The GC Loader is almost here, for those who don’t know about the upcoming ODE (Optical Disk Emulator) for the GameCube, Dan Kunz aka Citrus3000psi worked with Daniel Kraak (meneerbeer) to develop the GC Loader. This device replaces the original disk drive and allows homebrew and backups to be loaded via a SD card. Any SD card 1TB or less in capacity is compatible. Find out more about this device and the project at the store page here
To compliment this amazing device I turned my attention towards making a SD extension mount that will fill in the opening where the disk drive used to occupy. This provides an easy way to get to the SD card to swap it out or transfer content from the card.
Installation is simple. For this product you will need to open up your GameCube which will require a Gamebit screwdriver these can be found for reasonable prices on Amazon, eBay, Aliexpress. I will link in some options in the affiliated link below if you need one grab one with the link to help support RetroRGB.com
I have put together a YouTube video on installation here!
If you would like to get one manufactured by Laser Bear Industries and support this project along with future projects we will have them with some options for colors here!
You can print a mount with the linked files here!: https://www.retrorgb.com/assets/3dprint/GameCube_SD_Mount_2019-12-17.zip
Additionally you will need to source some a 10cm-25cm long SD extension with screw mounts, the shorter the better. You will also need 6 M2x8mm tapping screws
For convenience sake I have added some affiliated links to the items needed: