Late night modding

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by cheese, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Bill Paxton . .

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    I took the board of a wired Gamecube controller, wired it directly to an 8bitdo Gbros adapter, and crammed it all into the shell of a Wavebird. I present the Davebird.

    It was a pretty easy mod, lots of room inside the wavebird. Had to make my own button or two though.
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    Dual rumble motors. Had these two in a parts drawer. Fit pretty nicely in the handles.
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    After a fair bit of sanding all the way up to 3,000 grit... looks like it belongs, eh? IMG_20190122_040753079.jpg
     

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  2. GingerOfOz no wario Staff Member . . .

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    Dang that's fantastic. Amazon sent me 2 of those by mistake, so I think I just found the perfect project for my second one...
     
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    you already thought this but WAHvebird
     
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  4. Connor James .

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    I love this! I actually bought a wavebird and 8bitdo adapter to make one. Do you have a wiring diagram for the gamecube controller output pins to the 8bitdo input pins? Any chance you have the stl files to the custom buttons?
     
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    Hmm, I wonder who you ordered that Wavebird from...
     
  6. Bill Paxton . .

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    I don't have a real pinout other than the thing I doodled. This is looking top down, with the square end pointing left. (Not to scale.)
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    As for the buttons, the pictures above explains how I did on/off, had to trim away some of the plastic on the inside to get a flush fit. The Screenshot button I hot glued the crap out of at a right angle.
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    The .STLs will be rough, and probably won't fit straight from the printer. As I fully intended to sand them down quite a bit and get them to shine. But here they are anyway:

    Edited: added a third .stl for a button model I didn't end up using.
     

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  7. Nold ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Staff Member . . .

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    Poor Man's Devkit:
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    Also I've found one of my first diy hardware mods ever! The NoldCard eXtreme SD! (eXtreme stands for "extra extremely bad soldered" - lol)...
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  8. Stitches 2 and a Half Dollarydoos Staff Member . . .

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    Australian heat sucks, so I put a 240mm AIO on my GPU. I replaced the stock Kraken fans with 2 Thermaltake PLA12025S12HH-LV fans, the best fans of their class in the world (and a pain in the ass to find now since they're discontinued). Also thermal paste sucks, so I used kapton tape to insulate the passives around the die and a chucked an IC Graphite pad on instead. I never need to touch thing this again, so long as no leaks pls.
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  9. Nold ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Staff Member . . .

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    Sometimes laziness becomes a motivation...

    In this case i've written an attiny13 firmware that sniffs the controller port 1 for a certain button combination [Start + Select + R] and resets the SNES. Perfect for sd2snes!

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    Source, hex & doc
    : https://github.com/Nold360/lazy_mans_snes_reset
     
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