In actuality it just took a while to get the case cut. Somehow I've been working on this thing since July. Or August. Eh, one of those months, it's all a blur. Anyway, with the case finished I could start wiring stuff up!
As you can sort of see in the photo above the main motherboard fits in the rear half of the case (left) while the front (right) contains the screen, controls and speaker. Each half is 1/2" thick. Unlike some projects I've done I didn't have too much trouble fitting everything, probably because not that many wires go between the halves. Believe me I've seen a lot worse, some of my projects look like exploded spaghetti factories.
A closer look inside the front half of the case. This is the first project on which I've actually connected a headphone jack correctly to the PS1 screen. Using headphones saves a lot of power consumption on things like this (which is probably why they don't sell iPods with built-in six-by-nines)
Finally after weeks of pain and suffering the portable Jaguar was done! As you can see the color motif was black, gray and burgundy, pretty much like the original console. It has the built-in keypad, can take overlays and has stereo sound.
Here's some close-ups of the screen in action - buckle your safety belts!
And finally, of course, more photos of the finished product...
(Of course, if you get caught playing a Jaguar some drivers might hit you anyway)
That about wraps it up for the Atari Jaguar Portable "making of" Sadly this is probably the last NEW Atari game console portable I can make, since the 7800 is filled with IC's and not very shrinkable. 5200's the same way (plus it's just an Atari 400 so who cares) Who knows - maybe now I'll finally make the VCSp Revision... SEVEN!