DarkWing - PIS2 portable

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DarkWing, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. DarkWing

    DarkWing Member

    Case Update

    So after all that sand there was… more sanding.
    Did a coat of primer which revealed quite a few defects and by digging a bit some of those defect where actual air bubble from the ABS cement.
    Applied a nice layer of filler to fill those suckers.
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    First coat of paint was not bad although I painted it in my garage which is dusty af.
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    Did some really fine sanding (800, 1200) to remove some of that dusty paint and did a few more layers of spray paint.

    Only down side the word portable which is starting to be hard to read.
    My OCD side is a kinda trigger by it but will not touch that case anymore after all that sanding.
    I also have a small hand syndrome ;)
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    Till next time!
     
  2. DarkWing

    DarkWing Member

    So I had this idea for a while which was to use the button of a PS3 controller as the main switch for the portable.
    The cool thing with that button is that it is semi-transparent so you should be a able to see a light through it.

    For this I got a tack stitch which comes with a LED, cut a small piece of transparent plastic which will replace the tack switch "lid"
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    Because that section will also have the screen and volume control I got a few things to make a prototype board and screw post
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    I used the same approach for the joysticks, button and D pad
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    Homemade screw posts, basically nylon spacer with ABS cement.
    I went with Nylon because it’s quite easy to adjust the height with a Dremel
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    The different boards, I also filled the button and d-pad so that I got more contacts against the tack switches.
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    And finally testing the main switch LED, it worked quite well, just bright enough to notice it but not too bright that it is distracting.
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    It’s starting to take shape ;)
     

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