3d printed nes portable looks fantastic and contains no hot glue

[Parker] emailed us today to show off his latest NES portable build. This time he’s using the standard “top loader” NES instead of the typically used NES on a chip. This is pretty cool since the NES on a chip has compatibility issues with some games. For the screen, he uses a common PSone screen with a slight power modification. From the factory, the screen takes 7.4 V and converts it down to 5V to use. He removed this and ran it directly from his own 5V power source. It may not seem like that big of a deal, but with portables, every bit counts. He also ditched the sound amplifier from the PSone screen in favor of something a little more efficient. He seems to have done a pretty good job because he says it gets roughly 10 hours at full volume right now.

Another cool aspect of this deign is that the cartridge serves as a sort of stand for the unit, although the button placement looks like it might be a tiny bit awkward when used this way.

 

Comments

  1. atomsoft says:

    Damn thats sexy! I dont play NES but now i want one… i need to hit the lotto all the cool Shi* on this site :)

  2. M4CGYV3R says:

    What? A handheld mod with no hot glue? This is madness!

  3. takato says:

    this is one of the better nes portables that I’ve seen. I can thing of three things that would make this better. bending the cartridge slot 90 degrees down by adding wires between the current one and the motherboard or by building a new slot out of the connectors that 5 1/4 floppy drives used. thinning the part of the case where the controller is if possible. using the ppu from an arcade board to get rgb video since the psone monitor supports it.

  4. Mike says:

    Wow! Impressive. Here’s the first reason I could finally justify buying a 3D printer.

    Excellent work.

  5. Pilotgeek says:

    The leverage from having such low buttons will make your hands cramp up from having to support so much weight that way. Other than that, looks awesome.

  6. ERock says:

    Where is everyone finding these surplus PSOne screens? $50 seems to be the price of admission these days.

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