Building a 'portable' gamecube

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  1. Langin
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    Ever since I was young, I've been intrigued by portable Nintendo projects. Last week I decided to set up my own little project called the 'Gamedoos'.(Gamebox in English) It worked out! I now have a a screen from a portable DVD player which had input options and a Gamecube which I took the shell off to make it less bulky. I now have a few questions:

    1. Currently the Gamedoos has two plugs so... it needs two wall outlets... Instead of that I would like to build a battery into the box so I can also play on the go! Now is my question what kind of battery can I use for this?(Maybe a few ebay links or something?)

    Here are the specs of the power bricks:

    NGC:
    PRI 230 V~50HZ
    SEC: 12V --- 3.25A

    Portable DVD:

    INPUT: 100240 V ~ 50/60Hz MAX 0.6A
    Output 9V --- 2.5A

    My second question: can I remove those power bricks once I have a battery? Since they take up quite a bit of space. :P

    I hope there's someone who's able to help me!

    ~Alex
     
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    I'd opt for a WiiKey fusion or similar modchip to boot Swiss.
    Use that to boot game ISOS from an SDcard in a SD gecko.
    This will reduce the cube size by another 1/3rd.

    You could get rid of the powerbricks if you get a 12v battery which is powerful enough to power both devices for a hour orso.
    Tho you'd have to downstep the voltage for the DVD player to 9V.
     
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    I like my physical games , but I am certainly going to look into it!

    How do you 'downstep' the voltage? xP
     
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    It essentially removes the DVD drive, making it more portable and thinner.

    A voltage regulator like this would do the job.
    Make sure it's up to the job to handle a 2.5A current.

    Iirc, the GCN had a battery pack released (with an LCD screen that plugged on the top)
    You could track that down and see if you can replace the batteries with larger capacity ones.
     
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    https://www.amazon.com/Intec-GameCube-Battery-Pack-Black/dp/B00006DY4S They were made by a third party, Intec. However, both were made by that same company, and the battery pack is built to power both the GameCube, and the screen (provided it's the Intec one)