Posts Tagged ‘N64 Portable’

What a week this has been! In addition to finally shipping off the 2nd N64p that I’d been working on for months now (video soon), a French friend of mine posted his video on the PSOne Mini which I printed and shipped to him (the SLA version) about two months ago. This guy’s videos are an amazing representation of what truly goes into making mods like these and I’m very excited to have been a part of its creation. It’s a long video but very detailed in terms of explanation of methods and pro/cons of each. A great watch and I highly recommend you check it out! I also thank him for the shout out’s he provided towards the site!

And, Ol’ Ben Heck finished off an N64p himself which he’s been working on for many months now as well.

For some reason or another this has sent a great deal of traffic my way which has added to the excitement of the past few days.

Also, I’ve just started assembly on my new Prusa i3 MK2S ┬áPrinter which I got earlier in the week. I’ll have a video of that process posted once complete, but this is what I’m hoping for for an end result. Time will tell if I can assemble the way it needs to be done to achieve the same results, but I’m hoping for a very nice basement upgrade for my FDM 3D printing projects! More to come soon!

So while I was waiting for the paint to dry on the second controller of the SNES-001 Advance, I got to going through some of my You Tube videos and really had a hard look at one of those situations where one expects a particular outcome and is completely surprised by a 180 turn of events.

The video in question is the one of “The Nimbus II”, my third and last N64p I’ve made to date. All things considered, this was probably the most complex and best portable system I’d ever constructed. Sleek, comfortable and truly a blast to create, it is also the least noticed mod I’ve ever done. My first mod even kicked it’s tale by almost 2X (in relation to You Tube views)!

The reasons don’t escape me though as by the time this was released, anything news worthy related to an N64p had been burnt to a crisp, but I still really expected a little more due to the quality of the system itself. However, it never happened and I had to watch other portables, some finished with duct tape and super glue, rocket past me in a flame pirated glory.

But, then I remind myself that this hobby isn’t about how much your project get’s noticed,(though this is a much added bonus that bares motive) but the self pride in knowing you’ve completed something worth while and stuck with to the end.

So, as I crack a Budweiser and think up lyrics to another “Real Men of Genius” riff, I salute you Mr. basement dweller modder man, who fearlessly creates in the face of an absent interest and continues to hone his practical, yet useless use of skill!

With that said, here’s the video that I was whining about.