Hackmodford's Dreamcast Portable Comission

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Hackmodford's Dreamcast Portable Comission

Post by hackmodford » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:53 pm

Well I like really really need to build this thing for a guy...

It's kinda embarassing :oops:

But when I lost the ability to cut sidewalls a lot of my projects just got stuck in limbo. Including some handhelds I had to build.

But that's past me now :D I finished the Sega Genesis and so now I need to finish the Sega Dreamcast.

I have the sidewalls (or most of them)
I now have a reliable way to get the plates cut (and future sidewalls from 3/8" clear acrylic)
I have the dreamcast
I need to buy a 10 ohm resistor to fix controller port 1
I have the controller.
I have the batteries
I have the screen (and have supplies needed to mod it)

I'm going to order the case plates. And Hot glue it all together :mrgreen: Sound good?

It's going to look similar to the one in my sig except it's black and doesn't go in on the bottom.

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Post by Bino Gas » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:54 pm

Buy a bulk package of resistors at Radioshack. You can get a 500-piece assortment of every resistance you'll ever need for around $15.
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Post by hackmodford » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:55 pm

Yep... that's were I'm heading after work. But I'm just going to get the pack :D

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Post by hackmodford » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:26 pm

Okay here's a before picture.
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And this is after. And yes it did work!
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Post by hackmodford » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:20 pm

And I managed to contact the comissioner 8)
Which is always good.
I expected the quote for the plates yesterday... but oh well. Next thing on the list is to start removing stuff from the dreamcast and wire up the pico PSU

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Post by hackmodford » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:14 pm

"It's Okay... we're making out now..." :lol:

Okay the comissioner has given me the go on the dreamcast... I'm off to the basement to mod the picoPSU

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Post by hackmodford » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:11 pm

Okay a fresh start. Here's everything.
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Ill use this controller because its small...
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I'm using this joystick.
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And this dpad...
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Herts there batteries. I might do something different because they're super heavy
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And of course this screen.
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Post by hackmodford » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:23 pm

I just got word from the engraving shop. They said $25 bucks for each piece I need cut.

Backplate
Frontplate
Screen Backplate (the lid part)
Screen Front Plate

And I might need them to cut out the sidewalls...

I gave them the go so here we go!

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Post by dragonhead » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:22 pm

i would use lithium polymer batteries instead of the big heavy cells.

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Post by hackmodford » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:23 pm

dragonhead wrote:i would use lithium polymer batteries instead of the big heavy cells.
Can you provide a link? How hard is it to charge them? I just need 12v


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Post by dragonhead » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:45 pm

eh nevermind i just looked up the prices... you might be better off working the pack you have.

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Post by hailrazer » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:18 pm

hackmodford wrote:
dragonhead wrote:i would use lithium polymer batteries instead of the big heavy cells.
Can you provide a link? How hard is it to charge them? I just need 12v


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The Dreamcast runs of 7.4v just fine on the 12v line. Use 2 of the 4700 mAh Li-Po's in my guide and you're much better off.

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Post by hackmodford » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:31 pm

Are you serious? Maybe I shouldnt use the picopsu? I have two of the regulators commonly used for. The n64. So what do I need 7.4, 5 & 3 volts?

On a side note I found the sidewall pieces I had cut earlier... Ill probably need a few more cut though...

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Post by hailrazer » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:37 pm

A 7.4v battery and a 7805 regulator for the 5v and a Ti PTH08080WAH or PTH08000 regulator for the 3.0v.

Or use a switching regulator for the 5v for less heat.
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Post by hackmodford » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:33 pm

I mine-as-well use another of the switching regulators since I have them... what resistor combination would I use to get 5 volts out of it?

Oh and good news! The Engraving Shop has my order ready! :D

Now that's what I call service!

Will have pics later tonight.

Willl have pics on Friday or Saturday... (can't get out of work early :wtf: )

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