TigerShark SNESp work log

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TigerShark SNESp work log

Post by thewizdawg » Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:18 pm

I've made good progress on my first Super Nintendo portable I call the "TigerShark" so I thought I'd share some pics.

The case is from a 1988 football game from Tiger Electronics called Head to Head Talking Football. I found it at a thrift shop for a buck.

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Notice the opponents Tigers vs. Sharks :)

Here I've frankenmodded the case with a PSone LCD bezel and original SNES controller.

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I'm using a SNES2 board. The connector has been removed and the caps flattened.

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I plan on doing RGB for video and LiPo batteries this time around. I also plan the paint the case 3 tone - white, grey, green. It should look slick. Next up... wiring up the connector.

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Re: TigerShark SNESp work log

Post by neverused » Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:39 pm

I really like it so far. What color will it be?

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Post by dragonhead » Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:55 pm

case looks really good! get it painted up an put the psone speaker mesh back in it. might i recommend a color scheme? grey, with purple speaker mesh to match the buttons and snes color scheme

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Re: TigerShark SNESp work log

Post by neverused » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:00 pm

thewizdawg wrote: I also plan the paint the case 3 tone - white, grey, green.
Aw shoot. I should really read first huh?
I do agree with dragonforce though, that would look good.

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Post by eurddrue » Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:12 pm

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Post by dragonhead » Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:15 pm

neverused wrote:
I do agree with dragonforce though, that would look good.
who?

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Post by eurddrue » Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:17 pm

dragonhead wrote:
neverused wrote:
I do agree with dragonforce though, that would look good.
who?
Some european band, apparently.
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Re: TigerShark SNESp work log

Post by neverused » Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:46 pm

eurddrue wrote:
dragonhead wrote:
neverused wrote:
I do agree with dragonforce though, that would look good.
who?
Some european band, apparently.

:facepalm: I swear that I am literate, I promise. Sorry Dragonhead.

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Post by Hifeno » Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:15 pm

This looks really good. Where did you get the case.
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Post by dragonhead » Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:32 pm

Hifeno wrote:This looks really good. Where did you get the case.
reading skills 101

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Post by limpport » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:24 pm

Looks really good, especially the case! I would recommend putting some heat-shrink tubing around the cap and wire connections.

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Post by wallydawg » Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:11 am

dragonhead wrote:
Hifeno wrote:This looks really good. Where did you get the case.
reading skills 101
Viewing skills too maybe? It says what right it is on it. :lol:

The Case and the work so far is good, but Dragonforce is lame. I kind of liked them previous to Dragonforce when they were Demoniac, a pseudo-racist black power metal band haha
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Post by Life of Brian » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:09 am

Wow, my perception of scale was way off in the first picture. At first it looks like one of those little handhelds, but the second picture shows that it's actually big enough for a 5" LCD screen and full sized SNES controls on the sides. Weird.

Awesome find on the case. You are certainly doing the frankencasing method correctly - it looks like you are on the right track to a great portable!
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Post by thewizdawg » Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:25 pm

Whenever I go on thrift runs I search for things that would make a good portable case.

The football game case is just about the same size as a Datamax case.

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I finished relocating the slot connector today.

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I also finished sanding and I'm going to start painting the case this week.

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Re: TigerShark SNESp work log

Post by gumbyx84 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:18 am

That case looks amazing. I envy your skill. :) I'm looking forward to what the final product will look like.

Quick question: Where did you get that Datamax NES case from? Is it custom-made?

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