The PACMAN Mini - portable Namco TV games

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Post by Gorgonzola » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:32 am

How did you make the hole for the display screen? I always have problems creating neat and clean holes! Dremmel works fine to some degree, but never to my satisfaction.

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Post by sam_thornley » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:35 am

Thanks for even more comments and suggestions! :D

Cool! my creation seems to be on quite a few technical/DIY websites! Hackaday, engadget etc (some of the comments on them are a little harsh though! :P )

Right, replies to people's comments:

nubie:

I used the metal type of toggle switch because at the time, this is the only type of switch i had spare. If i do make more of these to sell i will use a push on/off type switch. Most people seem to not like my use of red push buttons for the d-pad, but trust me I've used these buttons on two other portables and they do just fine.

Homebill:

I got the larger red button from Rapid Electronics at:

http://www.rapidonline.com/Electronic-C ... ches/71435

bacteria:

Some time in the near future I will eventually build a multi platform plug and play portable like you have.

I did actually play the Dora the explore for a wile. :D The graphics look better than any 16 bit console I know of, but the game play is too childish for me :P.

Gorgonzola

I cut the hole for the screen out with a scroll saw. I cut it as neatly as I could then I placed a see through screen cover over the hole to cover up any untidiness.

Apologies for late posts, at the minute I'm really busy starting a new full time college course and working weekends.
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Post by yoshilime » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:13 pm

i have one of those plug in play namco things, i wish i could convert it..

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Post by themadhacker » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:48 pm

just read around. it's not too difficult to do. just a bit pricey
rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio! \m/

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Post by yoshilime » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:51 pm

themadhacker wrote:just read around. it's not too difficult to do. just a bit pricey
yeah, that and time

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Post by Blanka » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:57 am

Does anybody know how to open the Pac Man TV game nicely?
I cannot find any screws or hinges. Or do you have to hit it with a hammer?
I got this model:
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Post by bacteria » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:28 am

Can't see your pic; however you will find the screws under the decals on the side of the systems. Press with your finger until you find some recesses - then dig in your screwdriver!
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Post by Blanka » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:35 am

Its this one:
http://www.vidgame.net/jakks/namco.htm
Guess they protect the images against hotlinking :)

I feel little recesses yes, I'll peek into them.

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Post by bacteria » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:52 am

Yup, opened a few of them up! Where you feel recesses, pop your screwdriver in and start turning - they will come out ok - there are 4 or 5 of them on each side as I recall.
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Post by Blanka » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:23 am

Thanks, it worked. 4 screws on each side/corner. Then 2 clips to be removed that hold the bottom and top shell together. Now one last puzzle: how to remove those dirty stickers. The glue is a real pain in the ass.

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Post by duke2k7 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:32 am

where did you get your case from? was it from maplin, or polycase?

will this be rioughly the right size:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=43708


i might try one myself after i have done my gameboy project.

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Re: The PACMAN Mini - portable Namco TV games

Post by _The Watcher_ » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:15 pm

im pretty sure it from polycase, i was there earlier scrolling through cases and saw one just like it.

BIG QUESTION

I am using a similiar plug and play (ms pacman) and it has a joystick that moves the regula up down left right but it also twists left and right and stops at a certain point for each, as i dont want to use the original controls how would i re create this in my portable? spring loaded potentiometer?

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Re: The PACMAN Mini - portable Namco TV games

Post by Night8640 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:35 am

This may be a noobish question... but how did you make the AA batteries Recharge? Did you install a charger? and yes I understand this is a big bump... I did not wanna clutter the forum with a stupid question like this.

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Re: The PACMAN Mini - portable Namco TV games

Post by Basement_Modder » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:05 pm

We tend not to mind if its a good question.

I assume he wired them like any other batteries, then got an Ni-Mh charger for the voltage they were wired to and soldered a cable to it with a plug for the portable on the end.
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Re: The PACMAN Mini - portable Namco TV games

Post by aldobom » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:06 am

Hi.

Anyone know how to open the TV game NAMCO Pacman/RALLYX ??

My game is with broken A/V cable and need to change ...

Please help me.

Thanks

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