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    DIY Retro Gaming Portable on a Budget!

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    Everybody loves a 16-bit retro gaming handheld, but that hardly justifies possibly wrecking an old original console for it. Clem encounters a random fake clone console in his storage and has nothing to lose for ripping apart a device that should not exist in the first place. By reverse engineering the pinout, and fabricating a slick case, he builds a slick retro handheld that plays and feels much better than the clone console before the conversion! Thus, possibly saving a lot of old consoles while removing knockoffs from the market!


    Bill of Materials


    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    MULTICOMP 3D Printer Filament, PETG, 1.75 mm, Solid Grey, 250 °C Melting TempMulticomp1Buy NowBuy Now
    PRO SIGNAL RCA (Phono) Audio / Video Connector, 1 Contacts, Jack, Brass Body, Red, 8.3 mmPRO SIGNAL1Buy NowBuy Now
    PRO SIGNAL RCA (Phono) Audio / Video Connector, 1 Contacts, Jack, Brass Body, White, 8.3 mmPRO SIGNAL1Buy NowBuy Now
    MIKROELEKTRONIKA Rechargeable Battery, 3.7 V, Lithium Polymer, 2 Ah, Wire LeadsMIKROELEKTRONIKA1Buy NowBuy Now
    OMRON Tactile Switch, B3F Series, Top Actuated, Through Hole, Round Button, 100 gf, 50mA at 24VDCOMRON13Buy NowBuy Now
    VISATON Speaker, Mini, Full Range, 1.6 cm, 500 mW, 50 ohm, 71 dB, 700 Hz to 20 kHzVISATON1Buy NowBuy Now
    HARTING D Sub Connector, Right Angle, DB9, Standard, Plug, 9 Contacts, DE, SolderHARTING1Buy NowBuy Now
    LOCTITE Super Glue, Low Viscosity, 20 g, Cyanoacrylate, HumidityLOCTITE1Buy NowBuy Now


    Additional Parts:


    Product NameQuantity

    Fake Game Console




    Hot glue


    PMMA sheet 3mm