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#631 wiggyx

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:57 AM

What software are you using and which chip(s) are you trying to program?



#632 detectiveconan16

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:06 AM

I'm using the Sainsmart USBASP programmer like on Amazon. Managed to flash it to the 2009 firmware, as for some reason the 2011 won't do. I followed instructions and soldered the J3 jumper for slow clock speed.

I'm trying to program a Attiny2313-20PU.

 

I'm using AVR DUDE.

I typed in the usual

 

avrdude -c usbasp -p t2313

and all I get is the default:

cannot set sck

AND
target doesn't answer 1.

Did I wire the board incorrectly or does this thing have a beef with weaker mcus?

 

I did order the Sparkfun one last week to be be safe, after pulling my hair for the past week.


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#633 SuperDerek

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:55 PM

Maybe I should put some red LEDs in my restored NES. Something that'll only show up in the vents and if I leave the door open. That'd be kinda neat, I think. :)



#634 Mako1215

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:06 AM

Wiggyx. 

 

Saw on rosegaming the button tutorial. I was wondering if that works for Xbox 360/PS3 analog sticks or are they made out of different material? 



First, how can you claim prior non-existance to devalue a movement? I am sure the civil rights movement would love that. "Well, there was no movement to free the slaves before, so why is it relavent now?"

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#635 wiggyx

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:10 AM

Wiggyx. 

 

Saw on rosegaming the button tutorial. I was wondering if that works for Xbox 360/PS3 analog sticks or are they made out of different material? 

 

Nothing is made of the materials that I cast with, and you can't cast ABS (which is what controller parts are most often made from).  For something like the 360 sticks, I'd use a harder material like polyester resin.

 

I'm using the Sainsmart USBASP programmer like on Amazon. Managed to flash it to the 2009 firmware, as for some reason the 2011 won't do. I followed instructions and soldered the J3 jumper for slow clock speed.

I'm trying to program a Attiny2313-20PU.

 

I'm using AVR DUDE.

I typed in the usual

and all I get is the default:

cannot set sck

AND
target doesn't answer 1.

Did I wire the board incorrectly or does this thing have a beef with weaker mcus?

 

I did order the Sparkfun one last week to be be safe, after pulling my hair for the past week.

 

You got me.  This sort of thing is not my forte.  Sorry :(

 

 

 

So, I have been able to squeeze a minute or two in on personal projects once in a while :)

 

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#636 detectiveconan16

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:40 AM

Holy crap, Wiggyx you rock! You oughta try making a SNES D-pad that fits a PSP like that video on youtube. Like combining the base of a PSP dpad with the top of a SNES dpad. All one needs is wire cutters for that cross, and it's goodbye to Sony sh-ty controls.


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#637 Mako1215

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:25 PM

Give us a how to wire LEDs tutorial :)

First, how can you claim prior non-existance to devalue a movement? I am sure the civil rights movement would love that. "Well, there was no movement to free the slaves before, so why is it relavent now?"

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#638 lowdwn169

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:57 AM

<p>Woah!!! I want a set of those multi colored SNES buttons!!! &nbsp;Are the available to purchase?</p>
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#639 Lieutenant Dan

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:16 PM

I've been away from this thread for a little while. I rarely react outwardly to things I see on the internet, but I must admit that those Earthbound Zero cartridges made me let out an audible "WHOA..." :drool:

 

Wiggy - I'm developing a little tech project and I thought of you when I asked myself, "How could I make this look nice?" I think it would be a small-risk, small-time-investment thing and I was wondering what the best way is to reach you. A message through your RCG site? A PM on CAG?

 

I've got a drop-dead delivery date on 12/7 and a demo on 12/9, so I thought I would put a bug in your ear a little early if you might be interested.



#640 dragoon99

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 03:17 AM

Those colored SNES buttons are classy and just plain beautiful. If I still had a SNES I would so want a set to install.



#641 Richard Kain

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:54 PM

Crap! I missed the window for WiggyX's Earthbound cart drawing. No swanky custom Earthbound Zero cartridge for me. (there's no way I can justify bidding on the EBay auction, I've got Christmas shopping to think of)

 

I'm glad you're selling well with some of your custom carts, WiggyX. I just wish they weren't so supply constrained. I'm really hoping that the guys working on the Peachy Printer are able to get a functional commercial version out next year. Then I'll be able to produce my own custom cartridges. With blackjack. And hookers.



