Sprocket64: N64p Worklog

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Re: Sprocket64: N64p Worklog

Post by vskid » Sat May 02, 2009 6:58 pm

Mario wrote:I still need...an N64 controller (3rd party)
I does has a 3rd party N64 controller.... You gotz the moneys, I gotz the stuffs. :wink:

Oh, and lookin' good. How far will the N64 stick out from the top and bottom of the screen?
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Re: Sprocket64: N64p Worklog

Post by ShockSlayer » Sat May 02, 2009 8:59 pm

Controller flanks are very win, but these look very...uh...unstable. Small, really. I hope they don't cause problems!

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Re: Sprocket64: N64p Worklog

Post by Mario » Sat May 02, 2009 9:32 pm

jjhammerstein wrote:Usual buttons stick out what, 3/8cm?

How much button is there outside of the case?
Definitely more than usual. Not, much, though, but that's why the flanks will be so thin.

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Mario wrote:I still need...an N64 controller (3rd party)
I does has a 3rd party N64 controller.... You gotz the moneys, I gotz the stuffs. :wink:

Oh, and lookin' good. How far will the N64 stick out from the top and bottom of the screen?
Well, I don't have any money yet. :P I hope to sell some DVD burner laser diodes to Palmer. Perhaps I can buy it from you then. How small is the board inside?

The N64 will be contained completely inside the case. :) Thing is, though, the whole portable will have to be about 2 inches thick. :lol: Still fine to hold, though.
ShockSlayer wrote:Controller flanks are very win, but these look very...uh...unstable. Small, really. I hope they don't cause problems!

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They're bolted on tightly, with washers, and the plastic backing will be screwed into it. It'll be strong, don't worry. :wink:

Here are my plans for my portable. It is an extremely simplistic design. Besides the controls, the only thing on the outside will be the volume slider and the power button (not switch). The back will be on hinges at the bottom with magnets at the top. You open it, and the N64 cart slides in like a cassette. That's why it has to be so thick. :P

Also, added an awesome sigbar (made from scratch in photoshop) that links to the latest update in this thread. If you're interested, here's the gear in high resolution (PNG, ~300kb, 1000 x 1000px): http://i40.tinypic.com/5ufx42.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Skyone » Sat May 02, 2009 10:09 pm

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Re: Sprocket64: N64p Worklog

Post by Mario » Sun May 03, 2009 7:22 pm

Thanks. Seems like everybody likes it. :wink:

If you want to build your own, it's pretty straightforward from just the picture, but the Instructable I got it from is here.
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Re: Sprocket64: N64p Worklog

Post by Mario » Thu May 07, 2009 8:34 pm

Little update. I mostly just wanted a bump. :lol:

Got the side panels cut out and two of them filed to size:
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School stinks. I have little time to work on this project. :(
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Re: Sprocket64: N64p Worklog

Post by Sun-Wukong » Sat May 09, 2009 2:08 pm

I have a 3rd party N64 Controller I'd be willing to trade. Do you have a any 60-72 Pin Converters?
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Re: Sprocket64: N64p Worklog

Post by mikeyg » Thu May 28, 2009 8:40 pm

Hey Mario. Sorry for reviving this. However wanted to know if you've had any progress?

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Re: Sprocket64: N64p Worklog

Post by thewise1 » Thu May 28, 2009 9:55 pm

I think after the first portable, you want to take it slow. That's how I feel right now. :lol: Oh course summer is going to be nice to do a lot of projects. He did say school was in the way right now.
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Re: Sprocket64: N64p Worklog

Post by Mario » Fri May 29, 2009 3:16 pm

Yeah, school mostly. I did file the side panels, but that's it. :roll: I'll post a picture later. Since school is almost over, there's much less work to do. But I need to raise about $50 right now to buy the rest of the stuff I need. :P
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Post by mikeyg » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:34 pm

Bump for victory...
I mean progress..
Got any?

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Re: Sprocket64: N64p Worklog

Post by Tails276 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:57 pm

Hi there,
I just joined this site about a minute ago to reply to this topic. :D Anyway, I noticed at the beginning you mentioned selling this console. If you were to, how much would you be willing to sell it for? I've been wanting to portabalize, but have absolutely no experience with electronics except to install new hard drives or ram :lol: So that's why I would be interested in buying a portable like this, especially since you said you were planning on making the cartridge slot fold into the device.

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Post by mikeyg » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:59 pm

Mario wrote:Don't forget, this portable is to sell. I'm going to be looking for around $350.
However price may go up. ;)

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Re: Sprocket64: N64p Worklog

Post by Mario » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:22 pm

$350-375 is a good price, is that what you're willing to pay?

And yes, I do have progress. I'll get pictures up in a minute.

Got the sides glued together: (temporarily, with hot glue. they'll be j.b. welded together.)
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Isometric view
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And thickness.
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Keep in mind the case looks rough right now, but it will be painted and sanded to look better. The grill on top is for looks and ventilation, so it won't need a fan.

I haven't gotten much done because of money. So far, the whole thing has been free, but I need to buy batteries, and... a controller. And that's it. I need to get a TI card and built a reliable audio amp, and do a cart relocation.

I've been occupied with other projects, in the meantime, including an N64 mp3 cartridge that plays music over the game's sound (you can see it in the last pic), a remote to control up to 4 different lights in my room, and a mini LED projector. I'll post about the projector soon, because it's finished, but I still need flip-flops for the light remote and money to buy a player for the cartridge.
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Re: Sprocket64: N64p Worklog

Post by mikeyg » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:36 pm

YAY!

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