Move over NGP.... Introducing the Gamecube Fusion!

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Move over NGP.... Introducing the Gamecube Fusion!

Post by Ashen » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:19 am

First of all I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone on the GC-FOREVER forums that helped and supported me along the way to this point. Without all of you, none of this would ever have been possible. Also a big thank you to everyone from the three major portablizing forums for your help and support! That being said, One unit is done!! I must admit, even though there have been some unforeseen "bumps in the road" getting it here. It turned out pretty damn drool-worthy and I'm 100% happy with it.

So without further ado:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAYgAbiixLQ

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Post by emu_kidid » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:28 am

fantastic! Nice work :D

Now just imagine playing Metroid Prime on that thing on a nice cold winter day :)
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Post by Ashen » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:30 am

I played Metroid Prime today on it for 3 hours :D :D :D

Edit: Also, a couple hundred rounds of 2 player double dash ;)
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Post by emu_kidid » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:50 am

looking good there in the video. I watched it without sound for now but I'll see it properly when I get home. Two others who saw it were totally amazed, but both said the same thing "fan sounds a bit loud".
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Post by sm4rty » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:01 am

damn sweet :)
this should be mass produced
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Post by KirovAir » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:52 am

This looks very, very awesome!
Woah, can't believe how good-looking the end-result is.
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Post by alternati » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:53 am

very very cool, amazing your job !!
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Post by Ashen » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:14 pm

Thanks everyone! It really does feel good to have these first two projects half done now. :D I'll admit it didn't turn out perfect or even exactly how I pictured it in the beginning. But I still love it. The biggest bummer is the battery's. There will have to be a redesign in the future to incorporate Li-Ions instead of Li-Polymers. The decision to leave them out was literally made only a few days ago though, after reading Techknott's post about his mishap with Li-Po's. Far to late in the game for me to change things.
emu_kidid wrote:looking good there in the video. I watched it without sound for now but I'll see it properly when I get home. Two others who saw it were totally amazed, but both said the same thing "fan sounds a bit loud".
I'll admit the fan I ended up using is a bit louder than I wanted. The video makes it seem really bad though because for w/e reason the fan sounds louder when the unit is laying against something... like my legs in the video. Its really not as bad as it seems in the video though. Once you start a game up and turn the sound on a bit I don't even notice the fan running. I had planned to use some ATI GPU cooling fans that I had laying around which were much quieter, both fans died though. One after it was already mounted in the case.... that was fun...

Still lots of work to do on the second unit! I'll admit though.... I may be a bit distracted the next few days. This is only the beginning of the awesome GC portables you will see in the next few months I'm sure.
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Post by emu_kidid » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:30 pm

hehe, I don't mind even if it sounds like an airplane, it's a GC portable! :) still can't believe how nice it looks, you should get a production going w/ pre-orders :P
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Post by sm4rty » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:49 pm

yeah this would be cool^^

i think a lot of users want this thing :)


ps: i bought a gamecube with defective drive unit for 3€ off ebay and try to hook up a wode.
now i only need a wode :)
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Post by infact » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:51 pm

This portable is just gorgeous! Like to see your next... ;-)
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Post by sumas » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:54 pm

:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Very nice. Great work. Howlong have you worked on it?

Would also preorder one ^^

The buttons left and right of the HOME Button are for brightnes ans volume?
Wich function get the Home Button?
Some inside pictures would be nice.
Is it possible to let the Fusion be on when you power on the console?
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Post by Ashen » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:16 pm

sumas wrote::o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Very nice. Great work. Howlong have you worked on it?

Would also preorder one ^^

The buttons left and right of the HOME Button are for brightnes ans volume?
Wich function get the Home Button?
Some inside pictures would be nice.
Is it possible to let the Fusion be on when you power on the console?
Hmmm... I'm not sure exactly how long it took me. I started work on both units right after the Wiikey discovery was made by Zenloc though. I'd say its been a solid 2 months or so of planning and work on both units. Production should go a bit smoother now that I have an idea what I'm doing ;P I have to admit these first two units are my first experience in portable making, so there have been some trials and "bumps in the road".

The buttons below the screen control the volume and brightness controls. The home button brings up a menu on screen that allows the adjust of brightness/contrast/color

Inside Pics of both case halves before the final wiring!:

As you can see, the stuffs on the sides of the motherboard (audio amp/regulator/wiikey) I just kind of tossed in there haphazardly. being that I left out the battery's I had plenty of space that they would have taken up and didnt have to make things to neat. If I ever wanted to I could still open the unit back up and swap the regulator for Zenlocs custom and install the batterys still... I doubt I ever will though... I just feel better having the Li-Po batterys seperate in these units.... Future Portables will be designed with Li-Ions in mind.. heh.
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Post by Hells Guardian » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:20 pm

Does it have memory card slots at all or just sd card slots? If not I'd consider refining it a bit to include one if possible. Either way a GC F***ing portable! I love it!
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Post by AC_Orange » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:22 pm

amazing work, you must be very proud
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Post by Hells Guardian » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:30 pm

ok just watched the vide thats awsome it has a mem card too! the only thing I could think of that I'd like to see added to it would be to just make slot b an actual memory card port to allow us to use devices like a USB Gecko if we should want to do so.

Other than that I would love to buy one of these.
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Post by Burbruee » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:56 pm

Damn, looks very slick and professional. Congrats! :mrgreen:
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Post by Shinebi » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:19 pm

Very nice, congrats!
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Post by Cubelover » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:25 pm

This is absolut awesomeness :o
I would really looooove to buy one. Do you have plans to produce more of them and offer them for sale?
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Post by Ashen » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:32 pm

Thats the plan. I will be revising my design a bit though. I'm not sure how quicly I will be able to produce them but like I said, it should go a bit faster now that I have a bit of experience now. I know Zenloc also has plans to produce a bunch of his own design and he is a very talented expetience modder as well. Once I get these ones complete you guys here will be the first to know of my plans for the future :)

Thanks so much for all the positive feedback everyone!
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Post by sumas » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:13 pm

A lot of wires.
And all not color coded ;)
*RESPECT*

I never opend a GC PAD is it that white board.
The button layout would be typically for cube.
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Post by liquitt » Sun May 01, 2011 8:51 am

nice jobs, kudos to you my friend :)
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
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Post by R3dfaction » Sun May 01, 2011 12:56 pm

Ashen wrote:Thats the plan. I will be revising my design a bit though. I'm not sure how quicly I will be able to produce them but like I said, it should go a bit faster now that I have a bit of experience now. I know Zenloc also has plans to produce a bunch of his own design and he is a very talented expetience modder as well. Once I get these ones complete you guys here will be the first to know of my plans for the future :)

Thanks so much for all the positive feedback everyone!
I just jizzed on my pants,

I'd soo buy one, the only thing missing is a beautiful "Gamecube" logo in the back. Seriously though, thats a kick-ass job dude.
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Post by Cubelover » Sun May 01, 2011 1:12 pm

Awesome, looking forward to pick one up. Man this is even better than the 3DS :lol:
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