N64 Laptop

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N64 Laptop

Post by BENFTW » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:24 am

Things I need to get:

Nintendo 64 w/ cables, and controller
LCD screen w/ AV input
Laptop Hinges
Styrene
battery
Heatsinks
Vacuum Former (halfway done)

Questions:


1.) Do I need to put Video and audio amps on it?
2.) Would it be better to use heatsinks with a fan? How to you hook them up?

Tell me what else I need. I excluded buttons, switches etc, but I will be getting those.
I'm a beginner, and I will most likely be needing some help along the way. I have been looking around the site for a couple months, and recently got a n account. I'm sure everything will start to make more sense as I start work on it.
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Re: Starting Work On N64 Laptop

Post by mako321 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:01 pm

1) depends on your screen. ON a ps1 screen, no(best one eva(I gots one))
2) both is best. You just need to get the right voltage going to the fan you buy. On the box you get it in/sticker on it, it will normally tell you how much voltage/current is needed.

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Re: Starting Work On N64 Laptop

Post by BENFTW » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:39 pm

mako321 wrote:1) depends on your screen. ON a ps1 screen, no(best one eva(I gots one))
2) both is best. You just need to get the right voltage going to the fan you buy. On the box you get it in/sticker on it, it will normally tell you how much voltage/current is needed.
Ok. Ill post the specs on screen when I get it. Also, where to you buy the heatsinks? I am fine with fanless ones that go over the chips.

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Re: Starting Work On N64 Laptop

Post by 64M320N3 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:02 pm

Actual Answers to your questions:
1)You shouldn't ever need a video amp unless you killed your RF for more retro consoles. And since the N64 doesn't use an RF box, you don't need to do that.
The audio amp will only be needed if your screen doesn't come with speakers. If it does, then you're set.
2) For the N64 you should definitely use both. Try taking a fan off an old unused graphics card, as usually they are small enough for a portable. I took mine out of a laptop, but not many people have those just laying around. You can build a heat sink yourself, otherwise you could just pull them off an old motherboard.
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Re: Starting Work On N64 Laptop

Post by BENFTW » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:39 pm

Ok well my screen does not come with its own speakers, so I will need an audio amp. As for the heatsinks, how do I wire the fan up, and where should they be positioned on the board?

Also.. I don't have any random motherboards laying around. Is there somewhere I can buy heatsinks elsewhere?

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Re: Starting Work On N64 Laptop

Post by 64M320N3 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:47 pm

BENFTW wrote:As for the heatsinks, how do I wire the fan up, and where should they be positioned on the board?
Also.. I don't have any random motherboards laying around. Is there somewhere I can buy heatsinks elsewhere?
For the fan, the red wire is positive and the black wire is negative. If it has a third wire, you don't need to connect it. If it is 5v, you can connect it to the power regulator on the N64 motherboard. It is labeled 7805. The fan can be placed on top of the heatsink, but the best way is putting it at the back of the case and have it suck the hot air out. This means you don't get as much dust, but you do need a small vent in the front. You can build heatsinks yourself, use the original heatsink for the N64 (which is fine) or you can pull it off an old video card (again).
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Re: Starting Work On N64 Laptop. Any help appreciated.

Post by BENFTW » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:37 pm

Ok two more questions..

1.) what thickness of styrene should I buy for vacuum forming (for the case) link
---answered---
2.) Could somebody direct me to a thin, relatively lightweight, long lasting battery I could use for my project that is 70$ or under.
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Re: Starting Work On N64 Laptop. Any help appreciated.

Post by schmellyfart » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:11 pm

Great selection of batteries. pick the capacity and size you want. Get 2 of the same ones.
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protection circuit
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and a smart charger
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Re: Starting Work On N64 Laptop. Any help appreciated.

Post by snowpenguin » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:33 am

Fan voltage is not picky. I'm using a 12v fan on a 7.4v battery and it works just fine.
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Re: Starting Work On N64 Laptop. Any help appreciated.

Post by BENFTW » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:55 pm

BENFTW wrote:Ok two more questions..

1.) what thickness of styrene should I buy for vacuum forming (for the case) link

2.) Could somebody direct me to a thin, relatively lightweight, long lasting battery I could use for my project that is 70$ or under.
snowpenguin wrote:Fan voltage is not picky. I'm using a 12v fan on a 7.4v battery and it works just fine.
Ok thanks guys.
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Re: Starting Work On N64 Laptop. Any help appreciated.

Post by BENFTW » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:01 pm

Status right now:

N64 - arrived
Heatsinks - arrived
Test game (Super Smash) - arrived
Heatsink paste - arrived
Fans - arrived
Gamebit -arrived
Diamond cutting wheels (for dremel) - arrived
Third party controllers - arrived
Battery - not yet purchased
Styrene - not yet purchased
Screen - not yet purchased
Power regualtor - arrived

subscribe topic for future updates
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Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!

Post by BENFTW » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:23 pm

Nothing all too exciting yet, but today I had time to take apart my N64.

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Testing it out.. It works!
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Re: Nintendo 64 laptop: in progress

Post by BENFTW » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:52 pm

[question figured out]
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Re: Nintendo 64 laptop: in progress

Post by 64M320N3 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:26 pm

You write the code (word you want here)
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