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Modder shares blueprint for portable Wii/GameCube
The plans were posted last year but have gained popularity due to a newly made clear blue version
A modder has shared a blueprint allowing fans to build their own portable Wii and GameCube.
The mod, known as the Ashida, was created by modder Wesk and posted on the BitBuilt forum in September 2021, along with full instructions on which parts are needed and how to build it.
However, the mod returned to the spotlight on Wednesday when Twitter user GingerOfMods posted their own build.
The version of Ashida created by GingerOfMods uses a clear blue case, leading to numerous Twitter users complimenting its striking appearance.
Ashida portable Wii & Gamecube video
Wesk’s mod, originally posted last year, contains real Wii hardware trimmed to fit inside the case.
It comes with a 5-inch widescreen display, allowing it to make use of the Wii’s native support for a 16:9 aspect ratio.
It also includes two 21700 batteries, which Wesk claims gives the handheld up to 3.5 hours of play time.
Most notably, the case incorporates real GameCube buttons and sticks, meaning that when it’s built it’s theoretically as comfortable to hold as a normal GameCube controller, albeit a much wider one.
The recently created version by GingerOfMods is notable because of its striking clear blue design, which they say they sent away for.
The clear case was printed using a 3D model provided by Wesk, designed to be recreated using a 3D printer.
However, instead of printing the case themselves, GingerOfMods sent the 3D printer file to Chinese company PCBWay, who printed the clear case and applied the dye before shipping it over.
This is the latest creation to come out of an increasingly popular modding scene in which players try to make handheld versions of Nintendo home consoles.
In 2020 another modder made their own take on a portable Wii, instead creating their own bespoke portable shaped to look like a Game Boy Color.