Well, I sure did muck that up.

Can I strip a screw or what.

the damage

Here’s a great hilarious thread on /r/gameboy about it in which I am somewhat overly dramatic.

I ordered the 3dscapture.com original DS USB capture board with the intention of giving it the good old college try as plan A (doesn’t involve soldering!  Seemed do-able) and plan B would be packing the whole thing up with my tears and sending it away for a responsible adult to fix for me when I invariably couldn’t do it.

Plan B it is!  I couldn’t even get the back off my DS without stripping a screw (the head, not the thread, I think).  It’s frustrating because I am very detail oriented and good at fiddly work, but I guess my natural patience for hand sewing doesn’t cross-transfer to turning tiny screws.  The video made it look like something I was capable of doing.

Really thought I could do that.  :s

Waiting for pay day, then I am going to send it off to a buddy a few towns over who is especially talented at this stuff.  In the meantime, my laptop is older than dirt so surely I am going to have to upgrade to a slightly better rig if I would like to capture and/or stream from my DS, so I am trying to figure out how much that’s going to cost so I can start budgeting for it.  In the meantime, I should probably just start playing and blogging about my favourite GBA and DS games!