The Ion64 Worklog! Update: 12/18/10!

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The Ion64 Worklog! Update: 12/18/10!

Post by mymixed » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:00 am

The Ion64 Worklog!

Hey Everyone! This is my work log for my first N64p - The Ion64! This Portable will use:
- Stereo audio
- 5" PSOne screen
- Superpad 64 Controller with Gamecube C-Stick and Gamecube Analog stick
- Vacuum formed case
- Play Station controller L, R and Z buttons
- Up/Down Brightness control
- Digital potentiometer audio amp
- Much more!

Update 11/30/10:


Update 11/26/10:


What to do next:
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Update 11/26/10:
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Update 11/28/10:
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Update 12/18/10:
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1st Motherboard w/ Working Cartridge Relocation:
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2nd Motherboard:
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Audio Amp:
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Layout:
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Control buttons:
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Shoulder buttons:
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Much, much, more to come,

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Re: The Ion64 Worklog!

Post by Hrduncan » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:22 am

seriously redo the cart relocation to the pads it makes me cringe every time i see it.
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Re: The Ion64 Worklog!

Post by mymixed » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:11 pm

Hot Glue!
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Re: The Ion64 Worklog!

Post by Snipeye » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:17 pm

What are the specs of the potentiometer you're using, and where is it hooked to the speakers? Is it right before the speakers, or is it a part of the amp circuit, or what?

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Re: The Ion64 Worklog!

Post by argelfraster » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:51 pm

The potentiometer is that little blue and white component on the perf board.
It seems to be simply a Micro potentiometer you can get at radio shack.

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Re: The Ion64 Worklog!

Post by mymixed » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:28 pm

As argelfraster said, you can buy the potentiometer at radio shack. The LM386 is the revised "N" version so there is no excess noise! Here it is complete with all labelings:
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- mymixed

P.S. The only LM386 that is connected is the one on the bottom right corner.
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Re: The Ion64 Worklog!

Post by Bush » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:53 pm

Are you vacforming your own case? can I be a douche and advertise my vac-forming services in your thread?

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Re: The Ion64 Worklog!

Post by mymixed » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:14 pm

Yes, I'm vacuum forming the case. Also, I forgot to upload some pictures.
can I be a douche and advertise my vac-forming services in your thread?
As long as you dont Spam my thread, um, sure. :D
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Re: The Ion64 Worklog!

Post by Bush » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:40 pm

Ah sorry about that :D Im eagerly awaiting pics and progress

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Re: The Ion64 Worklog!

Post by mymixed » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:12 pm

Sorry, I havent done anything recently but here is my portable's design (Google Sketchup):
Side:
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Cart Slot:
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Relocating 2nd Cart-slot tomorrow! After that, I'm going to make a vacuum forming table and make the case!

- mymixed

Edit: Sorry no textures yet :(
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Re: The Ion64 Worklog!

Post by Hrduncan » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:15 pm

looks nice but i would either center the screen or put screen control buttons underneath because you left a giant space underneath it.

also the l,r, and z buttons are too far in it will be really uncomfortable with them there !

i like the overall sketch !

it came out really good.
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Post by Acronell » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:58 am

Hrduncan wrote:looks nice but i would either center the screen or put screen control buttons underneath because you left a giant space underneath it.

also the l,r, and z buttons are too far in it will be really uncomfortable with them there !

i like the overall sketch !

it came out really good.
Agreed about the placement of the L/R/Z, but also, I'd put the Z under either the L or R, not have both L and R on one side, because then it doesnt really make any sense seeing as L and R are Left and Right Triggers.

Case looks to be rather good design though, but I also think that the A and B buttons might be too high.
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Re: The Ion64 Worklog!

Post by mymixed » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:31 pm

Thanks for the input. I'll see how it looks with the L,R, & Z placement changed. Also, I was thinking of replacing the 3.5" screen with a 5" psone To fix that white space. Any thoughts?

Edit: I'll see how it looks with the buttons moved. Also, I might be able to relocate the cart slot today! (The way everyone likes it :D)
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Post by Hrduncan » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:52 pm

yaay and yah the 5 inch will look nice
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Re: The Ion64 Worklog!

Post by mymixed » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:27 pm

Couldn't do the relocation tonight so I'll have to wait till the weekend. I'm going to cut the board first instead. If I remove the grounding plates do I have to relocate anything? Probably not right?
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