xBook Worklog (Now Powered via PicoPSU!!)

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Re: xBook Worklog

Post by hackmodford » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:48 pm

Okay I'm Back!
I think I found another person that can cut the pieces needed for ALL my projects. We just need to test cutting through 1/2" material with a laser :)
I think I've given up with bondo... I'm just going to use vinyl and use "plates" in appropriate places like port holes...

Also should I just drop using a keyboard? I don't feel I really need it.

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Re: xBook Worklog

Post by argelfraster » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:25 pm

Glad this project is back on track! :D
Also should I just drop using a keyboard? I don't feel I really need it.
You're making this laptop on commission right? I think it's up to the buyer.
If it's not a commission project, then yeah, drop the keyboard.

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Re: xBook Worklog

Post by hackmodford » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:18 pm

Nope... this is my baby (just look at sig v)

I'm also thinking of dropping the USB ports.
You see I was originally planning on this to be a Linux Computer but now with no linux needed I'm thinking why have USB ports? Why have a keyboard?

And I can probably make the case a lot cooler (with the big X on the front)

Also this project never has/will die... it's one of those things I'm taking really slow... because it's expensive :roll:

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Post by hackmodford » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:11 am

Well... JNR wasn't able to cut through the plastic :(
I need to find somebody that has a router machine nearby that's run by a computer :wtf:

So I'm just going to tell JNREngraving to cut the plates for the bottom half of the xBook so that I have a reason to drive all the way up there. (It's almost an hour drive)

Which means that I'll probably start jammin' stuff into the bottom half :D

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Re: xBook Worklog

Post by hackmodford » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:08 pm

Well I found yet another place :roll:
I'm going to have them cut the plates since it's closer and they mine aswell do it right?

Anyways I was looking through my photobucket albums and found these pictures. I'm leaving explanations out, but I figured I mineaswell let you see them again...

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Post by smitty » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:09 pm

A SEKRIT LOGO!?!? :o It looks like a cat. Or a fox. Or the letter M. Or a pyramid. Or a triangular prism. Or a house. Or the edge of a box.

I have a similar fake wimote. It gives me candy. :lol:
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Re: xBook Worklog

Post by hackmodford » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:25 pm

I definatley got to finish this project for the Maker Fair in Michigan!
I'm going to get things rolling FAST now...

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Re: xBook Worklog

Post by hackmodford » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:09 pm

How many amps does the Xbox original use? I'm wanting to get a PicoPSU DC-DC converter so that
1)There will be more room
2)I can power the screen and XBOX with just 1 Power Brick essentially

My screen probably uses just under 3 amps since that's what the power brick is labeled at.
Does the xbox use 2.5 amps?

So if I can find a 12V Power Brick Rated at 6 amps I should be good right?

Is this over kill or will it work?
http://www.12vadapters.com/adapter/powe ... mp-6a.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This is cheaper but is it hongkong fooey?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 602_263622" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Will this work as a replacement PSU?
http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/it.A/id.417/.f" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

In conjunction with this right? I think my xbox is a 1.4
http://diy.sickmods.net/Our_Products/AT ... ter/About/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

That's just over $100 for PSU parts :roll:

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Re: xBook Worklog (need advice please!)

Post by Joes2Silly » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:42 pm

I don't know about a battery or power brick, but that Pico PSU and the ATX converter from sickmods is a well know good ways to ditch the big xbox PSU. I myself, am going to do the same when I get the $$$ :wink:
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Re: xBook Worklog (need advice please!)

Post by hackmodford » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:02 pm

Good. As long as someone else has done that...

I just ordered the Component cable on ebay. mineswell use the original cable instead of soddering straight right? :mrgreen:

I called the trophy shop to get their act together :wtf:

I think I'll take these parts down once a week. So first on the list is that power brick.
Then Pico PSU
Then ATX converter thingy

not necessarily in this order :lol:

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Re: xBook Worklog (need advice please!)

Post by hackmodford » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:49 pm

Actually payed for the cable :shock:

What should I buy next?

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Re: xBook Worklog (need advice please!)

Post by hackmodford » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:28 am

Well I haven't received the cable yet (probably takes a while coming from Hong Kong)
I just ordered the AC-DC 12V 6amp adaptor

So now I just need the pico psu and the atx adaptor.

What should I get next... not like you guys care :roll:

I don't know if anyone reads this or not but I think I'll have my followers once again! When I start mounting stuff inside the case :mrgreen:

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Re: xBook Worklog (need advice please!)

Post by iTz FiNaL » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:04 pm

I'm very interested in how this will turn out and have been following this thread closely. I'm no expert on this stuff, but i think you should probably get the pico psu and atx converter, as it is an quite important part.

As i said im a noob, im just giving my two cent.

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Re: xBook Worklog (need advice please!)

Post by ttsgeb » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:08 pm

I would say you should go for the power supply already, once you get that hooked up, I think you could really get this thing going again.

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Re: xBook Worklog (need advice please!)

Post by hackmodford » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:33 am

Edit: Thanx guys for responding... it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside :)

Ahh... but I need the ATX adaptor first! Before the supply...

Uggh :facepalm: It's like a puzzle... or a machine! It doesn't work unless all the pieces are in place...

I'm guessing my A/V cable will arrive around the same time the Power Brick does...

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