It is very important, at least for the next few months, that we are able to play games on very small objects. Maker Gunnar Turnquist over on GmanModz has made the smallest playable Nintendo 64 console. Here’s more from SlashGear:
The builder’s challenge was to take the hardware required to play games from inside that large enclosure and put it into something much smaller. The project required Turnquist to carefully map intricate connections of the mainboard and rewire lots of tiny circuits. The result is a functional Nintendo 64 with its own LCD on the front. The portable console measures 3.3-inches x 4.64-inches x 1.77-inches….
Turnquist highlighted the console modification and the building of the new and very small portable on his YouTube channel “GmanModz.” The LCD screen attached to the portable console is 3.5-inches, and the system has a battery life of 1.5 hours. He also integrated functional N64 controller buttons.
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