I'm wanting to bend a piece of acrylic into a cylinder. About 2' dia and 4' high. Any suggestions?
Topic by writer55 | last reply
I was just wondering how easy it would be to make your own simple game console to hook up to tvs. dosent have to have 3d graphics but it would be a plus. i just kinda want something to play around with and make my own games for it. price isnt really a problem but even a computer that can run .exes from a cd, and plug into a tv, and posibly even play through a online server with other people. edit: ok i meant like using microcontrolers now. i want to make a gamboy like system and possibly even wireless. i know you can play games using micro comtrolers, but no idea what i would need. anyone with any idea about this please comment. oh, and a lcd screen too, so that would prolly ne a little work, but im up for it
Topic by killmore231 | last reply
For those of you who know what consoles are (I hope you all do) I have been coding one (yeah, like DOS) and I finally released it. For the next version, I am having it so the person can download what they desire from the internet. Currently, the only thing I can make it download is games. I need some ideas for games. I cannot do update graphics (meaning whatever goes on the screen stays on the screen, unlike modern games today) so if I want to do hangman, Everytime I make them guess a letter it must print out the hangman letters. I need ideas for games, and if you had ideas, that'd be great. I did tic-tac-toe and hangman already, checkers and chess and backgammon are all ruled out, so what should I do? Thank you! P.S. For the ones who want to see my console, go to http://github.com/konix-systems/Konix-One-0.01 :)
Topic by finnapancake
Does anyone know a super simple game console hook-up? I don't really know much about circuit boards, and electronics, but I'd like to learn. What I mean by simple is: a power supply plug for it, AV cable plugin, an on/off switch, controller ports, and game cartridge port. To be specific, I'd like to be able to build a smaller, simpler version of a Sega Genesis, or N64, or whatever. --- Thanks!!
Topic by kenizl86
Mine's when I turn on the psp everything load fine but the d-pad automaticlly move the psp to the right I have to hold left to scroll to the left. The down button work if I turn off the psp then turn it on holding down it scrolled down. I though it was a analog stick but it not I search the net but no answer I need help please.
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helleo i have made 2 working games consoles on lbp i am going to talk about the seconed one it is the sgr 30 it is called this because s is my gamer tag scenscoff91 sg is a game and computer group i started for my freinds on lbp r stands for rainbow it is in their because games are in full coluor and i didnt want to call it spectrum in case id break a copy right law . 30 because thats how many images a cartirige can hold . check it out please if people want to im ofering to show people how to make their own games on lbp if you want to know how and me on psn my psn name is scenscoff91 no caps or spaces it uses cartrige to hod data serously games arnt that good yet but their beter than the first ones please check it out
Topic by KNEXFRANTIC | last reply
So here's the problem, my friends and I are in college and love our x-box console, but hate the small screen. Not having a big scren, we are trying to find out how to get the one console to have four screens. We all have smaller TV's and there is on medium one in our living room. The game splits up 4 players into equal quaters of the screen. My thought is that the x-box video should go into a laptop and then be split u into 4 displays, with the laptop screen being the a full screen. The laptop in question has 1 S-video, 1 standard monitor output, and 5 USB ports. How do we do this, for cheap? I'm thinking it would maybe work like those walls of TV's that make up 1 big picture.
Topic by Bertboy2012 | last reply
SOOOOO i've got way to many gaming consoles.. i collect them i love them all DEARLY but i hate the fact i've got 20million sets of AV cables for each one. SO i went to gamestop and bought a multi console av cable.. covers my xbox (original), xbox 360, playstation 2, and gamecube/nintendo. so i plugged all my consoles in and fired on up.. and to my surprise i had no audio.. so i checked the av's on the tv side and moved htem and after much arguing with it all unplugged all but my xbox.. magically SOUND. so while the xbox was playing a movie i plugged in another console and bam sound was gone.. so my THEORY is this 1) Single Console it Works fine but i still have to switch the cables around every time i want to use another console 2) more than one console plugged in the audio from L & R is being diverted from the tv to the new console plugged in. but i am unsure how to test this.. and even more unsure if my theory is correct how to fix it. i bought the cable for next to nothing and am not above hacking it apart to get the results i want.
