Argh, all the responses, which I have to respond to!
I would recommend putting one R (right), one Z (left) and two L (both sides) buttons. In almost every case, you hold normally your fingers on R and Z so they are the main buttons.
Two L buttons? On both sides?! That makes no sense! You're going to have to explain it to me.
Well of course you don't need two L buttons, if you don't want to make it symmetrical. With regular N64 you hold your fingers almost allways on Z and R, which makes them "main" shoulder buttons so atleast I position them to "main" places in my portable. While L being not so important I locate under Z so it's on the left hand as normal. Then it's unsymmetrical (which is TERRIBLE) so I locate one L to Right also!
Ah, I get it now. But with my plan I can use really cool triggers for Z. And to me it's less confusing. To each their own.
You haven't held one, have you? Or you have tiny hands.
Never held one, going by dimensions. Either I read them wrong or I have issues with imperial units.
Well, I've held one, and then made another one like it because I liked the case.
Okay, I'll consider the ZN45 as well.
XCVG- I had some alligator clips laying around, so I used some spare wire to make some leads. With a clamp on each end, you can put one end on your multimeter's normal leads and use the other end as your probes. Or, if you need more precision probes, just put the clamps on one end, strip and twist an inch or so of the bare wire, and tin it with solder so the strands don't unravel.
Okay, that's what I was starting to think about too.
Wow, the IntoPlay case always looked smaller to me! How strong is it? Does it flex a lot, rock solid, or somewhere in between? Will shipping kill me?
You can see from the proportion of the visible PSone screen area the case isn't big. 214mm wide. 54mm from far edge to edge of screen. Small enough to be easy to hold, but big enough to position buttons and controls nicely so they aren't crammed.
It is strong, with perspex inside the perimeter to reinforce, as per my guide, top has no flex and solid, bottom has very little flex if any. Solid.
Ah, ok. Add IntoPlay to the list.
the worst part about stranded ribbon cable is shorts. I'm having lots of problems in my portable with shorts. (guess why I'm buying an n64 from you tibia
Well, that would explain it. But how are you getting shorts? How much bare wire do you have next to your solder joints? Or is it that the insulation is broken?
All those fricking little tiny wires somehow manage to touch other wires, no matter how hard I try
I'm probably going to use solid wires.
Currently I'm looking at 3 case options: IntoPlay, ZN40, and ZN45. I'll probably use the ZN40 but it depends on how things work out.