what ive been doing on my break from ps3
well over the last month or so i have gotten sick of sony so i decided to take a little break from it apart from fbanext, (BIG MISTAKE)
the reason i kept away from the retro scene for so long was the need for a mame machine.
after playing the old school classics for a while i politely asked the wife if i could buy one........ she said no :(
i asked if i could build one.......she said no :(
so i dug out an old netbook that she broke and asked if i could use it for a project for my little boy........she said yes :)
i had a little look on the interwebs and came across a nifty piece of kit called the "nanocade" which is sold as a kit comprising of just the acrylic panels for around $300
yup!, thats too expensive for me no matter how awesome it is so i decided to go ghetto on it and make my own in the same style albeit out of wood
step 1. use a suitable plywood box and chop it down to suit
the innards of an acer aspire one zg5, at 1.6ghz with 1gb ram and 16gb ssd its plenty good enough for the emus i plan to run
throw it together and make sure i didnt kill it yet
that was my attempt at judging if it was the correct size before continuing :laugh:
now its looking sexy after painting some acrylic black for the screen and bending some for the soon to be control panel.
he demanded to be in at least one photo as he applied 1 coat of lacquer today (after applying it to everything else in the garage first) and wanted some credit
here is a mock up of how my layout is going to be when my stick finally arrives (when the wife allows me to order it)
all i need now is a joystick and buttons and im all set for retro goodness on a micro scale which im going to strip from an xbox 1 controller as they are basically usb anyway and drivers exist already. the price is around £15 too so its not going to break the bank either.
hopefully i will be all finished by the next week and will post pics when completed.
this week will give me enough time to get thw OS installed and set correctly so i need no keyboard/mouse and the netbook will boot directly to the frontend im using, (maximus arcade) which is awesome btw
anyway, let me know what you think. i just thought i should post to show why ive been AWOL for a few days :D
latest update is http://www.ps3hax.net/picture.php?al...pictureid=2429
i made the front panel again but in one piece this time and started on the graphics. im ordering my stick in 2 days :)
judgement day, lemme know what you think. ive been busy all day getting this baby working fully :)
i ordered my stick yesterday and they came this morning........royal mail has done the impossible (deliver on time)
anyway here are the pics from today :)
at least one use for a now unsupported 3rd party ps3 controller (thanks sony)
yeah the colours are a bit gay but for £15 for the buttons and stick i cant complain
the last time it should need to be opened up. (installing winxp again to set it all up the way i like it.
thats the final product for now. all in all id say its quite good for a grand total of £15 spent on it.
its all installed now, it boots straight into the frontend with no need for a kb/mouse at all.
That's pretty damn sweet, nice work :)
such skill is amazing japsander! loved it :)
That's awesome. Very skilled eh?
Very nice, I like it :)
how much for the kid? i could use some child labor
Looking forward to the pictures of the completed project :)
Gonna build myself an Arcade cabinet on a small scale with the PS3. I have all documentation for a normal cabinet so it won't be so hard to scale it down with 75%. Now if we only had MAME for the PS3 GameOS I would start today :)
I have also a PS1 controller from Namco with 6 buttons and micro-switches. I really miss those microswitches when I game so I am going to add that one too... Have modded it long time ago to connect to the PC with USB and to the Playstation with the original connector.
You evil genius! Can't wait to see the finished product!
thats some nice work there japsander,i like it!!!
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