Topic by jgosselin | last reply
Hi, I am looking into building a portable gaming setup for my younger brother from, presumably, an HDMI monitor with built in speakers. The catch is I'm shopping around for material to build the casing out of to hold the xbox and to hinge to the screen and I'm having a hard time figuring out what would be an optimal, sleek yet not too expensive option. Anyone with ideas?
Topic by Postnoctum | last reply
Not sure how many people are away that some 3D TV's support Dual Play (converts the 2 player splitscreen from games to a Top Bottom 3D Image and has the option for the 3d glasses to only display the left or right eye images (player 1 or player 2) however many games i like to play are not splitscreen so i want to be able to input 2 consoles, and do the same so that input one plays for left eye and input 2 plays for right eye so far after looking around for ages, i havn't found anything that does this best idea i found it using 2 Hdmi input card on a PC and combineing them then output to TV but this is very annoying hopfully someone here knows of an easyer way, or a way i can work around this basicly i would think there would be something out there for this, for example to be used with displaying 2 cameras on a 3d display in realtime (thats kinda what i'm wanting to do just with games) Thanks
Topic by NeonfOx | last reply
Hey so I recently pulled out my old game systems and played them. We normally keep them in the attic but i want easy access so i can play them whenever. I was considering making squares just stacked up on eachother but that's boring. does anybody have any ideas? And also I wonder if cabinets would be better or just have them open so you can see the systems. For an idea of how much room I need I have an Nes, Snes, Atari, N64, Ps2, Xbox, Wii and i would like a few extra in case i get more. I also need space for games and accessories. Does anybody have any ideas for how i could make this look really cool? Thanks.
Topic by Blinktwice | last reply
My friend and I are looking into building our own gaming consoles - he wants to build a handheld and I want to build a regular console. Does anybody know how we can achieve these goals? I know how to build a regular PC - I've built 2.
Question by Dezerith | last reply
My plan is to take a single freeware game like Eversion and put be able to play it on a custom-built handheld. I have no want to do this for profit or for an reasonable reason, I just want to do this because I want to. I don't want to buy an OpenPandora thing, I'd like to do this as a sort of DIY project but I'm not at all skilled in coming up with my own instructions that work. I don't know if I could do this by modifying something or if I'd have to do this from scratch either, it doesn't matter to me.
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Question by vaati | last reply
Hello once again, it's Thergox with another screen recording question. Lately I've been hunting down a proper screen recording system for game consoles -- because the ghetto look of a big TV screen at an angle isn't exactly appealing. I am not concerned about computer-central games (Computer referring directly to the Macintosh and PC) -- it is things like the Wii, Xbox, and the PS3 that I am looking to record. Things like Dazzle or EasyCap won't fit -- I am told they are not very good at what they are meant to do. Things more like AVERMEDIA, just a little more in a cheaper price range. Please tell me what you know. Thank you, Thergox.
Question by Thergox | last reply
I know there is a difference between tubing and pipe, but I don;t know what it is but the product I'm thinking of is the stuff you use for central heating/water etc about 13mm diameter.Along with the question/idea for a gaming chair/console elsewhere in 'Answers' I was wondering how to strengthen the piping - could I squeeze something in there like foam expander to make it *much* stronger, do you know please?Many thanks for stopping by ; I really do appreciate it ;-)
Question by kevinhannan | last reply
I got a logitech precision gamepad from Target. It was entertaining for a while, until I wondered if it is possible to replace the D-Pad to a Control Stick?
