3d printed housing for a wii portable. I feel that should be a subject that is explained, since nowadays many people like me have access to a 3D printer and a 3d design software (fusion). Thanks in advance!
 
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I was wiring up the T- connection on an RVL-NTC and I accidentally ripped the resistor off and cant find it. Does anyone know its resistance value? I'd rather fix it now and not wait for a new one.
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I was wiring up the T- connection on an RVL-NTC and I accidentally ripped the resistor off and cant find it. Does anyone know its resistance value? I'd rather fix it now and not wait for a new one.
The website stated it has a 10k ohm resistance with a B value of 3380k. Use that as you will.
 
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You're right, but now that I'm looking at it again I think that was the thermistor itself that came off... so I can't just replace that. I'll have to reorder the part.
 

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You did in fact bump off the thermistor. If you can't locate it, you'll need a new RVL-NTC
 
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Hi, I’m new to hard modding and have had an idea for a wii portable for years that it look like I finally have the time to do. I have experience with through hole soldering, 3d printing, and basic cad for reference. I do gamecube controller modding and I use wii’s all the time to run a homebrew software smashscope that functions as an oscilloscope for controller so that’s what I’m looking to run on a portable. My idea is a wii portable that can run homebrew channel, have the gamecube controller ports, display on a screen, and be preferably battery powered with the option to also plug it in if that’s possible as well as fitting in the top half if a brief case since my build idea is to have a case with all my tools and things needed to mod so I can come to local with just one case that’s got everything I need to mod. The only obvious problem I could see with this is airflow being a problem since I want to house it all is a brief case, but I’m not sure if airflows that important. I saw the summer build contest and figured nows a great time to learn how to do this and I was wondering if there’s something that already meets these conditions or if I need to learn the nitty gritty of modding and if so where should I start? Sorry for the long message I’m just excited and want to get all the questions out there so I can learn as much as I can. Thanks!
 
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Hey. New here. Just a little bit of modding under my belt (repairing PS3, upgrading GBA). I'm planning on doing the Ashida portable Wii for my next build, and I'm curious as to what would be the recommended AWG be? Want to ensure I don't go too thin, but also don't want to go unnecessarily too thick and make it more annoying than necessary.
 

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Hey. New here. Just a little bit of modding under my belt (repairing PS3, upgrading GBA). I'm planning on doing the Ashida portable Wii for my next build, and I'm curious as to what would be the recommended AWG be? Want to ensure I don't go too thin, but also don't want to go unnecessarily too thick and make it more annoying than necessary.
22AWG stranded for Wii voltage and GND connections, 26-30AWG stranded for low current connections and peripherals, and 32-38AWG solid core kynar/magnet wire for data lines.
 
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what are some good and easy first-time projects for new modders?
You should try the Ashida. It has a convenient BOM (Bill Of Materials) which goes over everything you need. there are tones of worklogs about it and you only need to order from a few places to accumulate all the parts you need. It also uses custom PCBs for stuff like the controller and the interface, making it the perfect choice for a beginner making their first portable. Here's the URL for the thread:
Ashida Wii Portable | BitBuilt - Giving Life to Old Consoles

the G-boy isn't as good to get started anymore as the kit isn't available anymore and Gman hasn't open sourced more than the case files, meaning it isn't as good a starter as the Ashida. it does have an updated version that uses the 4 layer tech boards, but it is more annoying to get all the parts for it. URL: https://bitbuilt.net/forums/index.php?threads/g-boy-pcb-files.5054/






Another option is the G-Wii. it is smaller than the Ashida, but doesn't have those magic custom circuit boards, so therefore also requires more wires. (1) Model - G-Wii CAD files | BitBuilt - Giving Life to Old Consoles

The Louii is another portable, but it isn't recommended as it is quite a tight build and requires a more advanced version of the basic OMGWTF trim. It also requires you to order custom circuit boards from a manufacturing company like JLC PCB, PCBway or OSHpark. cons aside, this is a very nice, sleek portable, smaller than the G-Wii and the Ashida but with the same 5 inch, 16:9 IPS display and with a BOM. it is smaller than a switch with the same buttons and joysticks. URL: (1) Model - Louii Twoii CAD Files | BitBuilt - Giving Life to Old Consoles


Hope this was helpful!
 
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You should try the Ashida. It has a convenient BOM (Bill Of Materials) which goes over everything you need. there are tones of worklogs about it and you only need to order from a few places to accumulate all the parts you need. It also uses custom PCBs for stuff like the controller and the interface, making it the perfect choice for a beginner making their first portable. Here's the URL for the thread:
Ashida Wii Portable | BitBuilt - Giving Life to Old Consoles

the G-boy isn't as good to get started anymore as the kit isn't available anymore and Gman hasn't open sourced more than the case files, meaning it isn't as good a starter as the Ashida. it does have an updated version that uses the 4 layer tech boards, but it is more annoying to get all the parts for it. URL: https://bitbuilt.net/forums/index.php?threads/g-boy-pcb-files.5054/






Another option is the G-Wii. it is smaller than the Ashida, but doesn't have those magic custom circuit boards, so therefore also requires more wires. (1) Model - G-Wii CAD files | BitBuilt - Giving Life to Old Consoles

The Louii is another portable, but it isn't recommended as it is quite a tight build and requires a more advanced version of the basic OMGWTF trim. It also requires you to order custom circuit boards from a manufacturing company like JLC PCB, PCBway or OSHpark. cons aside, this is a very nice, sleek portable, smaller than the G-Wii and the Ashida but with the same 5 inch, 16:9 IPS display and with a BOM. it is smaller than a switch with the same buttons and joysticks. URL: (1) Model - Louii Twoii CAD Files | BitBuilt - Giving Life to Old Consoles


Hope this was helpful!
It was definitely helpful, but the problem is I don't have a Wii, do I need to buy one?
 
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Ebay, op shops, @ohkin86 's aliexpress, etc.

look up "Black wii broken"
 
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So, none of my controls are working. I've redone my controller data line and checked the voltages and wiring all over my GC+2.0,but still have nothing. While troubleshooting, I accidentally disconnected my PD board, and I noticed that in priiloader my controls were working fine? Could this be a software issue? I figured out that the GC+2.0 config folder wasn't already in my apps folder, so I downloaded it and then extracted the update.hex file into the root folder of my drive. Still have no controls when RVL loader boots. Are there more files I could be missing? or could this still be a hardware issue? Thanks c:
 

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So, none of my controls are working. I've redone my controller data line and checked the voltages and wiring all over my GC+2.0,but still have nothing. While troubleshooting, I accidentally disconnected my PD board, and I noticed that in priiloader my controls were working fine? Could this be a software issue? I figured out that the GC+2.0 config folder wasn't already in my apps folder, so I downloaded it and then extracted the update.hex file into the root folder of my drive. Still have no controls when RVL loader boots. Are there more files I could be missing? or could this still be a hardware issue? Thanks c:

Check the wiring to the sticks, if there is an issue the sticks can jump around causing some software to appear frozen or broken
 
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