Wiggy's project log

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Wiggy's project log

Post by wiggyx » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:12 am

I've got a few in-progress projects going that I want to post, but thought I'd start with something that I actually managed to finish :)

I was cleaning my studio space 2 days ago when I stumbled upon an old Intec flip-up PS2 LCD. Can't recall exactly why I have it, and it was in about 10 pieces as if I'd planned to do something with it before. Anyway, as you can see, I got inspired and didn't get much cleaning done.

I have about 7-8 working SNES units at the moment, so I felt comfortable gutting one to make this happen. Started with foam core to get all the measurements sorted out, then tore it down and make a plywood housing. White LEDs for the marquee. An obviously custom graphic for the face of the unit. Wasn't a whole lot of hardware modding needed. I had to extend the controller port ribbon which I did with a section of SCSI ribbon and I hard-wired an S-vid connection in because I don't have an extra SNES/N64 S-vid cable to sacrifice to the project. The other other hardware mod that I want/need to do before it's 100% done is a voltage regulator so I can just run one AC adapter and split it to the LCD assembly (which requires 12V) and the SNES (10V). Anywho, here a few pics. I'll post other projects soon. I've always got a few things in progress ;)

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This is a quick vid of it in action while still mocked up in foam core.
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I'll get some decent pics up soon. Was so excited to get it done that I didn't get around to it :D
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Post by wiggyx » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:32 pm

Better pics.

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Post by Ashen » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:18 pm

O'so sexy. Nice job man!
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Post by wiggyx » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:13 am

Thanks!

On a side note, I was just ogling some of your portables, most notably the Gamecubes. AMAZING work!
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Post by ttsgeb » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:50 pm

That came out looking very clean. I want to see more of these bartop arcade cabinets now... *starts budgeting for parts*
Also, took a look at your site. There are a ton of awesome ideas on there. Quit making me want to do more things.

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Post by wiggyx » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:33 pm

Haha, thanks!

Now go do more stuff ;)
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Post by wiggyx » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:39 am

Yay! :D

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Post by clarky64 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:20 am

This is awesome man! I really like the decal over the front.

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Post by wiggyx » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:33 pm

Thanks! It was a blast to make!
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Post by wiggyx » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:29 am

Some love for the ol' Nomad coming down the pipeline :)

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Post by ttsgeb » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:41 pm

Is this a one-off, or are you working to make or sell kits for several of these?

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Post by wiggyx » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:50 pm

ttsgeb wrote:Is this a one-off, or are you working to make or sell kits for several of these?
Sorry I've been gone for so long. New baby and booming business has kept me swamped!

I plan on offering fully modded units, not kits. I'll have a working prototype next week (hopefully).


Also, I FINALLY wrote up my long overdue casting FAQ!

http://rosecoloredgaming.wordpress.com/ ... ting-parts
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