Veteran's Nintendo DS Pi Zero Build

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Veteran's Nintendo DS Pi Zero Build

Post by VeteranGamer » Tue May 15, 2018 5:35 am

Started with....

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the vision.....

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the execution....

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Re: Veteran's Nintendo DS Pi Zero Build

Post by VeteranGamer » Tue May 15, 2018 5:35 am

Construction.....


removing the upper part of the NDS......

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the main board of the NDS (i removed/cleaned up the board, which didnt really needed to be done)

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as the you only need a fraction of it.....

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start to test fit the components to see if everything will fit....

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now the fun part (not really), start modding the case.....

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pre-filler stage....

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post-filler....

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spray painted....

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assembly....

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more coming soon....
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Re: Veteran's Nintendo DS Pi Zero Build

Post by VeteranGamer » Tue May 15, 2018 5:36 am

part list.....

coming soon....
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Re: Veteran's Nintendo DS Pi Zero Build

Post by kite » Tue May 15, 2018 6:24 am

Subscribing :) very cool can't wait for the actual build log. Looks fantastic execution! Very interested in the hinge removal/hiding bit :)

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Re: Veteran's Nintendo DS Pi Zero Build

Post by VeteranGamer » Wed May 16, 2018 10:18 am

kite wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 6:24 am
Subscribing :) very cool can't wait for the actual build log. Looks fantastic execution! Very interested in the hinge removal/hiding bit :)
thanks....

surprising the hinge wasnt as bad/difficult as try to block the cartridge slots and make them look decent
(and inline with the contours of the housing/case)

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(they've come out ok, but not as well as i thought id be able to get them... )


i'll have a complete build post up by the weekend....



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Re: Veteran's Nintendo DS Pi Zero Build

Post by Italian77 » Wed May 16, 2018 10:46 am

Wow! That looks great. I was about to ask about the hinges as well but I see your pics above. Cool custom decals on the back as well.

Definitely interested in seeing the process when you post it.
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Re: Veteran's Nintendo DS Pi Zero Build

Post by Kichinokimi » Wed May 16, 2018 7:58 pm

well freakin done that looks really good

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Re: Veteran's Nintendo DS Pi Zero Build

Post by snoek09 » Thu May 17, 2018 2:53 am

VeteranGamer wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:18 am
(they've come out ok, but not as well as i thought id be able to get them... )
Such a perfectionist :P I think it looks really nice. Well done!
Looking forward to the complete build post.

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Re: Veteran's Nintendo DS Pi Zero Build

Post by EriolGaurhoth » Thu May 17, 2018 11:50 am

How much room is left in the shell? Do you think a build like this would be possible with, say, a spare New 3DS XL case? Because more buttons (and analogue sticks!) ;)

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Re: Veteran's Nintendo DS Pi Zero Build

Post by VeteranGamer » Fri May 18, 2018 10:00 pm

EriolGaurhoth wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 11:50 am
How much room is left in the shell? Do you think a build like this would be possible with, say, a spare New 3DS XL case? Because more buttons (and analogue sticks!) ;)

i really dont see the point in trying to build something like this with a 3DS XL case....

even if you were able to fit everything in (which i think will be a stretch)

you only have two extra button (L2 & R2) and an analog stick which arent really needed for the vast majority of games you can run properly on a Pi Zero (theres no way you'll fit a Pi3 in a build like that)

but the biggest issue will be the screen, how to fill the opening of the 3DS XL screen...
a small screen in a big opening just looks janky to me (IMHO).....



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