Is it possible to make a sky3ds?

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  1. CIAwesome526
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    It may sound very very stupid, but i have some experience, and would like to try to make a sky3ds. It will probably look like a large circuit board dangling off of my 3ds, but its better than nothing. All i want to know is if this is possible which it must be, since there are clones of sky3ds. and what are all the parts i may need, or where can i find what parts i need. Also maybe something to help me put it together correctly, would be good. The goal is to make a temporary flashcart that is cheap and can be used until gateway releases an update. Plus this seems like a cool project.

    Is anybody there?
     
  2. Helper

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    Cheap...?

    FPGA development tools are not cheap--at least, not cheaper than a mass-manufactured flash cart. http://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Catalog.cfm?NavPath=2,400&Cat=10&FPGA is a decent first approximation of the range you'd be looking at. A hint: it probably wasn't developed on a CoolRunner-II.

    That doesn't even begin to consider the cost of other tools, several iterations of custom PCB's, manual labor costs, or engineering costs.

    Even at minimum wage, I'd expect a year of labor would earn you enough money to just buy a flash cart.

    Making your own--if anybody could even do it--would most certainly not be a way to save.
     
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    Start Here....

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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/micahdowty/sets/72157621023570420/

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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bushing/sets/72157622256632032/

    Browse thru those two photo sets, that will get you a rough idea of the amount of work needed, and that is just the wiring, technical side, not the software or understanding of info captured.

    And then noticed that those two photo sets are for the old-school DSi, for the 3DS multiply the work by at least ten times, and then add in some major funds for commercial decapping if you wish to do New 3DS and zero-exploit Sky3DS operation.

    Good Luck...
     
  4. Chrushev

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    It will probably cost you 4-5 times the cost of buying one.
     
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    Unless sky costs hundreds of dollars, just buy it. You can't just slap it together with 2 wires and pvc pipes (sarcasm obviously, I hope).
     
  6. Helper

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    Much, much more than that. You'd probably be looking at a minimum of $500 just for a sufficient FPGA development board.
     
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    I really like this thread. You go CIAwesome526. I want to see your homebrew cartridge when it's done.
     
  8. cearp

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    actually, it's impossible to create a sky3ds.
    it is physically and even conceptually impossible in our universe.
    how it was sold online i do not know - but soon the intergalactic police will round up all the sky3ds carts and destroy them.
     
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    Lol.... if it was so cheap and easy don't you think everyone would do it?

    It's not as easy as it seem. Your have to find out what chips are on the sky3ds (meaning your need one)
    Your also need to caught it's code (meaning your need one)
    Then you gotta put it all together and hope you did all the steps they did.
    Your have to order and wait for all the parts to come in before you could even start.

    So I just see a ton of fail in this thread.

    Suck it up and buy one or go cry in the conner.
    Lol...
     
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    How to make a Sky3DS:
    1. Get a QQ3DS.
    2. Print a new sticker (template here)
    3. Glue the sticker
    4. Profit
     
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    why qq3ds? for where i am, sky3ds is like $60 and if i try to find qq3ds online it is more expensive that that, like $75~
     
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    Well, that is the price you pay for being able to make your own Sky3DS with your own hands. At least you can feel proud of you ;)
     
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    Then you only learn from QQ3DS to print new sticker , in fact , the sky3ds is not our common people can make.
     
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    I don't know about you guys, but I think the real value to be found in this thread is the hardware porn garyopa dropped for us, that shit got me harder than PornMD ever could.
     
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    Hot enameled copper-on-lead action~
     
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  16. Schizoanalysis

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    You can make one out of coconuts and string. I saw them do this on an episode of Gilligan's Island.
     
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    Dumbass. They didn't even have 3DS's back then. That was obviously how to make a DS flash cart.
     
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  18. thorasgar

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    It must have been MacGyver, I am sure he is just confused.
     
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