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by jdmlight
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Midwest Gaming Classic Discussion
Topic: MGC 2012 thread!
Replies: 43
Views: 19115

Re: MGC 2012 thread!

wallydawg wrote:Will there be rb keyboard? I still want to try that and no idea how I haven't already.
Yeah Alex has the keyboard, I'm sure he's planning on bringing it along. The keyboard is...interesting. You'll have to try it.
by jdmlight
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Metallica Man's Comission Projekt!
Replies: 50
Views: 22435

Re: Metallica Man's Comission Projekt!

I always try to make the wires as short a possible, but the poof always happens anyway. It's usually just the positioning of the wires that does it, or something totally random that isn't wire-related. I have a feeling it's the random that's making this case poof, as most of the wires are stuck dee...
by jdmlight
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: WTB vaccum forming table
Replies: 4
Views: 3341

Re: WTB vaccum forming table

IIRC the easiest way to build your own vacuum-forming table is by using a Shop Vac (or a similar brand depending on your local hardware store). Here's one such tutorial: http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/vacuumtable/table.html If you want to buy one pre-made, your location (can be approximate, no...
by jdmlight
Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Someone taking credit for my work.
Replies: 10
Views: 6988

Someone taking credit for my work.

If you make any in the future, figure out a nice-looking way of engraving something like "Built by darkuncle33" into the plastic.
by jdmlight
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Converted an old Tri-Sports arcade machine to a MAME cabinet
Replies: 4
Views: 9028

Re: Converted an old Tri-Sports arcade machine to a MAME cabinet

I'm actually in Salem, about 20 minutes west of Kenosha. I'm coming to MGC this year, but wasn't thinking about bringing it. But if you guys got the space, maybe I will! Last year there was a whole separate room for arcade cabinets. Though since this one is DIY (rather than restored), I'm not sure ...
by jdmlight
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Converted an old Tri-Sports arcade machine to a MAME cabinet
Replies: 4
Views: 9028

Re: Converted an old Tri-Sports arcade machine to a MAME cabinet

Nicely done! I see you're in Milwaukee. You should bring this to the Midwest Gaming Classic in Brookfield in March and join a large number of us Benheckers there! (well, assuming you can get a buddy to help you carry it, I assume it's heavy :lol: )
by jdmlight
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: AA battery pack for backup camera issues
Replies: 2
Views: 2623

Re: AA battery pack for backup camera issues

Are the 2 AA's that were completely drained different in some way? Different brand, older/newer, used more/less, etc? Typically that will happen if those two cells are older/used more. Then, those batteries get discharged more quickly. Because you're using them in series, the "chain is only as stron...
by jdmlight
Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: SNES Rev 2 Wiring Diagram
Replies: 2
Views: 2646

Re: SNES Rev 2 Wiring Diagram

If it's a Li-Ion 7.4v battery, you should add the protection circuit for the battery.

Other than that, looks pretty good to me. Nice first post, and welcome to the Benheck forums! We hope you enjoy your stay. :mrgreen:
by jdmlight
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Cart emulator progress thread
Replies: 403
Views: 164828

Re: Cart emulator progress thread

anyone familiar with usps have a idea about this? Label/Receipt Number: LJ62 7811 940U S Service(s): International Letter Status: Acceptance Your item was accepted at 3:37 pm on October 04, 2011 in MANHATTAN, KS 66502. No further information is available for this item. its just be sitting there for...
by jdmlight
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Spambots
Replies: 11
Views: 5253

Re: Spambots

Using low-paid workers instead of bots explains why so many of the spam posts are getting closer to http://xkcd.com/810/.

I'll keep that in mind if I happen to come across any more spam-prevention methods.
by jdmlight
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Spambots
Replies: 11
Views: 5253

Spambots

There seem to be a lot of spambots lately. I use the report button to report all spambots I see, but I'm curious if there's possibly a better way of preventing bots from creating accounts in the first place. The current spambot prevention mechanism uses (as I counted) 11 different questions which ar...
by jdmlight
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: LMFAO Robot Head
Replies: 7
Views: 10754

Re: LMFAO Robot Head

jdmlight wrote:You need a resistor with LEDs, always. [snipped the rest of this]
tl;dr: Go here. :P LEDCalc will answer all of these questions.
by jdmlight
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Official LOB64 Interface Standard
Replies: 154
Views: 110942

Re: Official LOB64 Interface Standard

certainly placing this in my first portable, if i can ever get the cart slot relocation to work! lol :evil: i love the logo ideas guys, i came up with some basic ones for a symbol (like the USB and firewire symbols) obviously need some refining but they are simple and recognizable and thats the poi...
by jdmlight
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Metallica Man's Comission Projekt!
Replies: 50
Views: 22435

Re: Metallica Man's Comission Projekt!

Neat idea with the nail pushing the switch that disconnects the ground of the onboard controller. As long as you don't get any stray signals from the onboard controller, that's a great (and simple) solution.
by jdmlight
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: LMFAO Robot Head
Replies: 7
Views: 10754

Re: LMFAO Robot Head

Question, i just read online that if you supply an led the exact voltage you don't need a resistor. Would it be possible to wire 6 3v leds in series (I think its series, might be the other) onto a two AA battery pack without a resistor? That may or may not work. i just need to power 2 3v leds and i...