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Oct 27, 2008
  1. alien_x
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    Newcomer alien_x Newbie

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    Hey GBATEMP, I thought I would join to show you all my PSP Modification.

    I dissassembled a PSP, Screwed down the Motherboard, wifi board and a Hacked Up LCD Cage onto an A3 sheet of plexi. Then I proceeded to piggyback the following control points:
    DPAD
    Power Switch
    Hold Switch
    X circle, Triangle, Square
    Wifi Switch
    MSPD
    Serial Port
    Backlight
    Analog Stick
    LCD
    Triggers
    USB
    And I think There were some other Things, That I cannot remember at the moment.

    Anyway Onto the Pictures:

    The PSP LCD Using a Custom PCB and FPCS:

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    The Main Board:

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    Now, Why is there no umd drive? How is it controlled I hear you say?

    Well The main controlling is done via a Modified PS2 controller, that Plugs in VIA the DSUB 25 pin connector, but also due to the boards plug and play nature, I could make an array of tactile switches to control it if the need arises. And for the UMD Drive, I could implement it if It becomes completely necessary, but at the moment I am happy playing games from my memory stick.

    I spent alot of time on this project, and literally Blood sweat and Tears, So please tell me what you think.

    This will be for sale in the near future as I need the funds for my new cnc machine build.

    Alien OUT
     
  2. Beware

    Member Beware GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Badass. Useless, but epically badass.
     
  3. FAST6191

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    Nice to see more people of the electrical engineering persuasion on the 'temp.
    I have to ask though why breadboard or is it intended to be rewired?

    re cnc machines:
    There are still plenty of dot matrix printers out there and the controller/motor assemblies are some of the best around for making a CNC machine.
     
  4. alien_x
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    Thanks Underpressure, and Fast6191:
    Thank you about the dot matrix printer tip, But I can get nema 23's quite cheap so 's all good.
    The Breadboard part was so that I Could plug and play the different control points without having to whip out my soldering iron each time.
     
  5. Doomsday Forte

    Member Doomsday Forte GBAtemp Maniac

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    I've never seen anything like this before. Though..with all of it splayed out like that, I would imagine it hanging on a wall somewhere. It doesn't seem very portable, obviously. =P

    Would it be possible to output the picture to a bigger display? Preferably without the hi-def cables you have to buy? Like...actually swapping out the screen for something bigger? You have this entire assembly, and then..oh, tiny screen.

    One day your PSP will gain sentience and demand to know "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME?!"
     
  6. alien_x
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    I am trying to get spectroplasms tv out working, my QFP's are on the way.
     
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    Ahh, very nice. Not sure what those are (and I'll go ahead and continue my ignorance for now) but I would like to see the finished product. It'd be pretty neat tech-art or something.

    And honestly, who says games aren't art? Or at least, the hardware used to make it work. =P
     
  8. jelbo

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    Wow, great job and nice photo's! As Doomsday Forte said, it'd be even more cool with a bigger screen. Like loopy's Jumbotron DS [​IMG]

     
  9. Jasonage

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    How much are you planning on selling it for?
     
  10. Doomsday Forte

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    Aaah, why'd you have to post that?! I would so totally have loved to have that thing. XD
     
  11. alien_x
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    If you are interested, contact me on my msn - alien_xatlivedotcom
     
  12. kobykaan

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    Meh and there was me thinking I had Achieved something great by replacing a smashed PSP LCD screen recently without breaking it more!! lol [​IMG]

    now all you need to do is fit it in a suitcase and its TOTALLY PORTABLE!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. alien_x
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    Yeah, or screw it to my Car's Window.
    That would be fun.
     
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    Member warmijwilfaain War Mage MILF

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    Oo Badass indeed!

    Though why?
     

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