View Full Version : Xbox 360 briefcase is ready to go wherever you do

April 7th, 2011, 01:13
Hackaday forum member [azazelcrey] recently wrote in to share his portable Xbox 360 build (http://forums.hackaday.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=546). This is not his first attempt at constructing one of these, as he completed his first portable console a few years back. This time, he has taken what he learned from the first go round, making his newest creation a bit cleaner and more compact.
He sourced an LCD monitor with built-in speakers to use as the display, mounting it into a $20 metal-sided suitcase from Home Depot. He disassembled his Xbox and added it to the case, installing a couple extra fans to keep things cool. Some standard Xbox functions were externalized, allowing him to power on the console, load games, and synchronize controllers, all while keeping the briefcase shut.
This obviously isnít something that you would carry on a train or bus for on-the-go gaming, but itís a great way to travel with your Xbox as well as a handful of gear. We imagine this rugged, fully-contained gaming center is quite useful for one-off Xbox LAN parties, and it seems like it would be a good way to get your game on if stuck overnight in a hotel.
Check out his web site if you are interested in seeing his first build (http://azazelcrey.yolasite.com/my-portablexbox-360.php) or more pictures of this one (http://azazelcrey.yolasite.com/my-portable-xbox-360-number-2.php).