Oh yeah this thing. I wanted to have this done by MGC11, wasn't even close, so here I'm trying for completion by MGC12, probably won't make it by then either. :p
Anyway here's a bunch of stuff that happened to it a while ago that I neglected to post.
I painted it for some reason, even though I wasn't really completely done with cutting the case. The color is called "Pebble" it's a decent tannish-gray to try and give it a retro aged/faded gray plastic feel, which I doubt it does but I kind of like it anyway.
Pesky rf box just wouldn't come off with desoldering tools so here's Ben dremeling it off for me at MGC 11. We sure put him to work, with this and some desoldering he did for Lorne. Guess I owe him a beer.
Anyway what stalled work on this was that I was having trouble with the PSone screen and getting a picture. It just kept showing a blank screen with the backlight on so I just decided to find a different screen before I broke it, since I do still use it for it's intended purpose. Production on this stopped until a few months ago I found this Intec Screen at Goodwill for $2.
It's kind of crappy but this is just NES so the screen works decent enough for that.
The backlight on this thing is HUGE. Even so, I'm not going to LED mod it, at least not for the time being. It fits fine with the LCD in it's part of the case, and this isn't necessarily a portable so I don't need to worry about battery life.
This screen is also a bit bigger then the PSone screen, so I had to recut the screen hole. I'm going to use the screen cover overlay that was on the Intec screen to begin with, since I really didn't like the look of the thickness of the bezel with nothing there. Gotta sand it down and repaint but it came out good enough. I was worried that I would overcut it and it would keep falling out and have a noticeable gap when I secure it in.
...and that brings us up to date. Didn't tinker with it much during the summer but I'm back into working on it slowly. Tomorrow I'm going to relocate a few capacitors on the bottom of the board so it will sit lower in my case.