Worklog Gman's MGC64 thing

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Damn, there is no brakes on this G-Train...
 

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amazing, 5 inch screen?

and filament is PLA?

need right now a 3d printer and lessons of how to make a clamshell portable haha.
Yup and yup.

It's no different from any other portable design. Think about how it will work, draw some sketches on paper, then do it for real.
 

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I focused on editing the case to bring the initial concept to something that is dimensionally accurate and possible to build. This incuded adding extra buttons for volume control / power on the front of the case. The thickness was adjusted until it looked possible to fit.

Then I whipped up a PCB with N64PMS, UAMP n64, USBC PD, and N64+.

There's 3 PIC mcus on the pcb which may seem a bit overkill. I could've absorbed the uamp mcu but chose to keep it this way since I already have working code and don't have to mess with the voltage sources (uamp is powered from 3v3, n64pms mcu from battery).

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Depending on the board revision does this sort of relocation still require the 2k resistor?
 

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Depending on the board revision does this sort of relocation still require the 2k resistor?
the "2k resistor fix" is relocating a pull up resistor on the PIF. There are actually a handful of pullups on the PIF and they are all required.
 
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Oh ok. I didn't see any resistors on your board so I had to ask
You're advances in knowledge is making Nintendo look bad lol
MGC sounds badass I'd like to go to one sometime
 

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The all-in-one pcb arrived. All working. I made one routing error but I was able to solder the component creatively to work, can you spot it?

The test fit is all good, now I'm swapping the shell pieces to the final color. I also have to wire up the ultravga.

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That poor n64 mother board, what have you done to it.

That is amazing, i legit couldn't spot the PIF at first, it fits so well there!

I hope all what you did end up in the guides cause i really want to make one of those!

Great job!
 

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That poor n64 mother board, what have you done to it.

That is amazing, i legit couldn't spot the PIF at first, it fits so well there!

I hope all what you did end up in the guides cause i really want to make one of those!

Great job!
There will be a guide this year for sure (After MGC and GBoy frenzy passes). Even for myself lol. I trimmed it in 2 stages. First the PIF, then the cart slot area. When I trimmed the second part I accidentally rewired one of the pif wires to wrong cart slot pin. It took me a little while to figure it out.
 
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