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Pawl

Member Since 17 Sep 2015
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In Topic: Gamecube to Game Boy Micro Cable - Instructions in here

28 September 2015 - 02:32 AM

Digging this thread up from the grave for ol' times sake, and in honor of Tri Force Heroes coming out next month!  O:)

 

So, I decided to attempt this mod with little hardware knowledge (I'm a software engineer by trade) and without having ever soldered before.

 

I followed the steps from the OP but I used this link instead because the OPs images were broken, but seeing as the OP was posted 10 YEARS ago I guess it's understandable. =P

 

I happened to already have an original GCN to GBA cable, but I had to order the GBM to GBM link cable. This is the one I bought on eBay (in case the eBay link ever goes down, this is what it looked like).

 

The first warning sign that I shouldn't be attempting this mod comes from my shitty pocket knife splicing job.

 

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Next up was my makeshift workstation where I practiced soldering for all of 10 minutes on an old router I sacrificed to the cause.

 

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Prepare yourself, for you are about to witness the worst soldering you have ever seen in your entire life.

 

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I'm not sure if my soldering iron is just shitty (it's this $20 from Amazon) but this is like 2+ hours later...

 

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At this point I was like, " Fuck it, let's just see what happens."

 

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Holy shit, it worked!

 

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I still need to create a better housing, but for now this'll do. Maybe a good candidate for any of you with 3d printers (*cough* if someone wants to print one for me in exchange for $$$ *cough*)

 

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I hope you enjoyed my deep dive into soldering and maybe this'll inspire some of you to go out there and give it a shot! Now time for some Four Swords!!

 

EDIT: Here's an album of all the images.


In Topic: CAG NFL Season Discussion

28 September 2015 - 01:42 AM

Sigh, poor 49ers again this week -_-


In Topic: Destiny: The Taken King Trade In for $30 @ Target

28 September 2015 - 01:41 AM

Awesome, thanks!!