Worklog Portable Windows Game Console

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Hi.

This time, I made a window game console using a mini PC.

This is the spec of the device used in this modification.

- Larkbox(Intel J4125)
- 7 inch IPS LCD 1920 x 1080
- touch screen
- 18650 battery x 3
- xbox360 controller(fake)

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At first, it was conducted as a nucbox.

During the mod, the body crashed and was later replaced with a lockbox.

The two devices are almost identical.

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This is the inside of mini PC.

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There is no need for a separate purchase because it also includes a cooling fan.


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Since there are only two USB ports in the main body, we added usb hubs inside.

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To use a relatively small controller, use an Xbox360 fake controller.

Microsoft controller had different GNDs of analog and digital buttons.

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The controller substrate was cut in this shape and soldered.

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The lt, rt buttons are analog signals, we used the dual tact used in gamecube mod.

The signal is processed by Arduino.

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This is the completed body.

It is a lockbox replaced with a broken nucbox.

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When viewed from the top, it is a button from the right.

Xbox button, power button, earphone terminal, charging terminal, USB port, special function key.

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Press the special key and press the cross key to make the Xbox controller do a special action.

Dpad top: esc, alt + tab, alt + center, window key
Dpad Bottom : Analog stick becomes a mouse.
Dpad left: LCD board can be adjusted.


Tested some emulator games.

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PS2: There is no problem with the 2d game. 3D games have a problem of slowing down. However, FF10 worked well.

Gamecube: It works good.
Sega saturn: It works good.
Psp : Some 3d games are slow, but they work without problems.

I tried the main purpose of gamepass cloud and remote play.


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I am not good at English, but this is a video with subtitles added through a translator.
If adding a video link is a problem, we will delete it.

making part 1 video

making part 2 video

test video


Thank you for reading the long article.
 
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4 : O-Wii (V1,V2,V2.1)/ BS2
Very clean console, I love the color <3
Nice idea to use this type of mini pc instead of Rpi or latepanda.
I want the youtube link !
 
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Really nice and clean, love the pink! Can we get a finished internals pic?
 
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