Question by Novelty
Hi I tghought that to find an old vertical piano keyboard cover on on the streets of a big city, happens just once in your lifetime ( or never -more probbable-) . So I brought it to my place with the Idea of doing something... What??...that´s my question to you guys! .... Thanks in advance ! cheers. Martin
Question by martingudell | last reply
I know the ribbon pins of the GBA sp AGS-101 backlit screen,(there are 34 pins total) and I want to hook up the pins to a vga cable to connect to the tv/monitor, (and I know how to connect the audio, that's not a problem) but the problem is, I don't know what these pins are, or do? Please help, there is a picture of a vga diagram.( I am trying to make a GBA sp Console) 1 - VSHD 2 - DCK 3 - LP 4 - PS 5 - VSHD 6 - GND 7 - LDR5 8 - LDR4 9 - LDR3 10 - LDR2 11 - LDR1 12 - LDG5 13 - LDG4 14 - LDG3 15 - LDG2 16 - LDG1 17 - GND 18 - LDB5 19 - LDB4 20 - LDB3 21 - LDB2 22 - LDB1 23 - SPL 24 - CLS 25 - SPS 26 - MOD 27 - REVC 28 - P2-VDD 29 - P2-VSS 30 - COM 31 - VDD5 32 - GND 33 - ??? (U83 on AGS-001) 34 - VDD5
Question by 8BITR | last reply
Ender's Game is being adapted into a video game. It won't be the whole book so no hacking mini-games where you try and post comments as another student. No, this will be focusing on the Battle Room. Even more intriguing, to me at least, is that this will be distributed via Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Network and not on a disc. Very interesting.So how excited am I about this? Excited enough to say that it will likely be absolutely horrible and worthless. That's right, I'm burying my expectations right next to all those copies of E.T. for the 2600. Otherwise I risk extreme disappointment which leads to rage which leads to fighting words in Internet forums which just leads to a sorry state of being altogether. full story
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Hi, anybody got any ideas for a simple lock out switch that can be used with any games console, probably have to go on the mains lead? That way mum and dad can simply switch it on and off as required. This way the console doesn’t have to be removed from the young kids bedroom when time is up.Thanks
Question by TN1946
I'm trying to figure this out if it even possible to build a custom controller and use the Console's pinout like the Sega Master System's to be read on the Sega Gens as a Master System Controller and can it be done if I got myself a prototype board and make it myself? here's a broken USB NES Controller I'm gonna turn into a SMS Controller - so is this possible to make my own using tactile buttons for 1 and 2 plus other buttons for the D-pad then hook them up VIA the SEGA Master System's Pinout to read to the Sega Gens?
Topic by SuperScourge | last reply
Hi I want to make handelds out of gaming consoles like the Sega Master ( for better quality than a game gear), the SNES, the Colecovision, the Intellivison, the Atari 7800 and maybe the Atari Jaguar to name a few. Basically, I want to make a collection of portable consoles. Can somebody help me find tutorials or anything?
Question by Clemasterable | last reply
I used two 500k potentiometers, 3 capacitors : 100uf, 0.1uf and 0.01uf and a 1k resistor.Thanks
Question by GG_Beta | last reply
How is it that consoles like the xbox 360 and PS3 can run games like GTA and Assassins Creed with less than a gig of ram, but my computer can barely run those, and its way better hardware than the console has. I understand that the console OS is less demanding than Windows, that much is obvious, but a difference of 4-8 GB of ram?! Surely Its not just the OS requirements! What makes the game so easy to run on consoles, but not on PC? and is there any way that I can make games run better on my computer without upgrading the hardware? Thanks
Question by jgdabble | last reply
What i mean is a console that can play ps3/xbox360/ps2/psp/DS/GBA/wii/gamecube/n64/etc games all in one box? I think one of these could save tons of money.
Question by DJ Radio | last reply
My boyfriend and I want to have a Who-themed room party at a sci-fi/linux convention in our area. We've bounced around the idea of having a TARDIS console bar set up in a corner of the room, so I'd really appreciate ideas for the console that could easily be set up and broken down, as this is going in a room we only have for a weekend. Ideas for random gadgets and doo-hickeys, places to have alcohol and the like would be greatly appreciated as well. So far we know we want to have a quarter or half keg in the center of the console, located behind us. Leaning towards 10th's design, but might be willing to go for the 11th's more steam punk look. Also, decorating tips for the room as a whole would be good. So for we want to make roundels out of foam and stick them to the wall with tack to imitate the 10ths 'desktop theme' and to print a door sized TARDIS door to tack to the door to the hotel room. The idea behind the party is that the hotel room and the TARDIS have merged, ala Time Crash.
