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PlayStation 2 portable

[Raizer04] just completed his PlayStation 2 portable build. He feels that the PS2 hardware has much more to offer than the PSP and that’s why he chose to cram the PS2 slim hardware into a portable case. He started with an electronic toy to serve as a case donor and used bondo to form openings for the controller, speakers, lights, and screen. A beautiful paint job and some metal work resulted in the pleasant finish seen above. On the back you’ll find a lighted case fan, hard drive, and USB port. There’s no optical drive as games are loaded from a thumb drive. Take a look at the demo video after the break, but do yourself a favor and turn your sound all the way down first.

If this doesn’t quench your thirst for portable console projects you might also take a look at this N64 build.

Comments

  1. Anon says:

    Okay, the sound REALLY is too high.

    I’m on low right now and it feels like my speakers are bleeding.

    But other than that, nice build, do want.

  2. Mr_Bishop says:

    Oh and NICE WORK!!! I don’t think I have even seen a PS2P, and Sony did you notice? ITS GOT YOUR JOY STICKS!!! Keep up the good work my friend.

  3. Osgeld says:

    I dont feel that the ps2 has much more to offer than the psp, but it defiantly has a much better software lineup

    and yea jamesx, go suck on a gun

  4. Mr_Bishop says:

    two* not you…

  5. uzerzero says:

    This rivals Benheck’s PS2p project. Check it out here: http://benheck.com/ps2-portable.

    I’m definitely impressed with the modder’s decision to run the games off flash rather than discs. I’d never thought about that before.

  6. Regulus says:

    I forgot people like jamesx existed. Such worthless garbage.

    This PS2P build is pretty neat, if a little awkward looking.

  7. pod says:

    why don’t we have a report function?

  8. jjrh says:

    Why is there a hdd if games are loaded from flash?

  9. Jordaan says:

    Sony could take some bloody lessons from this kid… I will never understand why the PSPGo cost more than a PS3 (Not sure if that was the case for America, over here in Aus it was though…)

    @jirh The HDD is for the save games. Its much easier to mod the system to simply boot games from a USB than to also change the save functionality to save to USB…

    @therian Freedom of Speech does not include acts which impede upon the rights of others. Hate-inducement is included in this.
    If you want to test this theory out, drive out to Harlem, quote JamesX, and see who the law sides with once you get a beat down from the locals.

  10. Raizer04 says:

    yea that is a portable project….but that one requires a disc…mine can upload games by just storing a bunch of them on a usb drive…

    *Thanks everyone for the positive comments!!

  11. Daniel D-Drummer says:

    Hahaha dude you are so creative!! And also it’s the USB Pendrive was the best, Lots of games without have to keep changing CD’s. Even though it’s a “little” bigger than a PSP, i would surely use that one thant PSP, i hope somebody buy it and start manufactiring it :D

  12. BalrogBonanza says:

    Oh hey racism! And I want one of these, like, three years ago.

  13. Me says:

    Free speech doesn’t apply to private websites, geniuses.

  14. Mike Szczys says:

    This isn’t a forum for spreading racism. Nor is it a place for debating free speech. Please stay on topic.

  15. MS3FGX says:

    I have to award some points here for the clever removal of the optical drive and replacement with flash.

    Though looking at the finished product, it doesn’t appear he measured anything before he put the whole system together. Everything is asymmetrical, the screen doesn’t even appear to be in the center of the device. A little sloppy for something that would otherwise be a very impressive project.

  16. DanAdamKOF says:

    Running PS2 games from USB is rather bottlenecked, you have to be selective in which games you run from it as some will have unbearable loadtimes or outright crash or freeze at points. However, it’s definitely a suitable tradeoff in the name of battery life. Nice work.

  17. Decepticon says:

    I didn’t hear or see anytthing about battery life. Or if it runs on batteries or a rechargeable pack (i think it does due to the lack of a power cord). Any info on that?

    Good work BTW!

  18. Doug says:

    @Decepticon
    He mentions in the beginning (of the speaking part), that it uses three (3) 11.something Volt Li-Ion batteries.

  19. Fantastic portable handheld project.

  20. JB says:

    What I’d like to know is how much game time he can get out of a full charge. Pretty cool conversion.

  21. erak says:

    @DanAdamKOF

    The new open source project “Open PS2 Loader” works much better than the old USBadvance,

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