- Sep 20, 2023
Hello, hardware hacker looking to get some more info and share projects.
Hi. ) Not quite, full-size slim, but “complete”.Ultimate ps2 portable ?
Sounds pretty cool lots of nice ideas good luck and can’t wait to see a worklog.Hi. ) Not quite, full-size slim, but “complete”.
Inspired by Macho Nacho's video about the project from Wesk - The PS2 Ultra Slim.
But in my head, it looks a little different.
I want to take a PS2 7000 model that supports IDE contacts (I even already bought a Japanese one), for full compatibility with the PS1.
Without DVD drive but with SSD (IDE to SSD adapter)
I want to put a board from multitap and Blueretro Bluetooth inside so that I can wirelessly connect 4 ps4/5 controllers at once. More memory cards if there is room left.
Then I’ll make a 3D model and order a CNC top of the case or an all-aluminum one that fills all the free voids inside. So that the console is completely silent without a cooling fan (I’m not yet sure if it’s possible to remove all the heat using a thick, all-aluminum case).
Powered by USB-C PD charging (not sure how many watts I need yet)
A real HDMI mod (not sure which one yet, they just started appearing PS2 digital or retro-gem is still in development)
There is an idea to mount a 10-inch monitor matrix into the case from below (imagine if you open the cover of the DVD drive, leaving it open, turn the console upside down, using this cover as a stand - a leg, in order to use the monitor from below)
In general, the idea is to cram all the peripherals into a slim case as much as possible. You can go to your friends and play the console without a bunch of additional devices and with the maximum number of games))
In short, I love PS2 I know how to solder, I like to fix something simple in my free time or bring back to life a console that someone was going to throw away. I know about electronic components, and I can read some schematics. But I don’t understand electrical engineering deeply at all, I hope everyone here will help me with this)
PS: I was thinking if I also put a battery in there, it would be just a "portable PS2" .. kind of