Wow, over 3 months without a post! Yeah the real world is taking up so much of my time to actually work on any projects at all, it makes it next to impossible to make posts and build logs. But that being said, in the past week and a half I managed to finish off and ship out two large projects that I’ve been working on the past few months.

The first to ship was a pilot run of (4) N64p Kits that I’ve been working on developing for quite awhile now. I can’t say too much on this yet as there are a few more details that would need to fall into place to make this work, but if it does there may finally be a viable option for DIY modders who want to try their hand at building one of these with a fraction of the guess work. Again though, more on that later.

The second of course was my 8th Portable N64 Commission and my 4th this year alone. It has been a great deal of fun but they have been a lot of work. Fortunately though, the design of each system has been consistent enough that when I put this last unit together and fired it up, everything worked on the first try!

So sorry this post is kind of short, making that video took up most of my free time today and Christmas Parties are on the agenda for this evening so I have to get ready for those, but at least you know I’m still working on projects when I can! Thanks again and there will be more posts soon!

 

The JN64p Complete

Posted: 09/01/2017 in Uncategorized

Hey everyone! This has actually been done and shipped off for about a month and a half now, but finding time to produce even a short 2 minute video seems that it has to be put on schedule!

That said, there’s really not a whole lot different from this one vs the Shnyaps 64 that was completed a bit before it as they were both built at the same time. Other than the color and a couple wiring differences on the inside, not a whole new to talk about.

However, my Prusa i3 MK2S 3D printer is fully assembled and printing and so far I’m every bit as pleased with its quality as I hoped I’d be. Makes me want to try my hand a building one from scratch but again, the problem of “time” always seems to come into play. But, the raw footage has been taken and I hope to have a video of that process up in the next post.

More to come soon!

What a week this has been! In addition to finally shipping off the 2nd N64p that I’d been working on for months now (video soon), a French friend of mine posted his video on the PSOne Mini which I printed and shipped to him (the SLA version) about two months ago. This guy’s videos are an amazing representation of what truly goes into making mods like these and I’m very excited to have been a part of its creation. It’s a long video but very detailed in terms of explanation of methods and pro/cons of each. A great watch and I highly recommend you check it out! I also thank him for the shout out’s he provided towards the site!

And, Ol’ Ben Heck finished off an N64p himself which he’s been working on for many months now as well.

For some reason or another this has sent a great deal of traffic my way which has added to the excitement of the past few days.

Also, I’ve just started assembly on my new Prusa i3 MK2S ┬áPrinter which I got earlier in the week. I’ll have a video of that process posted once complete, but this is what I’m hoping for for an end result. Time will tell if I can assemble the way it needs to be done to achieve the same results, but I’m hoping for a very nice basement upgrade for my FDM 3D printing projects! More to come soon!

The SHNYAPS 64 Complete

Posted: 07/07/2017 in Uncategorized

Hey guys,

So the first of two commissions that I’ve been working on is now complete. It was a process to find the time to work on it but it’s finally done and will soon be ready to ship overseas. I’m very happy with how these have been turning out in the end, especially now that I have the ability to turn out HD case work with the Form 2.

Again these are very basic portable systems as far as modern standards go, but are still packed with very modern components aside from the actual mother board. I hope the reliability I’ve tried to build in stands true for many years after the buyer get’s the system, but as it stands now, the system is solid and I’m happy with the end result!

I’ll have more updates soon when the next commission is complete which shouldn’t be too long as all that’s left is a bit of troubleshooting with a bit of the wiring, but keep an eye out for another completion video when the time comes!

Project Updates

Posted: 05/21/2017 in Current Project

What seems like very slow progress on the two commissions I’ve been working on for about a month now really isn’t the case. Considering the fact that everything I would normally do to make one of these portables now has to be down twice, I’m pretty happy with where I’m standing. What I’ve noticed though is when you’re working on two projects at once there is a remarkable amount of time saved when it comes to set-up and production.┬áRunning parts in batches rather then 1 at a time also speeds up the process.

Anyway, this is just a quick update to show the progress on both systems. Case work is complete and all parts are mounted in both and are now just waiting to be wired which is something I can pick away at daily whereas casework had to be done mostly on the weekends due to the noise and smells associated with it…(I’d either wake the kids with the sander or fume up the whole house with the paints and bondo if I couldn’t do that work outside).

So I’ll hopefully be posting more updates in the near future and get this shipped off hopefully within the next 4 weeks or so!

 

Yeah, so I thought with my insanely busy life it would be a good idea to not only have one portable project in the works, but add another into the mix! That said, I’m now currently working on two portable N64’s at the same time, which has it’s benefits in terms of set-up time and being able to work on things in batches but again is a whole new project. This one is being done for someone state side though and on the east coast, so it’s good to have a local project in the works again.

Essentially this is going to be identical to the one I’m working on now, very basic and single player only system but a nice metallic blue finish which is why I went with the white PLA this time for the main portion of the casing.

Not much new to report on this one though so really this is just and FYI but I’m looking forward to seeing how everything lays out! More to come shortly!