G-Boy: Wii / GameCube Portable DIY Kit

May 20, 2020 0 By nate

G-Boy: Wii / GameCube Portable DIY Kit
Modders have been building Wii Portables for years. But now, for the first time ever, talented members of the community have created a kit to make building a portable more accessible than ever. This is the story of the Gboy kit.

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——Recommended Tools——-


Hakko 888D – https://amzn.to/3aDdSZa
The most popular and recommended iron in the community. Used to be the iron I used til I upgraded to the much more expensive Hakko 951. Tips are inexpensive and there are a huge variety

TS-80 – https://amzn.to/2Y5Japi
Supposedly a great iron, recommended by several of my friends, but I’ve personally never used it. USB C powered. Recommend purchasing a chisel tip as well.

–Rotary Tool–

Tool – https://amzn.to/2VCt3ha
For cutting the board. I have the harbor freight one, but this looks to be the exact same one but re-branded. Has served me great for years. Please wear safety glasses.

Cutoff Wheels – https://amzn.to/355nM4G
A cheaper dremel (rotary tool) is perfect, but I highly recommend getting nicer cutoff wheels. I’ve purchased a ton of different cutoff wheels, and these ez lock ones have always performed the best for me


Neoteck – https://amzn.to/2Y5X3DU
Entry level meter. Auto ranging. Should do the job

Fluke 117 – https://amzn.to/2VVLRHb
My personal multimeter, if you want something fancier.

–Hand Tools–

Basic – https://amzn.to/2S81ESa
Complete kit – https://amzn.to/2Y4ohdZ
I love my ifixit kit to death. I have like 4 of them. They can open anything. But the simple 3 pack should do the trick.

Flush cutters – https://amzn.to/355kv5u
Had these since 2014

Wire strippers – https://amzn.to/2KuHw8u
Magical tool. Never going back to manual wire strippers

Helping hand
Cheap (will do the job) – https://amzn.to/3cGrFQe
Durable (will last) – https://amzn.to/2VF3QTr
Holds things. Useful if you only have 2 arms

Cheap (will do the job) – https://amzn.to/2KAoihW
Durable (will last) – https://amzn.to/3cYwhRQ
Tiny fingers. Like using cheat codes. Don’t abuse your tweezers. They aren’t pry tools.


22 awg stranded wire – https://amzn.to/3cSGMq5
Use this for power. Perfect thickness for power in portables. Multiple colors lets you color coat voltage lines. Stranded keeps it from breaking inside the insulation and driving you crazy

34 awg magnet wire – https://amzn.to/3bEILOl
Use this for all your data lines. The enamel coating protects it from shorting. Make sure to tin it properly.

Solder (Kester 63/37)
Spool (recommended) – https://amzn.to/3bEJ2AR
Tube (not very much) – https://amzn.to/2S8XAkq
The good stuff. Leaded solder makes everything easier, and your joints better. Not any more dangerous than lead free solder, just don’t eat it. 63/37 is the ideal ratio. Thinner is better

Flux – https://amzn.to/2Y2N7uM
Kester 951. Great flux. Soldering without flux is like washing dishes without soap. It just makes everything work soooooo much easier.

Solder braid – https://amzn.to/2KALEEa
For fixing small oopsies. Solder braid is like an eraser. Good eraser erases. Bad eraser just schemers stuff all over your work. Good solder braid is worth it.

Solder Sucker – https://amzn.to/3axp21K
For fixing big oopsies. You don’t need a nice one, cheapest one you can find will do. This is the one I found.

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