GCN Building a 'portable' gamecube

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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'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.

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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