Nintendo Switch Chassis - Core m5

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Nintendo Switch Chassis - Core m5

Post by BenjaminLSR » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:13 am

Hey everyone,

I'm the one owning the banjokazooie masterpiece WiiU gamepad with a core m5 in it.
Now that Nintendo Switch pieces are getting increasingly easy to get (full chassis for about 50$), I wanted to have an open discussion on the feasibility of putting an Intel Compute Stick within a Nintendo Switch chassis.

I AM WILLING TO ORDER SUCH DEVICE, PLEASE PM ME IF YOU HAVE THE SKILLS & TIME.

Let's start with the concerns...
- Intel Compute Stick motherboard is 12cm long, 3.5cm large and 0.5cm hight (without heatsink). Cold part of the stick will have to be superposed to the battery where the foam is.
- Heatpipe will have to be tweaked to be aligned with the CPU (if we decide to keep original shielding / heatpipe / fan).

- Option1: 3.7v battery will have to fit in and be used with a 5v step-up (discharge rate at 5W Load ?)
- Option2: Stack up two 3.7v in the remaining battery space and down-step to 5v.

- Use the original bezel on top of an HDMI 720p touchscreen. (Which means separate the bezel/glass from the original digitizer then glue it back on an USB touchscreen).

Then:
- Smallest possible teensy to read the battery and Sound +/- Power buttons.
- Use the original controllers with Windows Bluetooth drivers.
- Use the original USB-C connector to charge the battery.
- Use the original microSD connector.

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I ordered most of the chassis components and should get them within a month.

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Re: Nintendo Switch Chassis - Core m5

Post by pais83 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:04 pm


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Re: Nintendo Switch Chassis - Core m5

Post by BenjaminLSR » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:52 pm

Keep us posted here. The Nintendo Switch chassis is thin as hell. Are you going to use only an external battery to power the device ?

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Re: Nintendo Switch Chassis - Core m5

Post by pais83 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:06 pm

As you say the chassis is very thin. To have enought power for the whole device you need two 3,7 batteries in serial and an step down to 5v, and need a lot of space.

I have a 8bitdo wireless Gamepad adapter to use the joycons or PS4 Gamepad as xinput that I'm also going to use

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Re: Nintendo Switch Chassis - Core m5

Post by pais83 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:13 pm

Maybe in a week or two I can show you something functional. trying to place all the components inside such a thin chassis is a nightmare :)

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Re: Nintendo Switch Chassis - Core m5

Post by BenjaminLSR » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:50 am

Great

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Re: Nintendo Switch Chassis - Core m5

Post by pais83 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:01 pm

Some progress

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Re: Nintendo Switch Chassis - Core m5

Post by BenjaminLSR » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:01 am

What about the screen ? What are the elements you picked ?

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Re: Nintendo Switch Chassis - Core m5

Post by pais83 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:39 am

The display is 5.9" 1080x1920 60hz. The blue square PCB on the right is the display control board

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Re: Nintendo Switch Chassis - Core m5

Post by BenjaminLSR » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:58 am

Oh I see, you're using an external battery to power the unit.
I was wondering how you'd try to fit everything in.

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