The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

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The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

Post by Tchay » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:19 pm

Merry Christmas everyone. I have a present for you. :D

The Envision

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiUI08UITwc

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Specs:
- OMGWTF rev A mobo
- wii classic controller
- Buttons and triggers from GC microcon controller
- 4 cylindrical batteryspace batts, 3.7v each, 2600mAh, 2 hours battery life
- Thinkpad heatsink and fan (credits to Zenloc for pointing it out)
- 1.375"x6.5"x4.125" (exact dimensions pending)
- feels like a pound
- Unmodded L and R potentiometers
- No Disc drive - uses Wiikey Fusion runing games off of SD card (major credit to Ashen)
- volume control
- Smartphone speakers as they are incredibly small yet sound great
- PS2 madcatz retrocon joysticks
- Case molded by Chris Downing
- Daftmike Battery circuit LED


Fun Facts!
- In total, I spent about 102 hours and 25 minutes building the Envision over 7 months
- I stayed up for 36 hours straight to finish up the Envision - I got a nasty cold from this
- I stayed up for 40 hours to finish editing the video by Christmas - My eyes were bloodshot afterwards
- I spent a month planning just the button layout to make sure everything felt comfortable and easy to play. Aside from the case mold, I did all casework myself :P
- I broke about 13 motherboards before getting this thing to work
- I've had the actual case shell since before the Ccube was even completed
- It is the second portable gamecube to feature a component cable inside, allowing for beautiful progressive scan mode (the first portable being Ashen's Revolution portable)
- I had the portable finished several weeks prior, but I opened it up to do a minor repair, eventually frying the motherboard
- I spent 6 months looking for the right song to use in the video
- The Envision was originally going to have a disc drive sticking out on the back

Special Thanks:
Sifuf - His Sixty Free Lite-R inspired me to think up the Envision back before the Ccube was even done. You'll notice that ALL of the above pictures follow Sifuf's pictures in his presentation thread. The Envision itself follows the look and feel of the Sixty Free. That portable remains, to this day, as one of my favorite N64 portables. Thanks Sifuf.
Ashen - For allowing all of us to use the Wiikey fusion and scrap our horrible disc drives. Ashen is BAMF. <3
Shockslayer - For an unprecedented amount of moral support, troubleshooting help, and manlove. Seriously, SS is a cool kat. I owe him some rum.
Cndowning - For making the awesome vacuum formed case mold and accommodating my crazy last minute changes
Palmertech - nothing
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Post by _Nold_ » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:10 am

looks great, man :)
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Post by sakamoto » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:27 am

yes :)
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Post by emu_kidid » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:48 am

sweet mod :)
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Post by andzlay » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:09 pm

nice nice nice!
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Post by megalomaniac » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:42 pm

good job..
i wanna try one of those OMGWTF cuts...
i just hope i dont go thru as many mobos in the process...
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Re: The Envision - Tchay's Second Portable Gamecube

Post by steffen » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:53 am

The big screen is gorgeous :) Great work!

I also love your video, so many great memories.
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