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  1. Aaron Miller

    Question Voltage Regulation

    I didn't really have the best tools or a lot of knowledge when I was making this, so I kind of ruined it with pulled pads, busted boards, etc. I've got more experience now, as well as much better tools, so I might go back to it some day, but for now I've moved on to other projects. I'm glad you...
  2. Aaron Miller

    Question What is this component?

    I was looking at the USB-C PD board in the store, the USB-C PD DEEP DIVE on Gman's blog, and the datasheet for the stusb4500 chip, in order to learn more about how power delivery negotiation and other related concepts work. In doing so, I have been able to figure out the purpose of a lot of the...
  3. Aaron Miller

    Model G-Wii v2 (Wesk Remix)

    For some reason, when I slice the back part in PrusaSlicer, it fills in part of the fan vent. Any idea why that is or how I could fix it? It happens regardless of if I slice for PLA or PETG, the infill density, layer thickness, or any other settings I've thought to change.
  4. Aaron Miller

    Discussion N64 Expansion Paks / RAM Part Numbers

    I did a bit of searching, and it looks like you might actually be able to get the LG GM73V1892AH16L and Toshiba TC59R1809HK from class-ic.com. I wasn’t able to get a quote, though, since it requires a business (non-gmail.com) email address. They only have 12 of the Toshiba chips, but they have...
  5. Aaron Miller

    Discussion N64 Motherboard Exchange

    I've got a Rev 6 I can trade.
  6. Aaron Miller

    Question BitBuilt-Purchased Screen Flickering

    At first, I was using one of these to power the screen: It wasn’t until the screen started flickering that I started using solder wires onto stuff and using breadboards and whatnot. However, it’s working now, so provided it continues to work and I’m able to do the 5V modification, I guess I...
  7. Aaron Miller

    Question BitBuilt-Purchased Screen Flickering

    I don’t have a 12V power supply, though I have a variable DC power supply coming in the mail, so I connected it to the regulated 12V on the Wii, and it is working perfectly! Thanks! However, I’m confused. The guide on how to modify the screen to run on 5V said to first try it with a lower...
  8. Aaron Miller

    Question BitBuilt-Purchased Screen Flickering

    I got my BitBuilt order a couple days ago. I connected an untrimmed Wii to the screen and it worked just fine. All of a sudden, it is now just flickering about once every second. I thought that the 9V battery I was using was dead, but replacing it with a different battery that measured 8.2V did...
  9. Aaron Miller

    Model G-Wii CAD files

    From the look of it, this wouldn’t fit in an Original Prusa Mini. Is that the case, or is there some way that I could make it work? I haven’t actually bought a 3D printer yet, but that is the one I’m thinking about going with. If it won’t fit, is there a different printer you would recommend using?
  10. Aaron Miller

    BBLoader v1.3 - beta

    My Wii should be coming in the mail on Monday, I’m totally going to try this out! :D
  11. Aaron Miller

    Worklog Q*Mini Arcade Game Redesign

    So, my other PowerBoost came, which I then proceeded to short out as I connected the battery. The solder I was holding slipped and power and ground got connected. However, a different chip was busted this time, so I decided to remove the chip that was broken on the first PowerBoost and replace...
  12. Aaron Miller

    Question Wii portable in a retro case/other questions now

    If your only reason for making your own is because of the cost of the G-Boy, then you should probably know that if you are going to be making your own that isn’t from a kit, it probably won’t be a whole lot cheaper than the G-Boy. The G-Boy might seem expensive, but it is actually a pretty good...
  13. Aaron Miller

    Worklog Q*Mini Arcade Game Redesign

    Alright, why not? It’s not like I can make it work any less than it already does, right?
  14. Aaron Miller

    Worklog Q*Mini Arcade Game Redesign

    I’ve already ordered another PowerBoost, so I’ll just stick with that. Thanks, though. At this point, I’m not sure if I trust my soldering skills enough to try and replace that chip.
  15. Aaron Miller

    Worklog Q*Mini Arcade Game Redesign

    Alright, so... I done borked. :facepalm: A bunch of the stuff I had ordered from Amazon came yesterday. I had a virtual graduation party over Zoom with my family and friends recently, and a bunch of people sent me some gifts, including many Amazon gift cards, which I put to good use. I...
  16. Aaron Miller

    Question GameCube Portable: Add Battery Voltage?

    You might be able to go slightly smaller, but you wouldn’t really be able to get any smaller than @Shank did. Even then, with the dimensions that @Jonut521 gave, you could not fit a Wii, portable or no, into that sharpener. You’d need to fit an OMEGA trim inside of it. You’d also need power...
  17. Aaron Miller

    Come up with wacky crazy electronics ideas

    The OMEGA trim is the size of a GB cartridge, right? So what if you made a GB-style portable, but with the Wii inside of a GB cartridge, thereby making the actual Wii removable from the rest of the portable (because that’s definitely what the world needs :awesome:). I suppose that would let you...
  18. Aaron Miller

    Multi-Purpose wire for G-Boy wiring?

    Especially when it comes to working with electronics and stuff like this, no question is a stupid question. You always want to make sure that you know exactly what you’re doing before you actually do it, for a variety of reasons, which is why you’ll often see people who have been around here for...
  19. Aaron Miller

    How to get 4 layer wii motherboards?

    This basically says the same thing that the other two people said, but this page in the Guide Hub explains all about the differences between 4- and 6-layer boards and how to identify them.
  20. Aaron Miller

    Can I use a 6 layer motherboard?

    No. While you could theoretically use a 6-layer board, the G-Boy is really designed for a 4-layer board. Besides, you’ll want to use a 4-layer board for most portables anyway. 4-layer boards use a lot less power and produce a lot less heat. If you were to use a 6-layer board, you may run the...
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