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 Post subject: Completed PsoneP
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:57 pm 
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PsoneP

My first psonep I made a year ago had problems that I wished to fix, with low battery life and hard to press buttons. The shoulder buttons were also broken.

So in late December of 08, I started work on a whole new one.
The casing is made of nearly all balsa wood. I did however use the plastic from a controller on the front, but it blends in pretty well.

The battery is a 6000 mah li-ion battery I got on ebay for 35 dollars. It powers the system for nearly 4 hours. The screen is put on as a flip-up lid, covering the cd drive.

There are two switches, one for power and the other for the lid sensor switch (for two disk games). The portable is pretty heavy, but I can lay it down on my lap while I play.

Here are a few pics:
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(The back looks better in person, I promise)

Tell me what you think :)


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 Post subject: Re: Completed PsoneP
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Ugly. No offense meant, but it is pretty rough around the edges. Still, it must be fun to play.

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 Post subject: Re: Completed PsoneP
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:30 pm 
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Is that screen LED Modded cause I cant tell.


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 Post subject: Re: Completed PsoneP
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Yeah, its not the prettiest thing, but it works well.

The screen is not LED modded, but I still get nearly 4 hours off of the battery.


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 Post subject: Re: Completed PsoneP
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You have a completed portable, and that is far more than most people have on this site. Well done. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Completed PsoneP
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Good job!

Looks better than my first :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Completed PsoneP
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Thats awesome! I dont care how ugly it is as long as you can play on it :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Completed PsoneP
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You've been gizmodoed
http://i.gizmodo.com/5144352/homemade-portable-playstation-wont-win-any-beauty-contests


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 Post subject: Re: Completed PsoneP
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I never thought it'd be on a site like gizmodo. :?
I don't think its that ugly in person; it doesn't look like a cake. :(
Ahh well, thanks everyone for the comments.


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 Post subject: Re: Completed PsoneP
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i agree with Life of Brian, you built a portable, end of story, and that makes you awesome.
my portable aint that good lookin neither, good job! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Completed PsoneP
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i agree with Life of Brian, you built a portable, end of story, and that makes you awesome.
my portable aint that good lookin neither, good job! :wink:

Me too (yet i still have to finish mine :wink: )

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 Post subject: Re: Completed PsoneP
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Location: Canada, eh?? (stereotype much??)
as far as a first portable goes its actually pretty good. i think the thing i like most about it is the battery life. something like that is pretty hard to come by in a portablized console. anyway, all in all though a good portable. i look forward to seeing your next project!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Completed PsoneP
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Life of Brian wrote:
You have a completed portable, and that is far more than most people have on this site. Well done. :D

+1

Now then, seeing as how around here I am the king of ugly(except a few portables. :D) let me tell you what I think: It's pretty good. I like that you can see the guts when you open the cover, and the cover itself is pretty cool too! It's portrait style too, something we have not seen much of. Very nice portable, and I hope its life is as long as its enjoyability.

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 Post subject: Re: Completed PsoneP
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Good Job!
what made you decide to use wood?

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 Post subject: Re: Completed PsoneP
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Thanks. Balsa is cheap, light weight, easy to cut. It is also sturdy when used right. I know someone else could make a better looking case with balsa than I did with more sanding.


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