N64 Laptop

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Re: N64 Laptop

Post by BENFTW » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:28 pm

UPDATE: I now have money, a new avatar, and I should start making more progress WITHIN THIS MONTH.

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Re: N64 Laptop

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Re: N64 Laptop

Post by BENFTW » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:15 pm

Ok I finished my vacuum former, just so I could have some progress on this. Here are the pics:

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Step up regulator?

Post by BENFTW » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:37 pm

I will have two 6v batteries totaling to 12v to power my screen (which is 12 to 14.4v)

question about batteries:
Don't I need a step up regulator so that the voltage stays at 12v throughout the whole time the batteries are discharging? If so, could somebody tell me what the name of one is?

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Re: N64 Laptop

Post by thewise1 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:35 pm

The n64's 12v side will take around 7v at the least. You don't need a step up. And the 3.3v side will take about 3.02-3.4 depending on you're revision.
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Re: N64 Laptop

Post by BENFTW » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:35 pm

Yes, but my screen takes a minimum of 12v, so as the battery runs out, the voltage will decrease, and my screen will not have enough power.. Amirite?

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Re: N64 Laptop

Post by thewise1 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:25 pm

Have you tested your screen at lower voltages?
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Re: N64 Laptop

Post by BENFTW » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:39 pm

No I haven't, I guess I should try that :mrgreen:

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Re: N64 Laptop

Post by thewise1 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:41 pm

Yeah, just because it says 12Vdc, that usually means that that's what it's running on, not what the least it can run on is.
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Re: N64 Laptop

Post by BENFTW » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:43 pm

And... I tested it with a 9v power supply (the only one I have) and it worked PERFECTLY! So thanks.

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Re: N64 Laptop

Post by BENFTW » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:17 pm

New Update!
The day after I posted the reply above, I tore the ribbon cable on my screen, and fried the n64 by putting 9v in the 3v line on accident so... I bought a new screen and N64, and they have both arrived..

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Re: N64 Laptop

Post by ToastBucket » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:26 am

HA. your sig! I saw that movie on new years eve. anyways, nice work so far :).
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Re: N64 Laptop

Post by BENFTW » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:09 pm

Well... My new screen works great and my batteries... Well I hooked them up, everything was going great, and then I accidentally touched the negative and positive together and they burst into flames. Probably going to have to get new batteries now.

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Re: N64 Laptop

Post by mako321 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:33 pm

just connect your batteries to your charger and the protection circuit will snap back on.

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Re: N64 Laptop

Post by BENFTW » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:38 pm

But they are ruined aren't they? I mean they caught on fire..

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