The time to build this could be easily less than an hour now. Very minimal case mods required, minimal solder joints and slick assembly.
Here's roughly the steps I took:
- Position the Hoolyhoo bracket and button wells in the case to mark up the X & Y buttons
- Position the Kite backboard for L & R buttons and mark up the drill points
- Position the backboard to mark up the USB C cut out
- Carry out all case modifications (X & Y, L & R, USB C, Screen)
- Soldered the 6 wires into the L & R backboard
- Soldered the 2 wires to the fan point
- Soldered the tactile switches to the L & R backboard
- Solder the speaker lead on after cutting it to the optimum length
- Extended my battery with a 2 way JST connector (note, my Chinese lead had the polarity reversed)
- Bonded the Hoolyhoo frame to the screen
- Bonded the L & R backboard to the case (3D bracket to follow to reinforce it)
- Bonded the power switch PCB to the top corner of the case
- Bonded the speaker in
- Bonded the screen assembly to the case
- Plug everthing together
- Fit the glass screen
Things I would do differently are not remove a section of case by the power switch, this is a hangover from the last builds I did. Even loosely positioning the power board I assumed I'd need to remove a little bit. I'll hide this with a cartridge. And I would replace the mode button switch. You can just about get away with it as it is, but for comfort I'd really recommend replacing it.
Thanks to Wermy, Kite and HoolyHoo for making the build possible.