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#61 Boutsisavath

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:13 PM

Wow, those look pretty rough. The controller can easily be fixed, as long as nothing is damaged inside.

The N64, no idea what that screw is actually doing there. What happens when you remove the screw?

The RF switch is junk, toss it. It's easily fixed, but really not worth it IMO. It would probably cost you more to ship it to me, have me fix it, and then pay for shipping back than it's worth. If you wanna try and fix it yourself, I can post a parts list, but like I said, it's not worth it. You can grab another used one for a few bucks, tops.

Hey. The SNES controller seems as though all the buttons are "press-able" but only one button responds to the inputs. I've had this controller since the 90's. I believe an old dog I used to own chewed on it, which is why it looks like it does today.

I tried testing out the Nintendo 64 without the screw and the reset button works! Problem now is the hole from the screw. Haha. Also, I forgot to mention that the N64 has some cosmetic damage to the outside casing. The damaged area is covered in tape. I bought this system because it came with an Expansion Pak and I needed it for my other N64.

I'm gonna go ahead and give you the RF switch. You can use it for spare parts or whatever.

#62 wiggyx

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:08 AM

It happens. I'm not trying to insult you or anything. We can rebuild it. We have the technology. (cue Steve Austin running on a treadmill)

I actually have a spare N64 shell. Not sure how complete it is, but it should be enough to get yours patched up and looking good.

The SNES controller probably needs a good cleaning and some repair to the wire harness. You may lose about 6 inches of length if you have me repair it. It actually works out well that the damage is near the controller itself. I can just cut and splice the wiring inside the controller so that you won't have to see any sort of heat shrink covered joint elsewhere on the cord.

Do you have the means to open the N64? It would be sorta pricey to ship it here and back just to swap the shell. I'll gladly do it if you like, but it's a pretty straightforward job as long as you have a gamebit to open it with.

Shoot me a pm if you're interested in me taking care of them for ya. I'll gladly fix the RF switch too if you're already sending the other stuff. I may be able to re-use the connector on it, in which case there's zero charge for parts, and we're takin like 5 mintes of labor, tops. Basically, I'd do it for free ;)

#63 wiggyx

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:21 AM

You should try a wireless Dreamcast controller! I would buy several :D


I gotta get these SNES controllers 100% done before I even think about it. I'm slowly sorting through them right now. Still waiting on a few parts from digikey and China :/

#64 wiggyx

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:42 AM

I made this for a fellow over on the cover project and thought I'd share. GBA SP 001 front light, green power LED mod, and a custom clear blue Pac-Man 4-way ring (since the red one sticks out like a sore thumb). I just purchased a large lot of broken SP 001 units, so I've been busy adding their front lights to a bunch of portables that lack a front or back lighting :)

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Clear blue ring

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The new ring was made with a simple casting process. Make silicone mold from original, mix resin and dye, cast new ring. It was a fun little project :)

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#65 ZombieToast

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:42 PM

I think you're my new hero.

#66 Strell

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:01 AM

Yeah I want to take a vacation at wiggy's house.


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#67 wiggyx

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:41 AM

Thanks fellas!


Also, there's this :P

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#68 wiggyx

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:56 AM

Custom little Genesis 3 coming to fruition...

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#69 Halo05

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:24 PM

I used to think I was cool because I had obscure stuff like a Wonderswan Crystal, a Neo Geo Pocket Color, etc...

...now I understand that I am a lowly slug :(

Wiggyx, if you ever start taking orders, and I'm finally settled in a place with all my nerd-dungeon contents with me, I can give you some business.

As many of you know, black ops 2 is plaid with bugs, lag etc which many people have been suffering including me.


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#70 wiggyx

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:35 AM

Just let me know. I'll gladly whip one up for ya. Working on one right now for a someone :)

#71 Halo05

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:37 PM

Just let me know. I'll gladly whip one up for ya. Working on one right now for a someone :)


I'm moving in September. Once I get settled and have all my stuff sorted out, I'll give you a shout. Off the top of my head, I know I would like lights in my NGPC and Wonderswan Crystal. I'll let you know if I think of anything else between now and then.

As many of you know, black ops 2 is plaid with bugs, lag etc which many people have been suffering including me.


