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Two things I enjoy a lot: technology I grew up with, and customizing. Sometimes they overlap.

Nintendo n3DS Galaxy Ver.


This is actually the second 3DS I have, that I saved up for with a part-time job. The first is a red o3DS, which also has suffered at my grubby hands and is now enjoying retirement in the care of my sibling. I have taken apart both enough times to keep the screwdriver on my desk (and strip at least one screw off each) to mod. Been carrying this around since high school, and is still my on-the-go entertainment.


Custom theme and splashes. I've also made custom badges! The analog stick is turning sticky with age, I should replace it soon.


Functioning Pictochat! I've also installed Swapdoodle and Flipnote Studio. I've always preferred the 3DS's resistive touchscreen over the Switch's capacitative touchscreen, like it feels better drawing on it with a small stylus tip rather than the large round mesh tip.

Notes:
Unlikes the o3DS, the n3DS's SD card is located under the battery panel and secured with screws. It's easier to use a software like Boop to transfer files over wireless network to the SD card. While it is simple to do in Windows 8/10, it is not enabled by default in Windows 11.
File transfer over wireless network still can work in Windows 11. It requires enabling SMB1.0/CIFD Client and Server via Windows Features. However this apparently(?) is a security risk, so using FTPD and an FTP client is another alternative.

Philips SHM7110 Headphones

These were a pain to find again! Earliest memory I had of them was seeing a pair in a local electronics store when I was still in school. Saved up my (small) allowance every day and ran back to the store a few years later only for the shopkeeper to tell me that the model was obsolete. This was before online shopping was an easily accessible thing, and even today it was hard to find it outside of shady eBay sellers.

The best part about these are the caps. I could draw a design on paper, cut it out and slot it into the cap. It's strange that most products today don't usually have this kind of simple customization anymore (or are marked at a premium for it!), but I'm pretty sure it's to cut manufacturing costs or something. But the other day I found that people were using 3D printers to print accessories for their headphones like cat ears and horns, which is pretty cool!

The saddest part though are that the wires aren't interchangeable, and they're really thin and feel a little fragile. I've no idea how to go about modifying the sound drivers to take a plug rather than an entire wire, though. Sooner or later I'll go look into it, but in the meantime I'll treat this pair with lots of care.