Post by thatguythere on Feb 5, 2015 13:28:38 GMT -6
I have this idea for a case, for a portable, that I have been wanting to try for the past couple of months now that is made out of illustration board aka matte board (since I don't have the proper case making tools for plastic ones) that is used usually for mounting images to be put in picture frames.
I have been using it for the past year or so as a material for constructing building models for my architecture program and when multiple sheets are stacked and glued to each other it becomes pretty strong. Although I would like to still cover it after with something so that it doesn't warp when I decide to paint it since it is still paper after all and any liquid will make it soggy.
Oh and as for the console I'd use, I was thinking more so towards a NES or SNES whichever I seem to come across first in my search when I decide to make it.
First and foremost, I definitely need to finish my PS1 portable that I started last October. After that I'm going to try to wrap up my 64p that I started years ago, as long as I can find a screen that doesn't give me a scrolling image.
I have some various odds and ends that I need to do something with, including a NoaC that I'm not sure if it works or not, plus some portions of my busted Retron 3 that I may be able to convert into portables.
Have an idea for a raspi project which I'm not yet ready to discuss at length.
While not an electronics project, I have a guitar that I want to repaint and give it a custom theme based on my favorite band. I'm really looking forward to that. Have another idea for a guitar that I want to add some extra electronics to, expanding its musical capabilities.
Have some basic plans for a custom Wii controller. And last but not least, I'd like to make a GameCube ControlView, similar to what I did with a Dreamcast controller.
Currently playing: Skyrim VR, Skylanders 3DS You can call me Dr. Fibb
Finally got my post off of the MBB cache so I can post my project itinerary, and slight updates since it was posted cause I really haven't done much since then
0. (editing this in and I don't want to change the numbers) I broke my phone like a big dummy so I need to fix the screen. Got a replacement in mail so working on that soon. Luckily the screen and digitizer are in 1 part so I don't have to mess around with LOCA trying to fix it. Looked at some repair videos online and it looks pretty simple actually (nexus 5). Done. It was easy, hooray!
1. My "current" future project (once I get a package of resistors in the mail) is to finish Temperature Controls for my 3D Printer. A lot of the consumer 3D printers try to lock you into their proprietary filament, in which case the one I own does this by having the melting point on their filament a higher temperature (~270c vs. 220-250c on "aftermarket" filaments) and doesn't offer control in it's printing software, making it harder to use. It still works on other filaments, but since it melts too hot, it's harder to remove rafts and support material. I wired everything up and it works great, just need to finish printing an enclosure and a dial wheel.
Since then I also bought a new 100c thermostat heater for the heatbed to replace the default 60c one as I was getting warping from parts lifting on the edges of the print from the stock heater not getting hot enough. I have it wired to a switch now but there's really no need for the 60c one now so I might just hardwire it in instead.
2. Finish my "Super" Nintendo SNES in an NES project. I'm still trying to find a way to simulate the "press down" nature of inserting games in the front. I tried to widen the NES bay but it was structurally unsound and was too tall to fit in the case anyway. I printed a base for all the new connections in the back but need to alter it slightly as it needs just a little more support from the force of plugging/unplugging cables. Also need to fix the power light, as the stock NES LED illuminates yellow for some reason. I guess it's a multicolor LED; who knew?
3. Finish my 80's NESTop project. Haven't really touched this project in a while besides buying a friction hinge for the case. Other than that, everything is wired up working and I just need to make the bays for the cart and the controller, and figure out where to put the 2nd player port. All in all though, another project on hiatus due to the mechanics of cart slot insertion.
4. I have FC16go which is not great, but is serviceable and still works so I want to recase it for a 3D printed SNESp, with a larger battery, better design, and a smaller footprint from omitting the bigger controller board. This was going to be my project for the MBB competition but I only got as far as photoshopping the art for the required qualifying picture. I have the case half designed and the project apart (the old case completely fell apart), and recently purchased some purple filament so hopefully this project will get off the ground soon.
5. More Flashback 2 cartridge mods. So far I've done one frontloader and one toploader, and would like to do one with a Harmony Cart or some sort of other flashcart. Brought both of the ones I completed to MGC and sold one and garnered some interest in comissions to add slots so I'll keep doing these as I come across them.
6. I found a working GN-Twin at Goodwill which of course being a Genesis Clone it's not great, but it's super tiny so I might as well make it into a portable. Probably just going to 3D print a case with a 2.5" screen and make a mini Nomad.
7. Ever since Super Joy's and NOACs in general became easy to acquire, I've been wanting to make a dual NES/Famicom portable. I have the case completely modeled and sectioned into different parts ready to 3D print, but I haven't had the gusto to manually wire up the 72 pin NES connector in a way to also keep the 60 pin connector in use. Of course I could use the cartridge convertors but those tend to be too bulky. Working a way to try and film the case production has also slowed this project down a bit.
