Got the parts back! NES portable updates(pictures)

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Got the parts back! NES portable updates(pictures)

Post by bioniclebert » Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:12 pm

Got the NES back, and man did I miss it. I worked real hard on it so far, and I expect it to be done soon.

Heres you go:
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The above image is of the front of the controller. At its finish, there will be No electrical tape on it, and No wires on the side. The only reason the wires are on the side is because they are the only way to get video: TV.
those wires will be cut off, and the video will go to the screen.
SIDETRACKING: Ive also got a small basic circuit designed to split video from internal to external with a switch and from speakers to headphones with another switch. I dunno If I'l add it to this version as its not needed, but mabye if I ever decide to make yet another one...


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Remember a picture like this? remember all the wires in there? No more! the unit is screwed shut, tightly. It fits nicely in there. and that hole will be covered up with the cartrige used to hold the screen. the wires get fed through that hole, and it is then covered. The battery pack rests on the backside of the screen.

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This is a Really neat feature. The battery connects to the circuit via a USB cable. I know it would be smaller to do it otherwise, but I had an idea or 2
1. Cut off a USB connector and attach to a 5V AC adaptor. Plays the NES off the wall instead of wasting batteries at home.
2. Connects into a computer and takes that power. I am unshure about this one, seing as how im not shure what comes from the USB, but if anyone knows this off hand, it would save me the cutting :)

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY......
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Comparisons! Its smaller than a NES cartrige! and about exactly as thick!(minus batteries)

So thats the updates for now....

Ps: updating website....
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Post by daguuy » Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:18 pm

looks great :D . the usb power idea's really good, you can 5v by connecting it to a computer, good job
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Post by bioniclebert » Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:20 pm

daguuy wrote:looks great :D . the usb power idea's really good, you can 5v by connecting it to a computer, good job
good to know. Il test it with my multimeter first so I dont blow the NES..

EDIT: 5.06V...
I think its going to happen!
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Post by N Rage64 » Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:48 pm

dude thats sweet and nice screen radio shack is selling small screens for 60 bucks

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Post by bicostp » Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:55 pm

http://pinouts.ru/data/USB_pinout.shtml

^there's the pins for the USB port.

Sounds like it will work!

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Post by bioniclebert » Sun Aug 21, 2005 6:12 pm

bicostp wrote:http://pinouts.ru/data/USB_pinout.shtml

^there's the pins for the USB port.

Sounds like it will work!
sorry, should have mentioned I had em...

I got cables! Im cutting em up, and Il post if they work or not...
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Post by bioniclebert » Sun Aug 21, 2005 6:32 pm

ITS ALLLIIIIIVVE!
It now runs through a custom USB port. It can connect to My USB battery pack or to a computer! I may make a car adaptor if I find it necessary.
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Post by N Rage64 » Sun Aug 21, 2005 6:34 pm

dude thats sweeeeeet lest see

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Post by bioniclebert » Sun Aug 21, 2005 6:45 pm

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cables on the lap, sitting at computer waiting to plug em in...

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loading SMB using the power of a computers USB.
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Post by jtaylor0913 » Sun Aug 21, 2005 6:48 pm

How is the usb hooked up to the battery pack and the nes. I guess on the nes it is +to+ and -to-.
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Post by bioniclebert » Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:02 pm

jtaylor0913 wrote:How is the usb hooked up to the battery pack and the nes. I guess on the nes it is +to+ and -to-.
One end has the plug and the other has the socket. I connected it to the same wires on each USB cable and It worked fine. The USB in the computer worked with the red and black wires, and so does the NES.So I hooked up all power things with red on Positive and black on negative. When you want to use the computers power, unhook the batteries connection and plug in the other USB cable into it and the computer.
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Post by jtaylor0913 » Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:12 pm

bioniclebert wrote:
jtaylor0913 wrote:How is the usb hooked up to the battery pack and the nes. I guess on the nes it is +to+ and -to-.
One end has the plug and the other has the socket. I connected it to the same wires on each USB cable and It worked fine. The USB in the computer worked with the red and black wires, and so does the NES.So I hooked up all power things with red on Positive and black on negative. When you want to use the computers power, unhook the batteries connection and plug in the other USB cable into it and the computer.
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Post by shmagoogin77 » Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:53 pm

i had thought of doing the usb thing
u could use it for everything
another good thing to use it for would be to hook up like video audioR audioL and ground cause the usb has 4 wires so that makes the screen a removable screen and can be used for other portables/projects

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Post by daguuy » Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:59 pm

shmagoogin77 wrote:video audioR audioL and ground
you need power too, that's 5 wires
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Post by G-force » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:06 pm

Neato! Very clever idea with the USB cable. Now just get a screen on that sucker and you're all set.

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