GCp Log (Updated March 13, 2011)

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GCp Log (Updated March 13, 2011)

Post by Trollman » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:39 pm

List of parts (Edited May 19, 2011):
Gamecube Revision C
One Gamecube Controller
Psone Screen
Three 3.7V 4700mAh batteries
11.1V charger
Lazerdoodle
7808 regulator
WM10055-ND - 6" 12 pin 1.0mm ffc cable
WM10218-ND - 6" 10 pin .5mm ffc cable
WM7679CT-ND - 12 pin ffc Zif connector
OR740CT-ND - 20 pin ffc Zif connector
Size M jack
Size M mount
Bondo
Apoxy

Highlights:
-Three 3.7v 5000mAh batteries for 11.1V, which should be about 2 hours of play time
-5" PSone screen
-Internal memory cards (relocating slots is problomatic)
-Classic Gamecube Controller
-One player only (I am too new to modding to have anything more)
-Headphone Jack
-DD intact

Current Design as of May 19, 2011:

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My art is amazing, isn't it? :mrgreen:
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UPDATED MONDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2011

This is my first GCp, so I thought I'd make a log for it. I've taken it apart, but I don't have a proper case. I was going to use a Dynex DVD player, but it was too thin. I was then going to use the ZN-45, but that means I would have to LED mod the screen.
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UPDATED MONDAY MARCH 14, 2011


Good news! I found a case. I currently have a Lazerdoodle on the way! I should be able to start building some time next week.


UPDATED THURSDAY MARCH 17, 2011


Hailrazer mailed me the case, and it should arrive in a week or two.


UPDATED SATURDAY MARCH 26, 2011


The Lazerdoodle has finally arrived! :D I should begin construction tomorrow or Monday.

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UPDATED SATURDAY APRIL 9, 2011


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Good News! I wired the regulator to the motherboard. It works perfectly, which is a relief from all of the frustration and re-soldering I had to do. All in all, it took about 2 hours (1 and 1/2 hours of that was procrastination), which is actually pretty good.


UPDATED SUNDAY MAY 1, 2011


Due to memory card problems, and other soldering issues, I have decided to start again. This time, I promise I will do it right.


UPDATED MONDAY MAY 16, 2011


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I wired up the controller to the motherboard today. Took a little while, but it's working fine now. All I need now is a 7808 regulator for my screen and I can complete the soldering phase of my portable.


UPDATED THURSDAY MAY 19, 2011


I was looking at other Portable Logs today and noticed something I don't have that every other log does. A LIST OF HIGHLIGHTS AND A DESIGN :shock: The reason I didn't do this at the beginning of my portable is because I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to do. I had a basic idea, but I still wasn't sure about the case or my finished design. I apologize and will upload a list of parts and a design sometime today.


UPDATED TUESDAY JUNE 7, 2011


I finally got around to working on the portable last weekend. I've been extremely busy with ISPs and upcoming exams. Anyway, here's a small update, but don't expect another until late June when school ends. I've wired up the screen and lengthened the wires on the DD.

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UPDATED THURSDAY JULY 7, 2011


Okay, I should have uploaded this 2 weeks ago, but I ran into several problems, which ultimately caused me to buy a new PCB and a new battery. :wtf: <sarcasm>Try adding a HAZ-MAT package onto that for extra fun</sarcasm>. Anyway, $120 dollars later (I hate batteryspace), here I am with a fully functional Gamecube portable. Tie to pack up the soldering gun and break out the bondo!

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UPDATED THURSDAY AUGUST 18, 2011


I've been working on the LightCube occasionally this summer, mostly because of volunteering and vacation. But, I have 2 things to show you today. I replaced the GameCube triggers (kudos to HailRazer)

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...and I've started the case

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UPDATED MONDAY DECEMBER 19, 2011


Alright, it's been about 4 months since I last made a post. I've been not only busy with homework, but also really procrastinative. I am almost ready to unveil the portable, though I doubt it will be done until early February, as I'm going away for Christmas Break, and then have exams a few weeks later. I unfortunately don't have anything to show you at the moment, but I promise it will look mediocre (at best).


