Worklog The Proto-Boy

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  1. Nicholas298 .

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    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my first Wii portable work log!!! This portable is heavily based off Gman’s Wiiboy but I like to pretend I don’t know 3D printing exists, so I’m handcrafting almost the entire thing!

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    This portable is going to be based on the look of the Prototype GameCube controller, hence the name ProtoBoy, but mine WILL have a DPad
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  2. jefflongo Broke BitBuilt Staff Member . .

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    Looks great so far! Fun fact I actually own one of those prototype controllers. View attachment 6001
     
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    This looks awesome so far, I'll be watching this one!
     
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    New update 11/8/19, finally came up with a system for the triggers, I’m going to sand them up to be smoother of course. And no the buttons do not fall out, lol
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    Damn looks nice man. The trigger setup looks pretty flat from the inside, are you going to try and fit 4 battery cells inside or only 2?
     
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    I like how you're doing everything the old way with frankencasing! Don't see that very often anymore. Looking forward to the end result :D
     
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    Thank you sir! It’s probably going to only have 2 cells, with the omgwtf trim inside, it doesn’t have a lot of room

    Thank you! Love your Swiitch btw, Very badass
     
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    Update 11/10/19
    Got the face buttons figured out, it was very complicated tbh, it looks very redneck-ish but check it out!

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    I was thinking Gman could help out with this question, but smoke just came out of the wiipms, what should I do? I undid the power switch and used alligator cables, it appears to work fine but what the hell went wrong?
     

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  10. Stitches 2 and a Half Dollarydoos Staff Member . .

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    A short probably, something conductive touched something it shouldn't. I'd be careful with that PMSnow, if you got magic smoke out of it, 90% something important on it is dead.
     
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    Just from the picture I see the hole in that chip... Unfortunately you'll need a hot air station to replace that chip, which is mandatory for the pms to work
     
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    I’m probably just going to order another pms, but I need to figure out what caused it before I do it again, do y’all think it could’ve been from reversed positive and negative from the battery? I’m thinking I read the pin out wrong for the power switch
     
  13. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

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    Yes if the battery was connected backwards, it would certainly blow the chip.

    Keep the PMS for now, perhaps in the future youd be able to repair it.
     
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    upload_2019-11-15_12-21-36.jpeg Just Spray painted it, eh idk how I feel about it but I think that I need to accept it XD what do y’all think?
     
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    If you aren't happy with the finish, you can sand it and respray. Sand it and respray until you have the desired surface finish, but that takes quite a while and the paint needs to fully dry in between coats. I think it's not a bad paint job.
     
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