Inside the Nintendo DSi

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Inside the Nintendo DSi

Dsi Mainboard
Dsi Mainboard Back
Bunnie (Chumby engineer and all around hardware hacker) got a Nintendo DSi… and took it apart…

I couldn’t help myself from buying one of these…and taking it apart. The DSi is pretty cool: it has not one, but two, cameras embedded in it. One faces forward so you can see yourself, and the other can be used to take pictures of others. Compared to the DS-lite, it’s a little bit thinner, isn’t compatible with the old charger, and more prominently features wifi connectivity status. The speakers are also a bit beefier. Finally, the feature I like the most is that the screens are a good bit larger than the previous model (I’m already enjoying Tetris on the bigger screen). Oh, and also, it has an SD card slot, so you can play AAC encoded audio from the memory card, as well as store pictures on there, so the device effectively doubles as a camera and a music player on the road.

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