#642 ludus

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:21 PM

I wish I had the technical know-how to mod consoles and controllers like some of you guys can. Would be so fun. :(

 

Awesome stuff guys. :) What was the hardest thing to mod? 


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#643 Javery

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 02:16 AM

I wish I had the technical know-how to mod consoles and controllers like some of you guys can. Would be so fun. :(

Awesome stuff guys. :) What was the hardest thing to mod?


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#644 wiggyx

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:30 AM

Holy crap, Wiggyx you rock! You oughta try making a SNES D-pad that fits a PSP like that video on youtube. Like combining the base of a PSP dpad with the top of a SNES dpad. All one needs is wire cutters for that cross, and it's goodbye to Sony sh-ty controls.

 

Haha, thanks!

Oooooh, that looks pretty cool. Might have to try that one :)


 

Give us a how to wire LEDs tutorial :)

 

It's not that hard. Take a look on YouTube. I'm SURE there are tutorials there.


 

Woah!!! I want a set of those multi colored SNES buttons!!! Are the available to purchase?

  

Not at the moment. Just made a single set mold, which means that making one set takes a lot of time and effort because I have to mix 5 colors for just one set. I'll make a larger capacity mold at some point which will allow us to cast a handful of sets at one time :)

I've been away from this thread for a little while. I rarely react outwardly to things I see on the internet, but I must admit that those Earthbound Zero cartridges made me let out an audible "WHOA..." :drool:
 
Wiggy - I'm developing a little tech project and I thought of you when I asked myself, "How could I make this look nice?" I think it would be a small-risk, small-time-investment thing and I was wondering what the best way is to reach you. A message through your RCG site? A PM on CAG?
 
I've got a drop-dead delivery date on 12/7 and a demo on 12/9, so I thought I would put a bug in your ear a little early if you might be interested.

  

wiggy@rosecoloredgaming.com is probably the best way ;)

Those colored SNES buttons are classy and just plain beautiful. If I still had a SNES I would so want a set to install.

  

Thanks!

Crap! I missed the window for WiggyX's Earthbound cart drawing. No swanky custom Earthbound Zero cartridge for me. (there's no way I can justify bidding on the EBay auction, I've got Christmas shopping to think of)
 
I'm glad you're selling well with some of your custom carts, WiggyX. I just wish they weren't so supply constrained. I'm really hoping that the guys working on the Peachy Printer are able to get a functional commercial version out next year. Then I'll be able to produce my own custom cartridges. With blackjack. And hookers.

 

On second thought, forget about the blackjack :P

We would have made more, but they take stupid amounts of work to clean up after they come out of the printer, not to mention that 3D printing isn't an exact science. What works in an injection molded part won't necessarily work with a printed part. We went through a LOT of revisions during production. There allre no less than 8 different versions of the cart out there (most of the changes were really small, but some are actually visible from the outside).

 

I wish I had the technical know-how to mod consoles and controllers like some of you guys can. Would be so fun. :(
 
Awesome stuff guys. :) What was the hardest thing to mod?

 

Hmm, hard to say. Generally speaking, newer consoles are harder. The parts get smaller and smaller with each generation, and the guts are packed more densely as well.

 

Gotta start somewhere. Just use the google machine and start reading.


Yup, this. Also, just start tinkering. Take something apart and play around with it.


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#645 detectiveconan16

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:48 PM

Hope you can do this wiggyx, but this has got to be too insane for you.


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#646 wiggyx

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:27 AM

Before I even watch that, you need to know that I don't care for Porkēmans at all.

#647 wiggyx

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:34 PM

Just knocked out this set of Zelda GBAs that has been sitting around since like August.

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#648 M47R1X

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:24 PM

After seeing Wiggy on RCG and TCP, I have to say, Wiggy is like the merchant in the Seiken Densetsu series: he's everywhere, doing everything.

Amazing mod work. Makes me want to finish mine.



#649 wiggyx

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:26 AM

LOL, thanks!

#650 Mako1215

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 03:43 PM

That Zelda set is awesome. I wish i had a creative bone in my body.