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#72 Cthulhu

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:59 PM

Oh sure, make that stuff...but no Sega Satoaster! >.>

Also shouldn't you have a kickstarter going by now?
http://www.goozex.co...ms/t/19506.aspx

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#73 wiggyx

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:27 AM

I'm moving in September. Once I get settled and have all my stuff sorted out, I'll give you a shout. Off the top of my head, I know I would like lights in my NGPC and Wonderswan Crystal. I'll let you know if I think of anything else between now and then.


Sure, just let me know :)

Oh sure, make that stuff...but no Sega Satoaster! >.>

Also shouldn't you have a kickstarter going by now?


Satoaster is gonna take a lot of work :/

I got left hanging by the guy that I was supposed to partner up with. It hasn't halted the project, but it's slowed me down. I'm still working towards it. It's harder putting a proposal together for me than it is to design a product. I know how to design a product, I have no idea how to do the other crap, but I'm getting there. Slowly...

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:50 AM

Tell me what you need to know about making a proposal and I'll be happy to help out...FOR A PRICE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm4TG56KGZ4&feature=related


>.> But yeah, I can help out potentially.
http://www.goozex.co...ms/t/19506.aspx

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#75 TTGSteve

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

You're very talented, man. I can't wait to see more of what you have.

#76 wiggyx

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:33 PM

Thank you!


Here they are. I also found an RF adapter with no pin.

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Everything is fixed!

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This poor guy needed some serious love.

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Cut the harness down about 5 inches and spliced it at the clip.

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Unfortunately there was a series of cracks on the back of the PC board.

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Didn't seem to matter at first, then I found a severed trace connected to the start button. Pretty much made the controller useless. NOTHING worked. No worries, patched it up.

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Not sure why there's green marker here, but there isn't anymore. Cleaned all the pads on the board and buttons. Added a coat of dielectric grease to help with the connection on some of the more seriously worn pads.

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The only other thing was a split in the sheathing about a foot from the controller. I could have re-sheathed, but that would honestly cost more than the controller is worth. A little heat shrink and it's not longer anything to worry about.

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The RF switch had a broken signal wire. Just spliced in some old coax that I don't use anymore. It's pretty nice stuff and is pretty beefy with tons of shielding. It actually ends up being a pretty nice upgrade :)
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The N64 just had the broken shell and was dirty all up inside its gutty-wuts. Open, clean, slap in new shell. Done!

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Just an FYI, I didn't post the pics of the N64 to embarrass you, they almost all look like this after 10+ years of use. Just wanted to show how tidy it is now ;)

#77 Boutsisavath

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:42 PM

Thank you!




Everything is fixed!

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This poor guy needed some serious love.

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Cut the harness down about 5 inches and spliced it at the clip.

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Unfortunately there was a series of cracks on the back of the PC board.

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Didn't seem to matter at first, then I found a severed trace connected to the start button. Pretty much made the controller useless. NOTHING worked. No worries, patched it up.

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Not sure why there's green marker here, but there isn't anymore. Cleaned all the pads on the board and buttons. Added a coat of dielectric grease to help with the connection on some of the more seriously worn pads.

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The only other thing was a split in the sheathing about a foot from the controller. I could have re-sheathed, but that would honestly cost more than the controller is worth. A little heat shrink and it's not longer anything to worry about.

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The RF switch had a broken signal wire. Just spliced in some old coax that I don't use anymore. It's pretty nice stuff and is pretty beefy with tons of shielding. It actually ends up being a pretty nice upgrade :)
(see first pic)

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The N64 just had the broken shell and was dirty all up inside its gutty-wuts. Open, clean, slap in new shell. Done!

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Just an FYI, I didn't post the pics of the N64 to embarrass you, they almost all look like this after 10+ years of use. Just wanted to show how tidy it is now ;)


Lol. Thanks. I appreciate it.

#78 F33L

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:47 AM

god damn thats really pretty! well done

#79 dragoon99

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:25 AM

Very cool mods. I look forward to seeing more. Do you have an electronics background?

Hope you get the wireless SNES controllers sorted. Never seen an oldschool controllers done up wirelessly before.

Have you seen the Nintoaster? The guy filmed the entire process.



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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:55 AM

Wiggy has a background in engineering, I believe.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:40 PM

Quick question. I picked up one of these at a thrift store for $4.99 and the 'down' on the stick is not registering. The light indicator is not lighting up either for the down direction. Do you have any experience with these controllers? If it is an easy fix, I'll keep it. TIA

http://www.ebay.com/...&prg=1011&rk=1

#82 wiggyx

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:11 PM

god damn thats really pretty! well done


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Very cool mods. I look forward to seeing more. Do you have an electronics background?

