The Wiiboy rev2

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by Gman, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. ShockSlayer Ivan - the tyranny of evil men . .

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,491
    Likes Received:
    3,741
    Location:
    Ragnarok, re-entry
    Portables:
    All
    The heatsink/fan setup is experimental. I'm planning to do a full writeup on heatsinking the Wii in the future. I have a backlog of stuff I'm probably gonna tackle all at once, and that's on it.
     
  2. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    1,947
    Technically it's play OR charge. It uses a 3PST switch for using one jack so you can plug in either an AC adapter or the smart charger depending on what position the switch is in. It's a simple and effective diagram but you need to be very aware about the position of the switch, you don't want to plug in the AC adapter when it is connected to the batteries...

    It's designed by Ashen so there's is that http://modretro.com/xen/index.php?threads/alternate-portable-power-wiring.9441/
     
  3. The_Smeags .

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2016
    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    94
    When charging does the switch lay in the middle? Up for battery use and down for charging?
     
  4. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    1,947
    Down for playing from AC adapter.
     
  5. The_Smeags .

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2016
    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    94
    yea that's what i meant, don't know how i added charging twice. lol
     
  6. pengy .

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2016
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    47
    Ah I see. I thought you meant play and charge through the same jack at the same time, which would of course have been a feat for us lol. I think I would rather use two small jacks so you can do both at once. Still cool though and obviously an epic portable.
     
  7. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    1,947
    Soon... ;)
     
  8. pengy .

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2016
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    47
    The easiest way to do it would be to find the right pcb. A few years ago I used a portable DVD player battery pack. The charging circuitry was built into the pcb so the power adapter was actually just a fixed 2.5a power supply. The pcb allowed the device to keep running and used the rest of the current to charge. I'm not sure if there are any custom PCBs capable of this though
     
  9. pengy .

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2016
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    47
    New question.. Is there a guide for this 2transistor version of a low battery circuit? IIRC daftmikes old schematic used 5.
     
  10. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    1,947
  11. pengy .

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2016
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    47
    Awesome, can't believe I didn't find that lol.
     
  12. Alexandre chateaux .

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Would you sell it by any chance?..
     
  13. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    1,947
    It's not for sale and I'm not making anymore.

    Maybe I'll make a Wiiboy rev3 someday since every week we figure out better ways to do everything.
     
  14. Naimlessone .

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2016
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    65
    Portables:
    1
    What size magnet wire did you use on this project? It looks pretty handy to keep things nice and tidy while wiring everything up.
     
  15. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    1,947
    I'm not sure exactly, I got it from Radioshack. I want to say it is around 30awg. Magnet wire is a must have for Wii trimming even if you aren't doing an LMAO. I use it for the bluetooth module relocation always now.
     
  16. JoJo .

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2016
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    84
    Gman this truly is some amazing work. Just seeing how stupid small things can get with the LMAO trim and a ton of hardwork truly inspires me! Keep conjuring whatever magic you do bro. Seriously tho, the mans a wizard... just sayin
     
    Matthew, Noah, Shank and 2 others like this.
  17. lyberty5 .

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2016
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    98
    Photobucket images seem to have been replaced by ads... Sorry for the bump but I genuinely wanted te re-read this worklog. Just letting you know.
     
  18. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    1,947
    thanks for letting me know. When I have the time, I will upload the photos to BB and reconstruct this thread. Sorry about the confusion guys!
     
    Toaster912, lyberty5 and Stitches like this.
  19. Noah The Manager Staff Member . . .

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,813
    Likes Received:
    2,027
    Location:
    The World Wide Web
    Portables:
    4
    If we want, I can probably introduce an imgur-esque portion of the site so that uploading images here is less tedious.
     
  20. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    1,947
    Reconstructed the pictures!

    looking at the worklog again.. how did we ever survive without GC+ or 3D printing?? We are too spoiled these days :blush:
     

Share This Page

Loading...