The very few ps2p's have always interested me, but it strikes me as a hard system to turn into a portable. Now that I have 4 portables under my belt, I'm ready for a challenge!
I've designed my ps2p to resemble a ps vita. I will be ditching the disc drive because it limits the size of the portable, and I dont have a huge ps2 game library, so I'm going to be using freemcboot instead. I know almost nothing about freemcboot so I'm hoping Raizer can help me out with that.
I want this portable to be the best ps2p yet so I'm going to be designing a super awesome case on google sketchup and I will have it 3d printed for me.
Trimming: I want to get the width of the portable down to 4 inches or as close as I can to 4 inches. I dont have a ps2 motherboard I can cut up so I dont know where I need to trim it to make 4 inches. I designed a trim on a picture of a 7900 motherboard.
If you noticed the yellow line underneath the bluetrim, this is so that way if the red trim isnt 4 inches or below, I might be able to do the yellow trim but I think its a waste to trim it more if I dont need the space and I might risk breaking a few boards by experimenting with this complicated motherboard. I dont have a ps2 mobo yet so I havent gotten a chance to look at the underside of the board so I dont know what I'm cutting off yet. But by looking at the front of the board, the trim looks doable.
If anyone has a 7900 motherboard at hand, I was wondering if you could get the dimensions of that yellow/red trim for me?
Here's the design that I quickly drew up on paint.net. Everything is basicly to scale. I will be using psp dpad and action buttons. I will use some sort of madcatz thumbstick since that 3rd party brand usually has small thumbsticks in their controllers. I will probably 3d print the shoulder buttons if I can print them clear, or I will just cut them out of some plastic. The dimensions of the ideal case is about 4 x 7.5 inches. The screen is a 5 inch widescreen.