Hacking Video Game Consoles: Turn your old video game systems into awesome new portables (ExtremeTech)

House Invaders and Asteroids are again! enjoyed that Atari[registered] should you have been a child? So did Ben Heckendorn - rather a lot, in truth, that he effectively resurrected it as a slender, go-anywhere moveable. whilst Playstation[registered] and Nintendo[registered] aficionados bought jealous, he created miniaturized, absolutely functioning, battery-powered models of these too. Now it is your flip. each key is right here - entire directions, fabrics lists, instrument counsel, even suggestion on discovering elements. simply wait 'til they see this on the highschool reunion. prepared? Let's start. This name bargains details on: plans and directions for construction 8 hand held, vintage games; making a choice on a video game method - Atari[registered], Nintendo[registered], large Nintendo[registered], or Playstation[registered]1; what you are going to spend; electronics and soldering one hundred and one; hacking moveable TVs for his or her displays; development the case - CNC or freehand; and, yank the wire, set up the batteries.

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Forty five Volts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty five Amps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty six Rechargeable Battery kinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty seven Nickel-cadmium batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty seven Nickel–metal hydride batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty eight Lithium-ion batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty nine strength Regulators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Linear regulators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Switching regulators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty one Wires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty two Stranded cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty two reliable cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty three Ribbon cable: particularly affordable, relatively nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty three Switches: forms and makes use of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty five SPST (single pole, unmarried throw) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty five SPDT (single pole, double throw) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty six DPDT (double pole, double throw) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty six Pushbuttons: varieties and makes use of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty eight non permanent switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty eight Push On–Push Off button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty nine Resistors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty nine Potentiometers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty one bankruptcy in evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty two bankruptcy four: Hacking Pocket Televisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty three transportable monitor review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty three sorts of transportable monitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty four The elements within a pocket television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty four Contents xi Hacking a Casio EV-680 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty eight fabrics you’ll desire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty nine Taking aside the Casio EV-680 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty nine Hacking a PSOne display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eighty one Taking aside the PSOne display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eighty three fitting the white-LED mod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 extra PSOne display hacking notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety one different Small displays you could and Can’t Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety two bankruptcy in assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety four bankruptcy five: utilizing automatic slicing gear . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety five what's a CNC computer? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety five Three-axis CNC router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety six Laser engravers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety eight How CNC Machines Are Used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety nine Vector as opposed to raster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety nine CNC computing device settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred Engraving as opposed to vector slicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Male cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 lady cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Drilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Cleanouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 deciding on software sizes for routers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one zero five fabrics you could Rout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 discovering CNC Machines to exploit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 how one can get the easiest premiums for routing/laser paintings .

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