Work in progress: polycase + FC Twin + PSOne lcd

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Post by grahf » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:56 pm

Triton, unfortunatly the board is held in by 6 screws and double sided tape for the power board underneith. I wasn't planning on taking it back apart unless 100% necessary :( What were you trying to figure out? maybe I can answer your question.

Also, tonight I installed the start & select buttons. I just need to install the speakers and make some mounting posts for the PSOne board. I know the dpad looks like of fugly, but I HAD to have an original feeling dpad with the rubber/carbon contacts. The buttons are perfect with tact switches, but I think that a crap feeling dpad ruins it. Oh well, if i make another one i'll use tact switchs for the dpad. It would have made it 10X easier.

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Post by Life of Brian » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:03 pm

grahf wrote:I HAD to have an original feeling dpad with the rubber/carbon contacts. The buttons are perfect with tact switches, but I think that a crap feeling dpad ruins it.
Amen to that!
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Post by shmagoogin77 » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:06 pm

the dpad isnt fugly at all
if you paint it it will look even less fugly than it does now

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Post by Rellizate » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:36 am

Wow nice. How did you mount the screen and the controll board that well?

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Post by Kurt_ » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:29 pm

Voodoo magic.
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Post by shmagoogin77 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:48 pm

Rellizate wrote:Wow nice. How did you mount the screen and the controll board that well?
screws :?

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Post by electromaster64 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:57 pm

Wow I have not been here in a while (hence the Christmas '06 avatar) the FC Twin looks really cool, I may have to get one. It kinda makes me sad that I disassembled a SNES mini now :(

Your Case looks sweet, did you cut the button holes and everything? I bet that was way easier than trying to cut my aluminum box from Hammond :) I may have to buy a poly case now.
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Post by grahf » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:22 pm

I used the original gamepad as a template to cut the button holes. I used blocks of scrap plastic superglued to the case to make "risers" to attact the button boards to. Ive made some progress since this (such as speaker holes, and mounting the lcd board, but still have a lot to do.

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Post by grahf » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:13 am

I did a little more work. I started the trim around the LCD recess, drilled speaker holes, and cut out the cart hole in the top panel. Everything is still a little rough as you can see, but It will eventually all come apart for a final glazing and sanding to smooth everything out. I also need to relocate the volume buttons, since the speakers are in their normal area. There really wasnt any other place to fit the speakers.

I just ordered a real nimh smart charger, and six 2100mAh nimh batteries w/ solder tabs. They should get me about 3.5~ hours of battery life, which i'll be happy with for now.
Im hoping that one day soon they will release some 2500-2700mAh AAs with tabs. That would really be badass.

Everyone, thanks for the compliments and encouragment. Thats what makes this community great.

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Post by Life of Brian » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:17 am

Incredible! That case is quickly becoming one of the sexiest on this site! :P The overall layout is starting to look like a real professional product. Sweet job on the speaker holes, by the way.
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Post by shmagoogin77 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:40 pm

the way you relocated the cart slot is ingenious
it looks so cool in the case
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Post by Triton » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:24 pm

lookin GOOD man. i really like it!

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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:37 pm

Wow. Simply godly, great stuff! That rivals Joedog's SNESp as my favorite 16-bit portable out there! I'd be interested to see some pics of the LCD board after you've done your cropping; if you get it down to Gamelver proportions, I'd be sorely impressed! Well, even more impressed than I am right now, would be a better way to put it. :wink:

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Post by Life of Brian » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:02 pm

CronoTriggerfan wrote:Wow. Simply godly, great stuff! That rivals Joedog's SNESp as my favorite 16-bit portable out there!
*blush* Aw shucks Crono :P
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Post by dudex77 » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:44 am

wow i just saw this and boy is it sweet. since ive kinda given up on the n64 i might try and make a snesp with this case btw those l and r buttons are gonna be awkward as hell for anything that isnt street fighter
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