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Post by Mario » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:35 pm

...I just can't seem to help myself.

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This one will have a memory card built in, the RAM swap, RCP wiring, and hopefully somewhere around 4 hours of battery life. The back is a sheet of metal, and that will act as the heatsink. Dimensions are about 3.75x5.5x1.25", with the cart on the back adding another .75 inches. Is it the smallest? Don't know, don't care. I just want to make something functional and attractive. I will be selling this one.

Model before I decided to have the cart on the back, not the top, with DMG for comparison:
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This picture is not upside-down, but the cart is. It will slide in from the bottom.
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The sweet screen I got, with brightness, contrast, hue, and saturation controls:
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Acrylic pieces I cut for the cart cover. I still need to file the last piece to size.
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Post by dragonhead » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:40 pm

looking good man, looking good so far. i would find a way to make an internal controller pak slot, so its not sticking out the back like a lot of other portables.

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Post by evilteddy » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:47 pm

Looks like a cool design. To be honest I am a fan of external cart slots when they're facing downwards. What do you mean by an included memory card?

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Post by Mario » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:04 pm

It's going to be hardwired into the handheld.
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Post by Diminuendo » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:36 pm

you going to use the upside down cart slot to get more room for sholder buttons?

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Post by gamax92 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:45 pm

You better have a cart lock system when you insert one.
I don't want to be playing Super Mario 64 and have the cart fall out and break on the ground.

Edit: theres a lot of room under the screen... Any ideas to put there?
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Post by evilteddy » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:55 pm

Sorry, I read memory card and thought a multimedia memory card for cameras instead of the memory pack.

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Post by Mario » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:02 pm

Diminuendo - Yes, check the third picture. The shoulder buttons are going on the cart slot cover most likely.

Gamax - The cartridge slot holds the cartridge very well. It won't fall out. And just because there's nothing showing outside the case under the screen, doesn't mean there's nothing there inside the case. :P
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Post by gamax92 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:09 pm

So what place a logo there or something. its weird to have empty space on the portable.

Edit: that second picture hurts my brain. it a brain teaser.
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Post by Mario » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:09 pm

I took a yearbook design class, so let me tell you, empty space is just fine if it's strategically placed.

Now, I am going to be using a PSP joystick for this portable. Even for such a small range of motion, they're pretty sensitive, and I have no problem using it like a regular joystick. I had to take one apart to figure out the pins, so I decided to share:

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This should work with all 3rd party controllers that use 4 pins for the joystick. I think a lot do this, so, yeah. Even though the variable resistors are 5k, and most joysticks are 10k, they're acting as voltage dividers here and should work fine.

I tested it with my 3rd party controller and it was great. :)
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Post by gamax92 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:54 pm

Soo... That circle thing on the left is where the psp stick will go.
Whats the cirlcle thing on the right?
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Post by hailrazer » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:59 pm

gamax92 wrote:Soo... That circle thing on the left is where the psp stick will go.
Whats the cirlcle thing on the right?
C- stick for the c buttons.
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Post by gamax92 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:05 pm

then why isn't it yellow. also will you be using a psp stick for that.
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Post by hailrazer » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:09 pm

gamax92 wrote:then why isn't it yellow. also will you be using a psp stick for that.
None of the buttons are colored. I assume he just didn't add color to the drawing.
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Post by gamax92 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:23 pm

hailrazer wrote:
gamax92 wrote:then why isn't it yellow. also will you be using a psp stick for that.
None of the buttons are colored. I assume he just didn't add color to the drawing.
The red buttons and the green screen is colered.

would it be even possible to use a psp stick for the c-stick.
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