Release "Wii Backpack" Project, STL and BOM

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Hello everyone, this is my first post, but i have been activily reading forum posts and guides
for the last 4 years.
Along with reading guides, i have been honing my skills with 3 different initial portabilizing projects
of my own designs.
I might make posts for and share the other 3 projects later.
This post is about my fourth portabilizing projekt. The "Wii Backpack"! It is build from experience
gained throughout my studies as electronic engineer and from my earlier builds.

YouTube showcase video here:

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My main goals and focuspoints with this handheld has been:

- Having a portable screen and console "addon" to the original Gamecube controller, resulting in the 'Wii Backpack' name
- Handheld mode for singleplayer action with Gamecube controller
- Reuse as many of the original Wii parts and features as possible
- Use redily accesible boards so the design is easy to copy and make for others
- Tabletop mode for 1-4 player action with Wii/Gamecube controllers

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Features:

- 480p VGA picture output from the Wii
- 3.5'' 640x480 VGA screen
- 2x Gamecube controller ports for multiplayer or using GC to GBA link cable for Pokemon Box/other games
- 2x USB ports (might be possible to do MKDD BBA multiplayer, not testet yet)
- Play your NES/SNES/N64/GB/GBC/GBA/Gamecube/Wii/Wad/(many other non-Nintendo) games from a 64/128+ gb Micro SD card
- Internal stereo speakers on the top of the Wii (turn them on / off with a switch)
- Audio Jack stereo output for headphones or speaker
- Internal battery with ~2 hours battery life
- Port for external original Wii power adabter for prolonged gaming sessions
- USB C charging (Not while playing)
- MX chip for playback of original N64 Wii WADS and potential for working calender in Animal crossing
- Sync up to 4 Wii remotes for multiplayer action
- Integrated IR sensor bar in the top screen (turn it on / off with a switch)
- Blue LED to indicate if the IR diodes are on / off
- 5v controller rumble feature (turn it on / off with a switch)
- Reset button
- Sync button
- Audio Volume with potentiometer
- Active air cooling
- Screen can be turned ~250 degrees
- Secure console mount on original Gamecube controller
- Great access to all GC controller buttons
- Weight of 450g, an first edition Switch console weighs 400g and an unmodified wii 1.2kg
- 2 pegs can be inserted for console to be standing in tabletop mode
- 2 slide-in hooks for cable management in handheld mode
- When screen is closed for travel, the console is impossible to turn on while transporting

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If anyone wants to try their hands with one of these, all 3d STL files are free for you to use on thingyverse;


Attatched is a BOM for anyone looking for a partslist

In a not so distant future i will try and make an indebth build guide video

Please give feedback or any questions you can think of :)

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Hello everyone, this is my first post, but i have been activily reading forum posts and guides
for the last 4 years.
Along with reading guides, i have been honing my skills with 3 different initial portabilizing projects
of my own designs.
I might make posts for and share the other 3 projects later.
This post is about my fourth portabilizing projekt. The "Wii Backpack"! It is build from experience
gained throughout my studies as electronic engineer and from my earlier builds.

YouTube showcase video here:

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My main goals and focuspoints with this handheld has been:

- Having a portable screen and console "addon" to the original Gamecube controller, resulting in the 'Wii Backpack' name
- Handheld mode for singleplayer action with Gamecube controller
- Reuse as many of the original Wii parts and features as possible
- Use redily accesible boards so the design is easy to copy and make for others
- Tabletop mode for 1-4 player action with Wii/Gamecube controllers

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Features:

- 480p VGA picture output from the Wii
- 3.5'' 640x480 VGA screen
- 2x Gamecube controller ports for multiplayer or using GC to GBA link cable for Pokemon Box/other games
- 2x USB ports (might be possible to do MKDD BBA multiplayer, not testet yet)
- Play your NES/SNES/N64/GB/GBC/GBA/Gamecube/Wii/Wad/(many other non-Nintendo) games from a 64/128+ gb Micro SD card
- Internal stereo speakers on the top of the Wii (turn them on / off with a switch)
- Audio Jack stereo output for headphones or speaker
- Internal battery with ~2 hours battery life
- Port for external original Wii power adabter for prolonged gaming sessions
- USB C charging (Not while playing)
- MX chip for playback of original N64 Wii WADS and potential for working calender in Animal crossing
- Sync up to 4 Wii remotes for multiplayer action
- Integrated IR sensor bar in the top screen (turn it on / off with a switch)
- Blue LED to indicate if the IR diodes are on / off
- 5v controller rumble feature (turn it on / off with a switch)
- Reset button
- Sync button
- Audio Volume with potentiometer
- Active air cooling
- Screen can be turned ~250 degrees
- Secure console mount on original Gamecube controller
- Great access to all GC controller buttons
- Weight of 450g, an first edition Switch console weighs 400g and an unmodified wii 1.2kg
- 2 pegs can be inserted for console to be standing in tabletop mode
- 2 slide-in hooks for cable management in handheld mode
- When screen is closed for travel, the console is impossible to turn on while transporting

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If anyone wants to try their hands with one of these, all 3d STL files are free for you to use on thingyverse;


Attatched is a BOM for anyone looking for a partslist

In a not so distant future i will try and make an indebth build guide video

Please give feedback or any questions you can think of :)

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i think my fav part is you doing the cover for songs on just dance super cool project
 
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