New GcP Work Thread " The Companion Cube"

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Aug 19, 2012
  1. Tom
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    This is going to be my second Portable GameCube that I made, the "Companion Cube" for Devin. Using an Intec screen, battery, and a rev C GameCube. I'm going to turn a already portable GameCube into a truly portable GameCube.



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    Image is broken, and I can't wait.
     
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    You sure? I can see it.
     
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    Try this link.

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    Made up a todo list :

    First experiment with trimming gamecubes

    Wire up the batteries

    Take a look inside the screen case, trim it Cut some wires

    Wire battery to screen and gamecube

    Wire up VGA(Video audio)

    Put everything on top of each other , get dimensions for a case.

    Cut case , put together temporarily with tape and put on top of the components to mark where holes are needed

    Cut Holes

    Wire gamecube controller

    Sand and paint controller

    Sand and paint case

    Mount controller

    Wire controller ports and power switch

    Mount indicator leds

    Put together and test

    Ship off to Dev
     
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    Sounds like a bit of work. Once I get home tomorrow I'll print out a shipping label and send off the Gamecubes. You only need the internal parts right? They might not fit with the casings.
     
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    Yeah it is but I enjoy it . Yes I only need the internals, the mainboards and the power regulator and the DD if you can fit it.
     
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    Getting the Screen batts, and game cube today, My mail lady is lazy so my mail doesn't come until 3:30. Hoping to get the batteries wired up and get a thickness measurement and wire up the av
     
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    Looks like it'll be really heavy and uncomfortable to hold.



    Good luck, though.
     
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    Just trimmed the DD and the batteries are wired


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    Soldering the a/v and power now , heres some pics I stole from ashen

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    Ok video is wired, having issues with audio but working on them. Power regulator also wired up Heres some pics, I think my soldering job deserves some applause haha

    A/V Wires Micro soldering (Not detailed at all but you can sorta get the picture) I used a single strand of copper wire to solder to it then taped it down .
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    A/V Wires after having thicker wires wired up.

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    Soldering Iron Just to show how awesome I am :)

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    Power lines 3.3v, 1.9vs and ground


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    Top side regulator included


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    Overview of bottom


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    Updated todo list
     
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    This is going to be my second Portable GameCube that I made, the "Companion Cube" for Devin. Using an Intec screen, battery, and a rev C GameCube. I'm going to turn a already portable GameCube into a truly portable GameCube.
    Specifications.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Mockup Photo, as well as Progression Photos.
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    edited it :)
     
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    PM'd Devin Some pics but figured I'd post them here too.




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    How is the progress anyway Tom? :D
     
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    Haven't updated lately :( Nothing picture worthy really I have some final epoxying to do then mount the controller, I can't epoxy inside, the fumes will knock you out so I'm waiting on the weather, Hoping to get something done tomorrow. I can get a pic or two tomorrow if you want some .
     
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    Sure, I like to see how it's going.
     

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