PSM - Playstation Micro

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PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by lovablechevy » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:42 pm

so, for a while, i've wanted to turn one of my psps into a dedicated console. i often hook my psp up to my tv using my component cable, but i really do hate the psp controls.

so, anyway, all of this:
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is going to be made into my Playstation Micro aka PSM!

just got some case work done so far.
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this shouldn't be too long of a project. as long as my new job doesn't get in the way too much. ha!
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Re: PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by lovablechevy » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:23 pm

well, things didn't go exactly as i hoped tonight. lol

here's the front piece - you can see some of the buttons had the epoxy pop out. heh. will def have to fix that.
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sanding down the epoxy that is replacing the R button took me a looooooooooooooooong time, and it's still not 100% right, but it's a good start. took me so long tho, that i haven't even touched the L button side.
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plan to get some more epoxy on the back half of the controller and the psp front still tonight. :)
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Re: PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by lovablechevy » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:05 pm

spot putty time! :D well, 1st coat, that is. lol!

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Re: PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by lovablechevy » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:09 pm

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crap...
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the logo
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Re: PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by lovablechevy » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:42 pm

got a coat of primer on the controller pieces and what used to be the front plate of the psp (will now be the bottom piece of the psm). can see the flaws that need fixed. quite pleased with where i am with this!

and i had to modify slightly the top of the controller so that it fits back together correctly, having removed the old portion the xbox wire went through and replace it with an hdmi port.
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Re: PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by Metallica Man X » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:09 pm

Ooooooooh! Fun!

Looks good so far (not surprised there lol)...what do you plan on doing with the large 360 logo button?
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Re: PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by lovablechevy » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:10 pm

it will be the psp home button. the purple buttons i have that i will be using aren't marked with 360 markings. so it's just a purple button that i will put the PS logo on.
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Re: PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by lovablechevy » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:11 pm

2nd primer coat after a good sand down. starting to get the nice seamless look i always strive for!

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now i really need to get to work on the other half of the psp housing!
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Re: PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by lovablechevy » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:55 pm

got at little bit of work done on the other part of the psp casing.

controller port
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new "shoulders," power led hole, and controller port
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Re: PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by eagle5953 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:30 pm

Very cool project. The better-feeling controls will certainly make longer play sessions more comfortable - the PSP analog is compressed misery.

What are you doing for a color scheme?

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Re: PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by lovablechevy » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:00 pm

it's gonna be black with purple buttons. to kinda match my personal psp. i have a piano black 3001 model, and swapped out the purple buttons form the hannah montana 3001 limited edition. i quite like how it looks! the psm will have darker purple, tho. was rather limited on choices when it came to finding 360 purple buttons. lol!
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Re: PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by lovablechevy » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:46 pm

good portion of the casing is getting close to being done! :D it's just the umd side that still needs quite a bit of work.

it's kinda hard to see, but i put in a "screw post" of sorts since i have glued the battery door on. i'll only be using one of the 2 screws that were under the battery.
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gotta get the nice seamless look around the battery door
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final primer on these 4 parts
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Re: PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by lovablechevy » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:27 pm

got 1st coat of paint on! :)

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still working on the other half of the psp
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just did a mock up of the controller. its' gonna be awesome!!
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Re: PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by Metallica Man X » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:43 am

Dang that's a sexy controller! 8)

Can't wait to see how the rest of it turns out!
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Re: PSM - Playstation Micro

Post by lovablechevy » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:38 pm

got the final coat of paint on the 3 controller pieces. very happy with how it has come out. just need to do a clear coat or 2 later to protect it.

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need to do quite a bit more work on the "shoulder button" areas.
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