Ben Heck’s Xbox 360 portable mod
About a month ago, we reported on a hobbyist turning his Xbox 360 into a portable gaming rig, and not surprisingly there’s another Xbox 360 mod that will leave you wishing you had a 3D printer.
Recently, on The Ben Heck Show, the tech whiz Ben Heck took apart an Xbox 360 and turned it into a portable machine complete with built-in sound and monitor. Heck used a TI audio amplifier that offered integrated stereo for the console's sound output, and a volume control board that also fulfilled other duties such as eject and boot up. For the monitor, Heck used a thin/low power rating 16-inch LED backlit display. For the custom case, he used the MakerBot Replicator and a material called Sintra to print out parts to cover up the naked Xbox motherboard and DVD drive.
A few other tools, such as a laser cutter and soldering equipment were used to complete the mod, and the result is quite a sight. Heck’s full break down and customization of the Xbox can be seen below.