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  1. MRKane

    Worklog [2022 Contest Entry] The Junkstation 2

    Did you think there wouldn't be more updates to this thread now that the competition was over? FOOLS! THERE WILL ALWAYS BE IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE! ahem So one of the core issues I had with this build was that the MX4SIO was intermittent, and it really felt like it depended how you held your...
  2. MRKane

    Eyoyo Screen auto ON and OFF using Electron Shepherd HDMI - Help!

    When you do get this going I'm interested to see if the resulting HDMI image is letterboxed like in the other analog to HDMI converters :D
  3. MRKane

    Connecting Mango Router ethernet to PS2 through capacitive coupling

    I've an update for this thread! So I really couldn't get this to work in my competition entry and I've spent the better part of a month trying to figure out why it wouldn't go. Recently I sat down and did a two-week deep dive as to why I just couldn't seem to get the two to talk to each other...
  4. MRKane

    Worklog [2022 Contest Entry] The AtarWii Liinx v2

    The first portable I made was in an actual lunchbox, only after I got that going did I upgrade to frankencasing a shell, and the Lynx does look awfully like a small food container. Just saying.
  5. MRKane

    Worklog [2022 Contest Entry] The Junkstation 2

    This post was supposed to have some photos, notes, bits and pieces associated with polishing the portable off, but I'm kind of out of time right now so they may have to be added later. I spent the entire day getting the competition video cobbled together, I'm 100% sure I've probably missed...
  6. MRKane

    Worklog [2022 Contest Entry] The Junkstation 2

    Sometimes it feels like there isn't a hot minute before something goes wrong. I was cooking in the kitchen when I heard a faint "plink" sound on my bench. Thinking that I'd left the iron on I investigated and found that the case on the portable was lifted at a corner. Turns out it had broken a...
  7. MRKane

    Worklog [2022 Contest Entry] The Junkstation 2

    It's done. This was quite a task to get everything in order. I guess I'd better start with the internals. So wrapping up the internals for the Junkstation was supposed to be a straightforward operation: add the extra bits in, put things in place, walk away laughing. Oddly enough the audio...
  8. MRKane

    Worklog [2022 Contest Entry] The Junkstation 2

    It's worth noting that there's suddenly a lot going on with life right now (unexpected hospital visits) so my standard for this years competition is about to take a massive slump as I kind of, really, don't actually care... Anyway, it provides a distraction I guess, so here's the progress! I...
  9. MRKane

    Worklog [2022 Contest Entry] The Junkstation 2

    Well this was cool, but we all know that sometimes we just can't have awesome things. I got the acrylic milled today for the front screen, and underwent a horribly fiddly assembly process to do a test fit. Suffice to say: it looks really cool. Period. The acrylic frontage is held in place by...
  10. MRKane

    Worklog [2022 Contest Entry] The Junkstation 2

    Update time: I hoped to get the portable finished this weekend, but spanners got in the works so it'll have to be finished this coming week. Still, there's a bit that's been done, I'm short on time so this post is unstructured and long, think: Blaise Pascal quotes. To kick off with: the screen...
  11. MRKane

    Worklog [2022 Contest Entry] The Junkstation 2

    This post comes with a little bit of bad news - Fluffy the Waxeye died yesterday. We don't know why, but these things aren't unheard of in little birds, but she won't be in any more posts and there's a strong possibility my work standard will sink without her constant checking that everything is...
  12. MRKane

    Worklog [2022 Contest Entry] The Junkstation 2

    So after over four days of troubleshooting and trying to figure out why, I've been unable to get the Mango to talk with the PS2 board in this project. I found that the wiring was wrong, so steadied my hands as best I could to solder to traces and see if I could rectify the issue. Short answer...
  13. MRKane

    Worklog [2022 Contest Entry] The Junkstation 2

    So it's been a focused few days as I've been hellbent on getting this up and running so I've got limited time to do this before I have to go on holiday. One of the big outstanding issues I've had is that my desolder pump has become increasingly unreliable. The little metal grommet had some...
  14. MRKane

    Worklog [2022 Contest Entry] The Junkstation 2

    So I put in a huge amount of effort today (possibly too much) but I'll get to that. I've assembled the majority of the carrier board and have been able to check things over as I've gone. It appears to be working well and as expected. Fluffy looked it over even. . Then I discovered that I'd...
  15. MRKane

    Worklog Nintendo 64 Multi-Region Mod

    Small update: after a lot more frowning at the sheets I simply concluded that "test points for everything" was the way to go about solving this problem, and designed a little prototype board based around two PIF chips, and to muxers. I liked the idea that Otakus had of using IDC connectors for...
  16. MRKane

    Worklog [2022 Contest Entry] The Junkstation 2

    So the boards I designed with JLC arrived a couple of days ago and I've been sitting on them while waiting for the PS2 SX4MISO unit and the LEDS. As fate would have it both of these arrived today so I opted to try and do some assembly and see if the power system could at least be kicked over -...
  17. MRKane

    Worklog Nintendo 64 Multi-Region Mod

    Right, after prolonged interest from people here in NZ it'd appear that I'm doing this - I've also got a grudge to settle! I'm thinking of a simple 2 PIF setup as demonstrated here: https://www.retrovideogames.de/mods-adaptors/nintendo/n64-multinorm-single-switch-mod-overclocking/ This has a...
  18. MRKane

    Worklog Nintendo 64 Multi-Region Mod

    Hey guys, so it's been about six years and thanks to friends talking with me I'm kicking the hood off of this one again: what's the state of multi-region mods for the Nintendo 64? I'm aware of the UltraPIF, but it's cheaper to buy another N64 and use a donor PIF (so I'd just do that). I'm...
  19. MRKane

    Worklog [2022 Contest Entry] PS2DMG - Contest Entry 2022 - Worklog

    Liked it for the project, LOVED it for Morty!
  20. MRKane

    Worklog Fixing the New 3DS XL

    So the delay in this work thread has been me waiting for parts to arrive - they showed up three days ago so I was finally able to start getting everything set and measured. It's worth saying that over the course of this mod I spent way too much time under the hood of my 3DS, and there's no room...
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