Was bored, did mod.
Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:59 PM
I hate opening that damned system. Those aftermarket shells are so fragile for the Playstation 1 fat. I end up supergluing something EVERY time I open it. Next time (if there is one) I'll prolly end up reinforcing the screw bosses with metal sleeves.
Anywho, thought I'd share. Seemed like the perfect thing to show off on CAG, since it cost me about 3 bucks in LEDs, wire, solder, and glue
Anyone else have quick, cheap-o system mods to show off?
Posted 29 January 2012 - 06:15 PM
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:14 PM
Seriously though - it looks great. Awesome job.
The only mod that I have had time to do recently was cutting down a power base converter to fit a Genesis model 2... so nothing as cool looking as yours.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:20 PM
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:24 AM
Where did you get the red shell? I was hoping to get one for my PS1 Kiosk, but can only find mini PSone (ePay) and blue (ncsx).
I got it YEARS ago via NCSX. And by years, I mean like 10+. I'm actually considering grabbing one of those remaining blue shell on NCSX now...
Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:11 PM
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:58 AM
I'm working on a Dreamcast that I had in a pinkish-red aftermarket shell (it's uuuuugly). I tinted it with a product that's super popular in the automotive aftermarket world (VHT Nightshades) and am adding a few LED strips. I'm just having a hard time getting them placed so it's a) bright enough to show through the tint, and b) arranging them so that the placement doesn't look clumsy and provide uneven light. I'll post pics soon...
Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:50 PM
Since my basement is home to arcades and kiosks, I'm trying to use clear lit shells and afterglow controllers on everything to give it an arcade feel in the dark. I'd use the NCSX blue if not for the PS2 I have already being clear/blue with blue afterglows.
...if you ever want to sell your red unit
Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:42 AM
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:34 PM
Here's a Gamecube that I modded forever ago. EL wire throughout, one-off clear lid, and blue LED power indicator swap.
This was a Neo Geo MVS that I consoleafied. It had a translucent black plexi top and I stenciled the Neo Geo logo on the underside and had red EL film that came on with the power switch. You couldn't see the logo (well, barely) until you powered it up. I wish I had a pic of it on. Don't know why the hell I didn't snap a pic of that :(
I think I may have to make another 'Cube with a clear lid. That was fun, and compact lighting just keeps getting smaller and brighter. Using stuff from today as opposed to stuff from 10 years ago would prolly give me a really cool result...
Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:25 PM
Looks like a pretty normal black Dreamcast, right?
Used a crappy old pink shell that is otherwise useless to me, tinted it, added an LED strip, done!
I love these things, plus, they're already wired up for 12V
Stole a connector from a busted old SNES and wired it up to the power board connection posts.
This thing actually had some red EL rope in it years ago, hence the old, crusty glue residue :/ Everything seems to be working, now just grab the Dremel and cut the case a bit here and there in order to make room for the new lighting.
This is the only pic I have of it when it was still pink (of course I totally neglected to take pics of the damned thing before I tinted it. D'oh!)
You can see the EL rope under the lid even though it's not on. That stuff looks nice, but it's not very bright. It woulda been pretty useless in the case with the dark tint on it. Hell, even the super bright-ass LEDs don't totally fill the case with light.
Anywho, more to come. I think I'm gonna make a one-off housing for an N64. The guts are so tiny and simple for that system. Should be easy to shove it into almost anything
Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:46 AM
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:43 PM
But, it seems that the pre systems are the most likely to allow for this.
The two that I use are launch consoles (one JP, one US), so they are most assuredly pre-Oct 2000 boxes. I'll check the rest. They're all frankestiened to some degree at this point, so I can't rely on the serial numbers. I'll have to check the boards.
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