Posts Tagged ‘Modretro’


In a time span of less than a week, my knowledge of CNC work has grown over 100% and I still don’t feel like I’ve scratched the surface. As you can see by the video, I did my first test cut on a vacuum-formed casing. The results were nothing less than perfect in terms of how the machine performed. I had a few errors in my design which resulted in the cutting of right buttons twice making them far too big, but that was not the machines fault.

This was cut in about a 6 or 7 minute span and would have been only 5 had I had my drawing done correctly. But the cuts and the placement came out beautifully! This really is an exciting step for me as it gives me the confidence that I can take my work to the next level. Time alone will tell how far this goes, but I have to say that I’m more excited by today’s results than I’ve been with anything for awhile! (Modding wise of course).

I’ll have more projects coming up shortly (like today) that further shows the capabilities of this machine, software and user! Stay tuned!


Though I finished this off a week or so ago, I finally got around to making a video of it. It’s really just a quick demo to show how the addition of variable regulators, volt meters and an LED tester make this unit a very handy one indeed. I hope to be putting this to work before too long with some future projects.

Not much else can be said that hasn’t already been said in the previous video, but here is a pic of the working unit as well as links to the Made-by-Bacteria forum work log. Stay tuned for some even more exciting projects!

Sure she’s pretty, but make-up doesn’t change her personality. What was supposed to be a simple LED and extended battery mod for this unit turned into merely a nice new custom paint job. Though normally this wouldn’t be a bad thing, I don’t like abandoning any project I start, much less one that got this far into. But then again, the project was never meant to take long in the first place and now I have several other projects/commissions that now need my attention.

So here it is, looks nice and plays just as well, but again without the advancements I was hoping for. Have a peek at the video below learn all about it, that is unless you’re ashamed with my apparent apathy towards project commitment!

Just shy of 12 weeks in the making, the SNES-001 Advance is complete and ready to find it’s new home! This has been one of the most fun projects that I’ve completed, mainly because it was a concept that solved an over 20 year old problem. Though of course these days, playing consoles this old on a TV via original hardware is a rarity, but I think back to the times I was 11 or 12 years old and always having to fight for TV time because someone else with more influence than I had was using it! So enter the SNES-001 Advance, which has two custom controllers that allow for up to two players sharing the same point of view in the palm of their hands!

This was a rather simple mod by design and theory, but took a great deal of time to get correct. Honestly the wiring was the easiest part of this, but getting the controllers to function correctly via the tact switches or the D-pad was the most frustrating part of the whole build! But these issue were over come, leaving a solid and fun system to play with. The wooden, LED encasement of the system I think adds a nice touch as a collectors item, combining rustic with a modern flair which I guess pretty much sums up the reason for a lot of console based mods.

This will also be for sale on eBay and when I have that up and listed, I’ll make another post! Should be interesting to see where this goes!

But as always, check out the video below as well as the links to the forums for more info on the build! Thanks for watching!

Made By Bacteria Work Log Link

And Here is the Link to Ebay! Happy Bidding!  Current Starting Bid of $499.99

 

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!