When the Inspired Becomes the Inspiration

Posted: 01/20/2015 in Current Project
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So today one of my favorite tech blogs “Hack-A-Day” posted an article of a really cool hardware gaming mod from Nolan S, otherwise know as [Fibbef]. This mod took a Sega Dreamcast and put a screen and audio speakers in the controller using a USB cable and custom break out box for the A/V…wait…that sounds surprisingly familiar.

The mod is excellent, the quality and the effort speak for themselves with this one, but the coolest part is that it’s directly related one of my older projects that did the exact same thing. The SNES-001 Advance 2 was my 2nd attempt at off TV gaming which eventually lead to the creation of the Cross Plane. The Advance used a breakout box to split the signals to the TV and the controllers so up to 3 video sources could be mirrored at once.

It’s just a really cool feeling to have that people are genuinely interested enough in some of my work to try it out for themselves, improve upon it and make it their own. I’m just excited that it’s making a bit of an impact with other modder’s that are also getting noticed for their work.

Good Job Nolan!

Comments
  1. fibbef says:

    Thanks for the shout out, Downing! In fact, the Cross Plane inspired another idea of mine, but I’ve yet to work out all the details on it. If/when I get started on it, I think you’ll see some of the Cross Plane’s soul in it.

  2. Kevin says:

    How much would it cost me, to pay you to make an n64 portable, or a game cube portable?

    • Downing says:

      Hey Kevin, thanks for the interest. I can’t do a full portable for much less than $1000 these days as my time is very limited. I’d only be able to do a N64 as well as I’ve never done a GCp and wouldn’t have the time to learn at this point. But I’m booked up right now until the end of Feb at the earliest so after that, let me know if you’re still interested!

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