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by Mario
Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Afternoon projects thread.
Replies: 362
Views: 133419

Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

So, I just got a Kindle and want to automate the downloading of news feeds to it. I wanted a PC to turn on when I woke up in the morning, download the feeds, transfer them to my Kindle, then shut off. First problem: The spare PC I put together for this does not support automatic startup in the BIOS,...
by Mario
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Irrational fears
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: Irrational fears

I'm not afraid of heights, I'm only afraid of what would happen if I fell. XD My imagination can get pretty active when I'm standing near a ledge. But I'm not afraid of being up that high at all.
by Mario
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Question regarding cart slot relocation.
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Re: Question regarding cart slot relocation.

How long are your wires? A lot of people say they should be no longer than 6 inches.

This is a silly question, but do you have the jumper pack in? :P I've had a lot of scares by forgetting that little detail.
by Mario
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: I'ma Back
Replies: 18
Views: 2495

Re: I'ma Back

Awesome, welcome back! :D Congratulations on the marriage, too! :wink: I'm glad to see you back, I was missing you. N64p progress or not. :P
by Mario
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: 364 Worklog
Replies: 56
Views: 12711

Re: I told myself I wouldn't make a thread for this one, but...

B_M: You're right, it will have mono built-in sound, but the headphone port will be stereo. Minor updates. I have been busy with school, but I now have a deadline - January second! I am going to enter an Instructable on this portable and enter it into the Epilog Challenge to try to win a Zing laser ...
by Mario
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Home made guitar amp overdrive
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Re: Home made guitar amp overdrive

You always want to put the volume control on the input, never the output. You do use a voltage divider like you have there, but have the top pin come from the guitar, the middle pin go to the amp input, and the bottom pin to ground.
by Mario
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Light sensors
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: Light sensors

A dark sensor? EMSL has a great simple one:
http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/nightlight" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This circuit also works with a photoresistor (CDS cell) but it's best with a phototransistor.
by Mario
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Wireless N64 controller?
Replies: 64
Views: 36600

Re: Wireless N64 controller?

I would dig out my old stuff, but there's nothing to get out. :lol: All I did was buy the Xbee transceivers, I never got further than that.

EDIT: Whoops, other Mario. :P
by Mario
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Christmas Avatars
Replies: 31
Views: 4098

Re: Christmas Avatars

I put up my Christmas avatar and signature early this year. :wink:
by Mario
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: 364 Worklog
Replies: 56
Views: 12711

Re: I told myself I wouldn't make a thread for this one, but...

Yes, that is correct. Progress! Screen and speaker holes cut out of the front: http://i51.tinypic.com/6zpuea.jpg I bent some brackets out of shielding and soldered them to the back. I will be adding a triangle on the side for support, too: http://i56.tinypic.com/mhpzmc.jpg http://i55.tinypic.com/ver...
by Mario
Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: A Battery Question (3.5" eBay screen)
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: A Battery Question (3.5" eBay screen)

Those screens will work just fine off of 7.5v, and yes, there is a solder point on the board. Look underneath the board, and solder to a point on the 12v line.
by Mario
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Good Soldering Iron/Station & Multimeter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: Good Soldering Iron/Station & Multimeter?

I'm not sure about the iron. I've always used the $10 RadioShack one. I bought an extra tip that I ground down to a very fine point, and use that one when I'm doing fine soldering. But, if you'll give RadioShack another chance, their $35 digital multimeter is pretty good. It's lacking a couple featu...
by Mario
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: 364 Worklog
Replies: 56
Views: 12711

Re: I told myself I wouldn't make a thread for this one, but...

ANYWAY, I barely understood the last page of postings in this thread, but I'll try to answer the questions presented here. I am using a multidirectional tact for the c-buttons. The "cap" for the c-buttons will be yellow, I just didn't color it in the model. The A and B buttons will probably be grey....
by Mario
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Red/White and Metal/Wood CNC SNESp's
Replies: 48
Views: 10994

Re: Red/White CNC SNES portable

That is very attractive indeed. :wink: That case must have cost a fortune, though, with their cutting rates! How much was it?
by Mario
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Nintendo 64
Topic: Using a PSP Joystick with 3rd Party Controllers
Replies: 0
Views: 1852

Using a PSP Joystick with 3rd Party Controllers

http://i56.tinypic.com/219wcja.png If you have a 3rd party controller that uses four wires for the joystick, chances are you can use a PSP joystick with it. No, I can't tell you how to wire it. But, look at how the joystick is wired to the stock controller, use your brain, and figure out how to wir...