Post subject:[Worklog] Downing's SNES-001 Advanced COMPLETE! *1st Post Update*
Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:46 pm
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:52 am Posts: 302
Without Further Ado, I'd Like To Introduce
And it's complete!
So after about 3 months or so, the SNES-001 Advance is now ready to go! It's been a lot of fun to make and I'm quite happy with the results! Have a look at the Video below to see it in action and who it got to where it is!
And feel free to view the rest of this thread as it is quite detailed on how this came into being! But here are some quick points.
Specs: (Base Unit)
Original SNES-001 Model Custom Paint Job & Decals Modded A/V & Power Ports for output to controllers
Specs: (For each controller)
1- Original SNES-005 Controller Mobo 1- 3.5" TFT Color Vehicle Back-up Screen 1- Mini iPod External Speaker Amp 1- PS1 Screen Speaker 1- NES D-Pad & PCB Original SNES Controller Buttons 1- DPDT Switch for A/V ON/OFF 1- 2.5mm Mono Audio Jack for Power 1- 3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack for A/V 1- Power LED 1- 7805 on Heatsink for Audio Amp Custom Vacuum Formed Case Shell Custom A/V & Power Cables from unit to controller
*Start Original Post*
Started a new project today and actually completed phase 1 of a 3 part build. Though I don't want to get too far ahead of myself, I did get the SNES modded for what I have in mind and got the unit painted which I think came out pretty nice for me!
Like I said, not gonna get too much into it because I'm not sure yet if my idea will work, though I don't see why it won't. Here are some pics. Have fun!
My proof of concept test worked! I managed to get the screen video signal and 12V power to the control ports, through the connector, through 6 feet of shielded Play Station cable to the 3.5" screen! This proves that my theory and wiring thus far is correct and now I can actually start to build the controller! I'm pretty excited about this and there is little to no interference in the screen, though I'm not a happy about the quality of this one as I was with the one I used in The GeneBoy. But, this one has modes and adjustments which the other one didn't so I guess it's an even trade.
Anyway, here are some pics! I have tomorrow off so I plan to use that time for some catch-up modding time as I've had very little these past couple of weeks! Enjoy!
The feet upon feet of wiring these video signals are going through.
Dark pic, but just proves that Super Mario does show up!
Next up is the Audio, but I'll have to do that after I get the wires mounted in the controller because I'll be using a different 7805 for the audio amp from the 12v line as I didn't have enough pins (that I wanted to use anyway) from the good SNES controllers to make it work. But that's fine, less to run over a long distance so I think that's a better idea anyway. Thanks Mootoo!
Alright, progress is coming along nicely! Though I wasted a lot of time today screwing around with the D-pad, I just couldn't get it to work like the GeneBoy because the tilting point of the SNES d-pad is much more balanced than the PS1 controllers, which in this case wasn't good because it didn't allow enough clearance to push one tact switch at a time. In other words, before one switch was pressed, another was on the verge of being presses as well and that simply would not do.
So because I had this one already cut out and filed, I kept with the SNES d-pad and managed to get the PCB wired so that I could use that as it was actually intended. But I think for the next controller I'm going to use the NES controller D-pad that Bac showed. Seems to make sense and though you have to do a bit of Frankencasing to make it work, that still would have been less time that what I spent Fing around with this today.
So anyway, here are some pics of the progress. All the buttons and screen, tacts, speaker and controller are mounted. Next I just have to mount the audio amp, 7805 and wire those up to the switch, then wire the tacts to the controller and I should be just about done with the first controller! Then we'll just have to see if I can get the thing to work!