How do you make those little arcade machines?

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  1. Sop
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    Like the frontpage one? I want to make one but I don't want to if it requires soldering.
     
  2. Fudge

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    You can't do it. As in, you yourself cannot do it.
     
  3. Raika

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    It requires soldering.
     
  4. Sop
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    Why? If I believe I can do it I usually end up doing it. Like I made (a replica) one of these. with some help from my big brother (carpenter) http://oggcraft.jp/eng/eng_p207.html
     
  5. Nathan Drake

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    That is tiny electronic devices easy to mess up if you make one wrong move.

    Edit: Damn me not being able to word stuff correctly tonight.
     
  6. Schlupi

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    It takes a LOT of work. How could I explain it simply...

    You need to know soldering and some basic electromic engineering skills. i.e. circuitry, voltage, current, logic gates (OR, AND, XOR, NOR, NAND, INVERSE, etc.), and design skills.

    You basically take a system. In the front page example it's a GBA. You take all the contacts for things, and solder wire to them and rearange the system's boards and circuits as you see fit (You ALSO have to design a custom case).

    It's A LOT OF WORK.
     
  7. Sop
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    Oh Schlupi, I want to become an electrical engineer one day.
     
  8. Nathan Drake

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    I was attempting to explain simply that it is much more work than you think, but refer to Schlupi's post to see that is likely FAR more than you think. Messing with electronics isn't something you just do. You learn, are careful, and in the case of this, there is no guide, so you have to know exactly what you are doing the entire time.

    It isn't just soldering some wires together and calling it a day.
     
  9. Schlupi

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    Yeah. It's hard and tedious work but very rewarding. I am taking electronic engineering classes and MAN... it's tough.

    I always considered it more of a hobby than something I would want to have a career in... I dunno. Either way, I know enough now to do A LOT I just need the time and resources. [​IMG]

    One day I'll start on my first BIG project, the Nintoaster. It's a NES inside a toaster! Like AVGN has. [​IMG]

    I just need the parts to make it. I got the schematics and most of the supplies... I'll be sure to post a video and tutorial when I do.

    Nathan is right. One wrong move and you'll see... you could fry the entire thing and end up with a bum project. [​IMG]