Second64

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by watsug, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. watsug

    watsug Well-Known Member

    Second64
    -Because I didn't do it right the first time

    I took apart my first N64p to make a new better one.
    Case:
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    It was going to be for my PS1p but ended up being to small

    Cart slot relocated and working :)
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    I just spent 2,5 hours relocating this thing and it worked on first try :mrgreen:

    Its a PAL 03-1 board. I was reading about U8 wiring and looked at my board and cant find it. If someone can point it out, that would be great :)

    More updates tonight

    EDIT: If the names taken, tell me so I can change it
     
  2. watsug

    watsug Well-Known Member

    Re: Second64 worklog

    I have trimmed the board down and rewired some stuff like the led. Now it fits in my case :)
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  3. bud

    bud DAT ASS

    Re: Second64 worklog

    You don't have a U8 chip, your board has a single buffer for each data line. You can get player 1 data from PIF 15.
     
  4. βeta

    βeta ModRetro Legend

    Re: Second64 worklog

    It has individual buffer chips, you can see them there. What revision board is that?
     
  5. watsug

    watsug Well-Known Member

    Re: Second64 worklog

    Thanks

    I'm probably going to solder to the resistors on the controller line.

    It's NUS-CPU (P)-03-1.
    It's a PAL board.

    I have done some minor casework and got my controller working with a gc stick.
     
  6. βeta

    βeta ModRetro Legend

    Re: Second64 worklog

    PAL is whacky.
     
  7. watsug

    watsug Well-Known Member

    Re: Second64 worklog

    Mockup of my case
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    I using ps1 buttons because I have alot of them :)
    They will be painted in the right colors.

    Now I'm off to cut my screenhole

    EDIT: Screenhole is cut!
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  8. Abyss

    Abyss I put the BRO in brony!

    Re: Second64 worklog

    Very clean cut on that screen hole, man! This looks like it's going to be good :awesome:
     
  9. watsug

    watsug Well-Known Member

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    The controllers doesn't look quite as pretty, but hopefully it will after some filling and sanding :)
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  10. watsug

    watsug Well-Known Member

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    I cut my controller in half last night. Now it doesn't work :wtf:
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    I didn't wire up ground with the lower brown wire at first and turned on my N64. Thats bad right? Now it just says "no controller". The controller port is working with my other controller.
    Anyone in europe got a N64 controller you can trade me? The stick condition doesn't matter.

    Also, I ABS'ed in the analog stick hole
     
  11. watsug

    watsug Well-Known Member

    Re: Second64 worklog

    I think my last controller got fried when i didn't relocate ground... :confused: Lesson learned.

    Now am I instead using a firstparty controller! However with a flashed atmega8a microcontroller that lets me use a PSX stick. The stickclick will act as start
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    I also filled up the holes in my case. Still needs a lot of sanding though.

    Edit to avoid doubleposting.
    Is it cool to cut the traces to the exp. slot?
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    How about those capasitors and bridges just below the line? My case is getting much smaller than I first expected :lol:
     
  12. watsug

    watsug Well-Known Member

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    I need a cover for my cart. Anyone have a suggestion on how to make one? :)

    Turns out my amp wasn't stereo, it just had two speakers. I trimmed it down and only use one big speaker now. Is there any way to increase bass or fade down the discant sounds? Some sounds in SM64 feel like they are scratching my eardrums... I also get a buzzing sound out of the speakers, could that be because the amp is getting 3,3 instead of 3 volts? How can I give it 3v instead? A resistor? :confused:

    I still wonder if the traces for the controllers exp. slot is okay to cut?
     
  13. bud

    bud DAT ASS

    Re: Second64 worklog

    Cutting off that part of the slot is fine. You may need to to reconnect ground across the board after the cut.
     
  14. watsug

    watsug Well-Known Member

    Re: Second64 worklog

    Thanks bud :awesome:
     
  15. zharrhen

    zharrhen Active Member

    Re: Second64 worklog

    Here's my suggestion, try to find an old DVD drive that's a little bigger than a n64 cartridge, take all of the electronics out, cut it shorter if needed, and use that as your cart cover.
     
  16. watsug

    watsug Well-Known Member

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    Thanks :D. Will try that tomorrow, think I've got a few drives in my basement.
    You mean the outer casing of he drive right, but isn't that often made out of metal?
     
  17. zharrhen

    zharrhen Active Member

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    Usually, but not always. If you have an external DVD drive, then it should have plastic casing. Internal DVD drives don't have plastic cases.
     
  18. watsug

    watsug Well-Known Member

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    The ones I found was internal and had metal casings... :confused:
    I guess I will try to shape a sheet of plastic with a heatgun.
     
  19. watsug

    watsug Well-Known Member

    Re: Second64 worklog

    For batteries, I was thinking of using bp-915 camcorder batteries. If noone has a better suggestion, that will say. Are bp-915 packs 18650 cells or how big are they? It would be great if they were smaller :lol:
     
  20. watsug

    watsug Well-Known Member

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    :D Made out of plastic from the tophalf of a laptop.
    Also, I have changed the powerwires for thinner more flexible ones.
    I am thinking of painting it blue like lyberty5's WiiCube Fusion, that way will it also match my Siberia Headset :awesome:. My other option is cosmos green. Theres a graffity store I can go to and they have over two hundred colours of montana gold. They will hopefully be able to help me choose the best paint :)
     

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