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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:52 pm

So Many Kinds of Bagels wrote:Thanks a lot. Has anyone ever thought of continuing with this for a full-time or part-time career? In electronics at least, not necessarily in the video game department.
i'm thinking of going to college in... well anything similar to this, even hoping to use my portables to get a little push into a college :P


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Post by So Many Kinds of Bagels » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:37 pm

Haha, thanks. Anyone else have input on the original questions? Or thoughts of their own?
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Post by So Many Kinds of Bagels » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:39 pm

lifeisbetterwithketchup wrote:Hey, my name's cool! Who doesn't like ketchup? :P

If the only reason you're building a portable is for respect, then you're making it for the wrong reason. Making them isn't too hard, I'm working on a NOACp at the moment, been slow though, I've been busy with school/being lazy, etc. As far as money goes, you can make a portable for fairly cheap if you either use cheapish parts, scrounge around, and don't break stuff ( :oops: ).
Ehm...I never mentioned respect >.<...Respect and "a sense of accomplishment" are two completely different things--you can get a sense of accomplishment from finishing school or college, but get respect from a coach or teacher.
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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:21 pm

So Many Kinds of Bagels wrote:
lifeisbetterwithketchup wrote:Hey, my name's cool! Who doesn't like ketchup? :P

If the only reason you're building a portable is for respect, then you're making it for the wrong reason. Making them isn't too hard, I'm working on a NOACp at the moment, been slow though, I've been busy with school/being lazy, etc. As far as money goes, you can make a portable for fairly cheap if you either use cheapish parts, scrounge around, and don't break stuff ( :oops: ).
Ehm...I never mentioned respect >.<...Respect and "a sense of accomplishment" are two completely different things--you can get a sense of accomplishment from finishing school or college, but get respect from a coach or teacher.
Heh. Sorry I interpretted that wrong. :oops:
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Post by EnterTheHatrix » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:20 am

I built my Gamecube because I had a spare Gamecube lying around, and I found a stupidly cheap screen (it sucked). So I decided to bound them together in one system, a portable... Then when I finished it, I was invited here by the locals, and I've stuck around since.. This is a good community.

I built it mostly out of boredom, accomplishment and because I could. In reality, I've only really used my handheld gamecube a handful of times, but that handful of times is certainly more than I've used a regular gamecube, so it was definitely worthwhile at the end of the day.
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Post by So Many Kinds of Bagels » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:41 pm

Hm...very interesting...
Do you usually have "spare" consoles just "lying around"? Do you ever purchase consoles specifically for a project?
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Post by Rekarp » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:21 pm

Yes, I purchased the NES I used for my project from Triton and I already bought the console that will be my next portable.
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Post by EnterTheHatrix » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:39 am

So Many Kinds of Bagels wrote:Hm...very interesting...
Do you usually have "spare" consoles just "lying around"? Do you ever purchase consoles specifically for a project?
I bought a second / third / fourth console to install and test modchips and to mod, not necessarily portables.
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Post by So Many Kinds of Bagels » Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:35 pm

Nice. Anyone else? I want as many people to answer as possible.
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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:18 am

I've bought two Yobo NES clones on eBay for my NOAC project. And I bought my Xbox off a friend with the sole intention of modding it (Xbox games are just a nice extra).
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Post by dudex77 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:23 pm

just saying im working on an anti portable project at the moment actually 2 one being a dreamcast arcade table top and the other being a xbox standup arcade which will house my other consoles as well
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Post by Bibin » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:37 pm

If there was a non-1000 dollar way of getting video out of a GameBoy, I'd be all over a home GB.

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Post by bicostp » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:07 pm

Either:

SNES + Super Game Boy

or

Gamecube + Game Boy Player

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Post by Sir Games-A-Lot » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:41 pm

bicostp wrote:Either:

SNES + Super Game Boy

or

Gamecube + Game Boy Player

There were two direct attachments for the GBA as well, one called the GBA Transverter and one called GBA TV Adapter. There are still a few of those units floating around eBay. Both Required internal installation (ala modchip)
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Post by demonofaj » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:24 pm

Why I do this..hmm...that's a good question. Recently, I"ve been really confused. I saw some...err...'mediocre' portables, and then I saw at like, the Playmad..and I looked at my portable. It isn't the same, eh? I'm just trying to finish up two more. I guess it's the sense of accomplishment you feel, and the fact that it just gives you completion.
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