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The discord addicted should already have seen a lot of those pics, but i wanted to share them for all ppl on BB :)
Also i think it's the best i can do for celebrating my one-hundreds post in this community!

Warning: Some of the shown mods are still in a Proof-Of-Concept, so don't try this at home kids! ;-)
(Especially if your name is @BocuD)



It all began, as i ordered a prusa i3 - which instantly stopped all work on my DCp...

instead i had some candlelight dinners with the most romantic of all consoles... the wii...

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... and after that, slicing them apart... (that's just what I'm used to do after candle light dinners.. )
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but well.. omgwtf is pretty boring, so i did a few lmaos..
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But thanks to my own stupidity, i nearly killed them all afterwords.. (1x Softbrick, 1x reversed voltages.. for the last one i blame ESD - lol)

Time went on.. Prusa still isn't shipped... after two weeks of waiting, i was like.. "fuck it, i'm doing a full nand relocation.."

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to my own surprise, it was working right away... but a nand bend really is noob shit compared to this >.<

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that's was done.. but it was just too much work, just for a LMAOv2 trim...

So i woke up really early the next morning.. wanted to continue sleeping but surfed BB instead.. So got triggered & finally started to try something, i had in my mind for at least a few days...

After nearly a whole day of work, I can tell you.. yes.. it's possible to relocate the whole AVE-Chip! Wiring the Data-lines even felt much easier than the nand-relocation.. :D
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So I did the omega trim... but it didn't boot.. luckily SS just woke up, so i wrote him a short message. he instantly answered like "yea, there is this one resistor for the nand"...

...10 minutes later...

OMEGA-City
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As said, still needs some testing, but fuck.. it's booting! :mrgreen:

The back I would call "the holy grail of magnet wire & epoxy" but whatever...
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Well here we are... before you ask: No, I don't know what to do with them yet! :D
I will just continue trimming & updating this thread till I start a project where i actually use these boards...

Thanks a lot to @ShockSlayer, @Shank, @Aurelio (& rest of discord) for previous work, documentation & helping out :)
 
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Even though I followed this while it happened in the discord I'm still blown away every time I see this.. Can't wait to see what you will use this in!
 

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This thread has everything I could ever want; Cheese Installer by candlelight, AVE relocation, and the first non-SS OMEGA trim. I'm excited to follow it's progress.

The OMEGA trim is still missing long-form testing; despite the fact that I had it booting around this time last year, I haven't really thoroughly tested every aspect of it like I have with the other ones. Aurelio and I just found some additional nuances last week. I'm hoping that we can tackle that even faster with Nold's help.
 

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The OMEGA trim is still missing long-form testing; despite the fact that I had it booting around this time last year, I haven't really thoroughly tested every aspect of it like I have with the other ones. Aurelio and I just found some additional nuances last week. I'm hoping that we can tackle that even faster with Nold's help.
Yeahr! I would be really glad to help and wanted to do some testing soon anyways. until now, i haven't tried anything on it but priiloader. So it's definitely time for some actual gaming on this tiny beast >:D
 

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Wow! ...If I might ask... how do you get your cuts so smooth? :o
Sure!

For the first cuts i use a dremel, for small cuts mostly a simple hacksaw. After that I continue with a file & rough sanding till everything is shaped as i want it. Then I like to sand the shit out of the board using 800 grid, till my arms bleed!
At the end i use 1000~2000 grid to give it the last polish.

Then I'm doing a visual inspection of the trim uning a magnifying glass & sand again with 800~2000 grid if there still are any faults.
If everything looks good, i clean them well. Then start over with a visual inspection & connectivity/resistance checking... etc. etc.



TL;DR: Sanding the shit out of it!
 

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Nothing fancy, but had a good run today and made my nicest / thinnest nand bends yet. (In only about 5~6 hours from arrival off the post man :XD:)

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[don't be confused by the many resistors on the LDO, needed them for the omega]

LMAO Maximo!
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Neat! looks very doable. I want to start mine, but i am still waiting for the PowerMii Lite from Noah.
He aint responding..
 

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probably because he has to run bitbuilt, prepare for mgc, work on his own projects and fit in school/job/personal life, among other things
 

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Nold, your pictures are like something out of a magazine. I love watching this thread.
 

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