Xbox laptop in the making.....

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Xbox laptop in the making.....

Post by dkap01 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:49 am

Well I started on this project last year and been working on it whenever I get the chance. Im also finishing up portables for other people, so time hasn't been on my side. As a lot of you know I already built a xbox portable last year and after seeing Bens xbox360 ,I said "why not make a xbox laptop".
This is what it will have in it:
: 60 gig laptop hard drive
: 15" lcd screen
: 2 built in wireless controllers
: Built in keyboard ( and can hook up a mouse to game with)
: built in smartjoy frag (for keyboard and mouse)
: VGA, S-video, composite, headphone
: And will run off AC and Rechargeable batteries ( so you can it
anywhere)

So here are a couple of pictures of it being built ( what I have done sofar)

1. The keyboard, speaker grills, and vent grills.
http://www.davesportablesystems.net/IMG_0711.JPG
http://www.davesportablesystems.net/IMG_0712.JPG

2. Top of the case (like the X).
http://www.davesportablesystems.net/IMG_0714.JPG

3.Screen.
http://www.davesportablesystems.net/IMG_0720.JPG
http://www.davesportablesystems.net/IMG_0721.JPG

4. Wireless controller boards wired to the relays.
http://www.davesportablesystems.net/IMG_0663.JPG

5. Relay board.
http://www.davesportablesystems.net/IMG_0660.JPG

So I hope you like what I've done sofar and I'll post more as I finish it....



-Dave

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Post by EnterTheHatrix » Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:34 am

Looking awesome.. It has a nice finish to it. I can't wait to see more.
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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:07 am

beautiful man, is it gonna have a disc reader this time?
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Post by ganonbanned » Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:39 am

looking good. hope your project works!

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Post by ShockSlayer » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:06 am

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Post by Rellizate » Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:13 pm

Looking great. How can you have a built in controller though? Or are you going to make it like an arcade style?

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Post by timmeh87 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:21 pm

what is the purpose of the relays... to switch between controller/keyboard?

latching relays, or the continuously on type?

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Post by G-force » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:37 pm

Woo... That is very smooth lookin'. Love the keyboard/mouse addition. It has a real USE, lol. I never got why ben added a keyboard onto his 360 lappie. Especially with tact switches, those would have to be terrible to type with.

Good to know it's going to be battery powered. This would be so awesome to have if you are a Halo fan. I know me and my friends would love to have this so we could go to the park and frag each other. We've actually taken a TV and Xbox outside with an extension cord, simply because with all the grass and trees and wind around, it makes blood gulch seem more "real".

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Post by r3ap3r » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:02 pm

Dave, I love how its coming along, just one question what did you use to make the cases like did you use CNC or vacuum formed or what because im really interested. Cheers^_^

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Post by Retromaster » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:48 pm

how did you cut the case? it actually looks just like the original xboxes case....
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Bens laptop was hard but....damn.......that is a mighty fine portable you've got there. I've yet to make one that works. Please read 'ps1 power hours'

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Post by gamemasterAS » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:21 am

Rellizate wrote:Looking great. How can you have a built in controller though? Or are you going to make it like an arcade style?
Maybe the 4 controller port holes built into the case. :lol: :roll:
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Post by Skyone » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:26 am

That's a fatty-fat screen you got there (large, not thick). :)

Looking smooth, I too am wondering what the relays are for, and why they are so large. :P

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Post by dkap01 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:27 am

As always thanks for you comments :D . Looks like the #1 question is whats the relays for? Ok the xbox has 4 controller ports and I want to add a keyboard and 2 wireless controllers. The problem with that is I cant run them all at the same time. So what the relays do is that if I were to turn on the wireless controller, it would turn off the #1 controller port. That way only one would work and they would not conflict. Thats the same for the keyboard. Also the relays are not that big 3/8" x 1/2" x 1/2", they just look bigger in the picture.
The case is not CNC or vacuum formed, I made it by cutting each part out by hand ( dremel). I also used a smartjoy frag for the keyboard and mouse. What I ment by built in controllers is that the wireless recevers are built in.
I'll post more pictures as I take them....

Thanks
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