Adorable and small portable NES

The Queen of Bondo is back again, this time with an adorably small NES portable, the HandyNES.

When last saw [lovablechevy], she had just finished up her build of a Nintenduo, a build that stuffed an NES and SNES into a single box. The Nintenduo was such a clean build it would be a crime to let her talents go to waste, so [Lovablechevy] finished up one of the smallest NES portables we’ve seen.

The build is based on a top-loading NES with a 3.5″ screen. [rekarp]‘s NES2 composite mod was used to get the NES and screen working together. Two LiIon batteries provide 3 hours of play time (with a low battery indicator, natch).

[lovablechevy] also included an AV out so she can connect her HandyNES to a larger CRT screen. Like our old Sega Nomad, this allows for a little two-player action – player one using the HandyNES and player two using an extra controller. Support for the Zapper was also included after modding the Zapper connection to a USB port.

Check out the video walkthrough after the break. To prove that her build isn’t a clone, [lovablechevy] also include a video of herself playing Battletoads past the point where the clones crash. Excellent work from the Queen of Bondo.


  1. Colin says:

    USB Zapper what? Last thing I heard about the zapper and USB was from ZeroSoft and he hasn’t updated that for years…

  2. lovablechevy says:

    i simply changed the player 2 port from the 7 pin nes port to a 5 pin usb port. and have a switch to allow for a controller or a zapper.

  3. jim says:

    I’m not sure if “The Queen of Bondo” sounds hot or terrifying.

  4. zuul says:


  5. JJ says:

    Mine is not nearly as well put together, but it is smaller:

  6. Hirudinea says:

    We must mate this woman with Ben Heck so we can breed a legion of super hackers, its the only way we can take on the Chinese!! (Sorry lovablechevy, you’ll just have to take one for the team. :)

  7. anyone says:

    ugh is this really that great?

  8. joe says:

    What the hell does natch mean? naturally? If so, then just say that and stop trying to be hip.

  9. breaker says:

    Great hardware hacking! Aesthetics really make this exceptional!

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