Hope you get the wireless SNES controllers sorted. Never seen an oldschool controllers done up wirelessly before.

Have you seen the Nintoaster? The guy filmed the entire process.


Actually Industrial Design, but I'm a BIG time tinkerer. I used to take apart all my toys as a kid to see how they worked. Made my mother absolutely nuts! I always got em back together and working though ;)

Yup, seen the toaster. I LOVE the how-to video. Makes me laugh every time :D

Wiggy has a background in engineering, I believe.


At this point, I really wish I did have some proper engineering training. It would be a massive help, especially electrical.


Quick question. I picked up one of these at a thrift store for $4.99 and the 'down' on the stick is not registering. The light indicator is not lighting up either for the down direction. Do you have any experience with these controllers? If it is an easy fix, I'll keep it. TIA

http://www.ebay.com/...&prg=1011&rk=1


Are you willing to pop it apart for me so I can see its gutty-wuts? I'm not sure if that thing uses micro switches (I somehow doubt it) or the ol' contact pad in silicone deal. May just need a Q-tip and some isopropyl ;)

#83 ZombieToast

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:36 PM

Oh right, now I remember you saying that you were an industrial designer. I couldn't remember the proper name at the time, so I just went with Engineer. Heh. Either way, you've got most of us beat. I've done a ton of tinkering (I too took apart every toy and electronic as a kid), but I haven't got a lick of patience or creativity when it comes to this stuff.

#84 wiggyx

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:43 PM

I always explain Industrial Design to people like this:

"Do you what drawing is? Well, I draw toasters and wheel barrows and door knobs and glucose meters etc."

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:20 AM

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Actually Industrial Design, but I'm a BIG time tinkerer. I used to take apart all my toys as a kid to see how they worked. Made my mother absolutely nuts! I always got em back together and working though ;)

Yup, seen the toaster. I LOVE the how-to video. Makes me laugh every time :D


That video is awesome! Only, why all the rampant Game Genie killing? I am fairly certain that you can find a 72 pin edge card connector from Digikey - probably for much cheaper. Then you wouldn't have that tedious desoldering job either.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:20 AM

That video is awesome! Only, why all the rampant Game Genie killing? I am fairly certain that you can find a 72 pin edge card connector from Digikey - probably for much cheaper. Then you wouldn't have that tedious desoldering job either.



Find me one with the same pin design as the SNES and that's what I'll use from now on. I love Digikey just as much as any other hack and slasher, but finding that exact item may be more headache than it's worth. Reading data sheet after data sheet in order to figure out what part would be needed isn't much fun. Game Genies are plentiful and cheap, I don't have to do much searching to find them, and I know the parts will get the job done :)

#87 ZombieToast

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:42 AM

I always explain Industrial Design to people like this:

"Do you what drawing is? Well, I draw toasters and wheel barrows and door knobs and glucose meters etc."

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Ha ha. That's basically how my high school counselor explained Ag Mechanics to me. I really enjoyed drawing at the time, so that class was his suggestion. Little did I know that when I got there, I'd be assembling toolboxes, welding boat hitches, and wiring electrical outlets/light switches. We didn't draw a damn thing in that class...

#88 wiggyx

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:41 AM

Oh man, I hear ya. Went into the program and was designing all these crazy off-the-wall things. In real life you get to design shower grab rails for the elderly/handicapped, wall anchors, dehumidifier control panel layout, and commercial AC shrouds.

Woo-hoo! Bring on the mundane! LOL!


I also do very little drawing at this point. Did freakin' tons in school. Not so much out of school.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:05 AM

Find me one with the same pin design as the SNES and that's what I'll use from now on. I love Digikey just as much as any other hack and slasher, but finding that exact item may be more headache than it's worth. Reading data sheet after data sheet in order to figure out what part would be needed isn't much fun. Game Genies are plentiful and cheap, I don't have to do much searching to find them, and I know the parts will get the job done :)


I saw this one mentioned in an instructable - I haven't verified all of the measurements yet myself, but the people there usually are pretty good about that sort of thing (it was in the one about building the "portable" NES)

http://www.digikey.c.../770547?cur=USD

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http://www.instructa...idge-Connector/

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:51 AM

That'll work for an NES, but the pins don't look to be the same as in the SNES :/

It may work, but I'd have to buy one to find out.