UPDATED TUESDAY MARCH 13, 2012


Well, I guess I have some explaining to do. I'm once again pushing the release date for the portable. I do have an excuse, though. Back in February, I had finally finished apoxying the LightCube, and was literally screwing it together when something went wrong. I found a problem with the Z button, and soon found myself on the hunt for a new motherboard. Anyway, I am re-casing it, and expect to finish by the end of the week. Here's some pics:

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Re: GCp Log

Post by JJ7745 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:26 pm

that Dvd Player Looks thick Enough
With the New SD loading On the Gamecube You can Make it Even thinner :) :D
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Re: GCp Log

Post by Zeflis » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:46 pm

Take it from me. That dvd player is far to thin to include a disk drive. Without one, i've never tried.
I am using that style case in my portable and I had to extend it 3/4 of an inch so that the disk drive would even fit in.

Also you have the problem of the buttons that will be on the surface of the lower half. Where are they going to go when you fold up the system? there are ways to work around it but i would recommend just leaving the portable dvd player alone and go for the laser doodle

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Re: GCp Log

Post by Trollman » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:04 pm

Zeflis wrote:Take it from me. That dvd player is far to thin to include a disk drive. Without one, i've never tried.
I am using that style case in my portable and I had to extend it 3/4 of an inch so that the disk drive would even fit in.

Also you have the problem of the buttons that will be on the surface of the lower half. Where are they going to go when you fold up the system? there are ways to work around it but i would recommend just leaving the portable dvd player alone and go for the laser doodle
Yeah, I'm actually getting a Lazerdoodle from Hailrazer. Hopefully that will work.

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Re: GCp Log

Post by Zeflis » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:13 pm

Will you be using the SD Loading or is that yet to be decided?

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Re: GCp Log

Post by Trollman » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:14 pm

Zeflis wrote:Will you be using the SD Loading or is that yet to be decided?
No SD loading. That's a little too complicated for my current skill level.

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Re: GCp Log

Post by Bush » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:31 pm

Good choice, it doesnt work well.

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Re: GCp Log

Post by Zeflis » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:49 pm

I agree with Bush.

Also, should you use the standard GC disc drive, I would opt for not including it in the system itself but rather mount it externally.
For an example you can look at Hailrazer's NCube
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=34490

It saves a ton of space in the long run

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Re: GCp Log

Post by Ashen » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:52 pm

Bush wrote:Good choice, it doesnt work well.
Wait wut? Dunno where you heard that from. Wiikey SD loading works perfectly. Its also about 1/100th the size of the GC DD.
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Re: GCp Log

Post by Bush » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:58 pm

Oh, i was refferring to the old memory card slot sd detup

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Re: GCp Log

Post by Trollman » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:01 pm

Zeflis wrote:I agree with Bush.

Also, should you use the standard GC disc drive, I would opt for not including it in the system itself but rather mount it externally.
For an example you can look at Hailrazer's NCube
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=34490

It saves a ton of space in the long run
That's what I was planning to do. As soon as Hailrazer mails me my Lazerdoodle. :D

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Re: GCp Log (Updated March 26, 2011)

Post by Trollman » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:18 am

Here's a nice useless reply to bump this post to the top of the list, since editing the original post doesn't do that.

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Re: GCp Log (Updated April 9, 2011)

Post by Trollman » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:08 pm

BUMP!

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Re: GCp Log (Updated April 9, 2011)

Post by Bush » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:33 pm

Why are you bumping this? Posting progress= bump.

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Re: GCp Log (Updated April 9, 2011)

Post by Muniosi » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:18 pm

But he doesn't post progress, he edits the original post. That doesn't bump the topic.

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