The Retro64 Worklog. NEWS: Finished! Got nice pics!

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Re: The Retro64 Worklog. NEWS: Finished! Got nice pics!

Post by Neildo_64 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:44 am

The same chip? Those are just both glop-top chips that happen to be the same size, that doesn't mean they are even close to the same thing and I super highly doubt they are.
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Post by deviouskoopa » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:41 am

Well of course they're not EXACTLY the same circuits...
(plus you can see some components/placements are different between circuits)

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Post by eurddrue » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:46 am

excellent job! I love the way this portable looks!
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Post by ShockSlayer » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:15 pm

Are your batteries balanced? Basically, if you discharged them without them being connected to the circuit straight from th factory, then they are unbalanced, causing this problem. I don't think there is a fix for this.

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Post by Mario » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:59 pm

Neildo_64 wrote:The same chip? Those are just both glop-top chips that happen to be the same size, that doesn't mean they are even close to the same thing and I super highly doubt they are.
I was talking about the RF chips, you can see it at the top of the GC controller board, with the antenna on it.

ShockSlayer: Yes, my batteries are balanced. I never used them without all the circuits needed.

The good news is that the batteries seem to be charging, but very slowly. They seem to go up .1v every two hours, so that's good. :) They should be done soon, they're at 8.2v out of 8.4v.
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Post by ShockSlayer » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:33 pm

Good! I hope it works out.

Oh, I just noticed, you had a problem with the LED's? How many did you use, and did it work out?

I've always used 3 or 4 3mm white led's, with A 10 ohm resistor. Although the resistor does get hot, I've never had any problems.

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Post by Mario » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:37 pm

10 ohm? I have 33 ohm resistors, and two have burnt out so far. :? The LEDs get very warm, I'm assuming it's from too much voltage. Each LED has its own resistor, I guess I'll just have to add one in front of them all.

I have replaced the LEDs and the battery charged just fine. Apparently it just takes a while. My portable is in pieces now, I need to put in the wireless controller and a port for the LOB64 interface.
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Post by Mario » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:31 pm

While my portable is open, does anybody have picture requests?
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Post by ShockSlayer » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:33 pm

Go ahead, I'd like to see how you wired everthing up! :D

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Post by Mario » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:46 pm

Anything specific? There's a lot of wires in there. :P
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Post by ShockSlayer » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:14 pm

opened like a clamshell would be nice.

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Post by Mario » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:33 pm

Here you go, ShockSlayer, pics for your enjoyment. After adding the LOB64 interface, integrated screen controls, and a low-battery indicator there is not a single square mm of space left in this portable. Seriously! It took me 10 minutes just to close the darn thing. :roll:
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The wiring under it:
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The screen half: (all the blue wires are for LOB64 and the screen controls.)
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The top of my portable with the low-battery indicator (goes off at ~7v) and LOB64 port.
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And my FRIGGIN' AWESOME blue LED to light it:
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And here is the D-Pad installed:
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Any questions? I still need to order a schkotty diode online, but other than that, it's done. The screen controls are only volume and are mapped to C up and C down.
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Post by thewise1 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:50 pm

I was wondering how to make the av switch, where when you plug the av out cable into the n64 the ps1 screen turns off so you can just use the tv. And how to do a low battery indicator. This would be fairly useful but I don't know what to use to turn the led off when it goes under 7 volts. The battery I plan to use is at 7.4 volts.

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Post by nevermind1534 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:35 pm

I say, for the A/V switch, just put a regular switch on that shuts the power off to the screen.
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Post by thewise1 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:37 pm

That's what I was going to originally do but I would prefer this. I think I would only need 2 switches if I can get rid of the one for the screen.
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