The Dream Tablet *56k* New pictures added

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The Dream Tablet *56k* New pictures added

Post by WERD » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:45 pm

Well in my time home from college I have made a Sega Dreamcast tablet. It has a 14.8v 6600mah li-ion battery in it. The GD-Rom has been converted to a tray loading drive that I call the GD-Drive. The screen is a 15" screen.

If you want to see some making of pictures and some info such as the schematic I used to control the GD-Drive as well as a GD-Rom pin out for the controller board relocation just in case you tear a trace check out my work log found at...

modsbywerd.blogspot.com

**YOUTUBE VIDEO** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anwrn5CXnTg

Now for the pictures. (Sorry about not being able to see the screen very well. I couldn't get it to show up very well.

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GD-Drive out

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Thickness of the tray

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Next to an Xbox 360 for size comparison.

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Inside

----EDIT----
Got some more pics. Running power stone.

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Post by AfroLH » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:47 pm

Nice!!!

Awesome job dude.

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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:03 pm

Epic. That's some impressive stuff there; well done!!! :D
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Post by mmoshkowich » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:51 am

:shock: That thing is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by HBN » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:46 am

That is pretty freaking cool. I'm loving it!
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Post by eurddrue » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:43 am

that thing is beast! and you got it done for the 9/9/2009 :lol:
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Post by XCVG » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:49 am

Sweeeeeet!

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Post by WERD » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:11 am

Thanks for the comments! I am planning on taping another video of purely game play in a typical playing environment. I went and got a bunch of Dreamcast games for $3 a piece including power stone, sonic adventure, the full house of the dead 2, as well as hydro thunder and a couple other ones. Also I plan on putting my findings for the GD-Rom pin out in the Dreamcast section and I also will post the schematic for my GD-Drive on here when I get around to it. Thanks for checking it out!

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Post by Life of Brian » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:25 am

That is AWESOME! It's unique and well done!
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:29 pm

Thats pretty sweet. Its not really a "tablet" though. As tablets are touch sensitive. But Im loving the design.
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Post by Triton » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:31 pm

awesome job, looks really sharp but PLEASE get some better pictures, your current ones are awfully dark and it makes it hard to tell what exactly is going on :?
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Post by WERD » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:43 pm

Triton wrote:PLEASE get some better pictures, your current ones are awfully dark and it makes it hard to tell what exactly is going on :?
Yeah I had a difficult time trying to photograph it. Every time I took a picture with the flash off everything would come out very dark no matter what the lighting conditions were. When I would take a picture with the flash on it would wash everything out. The video came out well though so I'm pleased about that. But I have access to a SLR camera so I will try that out and see if I can get some better pictures.

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Post by themadhacker » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:46 pm

This is great! I think this design is very unique!
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Post by Tibia » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:23 pm

Excellent work! Very sleek looking! What kind of battery life do you get on that?
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Re: The Dream Tablet *56k*

Post by WERD » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:57 pm

Tibia wrote:Excellent work!  Very sleek looking!  What kind of battery life do you get on that?
Well I wish I could tell you.  I haven't actually been able to sit down long enough to play it coninuously until it died.  But I can tell you that on a full charge it ran the whole time that it was used to make my youtube video, which was about an hour and a half of "ON" time cause I could never get the part where I was speaking to sound right.  It also was on while I took pictures of it which equates to probably 20 to 30 minutes of "ON" time.  Then today I played it for two hours.  Then plugged it into my tv to play a game for a about 30 to 45 minutes.  So during that time the sound was all the way down and the screen was off.  So If I were to guess I would say anywhere between 3-4 hours, probably no more than that.  But thats just a rough guess and those "ON"/play times are bound to be off.  I just got a bunch of new games so after I charge it back up I will try to get a continues play time for it.

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