First, how can you claim prior non-existance to devalue a movement? I am sure the civil rights movement would love that. "Well, there was no movement to free the slaves before, so why is it relavent now?"

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#651 M47R1X

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:54 PM

And the Links sold. Wow, someone with some disposable income is a very happy person.



#652 wiggyx

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:32 AM

Thanks, Mako :)


That sucker sold in about an hour!

Wasn't sure how long it was gonna take, but we did NOT expect it to sell that fast O_O

#653 M47R1X

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 06:45 PM

Huh. Looks like someone used one of your images for their store:

 

 

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:21 PM

Alright, so I took some inspiration from your stuff and decided it was time to mod my GBA (I figured that if done right, it shouldn't take a whole lot of time). While I know Wiggy has no love for "Porkemans," I went for a Pokéball theme for mine, using DIY tips from the RCG site:

 

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That is just kinda held together with friction and tape for the photos. It's now in pieces curing like it should be. The system had a few nicks and dings that I probably should have addressed, but I'm happy overall. More photos here.

I had considered a custom cast for the buttons, but that little DIY venture look pricey and messy, and I'm a sucker for instant gratification :)
 



#655 Richard Kain

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:49 PM

While I know Wiggy has no love for "Porkemans," I went for a Pokéball theme for mine, using DIY tips from the RCG site:

 

Wiggy might not enjoy the Poke-mans, but I've enjoyed some Pokemon in my day. I love the design you've gone with. Red on the top, white on the bottom. And you even added the black edging on the sides. Perfect. Very reminiscent of the iconic Pokeball. When it's done drying and you assemble it, throw a copy of Pokemon Ruby in there to complete the effect.



#656 M47R1X

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:15 PM

Wiggy might not enjoy the Poke-mans, but I've enjoyed some Pokemon in my day. I love the design you've gone with. Red on the top, white on the bottom. And you even added the black edging on the sides. Perfect. Very reminiscent of the iconic Pokeball. When it's done drying and you assemble it, throw a copy of Pokemon Ruby in there to complete the effect.

Thanks! If only I had Ruby. Or even Fire Red. I went the blue/green/silver route.

 

I've been thinking of another way I could have done it and made a 5-min shoop of the concept (WARNING. VERY UGLY):

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It would be more of a pain in the butt, though. But it's a thought.



#657 wiggyx

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:58 AM

 

Someone's gonna be bummed out when that GBA arrives without the red buttons ;)

 

Alright, so I took some inspiration from your stuff and decided it was time to mod my GBA (I figured that if done right, it shouldn't take a whole lot of time). While I know Wiggy has no love for "Porkemans," I went for a Pokéball theme for mine, using DIY tips from the RCG site:

 

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That is just kinda held together with friction and tape for the photos. It's now in pieces curing like it should be. The system had a few nicks and dings that I probably should have addressed, but I'm happy overall. More photos here.

I had considered a custom cast for the buttons, but that little DIY venture look pricey and messy, and I'm a sucker for instant gratification :)
 

 

Looks good!  Very tasteful color choices.  True to the theme, but not toddler toy-like at all.  I'm actually in the middle of making a pokeball themed DS lite for a very faithful customer :)

 

Yeah, casting is pretty far from instant gratification :(   But it is REALLY rewarding when it works out :)



#658 M47R1X

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 01:18 AM

Someone's gonna be bummed out when that GBA arrives without the red buttons  ;)

 
And they'd end up with that garish Target logo. No bueno.
 

Looks good!  Very tasteful color choices.  True to the theme, but not toddler toy-like at all.  I'm actually in the middle of making a pokeball themed DS lite for a very faithful customer  :)

 

Thank you! And hey, if others like it, you could always make it for your store. It could be a nice addition :) .



#659 Chronis

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 11:01 PM

I have a bit of an oddball question. Not sure if wiggy or anyone else here might have some knowledge on it, but I figured a modding thread might be a good bet. I have a GBA game that doesn't save. Kirby & the Amazing Mirror. It should be a late enough release that it uses flash memory instead of a save battery. Is there a way to fix this, or is something bad on the board that isn't easily done?


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#660 wiggyx

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:29 PM

Well, the first step is to take it apart and check to see whether it's flash or battery.