Transforming basic video clip game consoles into on-the-go gadget gaming goodness is almost a time-honored tradition — I bear in mind writing about Bacteria’s bulbous portable Nintendo 64 a 10 years in the past.

But @GingerOfMods new “Wii Boy Color” (by way of NintendoLife) is so clean up, so compact, I just have to share it with you.

Ok, it’s a small little bit thicker than an real Recreation Boy Shade if you count the rear triggers. But it is remarkably near — and when have you had a Recreation Boy that can perform Nintendo Wii and GameCube game titles on the go?

And enable me restate that this isn’t some overclocked Android smartphone operating an emulator. There’s an genuine Nintendo Wii motherboard within this 3D-printed case — cut down to fit — furthermore his have personalized circuitboards, a 3.5-inch 480p IPS display from a car backup camera, a pair of common 18650 Lithium-ion batteries, a USB stick for storing game titles, a USB-C port for both equally charging and video game transfers, and a rear exhaust admirer to continue to keep it all awesome.

Ginger says he applied official Nintendo Switch joysticks, along with some buttons from the Nintendo DS Lite, and hooked them all up to the guts of a GameCube controller — which did need him to include computer software hacks to emulate some of the Wii’s controls. (You possibly know the Nintendo Wii also performs GameCube game titles and will take GameCube controllers, but those people controllers can’t operate the Wii menu or lots of of the Wii’s own titles.)

It gets a noted 2-3 several hours of battery lifestyle — but that USB-C port indicates it’s quick to incorporate an external battery bank to continue to keep it topped up. And of program, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack. What self-respecting portable fanatic would leave that out?

Test out the movie at the top rated of this publish to see it in motion, assuming you’ve managed to maintain out this long. By the way: it sounds like Ginger can take commissions if you unquestionably ought to have one particular of your possess!

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