genesis portable done except paint!

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genesis portable done except paint!

Post by mattb419 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:00 pm

Hi all... I got bored tonight, so I've decided to start another portable :) I'm using a revision 3 genesis that I got from Jeffslot... so far, the electronics are done with the exception of re-wiring the controller. I'm holding off on that until I figure out my case design, which is why I'm posting on here (anybody have any cool case ideas?). I'm thinking about keeping the original psone screen case, and adding a spacer between the 2 halves of it so I can squeeze the genesis mobo in there too.

Here's a pic of my progress so far:

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Post by daguuy » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:42 pm

that looks oddly familiar, where have i seen it before :?
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oh yeah! i'm gonna make one after N64. looks good so far, good luck finishing it :D
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Post by mattb419 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:46 pm

:lol: (I actually hadn't seen that yet... but then again, I never figured I had an original design going :))

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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:27 pm

woah thats crazy they are like the same pics
lookin good though it seems like there are more genesis portables poppin up eh i ope this turns out well :D
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Post by minkster » Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:40 pm

Wow, very nice :wink: It looks great :D

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Post by mattb419 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:53 pm

well, a quick mockup of my case idea today didn't go as well as planned. I'm going to have to re-wire all of the caps in order to make it fit... with travelling home for Thanksgiving, the est. completetion date gets pushed into December... stay tuned!

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Post by alight1992 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:49 am

Cool :mrgreen:
host some pics when done
oh once you are done why don't you try a
sega saturn :arrow: Image
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Post by demonofaj » Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:15 pm

Saturn is MONDO hard, that is why. I opened up my friend's to replace a fuse, and WOW-zers! That's a lot of sensitive stuff. I actually broke it by accident. And had to pay him back with my Virtual Boy.....sucker fell for it. :wink:
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Post by mattb419 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:20 pm

well that, and I don't own a saturn :) and I'm trying to save for a new console, so I don't want to get another old one (I think I have 11-12 as it is :))... might get to work on this some this weekend, gotta get those caps moved!

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Post by demonofaj » Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:26 pm

I sense a bad omen :)
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Post by Triton » Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:52 pm

i think only one person has made a portable saturn, was it segasonicfan? or has anyone, i forget
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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:58 pm

yup it was him i dont think its on his site though
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Post by shmagoogin77 » Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:35 pm

where are you gonna put the controller?

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Post by mattb419 » Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:57 pm

update: All caps have been re-wired, and I didn't kill it. :D If I can manage a trip to Lowes today, I'll pick up what I need to finish the case. Here's my idea (sorry, I don't have a picture drawn up).

Going to use the front half of the psone case to hold the screen, and keep the original volume and brightness buttons (plus it's a clean look). The genesis board will be back to back with the screen board, with a piece of foam board between them for protection (If I can find something a little thinner that does what I want, I might be able to get it thinner). I'm thinking I'll use 1 inch aluminum to form the side of the case, and clear acrylic to make the back plate. I was going to use the original screen back, but I need a flat surface to build the battery holder on. Then I am going to take a 6 button controller, cut it in half, and put them on the sides of the screen, just above where the speakers are. Then I'll probably be influenced by atkafighter's work, so I'll go get some bondo to fill in the cracks and give it a smooth look, and then paint it.

I'm going to try to get the rough building done this week, minus the bondo and paint.

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Post by mattb419 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:52 pm

another update, with a few pictures.

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Here is a pic from the front. notice near the speakers where the aluminum side comes straight down. This is where I will put the halves of the controller.

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Here is a pic from the side. It's about 1.25 inches thick, doesn't seem too bad to me!

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Here's a pic from the back. There are still a few things to do on the back, like add in the player 2 port, and put on the battery holder for the sony camcorder battery.

Things left to do:
Battery holder
External power jack
Controller
Headphone jack placement
fill in all gaps in case
paint (probably blue with white lettering. I gotta remember to pick up my airbrush when I go home for Thanksgiving!)
...almost forgot, A/V outs as well!

-Matt

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