Posts Tagged ‘Awesome’

Other than the occasional doctors appointments, I made today a strict modding day that I took full advantage of.  Though regrettably it wasn’t as productive as I would have liked due to fighting with one part of the project for more time than it was worth. But, hopefully all is well now and within the week I should have a working controller to get this project functional. I’ll leave the details on the forums, but above is the extent of my accomplishments of the day. Hopefully soon you’ll see some action on the screen! Take that however you want!

Just got done with the pivotal test as to whether or not my idea of having a controller with built in video was going to work like I’d hoped. And it did! I’ve got the video signal line wired to the control ports I added to the base system, going to the SNES controller connector, through about 6 feet of shielded Play Station controller cable and into the screen!

Very happy that this worked as now I can start to build my first controller and get it functional. I’ll have most of tomorrow morning off so I’ll be using this time to get that rolling and hopefully have some more updates here shortly!

That’s right, a new project! Since all the upgrade to our home’s electrical system has been completed, I now have an adequate power supply to my work shop and Vacuum Former! This is going to cut down greatly on set up time and will really make the whole experience more enjoyable.

With that said, he’s the front half case shell of the new portable. This is probably one of the smallest and sleekest that I’ve made and it uses that same mold that my Mario/Zelda portable used. I don’t have the back formed yet as I’m not sure how thick it’s going to need to be but the front half looks like most will be able to fit in it as it is. So I may be able to make this overall thickness a little more than an 1″! But the foot print of the Sega 3 is very small.

But in any case, here’s the pic and I’ll be updating you as I go along!

Well this could not have gone any better! On December 25th, 2011; Jonathan (Tchay) Shine posted a video of his finished Game Cube Portable that he’d been working on for nearly a year. And man, did he Rock It!

Not only was his You Tube video a viral hit (almost to the 100K mark so far) but his work log on the Mod Retro forums hit count reached a whopping 88K and climbing. Put in in perspective, some of the most successful topics only reach 8 to 10K and even that was doing damn well!

Needless to say, this was the start of something great for this site as well because not only did he post a credit to me and this site in is You Tube video and in his forum posts, but he let me know what it felt like that know 100s of thousands of people are now looking at something I had a hand in creating! Even if most them aren’t aware, this sites stats have hit three new high hit records since then!

This has also in turn opened the door to do even more work for some of the biggest names in the field of modding and 2012 looks like it’s gonna be a great year for the hobby!

Anyway, my project is getting closer to done. Unexpected obstetrical have hit but are being over come. Shortly that will be finished and then I’ll be able to start back up on a few smaller repair and house projects that have taken second place to the desk. But here is a video of the video by Tchay and I must say he did a damn fine job on it!