Retro Duo project! NEW PIC pg6! ALMOST DONE

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Retro Duo project! NEW PIC pg6! ALMOST DONE

Post by Triton » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:06 pm

Ok! ive now officially started on journeyfanatics snesP but before i go posting anything interesting to look at i need some information!

Has anybody looked at cutting off the little power switch section of the board, what does that diode and resistor do next to the reset button there? is it just for filtering? if i remove the power switch and reset button will i have any problems do you think?

this portable will have a relocated cartslot, a very nifty (and secret) case, run on AAs, have a 2.5" lcd and the dimensions will be roughly 7" wide 5.5" tall and under 2" at the thickest point, these dimensions are estimations and subject to change without notice, consult your doctor for dosing information :lol:
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Post by Neildo_64 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:39 pm

Sounds promising. Make sure to take LOTS of pictures because we all know thats what we want to see! lol.
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Post by Triton » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:44 pm

Picture bumpdate!
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size compairison, mini on the right
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so freakin tiny! same width as the cart and if that little protrusion with the power switch wasnt there it would be the same height or a little less!
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wiring is a little ugly, the cartslot and wires were salvaged from a busted snes i had that i did a while back
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Post by shmagoogin77 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:54 pm

looking good triton :D

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Post by Triton » Thu May 01, 2008 9:06 pm

bumpdate numero dos!

got the LCD today! IT IS TINY! the controller board is scarcely bigger than the lcd module (a sony one of all things, yay hong kong!) itsself!
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the board to the far left is the adjust board, it has contrast and brightness and the power switch on it, other than the lack of audio circuitry this lcd is pretty much perfect for a 2.5" lcd! the audio should still be pretty easy to do (a 741 op amp possibly)

i COULD post pics of the progress ive made on the case so far but im going to keep that under wraps to the forum at large for now, ive showed some people progress pics on IM and if they know whats good for em they wont post em! when i get the system done i will be posting all of em! needless to say its lookin pretty damn good so far and its only 7.25" wide!

things to figure out yet!:
the absolute final case design (it changes as i work on it!)
battery type and location
audio circuit
lcd powering (wont run on 5v :( possibly a boosting reg or something)
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Post by WhatULive4 » Thu May 01, 2008 9:58 pm

Nice work, I can't wait to see the finished product! It seems like everyday someone new comes and wants to commission a project like this. Who knows, maybe we can start making money and fund our hobbies.

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Post by GoldenfrankO » Sat May 03, 2008 7:42 pm

Very nice so far Triton.
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Post by Triton » Sun May 18, 2008 12:29 am

slight update, got 75% of the wiring done, just need to finish off the controller soldering and build an audio amp that works (wish i still had access to the lab equpment at the school :( ) case is under way, going to be working on it in the coming week, might even post pics! :D
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Post by Triton » Sun May 25, 2008 5:05 pm

MOTHER OF ALL UPDATES! sh!tloads of pics incoming 56k beware! check out my work in progress case that has been TOP SECRET up till now! it is 7.5" wide and thiiiiin! pics are in order from oldest to newest!
As always keep in mind that this is a WORK IN PROGRESS, the following pictures represent at most appx 6 hours total work invested, i estimate ~50% complete with case fabrication at this point!
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Post by mothatrucka » Sun May 25, 2008 6:00 pm

That's brilliant, man! Some great casework there! I love your idea, too! It's looking wonderful.

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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Sun May 25, 2008 6:04 pm

That case is made of win, Triton. Cool stuff!
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Post by WhatULive4 » Sun May 25, 2008 6:11 pm

I love the case! Keep us posted with more updates!

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Post by Life of Brian » Sun May 25, 2008 10:52 pm

That's going to be great!
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Post by NixonTech2071 » Mon May 26, 2008 7:42 am

Best. Case. Ever. UBERWIN
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Post by Ben Cebhrem » Mon May 26, 2008 10:17 am

The case looks very nice, only it doesn't look like there's space for batteries. True, or am I missing some spots where they can be hidden?

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