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The making of... "NESp Delight" blog

Post by thewizdawg » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:34 pm

Hi all,

For the past couple weeks I have been working on a NES portable I've dubbed the "NESp Delight". So far I have the case constructed and the cartridge port soldered to the system board. These forums have been very helpful in the making of my first portable so I wanted to share.

I've posted pictures over at my blog. The address is http://thewizdawg.blogspot.com

I'm planning on going to MGC this year so hopefully it will be done by then and I can show it off.

Thanks!

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Post by collinE » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:20 am

looks really good! I don't think I've seen one of those delight things before but I like the look of it. I hope you keep a similar color scheme when you finish it.
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Post by XCVG » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:08 am

Pretty cool! You got so lucky finding those parts. I haven't found anything good yet.

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Post by schmellyfart » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:46 pm

That looks like it is coming along nicely!

Keep up the good work!

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Post by DopestKidEva » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:44 pm

that case you are making is sexy as hell
do u mind if u can buy another one of those things and ill buy it
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Post by thewizdawg » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:01 am

Hey, thanks for the nice comments.

I found the Datamax at a Salvation Army thrift store. I did find another Datamax but I plan on making a NESp Delight II with a SJ3 and internal batteries. I can keep my eye out for more for ya. I did see some for sale at a Drug Mart here in OH around Christmas time. I think they were trying to sell them for $20 bucks. I'm not sure how much you are looking to spend. I did a quick search on Ebay and nothing came up. Must not of sold well or they were thrown away because the "games" are so terrible.

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Post by DopestKidEva » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:43 pm

ok thanks i can spend maybe 30 bux on it if u r willing to keep an eye out for me
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Post by thewizdawg » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:38 am

I just wanted to update this thread. The NESp Delight is about 97% complete. Everything is working great.

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More pics and info can be found on my blog....http://thewizdawg.blogspot.com

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Post by XCVG » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:58 pm

Sweeeeeeeeeet!

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Post by bacteria » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:23 am

Good work. Two tone colour schemes are "definitely in". Nice case and good you recycled it! I wondered initially why the system was so big for a NES system, then I noticed you are using a proper full-sized board, so fair enough!

When I made my first system, the BigBoy advance (utter crap by my current standards, but worked), I used a set of 6 NiMH AA cells to power the screen (and another set for the GBA Transverter); I think I only got a bit over an hour on them, which isn't great by any means.
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Post by Life of Brian » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:45 am

I love the case! I hope I get to see it at MGC!
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Post by thewizdawg » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:14 am

A video of the completed NESp Delight is now on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fum3Nc9KcA

See you guys at MGC!

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Post by Dark-Aries » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:46 am

I read about your horrors of the spray painting. A few tips for when you do it again.

1. Shake the can for a minute, so the ball can roll from one end of the can to the other when you slowly tilt it.
2. Get a tub of warm water (not HOT!) and place the can upright in it. This will warm up the paint and the paint diffuses MUCH better.
3. If the can starts clogging, turn it upside down and then spray on a scrap piece of cardboard. This cleans the nozzle.
4. Plastic primer DOES work, it might turn out better with these tips. Also when using the primer or krylon fusion, just lightly sand the surface so the paint adheres better.


Nice job on the portable!

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Post by circuscommando » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:24 pm

Looks Excellent! Good Job!
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Post by xtrmgam3r360 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:35 pm

Good job! I just checked it out at MGC, and it was great, and good size for using a full NES board. Now I need to get in gear and make a portable before MGC '10 :D

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