Miceeno's RGB/VGA/Monitor N64 "Portable"

Joined
Nov 30, 2016
Messages
124
Likes
229
Portables
4
Nintendo 64 with Expansion Pak
RGB Modded and Amplified with THS7314
RGB Signal Converted to VGA with a GBS8200
Old HP LCD Monitor
Various Parts Repurposed from N64 Case
Built In Power Supply

DSC01335.jpg


DSC01330.jpg


DSC01339.jpg


DSC01338.jpg


DSC01340.jpg




DSC00863.jpg


DSC00842.jpg


DSC00864.jpg


DSC00873.jpg


DSC01217.jpg
 

JacksonS

.
.
.
Joined
Feb 17, 2016
Messages
299
Likes
545
Location
Georgia, USA
Portables
6
I have never seen something like this and I love it! It's such a neat idea to have a monitor and game console combo, not to mention it looks really well-crafted too.
 

ShockSlayer

Ivan - the tyranny of evil men
.
.
Joined
Jan 16, 2016
Messages
1,493
Likes
3,757
Location
Ragnarok, re-entry
Portables
All
This thing would be incredible for Pokemon Stadium.
 
Joined
Nov 30, 2016
Messages
124
Likes
229
Portables
4
I have never seen something like this and I love it! It's such a neat idea to have a monitor and game console combo, not to mention it looks really well-crafted too.
The design started when I was trying to build a quick and dirty all in one solution to compare the quality of the RGB output on the N64. Then due to the size the multiplayer part came naturally.

For a second I thought there were 3 N64s in there... Nope, that's the display driver :P
Cool idea nonetheless
Yeah it takes a lot to get and RGB signal train to work on the N64. This makes handheld RGB out of the question for an N64 portable, atleast until somebody gets really creative.

This thing would be incredible for Pokemon Stadium.
Oh it is, as well as any of the slew of great 4 player N64 library. I like that it's one unit that only requires power to take places.
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2019
Messages
50
Likes
12
Sorry to post in this, just wanted to say this is an awesome idea! Also one question, did you wire the n64 directly to the gbs 8200 or did you also use a sync strike?
 
Joined
Nov 30, 2016
Messages
124
Likes
229
Portables
4
It depends on the revision of the N64.

Rev3 boards still have the RGB sync line intact so you can just use that as is.

Rev4 boards don't have RGB sync. So on a Rev4 you have to use either the SVideo Luma line or the Composite Video line for sync. The Sync Strike circuit is designed to clean up the Composite to turn it into a better sync line. From my understanding the Sync Strike just strips the color out of the Composite Video signal (which is what the Luminance line is in the SVideo signal already is).
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2019
Messages
50
Likes
12
Thanks a lot for the info should be fairly simple to wire it up directly!
 
Joined
Nov 30, 2016
Messages
124
Likes
229
Portables
4
Either way you still need to amplify the RGB signal so it's not too dark. A THS7314 is a common video amp.
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2019
Messages
50
Likes
12
Thanks for the heads up, I just checked the pinout of the THS7314. Seems pretty straight forward.
 
Top