Hackmodford's Gamecube Log

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Re: Hackmodford's Gamecube Log

Post by hailrazer » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:04 pm

hidiosoman wrote:
hailrazer wrote:The battery in my guide is smaller and cheaper :wink:

http://www.batteryspace.com/polymerli-i ... isted.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Battery in your guide is exactly the same except you'd have to solder the PCB yourself... which would make it bigger.

Hackmodford's link would be smaller and cheaper.
How did I NOT see it had a pcb ...... :roll: Jeez Louise I'm getting old. :facepalm:
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Re: Hackmodford's Gamecube Log

Post by hidiosoman » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:36 pm

Hahaha, it's fine, you're just being helpful as always and mistaken the pic :D

Happens all the time to me! (except for the helpful part)

BTW, can't wait to see some progress, hackmodford!

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Re: Hackmodford's Gamecube Log

Post by hackmodford » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:04 am

I'm thinking of making this my first portrait handheld.

What screwdriver do I need to open a Gamecube?

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Re: Hackmodford's Gamecube Log

Post by hidiosoman » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:04 am

It's some kind of hex, I forget. But they are easy to get from a store.

I use the melting pens method and it always works good for me.

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Re: Hackmodford's Gamecube Log

Post by hackmodford » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:36 am

Just bought the drive adaptor board thingy

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Re: Hackmodford's Gamecube Log

Post by hackmodford » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:41 am

Here's a rough idea of what I want the case to look like. I'm going for that stacked layering thing that Ben does.

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The idea is that mid part is a channel that will hold the heatsink. Air is sucked from the top and shot through the channel. There will be vents at the bottom end to let the air escape

This would also be my first portrait handheld.

Also you would insert an SD card into a slot at the bottom edge.

Edit: Updated the picture...

Edit2: Updated picture again...

EDIT 3: UPDATED AGAIN!
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Re: Hackmodford's Gamecube Log

Post by hackmodford » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:25 am

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I used a dremel to open the gamecube :mrgreen: and sure enough it fits in my lifesize mockup...

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I think I'm going to need to replace that large component... what is that a capacitor? Is it even necessary?

Edit: Oh forgot to mention that I ordered a wiikey fusion last night too...

If anyone is interested I am going to make this thing to sell...

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Post by hackmodford » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:06 pm

Mockup time! Opinions?

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Post by Ashen » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:08 pm

Looks comfy and sexy!
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Re: Hackmodford's Gamecube Log

Post by hackmodford » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:22 pm

I might need to make it taller to fit the hands better

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Re: Hackmodford's Gamecube Log

Post by Muniosi » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:23 pm

hackmodford wrote:I might need to make it taller to fit the hands better

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Re: Hackmodford's Gamecube Log

Post by zenloc » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:14 pm

Yeah slightly taller as you said. Other than that it looks sweet!! Would be even nicer with bevels edges. The flat/layered cnc look just does not do it for me.
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Re: Hackmodford's Gamecube Log

Post by hackmodford » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:18 am

I know what you mean... I haven't quite advanced to the "true CNC" method... I need more exp points :mrgreen:

In any case Here's a taller mockup
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I think the porportions look better now IMHO

Edit: I'm considering this battery
http://www.batteryspace.com/CustomPolym ... 38PID.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Or possibly this because it's smaller
http://www.batteryspace.com/li-ion18650 ... ionic.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

How long would a gamecube last on 2400mAH do you think?

Edit 2: checked zenlocs sticky and found this
7.4v - 2.3 Amps (min) 2.4 Amps (max)

So I think I might want to go with the bigger battery... I just got to make sure it fits with the shoulder buttons :/

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Re: Hackmodford's Gamecube Log

Post by DK » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:45 am

Reminds me of the old atomic purple gameboy pocket.
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Re: Hackmodford's Gamecube Log

Post by hackmodford » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:55 am

Yeah... I'm trying to make it retro (hence grey) but trying to make it look like a gamecube (hence purple) but remind you of a gameboy (the black screen)

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