After the talk on Doom’s thread for his mega mod, I decided to start my second one. I sort of messed up the buttons on the first one I made by painting them, whops. Anywho, I am going to start fresh and get this little puppy smaller and sleeker.
I got this DS for a good price, got two half working for 15$ (CAD so like 11$ USD). The one I chose out of the two was missing screws and a battery cover, and to boot, the top screen doesn’t work, and it does the flash thing turning on when the top screen isn’t connected.
Other than a few digs and scratches, this DS is in half decent shape physically, the bottom screen looks good at least, I may change the bezel and remove the touch screen part though since I wont need it. but that is for later on.
The back has no battery cover, but whatever, ill plaster over that with some ABS or something, and I will keep the battery internal. You can also see the screws missing causes the system to be very flimsy, ill find some to make it work, maybe from the inside of it.
Taking stuff off, taking it apart. I will save the plastic from the top for filler later if I need.
If I take this out and do some cutting, I will be able to get the speaker to fit in here, I will drill some speaker holes when I get it in. I will also bondo over the hole for the pen, and since I want to put the GBA cart the full way in, I will need to cut the slot a bit to make the game fit.
To use Dooms offer of a piece to go in the hinge spot or not to use the offer… That is the question. On one side, I like the nice sleek look of bondoing the top flat, but I also like the idea of sound reactive lights and something more unique, hmm. I could put lights elsewhere in the DS, but I like the idea of putting it there. I will think more, and decide later, but I just may do it.
Get the speakers and chuck the rest… Muahaha (I know, too much evil laughing).
Resist the lite, the DS lite that is… and the machine turns on with no top screen! Consider yourself modified.
Seeing what I want to have the games look like when inserted into the DS. and matching it to the corners of the motherboard to see if I will have to trim it, looks like I will have to.
Cart Slot Removed
Here is a test of the led strip I plan to use and its wiring to play the lights from music in game. the wiring is simple, and it only uses a transistor which I salvaged form a power supply. Easy Peasy.
Anyway, enough for today, hope you enjoy!