Lol. MP3 NES V1.1

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  1. Harsky
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    Harsky Madmin

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    You might remember this thread.

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=50104&st=0

    Now, I manged to improve my soldering to be able to fit the mini USB port and here it V1.1 NES MP3

    [​IMG]

    But sadly I still can't figure out how to charge the battery without removing the case and changing it via soldering. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Azimuth

    Azimuth Chicken Teriyaki Boy!

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    cut a panel at the back and place one of those spring loading battery slots, solder the wires directly to the springs, will that work?
     
  3. Harsky
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    Pretty much going to ruin the outer shell design...
     
  4. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Making any kind of charger jack would ruin the case too. Maybe you can make it easier to open by changing the joints? Like, instead of screws, a press-release catch or something? And then build a battery cradle inside the casing.
     
  5. Azimuth

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    yup, im not one for design
     
  6. Hit

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    You should add an battery case so you can easaly replace the battery just the case not need to make it simple to replace with make some openable door or how to say im dutch, just add it dont say there to big because the many small ones that i think they ill fit

    Though you did some cool job
     
  7. Psyfira

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    Can you go halfway by putting a spring loaded battery holder in, but not putting a battery door on? You'd still have to take the case apart to get the battery out, but at least it'd save mucking around with soldering.

    Or can you get one of those top-loading little round battery hatches like you get on cameras? I know what I mean, one of those ones where you drop the battery in from the top, then putting the door on pushes it down onto the spring. You would still have to cut away part of the case but only on the side, to the diameter of the AAA battery.
     
  8. Harsky
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    Sadly, the AAA battery inside BARELY makes the controller case fit together
     
  9. Xeijin

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    Would one of those squarish 9-volt ones not fit? I've seen alot of stuff with this leatherish tab sorta thing with wires sticking out and you just connect the top of the 9-volt to it.

    Edit: My bad, just read the AAA battery barely fits.
     
  10. Harsky
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    Everything is perfect apart from the battry. USB works. The three button works. Now I ordered another cheap MP3 player so I can knuckle down and prepare a proper How To guide.... I wonder if anyone on GBAtemp will buy my prototype NES MP3 player?
     
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    Only if I can pay for it with love [​IMG]
     
  12. Harsky
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    Love doesn't pay for the petrol in my car....
     
  13. chuckstudios

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    You are awesome [​IMG]
     
  14. Veho

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    You could use this battery:

    [​IMG]

    It's the one they use in slim CD and Minidisc players. It's not much more expensive than a rechargeable AA battery, but it's less bulky, and would fit better.
     
  15. Mehdi

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    get a cheap mp3 player with a rechargable battery integrated in it.
     
  16. Harsky
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    Funny thing. I DO have a spare MP3 player where it has a rechargable battery but I'm worried that it won't charge up via the USB.
     
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    http://www.watchbattery.co.uk/shop/Audio_B....shtml#AtTheTop
    (Scroll down. It's the GP one.)

    £6.

    I found mine (also GP) for £4 at a local store.

    I use it in my Minidisc player. Even Sony's original battery goes for £30, and that's only because it's technically speaking a "spare part" and "has to be ordered, from Sony, by a repair service centre", and cant be found in stores. I bet it would cost less in stores [​IMG]

    Anyway, such a battery goes at around £3-£10.