NOGO: NintendO on the GO | EDIT: Dead. Pg.3 for details

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NOGO: NintendO on the GO | EDIT: Dead. Pg.3 for details

Post by Mario » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:03 pm

About it being dead:
Basically, the screen fried. I think it might be fixable, but I'm not sure. See page 3 for the full story.

Yes, it's called the NOGO. :P Ironic name for a portable, I know. Quit laughing.

Anyways, here are the main things about it:

Battery life: At least 3hrs. Haven't run the battery down yet. :)
LED-lit PS1 screen with the brightness mod.
Transparent case (GOOD-looking transparent case)
Uses a normal regulator for NES, not a switching regulator
Non-original cartridge connector (Yes, that's a good thing. :lol: )
Only two inches thick! (~5.5cm (It's not my fault it's that thick... It's because I had a local plastic company cut it for me, and they wouldn't cut the side pieces less than 2 inches because they were afraid they would chop their fingers off. :roll: At least it wasn't 5 inches!))
A/V out
Li-ion batteries with charge protection circuit and orange/green charge indicator LED

Since I know you only clicked on this thread for the pictures, here they are! :wink:
(Yeah, I know I didn't put a 56k warning! If anybody has been on these forums for more than two days, they'll know you need something better than dial-up to be here. :P )

Top:
On the left, obviously, is the D-Pad. On the top right is Select and Start, and below that is B and A.
The switch on the top left is to switch from to internal screen to an external one. (Like a TV.) The one on the right is an uber-sexy toggle switch. It controls the power.
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Bottom:
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Sexy angled view:
(On the bottom-right you can see the charge port and A/V out)
You can see some small scratches on the screen: That's from when I was using a file to make the hole for the cartridge slot, and I accidentally angled it down too far, and it scratched the inside of the case. :evil: The good thing is, you can barely see it while the game is playing.
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It's as thick as three NES cartridges! :lol:
And yes, that's a gold Zelda cart in the middle. :wink:
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And, playing one of the best games ever. 8)
The screen looks crappy because the sun was coming in my window. It really looks much better, as the LED backlight is very close to the brightness of the original.
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That's it! My first portable. I absolutely love it! :D I think it turned out great. You may think different. Why don't you leave a reply? I do really love those.
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Post by Aguiluz » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:07 pm

THAT'S JUST AWESOME. Image

I love the clear glass look, so shiny!

Just don't bring it to the Airport, because of what happened to Sony Poratbleizer (spell?) Image

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Post by Mario » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:24 pm

Aguiluz wrote:THAT'S JUST AWESOME. Image

I love the clear glass look, so shiny!

Just don't bring it to the Airport, because of what happened to Sony Poratbleizer (spell?) Image
Thanks!

I heard about Sony. That sucks that he got it confiscated. Is there any way to take something like that on a flight?
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Post by Aguiluz » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:29 pm

Mario wrote:Is there any to take something like that on a flight?
If it looks like a bomb, they take it.

Or maybe it was too awesome why they took it.

In either way, stupid airline rules. :x

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Post by Mario » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:37 pm

Aguiluz wrote:
Mario wrote:Is there any to take something like that on a flight?
If it looks like a bomb, they take it.

Or maybe it was too awesome why they took it.

In either way, stupid airline rules. :x
Whoops, meant to put "there any way to take something". Oh well.

That sucks even more. So if you absolutely needed your portable on a trip, you'd have to ship it to yourself. :evil:

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Post by collinE » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:45 pm

wow, that's one of the cleanest looking portables using a clear case I've seen. Props for that. Excellent job.

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Post by Sun-Wukong » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:41 pm

Pretty awesome. One question though, why are the Start and Select buttons the same as the A and B buttons? Not to nit-pick or anything, it just looks kind of... weird.

Also, what's the game in the bottom of the stack?
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Post by SonyPortableizer » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:59 pm

Looks awesome-Sweet no finger prints visable
And on the spelling, I did that on purpose to be the First sonyportableizer
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Post by vskid » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:11 pm

Clear cases usually just show off big globs of hot glue, but yours looks really good. Any plans to relocate the cart slot so it isn't sticking out the top?
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Post by blackbox_dev » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:11 pm

It's pretty good. If you fix the electrical tape on the back and make the action buttons in a square pattern it would be perfect!
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Post by bacteria » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:36 pm

Neat job. You have obviously spent a lot of care on it.

Few comments if I may:

* You say about the plastics company - you can use a dremel or similar, with a sanding drum to trim the perspex lower, I do it all the time, not hard, just take your time.

* Missing a fourth screw by the d-pad! If the PSone screen mobo is on the edge of the screw, you can take about 1mm off the edge by the screw hole (careful just to take off the grounding bit1

* Cart slot - given the thickness of the system, if you moved the battery down the bottom of the case you could have 3/4 of the game cart internal, which would be better. If you don't want to do that, up to you of course; but I would suggest reinforcing the cart slot as wiggling the game cart in and out will after a while probably snap off some of the pins from the soldered traces, which will be a problem. Reinforce with metal supports, or perspex, and hot glue in place / better.

* Perspex scratches easily, as you have discovered. Treat it with care; get some spare pieces cut for the front so you can replace as needed.

Nice job!
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Post by Mario » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:39 pm

Sun-Wukong wrote:Pretty awesome. One question though, why are the Start and Select buttons the same as the A and B buttons? Not to nit-pick or anything, it just looks kind of... weird.

Also, what's the game in the bottom of the stack?
I couldn't get hot glue to stick to the rubber of the normal Start and Select buttons. I kind of like it like that, anyway. :)

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Post by ShockSlayer » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:45 pm

Nice execution! Clear, and clean!

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Post by techknott » Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:12 am

Nice work. Like how its clean and tidy inside.
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Post by project_failure » Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:38 am

Now a Clear case was a must! With the nice clean interior there was no other choice.

Great job!
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