There's a huge online community dedicated to portabilization of popular gaming consoles. Inspired by the collaboration and hard work of multiple members on, I decided to join in and modify a Wii into a handheld gaming system.

What it does

Allows the user to play Wii, Gamecube, GBA, SNES, and emulators off a handheld version of the Wii.

How I built it

I hit a minor delay, it's not done yet. Needs a lot of work. The process involves me relocating currently existing ICs on the Wii's motherboard, adding my own power source, regulating that power source to different voltages, adding my own speakers, display, tangible user interface (buttons), designing my own case for the handheld system, the cooling system (fan, copper plate, heatsink), software exploits and modifications, and hardware modifications.

Challenges I ran into

Small SMD components are hard to relocate without a hot air station, and my limited experience. I broke the following SMD and need to order it:

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Starting it and prepping the motherboard, my SMD desoldering skills improved. I burnt pads during practice, but when it came to the actual area I will be working with none of my pads burnt.

What I learned

What's next for Wii Conversion to Handheld Gaming System Delayed

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