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Tron64 Custom Nintendo 64

by ninjainspandex Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:30 am

Having a little modjob done on my beloved Nintendo 64 by a guy from Retro Repair Tips on facebook, the same guy who made Nathan J Barnatts GBA in an orginal Gameboy mod. Thought I would share pics of the progress thus far. Would love to hear your guys input.

So it begins
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RGB engaged ;)
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White is such a nice futuristic clean color
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Now lets add the EL wire
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Now lets get crazy with it
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The finished product
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Re: Tron64

by emwearz Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:37 am

While it looks cool, wouldn't the controller becoming pretty annoying to hold with glow wire?
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Re: Tron64

by ninjainspandex Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:59 pm

It's really not that bright, here is it completed with a gamecube style joystick

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Re: Tron64

by CRTGAMER Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:03 pm

ninjainspandex wrote:
emwearz wrote:While it looks cool, wouldn't the controller becoming pretty annoying to hold with glow wire?
It's really not that bright.

I think emwearz was alluding to the ridge of that flexible lightbar, might get uncomfortable after a while. Does it get warm after playing with a few hours? The mod looks great on the console though, nice job!

Maybe the light bar might be useful countersunk in a Dreamcast controller memory slot to light up the VMU Stats Screen as long as it is away from the hand grips? :idea:
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Re: Tron64

by flojocabron Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:14 pm

Id say get a dremel and put the light cable in the countours of the controler. sunken in to not affect comfort so much.

Or get a clearish controler and put it on the inside.
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Re: Tron64

by ninjainspandex Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:34 pm

Looks like Cody from Retro Repair Tips from facebook is all done with my project :D I must say it looks gorgeous and I can't wait to recieve it.
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Re: Tron64

by deathsled Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:45 pm

This almost makes me want an N64
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Re: Tron64 Custom Nintendo 64

by BogusMeatFactory Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:37 pm

Not gonna lie....I'm jealous. Tron is one of my all time favorite universes and the Nintendo 64 is one of the few systems I keep out and still use....oh man. Mind asking me how much it cost you? If not...no big deal.
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Re: Tron64 Custom Nintendo 64

by ninjainspandex Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:43 pm

With shipping it was like $160 I supplied the console.
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Re: Tron64

by emwearz Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:17 pm

CRTGAMER wrote:
ninjainspandex wrote:
emwearz wrote:While it looks cool, wouldn't the controller becoming pretty annoying to hold with glow wire?
It's really not that bright.

I think emwearz was alluding to the ridge of that flexible lightbar, might get uncomfortable after a while


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