New NOACp worklog: DONE! Video on page 6

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New NOACp worklog: DONE! Video on page 6

Post by Life of Brian » Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:56 pm

Ever wondered what happened to this screen? Yeah, probably not but nevertheless here is where it went. I'm working on making another NOAC portable, which will hopefully be somewhat better looking than my Fugtendo (that thing was uuuugly). I just posted a new YouTube video of my current progress. Also, here are a few shots of the case-making in progress. I'm trying to build this all in my apartment, so no paint, no bondo, and no Dremel!

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Voltage booster to go from 6v to ~8v. Thanks to Rekarp who showed me this TI chip. The screen has a 7805 linear regulator on it so I needed to boost the voltage just a little. The circuit's really easy - just two 100 uF capacitors and a resistor to set my desired output voltage.
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The other side of it. Part number PTN04050, how I love thee:
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Funtime indeed.
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Again, check out my YouTube video. Now! And give it one star for being so blurry and unedited!
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Post by Rekarp » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:55 pm

Looking great as always Brian! Hope it turns out just as good as the last SNESp. Anything is better then that Fugtendo :P
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Post by mmoshkowich » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:02 pm

Awsome , are you sticking a cart slot on this? Just wondering

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Post by Life of Brian » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:14 pm

Rekarp wrote:Anything is better then that Fugtendo :P
I always liked that name, even if the portable itself deserved it. Fugtendo. It's fun to say. C'mon, let's all say it.
mmoshkowich wrote:Awsome , are you sticking a cart slot on this? Just wondering
No, keeping it gameboy sized.
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Post by mmoshkowich » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:07 pm

ohh well I know it will turn out great all portables do! I am building a SNESp and its kinda based on one of your zn-40 SNESp's!!

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Post by Kurt_ » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:52 pm

You make me want to make one myself. Which I might, over summer or something.
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Post by chitulino » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:29 am

very cool. I like it a lot. Can't wait to see the updates.Keep up the good work :D

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Post by lovablechevy » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:18 am

can't wait to see how this one turns out!

wait, no dremel? are you just using a drill and file then? bravo, my friend!
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Post by HBN » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:52 pm

Its the Fugtendo: REBORN!

Better! Faster! Stronger! Sexier (Thank god...)!

Looks hot. I love the case.
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Post by Kyo » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:25 pm

looks good so far. Now, bear with me, I may be blind here, but I don't think I saw what screen that is anywhere. It looks nice, and since I'm in the process of considering to get a job, I may be able to afford all kinds of crazy stuff soon.

What I'm getting at; a link would be appreciated.

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Post by Life of Brian » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:06 pm

Kyo wrote:What I'm getting at; a link would be appreciated.
Sure thing, Kyo. I discussed it a long while back in this thread. You can usually find them on ebay by searching for a 2.5" monitor. Here, I even went and found everyone an example: ebay link. I've bought this exact screen before from "centralpointsecurity" and I recommend them because they're actually located in the US, unlike the usual Hong Kong operation. Of course, you're in Germany, aren't you Kyo?
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Post by Life of Brian » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:58 pm

Well, since I titled this thread as a "worklog" I guess I had better treat it as such and post my progress.

Little tact switches under the dpad, big ones under the buttons. Works well.
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Purple and black look great together, in my opinion. The crud on the dpad will be cleaned off with some rubbing alcohol before final installation.
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Drilling/filing that dpad hole was a pain. Luckily the two button holes to the right of it (not pictured) were WAY easier and faster.
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Lots of extra space with the perf board so I can mount it nice and sturdy. I might even use standoffs instead of just hot glue to hold the controls in place. Imagine that!
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If you watched the YouTube video, I mentioned that I'm using a GameCube power switch. To turn the unit on, you'll need to push this grey button down...
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and it will depress into the case like this. Trust me, it will be cool.
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No, I'm not leaving the perf board on the outside of the case. I was just testing the layout of the buttons. Everyone does that.
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Post by bacteria » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:03 am

Coming on nicely.

Considered using the rubber pad tact switches instead?
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Post by Life of Brian » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:11 am

Funny you should mention that - I ordered a bunch of them today for an unrelated project, so when they come in the mail I just might.
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Post by Twilight Wolf » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:20 am

Looking great so far! Quite an undertaking to make a case without what I'm sure most would consider standard case-making tools/materials. I'm especially impressed at how neatly the screen hole turned out.

Keep up the good work, and good luck!

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