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by palmertech
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Modded Gameboy Color, not much special....
Replies: 43
Views: 20751

Re: Modded Gameboy Color, not much special....

I believe I painted the very edges of the inside, so that you could not see the original color through the edges of the battery cover. Other than that, I left it bare.
by palmertech
Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Universal Wireless Video Interface (HD Edition - Research)
Replies: 4
Views: 2382

Re: Universal Wireless Video Interface (HD Edition - Research)

Thanks! The screen is really nice, 1280x800, 5.6". The PPI is insane! The power draw varies, I need to do more testing. At 720p resolution, I can get 60 or 70 feet of range through a single wall, quite a bit better than it does at 1080p. My rough estimate of the draw is 600-700ma at 5v. I am sure it...
by palmertech
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Modded Gameboy Color, not much special....
Replies: 43
Views: 20751

Re: Modded Gameboy Color, not much special....

For painting, I sprayed the front of the buttons silver, and before the paint dried at all, I wiped it on a piece of paper towel. That wiped off the front face of the button, but left the silver paint in the grooves. I had to use my fingernails to chip off what was left on the sides. I do not know w...
by palmertech
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Universal Wireless Video Interface (HD Edition - Research)
Replies: 4
Views: 2382

Re: Universal Wireless Video Interface (HD Edition - Research)

I am already working on a PC/360 WVI using that very same product, with a 5.6" screen I have. Here are two terrible phone camera pics I snapped, the first shows it playing Portal, the second shows the size of the WiCast receiver board compared to screen. http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash...
by palmertech
Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Gameboy pocket modding EDIT: WITH PICTURE!
Replies: 13
Views: 9265

Re: Gameboy pocket modding

Hah, sorry for not being clear. The polarizer layers in the DS are glued to the LCD panel itself! If you use a thin craft knife or something, you can peel it off the glass. Those sheets that were moving freely behind the LCD, keep those. They are light diffusers, they make the backlight look much mo...
by palmertech
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Gameboy pocket modding EDIT: WITH PICTURE!
Replies: 13
Views: 9265

Re: Gameboy pocket modding

I still lurk here! :) The problem is not destroying the reflective layer, you do not need it anymore, you are trying to remove it completely. The problem is, it can be hard to remove it perfectly (No adhesive left behind) without hurting the LCD ribbon cable. If you remove the polarizer+reflective l...
by palmertech
Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Gameboy pocket modding EDIT: WITH PICTURE!
Replies: 13
Views: 9265

Re: Gameboy pocket modding

Be really, really careful stripping the reflective layer off the back of the LCD! It is easy to mess up the ribbon cable. What I usually do is just pull off the entire polarizer from the back, reflective layer and all, and then replace it with a new sheet of polarized film. Bibin and me used to work...
by palmertech
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: 3DS Price Cut
Replies: 9
Views: 3475

Re: 3DS Price Cut

I agree with you, and in that sense, I think the Vita has a critical flaw in that they are basically marketing it as "Playstation 3 on the go". It perplexes me that they are not running some variant of Android on this thing, access to that marketplace would make it completely irresistible. Of course...
by palmertech
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: 3DS Price Cut
Replies: 9
Views: 3475

Re: 3DS Price Cut

I don't think this has anything to do with bad sales, 3DS sales figures actually look pretty healthy. It is almost certainly in response to the PS Vita only being $250, and appearing to be much better hardware.
by palmertech
Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: WTB: GameBoy Pocket LCD Screen
Replies: 2
Views: 1532

Re: WTB: GameBoy Pocket LCD Screen

Just an FYI, there is basically nobody selling these. There are quite a few people after the LCDs (To replace ones they broke while backlighting), but nobody has just LCDs lying around. You would be best off buying used GBPs themselves.
by palmertech
Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Hacking Video Game Consoles: Turn your old video game system
Replies: 9
Views: 5208

Re: Hacking Video Game Consoles: Turn your old video game system

It is not worth buying these days, unless you really want a paper reference. There is better, more up to date information on this forum, and the book has some serious errors in some of the projects, ones that will result in non-working portables.
by palmertech
Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: who shound i need to report to if i get people trolling me?
Replies: 9
Views: 3516

Re: who shound i need to report to if i get people trolling me?

I have a long history of being very outspoken in my dislike for other people, perhaps unfairly at times. In this case, I am so flabbergasted by what appears to be one of the most sincerely blithe people I have ever seen, that there is no possible response. If you feel that you are wasting your time,...
by palmertech
Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: GBA SP in a Game Boy Pocket case?
Replies: 6
Views: 6719

Re: GBA SP in a Game Boy Pocket case?

I have done it, but it is not as cool as you would think, and I was not too happy with the compromises that had to be made. The motherboard simply cannot fit into the GBP case unless you do extensive case modification, board trimming, and a bug chunk of bondo work to clean it up. I would suggest doi...
by palmertech
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Afternoon projects thread.
Replies: 362
Views: 150085

Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Really? How old was it? I know for sure that all the new LG chargers do that, because all the modern LG phones require those pins to be bridged to go into charging mode. I just had to mod a generic USB charger myself, you see, specifically for an LG phone. :P