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by WhatULive4
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: My NES Bartop Arcade
Replies: 3
Views: 2928

Re: My NES Bartop Arcade

That is indeed nifty and makes me consider making something similar. Nice work! Also, voted. :mrgreen: Thanks for the vote! I hoped to inspire people to make something similar. I actually over complicated things with the detachable controller portion, but it hadn't been done before so I had to try ...
by WhatULive4
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: My NES Bartop Arcade
Replies: 3
Views: 2928

My NES Bartop Arcade

I just finished up my NES Bartop Arcade. None of this mame stuff, just pure original Nintendo hardware! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Genuine-NES-Bartop/ Let me know what you think. Leave a comment, and if you really like it give me a vote. Thanks guys, I should really come and hang out here m...
by WhatULive4
Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Controller Ports, take out.
Replies: 4
Views: 2639

Re: Controller Ports, take out.

No desoldering needed. They are connected to the board with a plug. All you need to do is take a few screws out, and they come right out. I'm curious why you need to know this. It would have only taken a few minutes to pop the top on your console to get these answers.
by WhatULive4
Mon May 31, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Connecting AC ground to DC negative.
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Re: Connecting AC ground to DC negative.

I'm honestly not sure, and don't know why you would have to. Connecting a console running at 5v, to a portable monitor running on 12v when they are not attached in one console do not have the negative leads connected, so I wasn't sure if this was safe to do. I haven't even bought my screen yet but I...
by WhatULive4
Mon May 31, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: UPSes
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

Re: UPSes

I had one, but the battery started to go on it, and it started beeping all the time. Now I just back my stuff up on a regular basis instead.
by WhatULive4
Mon May 31, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Connecting AC ground to DC negative.
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Connecting AC ground to DC negative.

Is this a safe thing to do? I've looked online, and all I can find are references to boat electrical systems. I am internalizing my AC/DC converters for both the screen (12v) and NES (5v) on my aluminum NES laptop. From what I've read, it would be fine to connect 1 of these sources to AC ground (in ...
by WhatULive4
Mon May 31, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: My New Workshop :D (56k warning)
Replies: 10
Views: 2666

Re: My New Workshop :D (56k warning)

I'd say it is way too clean. You need to get some work done ASAP! A workshop isn't a workshop if you can still see the desks surface.
by WhatULive4
Fri May 28, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: boNES: Portable NES
Replies: 27
Views: 11927

Re: boNES: Portable NES

Very slick! It's nice to see a new NES portable.
by WhatULive4
Tue May 11, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Question for Ben: Bill Paxton Pinball. I/O Board
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Re: Question for Ben: Bill Paxton Pinball. I/O Board

I remember reading in one of his posts or videos that he might consider selling DIY kits with all the basic components. I'm not sure if this will ever happen though.
by WhatULive4
Tue May 11, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: reset button
Replies: 12
Views: 7063

Re: reset button

Well you can't save any games on a PowerPak ;)
by WhatULive4
Mon May 10, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: reset button
Replies: 12
Views: 7063

Re: reset button

All you need is a button that is normally closed (it makes a connection when it isn't pressed). Hook that up to your negative power line. When you press the button, it makes a break in the circuit, and there is no current flow. When you release the button, it reconnects the power, basically, and yo...
by WhatULive4
Tue May 04, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: reset button
Replies: 12
Views: 7063

Re: reset button

If you read about his remote reset switch, he says that he just touches the two wires together. So get a normally open switch, and solder it between the two wires. I guess you could use a toggle, but I wouldn't recommend it.
by WhatULive4
Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: What have I got here?
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Re: What have I got here?

Do you mean the ones that look like Genesis controllers? The only NOAC I see is the snes/nes combo. The radica/mini genesis in the corner are GOACs. The n64 controller is stolen from a hotel room lol.
by WhatULive4
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: John (jdmlight)'s portable NES!
Replies: 25
Views: 8178

Re: John (jdmlight)'s portable NES!

Using the floppy drive connector isn't necessarily recommended. I think Ben is the only one who has made it work successfully (many others have tried). Apparently it is really hard to get it to line up correctly and the spacing isn't perfect. I'd also recommend the Game Genie.
by WhatULive4
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: The Definitive NOAC pinout/information document!
Replies: 20
Views: 13802

Re: The Definitive NOAC pinout/information document!

Ahh ok, I was a bit confused. I thought he had a separate pdf file with additional info. Seems it was only a pdf of the original word doc.