7b. I've amassed a collections of NOAC boards over the years so maybe another portable with a Famicom flash cart (which runs NES roms as well IIRC) in lieu of a cart slot could happen. We also planned to build a NOAC portable this year at MGC2015 entirely during the preparty show but other show projects got in the way so I might just build it anyway, taking into account different design options since I would have more time to complete it now.
8. During my collecting travels over the years I've come across to now own the Neo Geo MVS Bartop Arcade that Ben Heckendorn made for his show. Pretty neat, however it's only one player to account for space. I bought a NeoGeo Multicart for this machine as it's a bit harrowing to slide a game in, what with the monitor baring all right when you open up the back and the cart connector all the way down near the front of the unit. 50% of the multicart (and most of the NEOGEO library really) is fighting games, so 2 players are definitely needed. Any kind of arcade controller attachment would be too strange of a playing angle, and it would be too cramped to redo the units controls for another set, so I'll just add in some controller ports with one for player 1 as well so both people can use a neogeo controller/arcade stick/whatever I decide to use for ports to make it "fair" when playing games.
9. I've been doing Sega Nomad upgrades for a while; mostly screens and batteries and an s-video mod here or there, and I've come to think that it could run without the big controller board with minimal parts relocation, if any at all (hopefully). While there is a fair amount of circuitry on that board, I think most of that has been rendered unnecessary with screen replacements, internal batteries, s-video out, player 1 ports, and all the mods we can do now. I'd eventually like to get around to more documentation of this moreso than a theoretical standing as it is now.
10. I have a few designs for a consolized Sega Gamegear, planning to include a Master System port like chevy did on the HandyGear Portable. Eventually I'll get around to ordering the controller board from Australia, just the shipping time from AUS to USA is quite a while, even though I would have had it arrive tenfold if I just ordered it already.
11. I have some Gameboy colors I'm going to over/underclock and add in a frontlight. Have to LOCA the screens to the lights themselves, and paint the cases appropriate colors to their fuctions, e.g. the overclocked one will of course have a red front and a white back. Not sure what to do for the underclocked one, something Tetris themed probably.
12a. Gamecube (pseudo-portable) project 1. A Gamecube recasing that would have been relevant in 2007 or again in 2011. Don't need a drive replacement for this one, and with more options in 4:3 5" screens other than the PS1 screen and 3D Printing and/or CNC access to create all the different case parts I'd need, nothing really stopping me from starting this project other than trying to get headway on the other projects posted before this. Someday.
12b. Gamecube (pseudo-portable) project 2. Found something at Goodwill that sounded more "eBay resell expensive" than it actually was, but I'll make a good case for a Gamecube project regardless. For this one I need a drive replacement though, so I'm just waiting for Badassconsoles to start shipping again. Looks like he has some cool stuff on the horizon so hopefully soon.ors in series on to an 8-10 way switch and I'll be good to go.
2. Music project - I want to arrange the song "Sail" by Awolnation specifically for all of the wind instruments I own (trumpet, alto horn, clarinet, trombone) and record it one track at a time. Need to get this done ASAP because I promised my uncle he could have my trombone since I don't really know how to play it and he lost his when he moved cross country.
3. Crochet Yoshis!
4. Give my first guitar a new paint job. The theme will be based off of my favorite band Tonic and their first album "Lemon Parade".
1 - finish old projects (digital gcn controller, HandyPNP, PSM) 2 - do repairs on existing projects (HandyDuo, Handy Gear, Nintenduo, HandyNES) 3 - ps2 wireless controller in 360 wireless shell 4 - HandyStation 5 - Handy64 6 - Pocket Atari (flashback used with only preloaded games) 7 - HandyCube 8 - Handy2600 (actual atari handheld with carts) 9 - HandyNES commission not heard from that guy in a very long time 10 - HandyFam commission (if it ever goes through) it did NOT go through 11 - HandyStation2 12 - Game Cog 13 - HandySNES 14 - HandyS8 (kinda a secret right now) 15 - something similar to Downing's cross plane - swapable for at least 360 and ps3. maybe eventually ps4 & xbone.
a more realistic list, in a better order:
1 - home made mix amp for dt 2 - Handy Gear repair 3 - complete Super Joy Girl 4 - complete PSM 5 - complete HandyPNP rebuild & all carts 6 - Handy64 7 - Game Cog 8 - anything from the first list - what i have 1-7 here, i've actually started work on/have most the parts for/have done extensive planning
also pretty sure i'll end up with some Pocket Atari commissions in there.