Photo credit: Gman Modz
Gunnar Turnquist (Gman Modz) currently holds the record for world’s smallest N64 console, but his other projects are just as interesting, including the N64 SP Version 2. This custom-built portable game console may not be as small, but it’s just as functional. First, he made the case by printing it in clear resin on a Form2 3D printer. Next, he sanded it up to 1,000 grit before coating it a with Tamiya TS series clear paint. Read more for a video and additional information.
Unlike his original N64SP, this one has a PCB that uses a real N64 controller IC with an FRAM chip for saving games. In other words, the console’s battery management, system regulators, audio amp, and controller are all combined in one 2layer PCB. The Form2 3D printer was then used to print the buttons and then casted ahead of being molded in dyed resin.
- ★3.5 INCH IPS SCREEN: 3.5-inch high-definition IPS screen, the display effect is very clear. The tempered glass used for double protection has the characteristics of scratch resistance and drop resistance, bringing exciting gaming experience and better eye protection.
- ★3500MAH LARGE CAPACITY BATTERY : Built-in 3500mAh large capacity lithium battery. Long standby time and long battery life. Support up to 8 hours of games. Supports fast charging by using a USB cable. Bring you a lot of happiness during the journey or long-distance travel.
- ★SUPPORT A VARIETY OF GAMES： The handheld game console is compatible for open source Linux systems and supports more than 20 emulators, including compatible for PSP, PS1, NDS, N64, DC, FBA, MD, GB, etc. It comes with a free 64G Mirco SD card, pre-installed with more than 2500 games, and supports users to add games by themselves, the maximum can be expanded to 256G.
- ★UPGRADE CHIP: The video game console uses the RK3326 chip, which can solve the problem of frame loss in the game, run the game perfectly, and make the game screen smoother.
- ★ Double OTG + 3.5mm stereo headset.+ 3.5inch OCA full view IPS + double 360 degree rocker operation, The 2500 different games are free on the body, you can download and add them according to your preferences, all of which are original and will not be repeated. You can add emulators and games with related formats.
I also swapped the 2 2MB RAM chips with 2 4MB chips for double the memory without the added size of the expansion pak. This build has pretty much everything you could ask for besides controller/video out which I still stand by is kind of gimmicky for these devices,” said Gunnar.