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Re: Downing's SNES-001 Advanced

by Anapan Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:07 am

It's wonderous! What is it?!? Do you think you could play Bomberman on it? What about Bomberman Quest?
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Re: Downing's SNES-001 Advanced

by Downing Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:55 am

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Re: Downing's SNES-001 Advanced

by Downing Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:01 pm

My proof of concept test worked! :party: I managed to get the screen video signal and 12V power to the control ports, through the connector, through 6 feet of shielded Play Station cable to the 3.5" screen! This proves that my theory and wiring thus far is correct and now I can actually start to build the controller! I'm pretty excited about this and there is little to no interference in the screen, though I'm not a happy about the quality of this one as I was with the one I used in The GeneBoy. But, this one has modes and adjustments which the other one didn't so I guess it's an even trade.

Anyway, here are some pics! I have tomorrow off so I plan to use that time for some catch-up modding time as I've had very little these past couple of weeks! Enjoy!

The feet upon feet of wiring these video signals are going through.
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Dark pic, but just proves that Super Mario does show up!
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Next up is the Audio, but I'll have to do that after I get the wires mounted in the controller because I'll be using a different 7805 for the audio amp from the 12v line as I didn't have enough pins (that I wanted to use anyway) from the good SNES controllers to make it work. But that's fine, less to run over a long distance so I think that's a better idea anyway. Thanks Mootoo!
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Re: Downing's SNES-001 Advanced

by Downing Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:45 pm

Alright, progress is coming along nicely! Though I wasted a lot of time today screwing around with the D-pad, I just couldn't get it to work like the GeneBoy because the tilting point of the SNES d-pad is much more balanced than the PS1 controllers, which in this case wasn't good because it didn't allow enough clearance to push one tact switch at a time. In other words, before one switch was pressed, another was on the verge of being presses as well and that simply would not do.

So because I had this one already cut out and filed, I kept with the SNES d-pad and managed to get the PCB wired so that I could use that as it was actually intended. But I think for the next controller I'm going to use the NES controller D-pad that Bac showed. Seems to make sense and though you have to do a bit of Frankencasing to make it work, that still would have been less time that what I spent Fing around with this today.

So anyway, here are some pics of the progress. All the buttons and screen, tacts, speaker and controller are mounted. Next I just have to mount the audio amp, 7805 and wire those up to the switch, then wire the tacts to the controller and I should be just about done with the first controller! Then we'll just have to see if I can get the thing to work!

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Re: Downing's SNES-001 Advanced

by Downing Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:07 pm

A quick teaser video for you!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5g3Niv1n80

Audio and Video work! So far I haven't had any issues, with the exception of a bit of noise from the screen which I suspect is from the switch. So if that be the case, I will just switch the video signal lines with the power lines and run the video/audio direct to the wires coming from the system.

As you can see as a "strain relief" for the components on the inside of the controller, I used a 10-pin header which is super glued to the deck. This allows for any tension that gets put on the wires from the outside that get past the other strain reliefs I've yet to install, the components won't be at risk of breaking their solder joints. I used a 7805 screwed to an N64 heat sink that is also super glued to the deck to power the audio amp which is hot-glued to the deck. I used a DPDT switch so I could turn the audio and video on & off at will, though I did just think of a way I could have used a SPST switch to get the same effect, but whatever, this works for now. Like I said, if I can't get the interference to go away, I might just use that idea and see if just combining the grounding lines to the switch if I'll get the same effect
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This is just a shot of the other half of the case where all the controls are mounted, but not hooked up yet. That will be a project for tomorrow.
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Re: Downing's SNES-001 Advanced

by Hazerd Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:17 pm

Very impressive and awesome! cant wait to see the final product!
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Re: Downing's SNES-001 Advanced

by Downing Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:24 pm

Thanks. Having a few issues with sound interference but I'm working on it! Hoping to have the first working controller done up shortly!
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Re: Downing's SNES-001 Advanced

by TrevorF Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:18 am

Wow! Very impressive project. I'm happy to see that you got the video going, looking forward to the audio next and the finished product after that. Do we have an ETA? I know you can't rush this kind of progress, but it looks like their are some pretty ecstatic people keeping up with this thread.

Not to take anything away from the topic but in the earlier posts, I saw quite a bit of wonder from other members about the (what looked like) 4 controller ports. I'm far from disappointed, but has anyone ever made a 4 player SNES console?

I would gladly pay asking price for one of SNES-001 Advanced. The SNES just needs some straps for my back and a power supply and I'll be ready to go.
Thing's that I'm looking for at the moment: Super Mario RPG manual(SNES), Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals map and cart(SNES), The King of Dragons Box and manual(SNES), Lufia and the fortress of doom CIB(SNES), Earthbound CIB(SNES), EVO: The Search for Eden CIB(SNES), Harvest Moon CIB(SNES), Mario Paint CIB(SNES), Bomberman Party Pak With Super Multitap(SNES), DoReMi Fantasies CIB(SFC).
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Re: Downing's SNES-001 Advanced

by Downing Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:14 am

Hoping to have this done in the next couple of weeks. Redid how the A/V and power is going to the controller by using two 3.5mm audio jacks. I'm hoping using all shielded cable I'll be able to make this work correctly! Thanks for the comments, I'll hopefully have an update by the end of the day today!
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Re: Downing's SNES-001 Advanced

by GameMasterGuy Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:58 pm

Sweet, I'll be looking forward to it!
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