Topic by greenpixi | last reply
Hello All! I recently acquired one of those cheap video brochures (the kind that loops a video on full volume until you want to dash it against a wall)... Anyways, I couldn't resist the urge to hack with it, so I pulled the enclosure apart to expose the electronics. Inside I found a magnetic switch, a USB mini connector with all pins wired (two power/two data), a motherboard with three ICs and a scattering of other components, and a rechargeable battery (seems to be LiPo) all wired up to a 5.5" display. I plugged the usb to my computer and it mounted as a drive labeled "MediaPlayer". Inside was the original video file that I replaced with one of my own videos in the same format. It now plays my video with sound. Where I am stumped is with the circuit board. I have not found any markings on the board itself, however it has some pins around the edge to which the switch and speaker were connected to (I'm guessing these may be GPIOs.....). There is also an unpopulated four pin header (to the right of the display connector) that looks like it may possibly be for another USB port. There are also four solderable connections (on the bottom of the left side of the board) that are labeled GND, HRP, HRL, and DET... I wasn't able to find any meaning for those, but is it possible to establish communication through that? Last but not least, the three ICs on the board seem to be a CPU, and two flash chips. The markings on the center one (which I'm assuming is the CPU) are: F1 E200 F8148DA 19H1 The second IC, to the right of the "CPU" is marked: hynix 812A HY5DU121622CTP-D43 KOR N7EAX553Q2 - also engraved with the letters JHY The final IC, left of the "CPU" is marked: hynix KOR HY27UF082G2M TPCB 604A M8SD53321 According to Google, the E200 refers to the all winner E200 SoC that supports UART, SPI and TWI... It also says that it runs OS Melis 2.0... I would like to hack into this system if possible and/or find a way to interface the LCD through SPI for my Pi Zero... Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks! I included a couple of High Res photos to show the PCB (the display ribbon cable has been removed to show the third IC).
Question by JoeW79 | last reply
It is possible to play XBOX360 console on your LAPTOP PC Display? If annyone has anny experience with that please Help. Thanks in Advance!
Question by tomek88 | last reply
Who will be part of my team and build a new gaming console for me and who also will help me pay for it to be built and sold? and what does it take to have all the parts that i need to pay for? and what does it take to have a team? and what might the total price of the new console be?
Question by rich4124 | last reply
I am trying to build a small circuit board with a microcontroller that will be able to trick a PS3 or XBOX into thinking it is connected to a modern 3D Television. Once this works, other hardware/software can handle the video and audio output, but I have no idea where to find information regarding how to make this "secret handshake" between a video device and a gaming console. Does anyone have any ideas, information, or just places I could look to try to find this info? Thank you!
Topic by Runiko | last reply
I was wondering if it would be possible to mod an N64 cartridge to remove the default internal memory for it and allow like an SD card or some other flash drive and be able to run homebrew games and backups... I enjoy playing the N64, i own tons of games for it but it just gets in the way lol I want to be able to backup all my games and consolidate them into a single cartridge if its possible Thanks
Topic by evillordnikon | last reply
I would like to use an iBook G4 17" for the majority of the housing and screen for the portable. Heard I need an FPGA converter board to switch from VGA on the gamecube side to LVDS on the laptop side. I would like advice on how to best do that and also what kind of power supply I could use to run this system internally. External would be ok but internal even better! I have a gamecube and the iBook G4 already.
Question by TriforceJunkie | last reply
I already am aware that it is next to impossible to a virus on the Wii, because it has no hardrive, can not run software that has not been secured by nintendo, can not store internet cookies , it can not run any .exe's, has its own porccessor architexture, and its OS does not run like a standard computer OS as long as you have a completely un modded Wii. (which i have). Plus i even have our wireless router set up to use WPA2, pretty much the second most secure wireless encrption. I have explained this to my Dad, but he still thinks you can EASILY get viruses easily on the Wii. SO could someone please give me a easy to understand explaination on why the Wii can not get viruses that i could tell him. Please try to make it very simple and not using very much computer jargan. Note: We also only go on the interent to play other people with games through the WiFi. And you also can't communicate(like talk or chat) with other people when playing the games.
Question by froggyman | last reply
Hi guys, I've been thinking. Really thinking. I recently found my Digispark (if you dont know what those are, google digistump, click on the first link and go to products, Digispark. They're really cool.) and decided to put it to use. I have always wanted to have/build something like a micro gaming system (sort of like the ben nanonote (if you don't what that is, google it, its really cool)) and decided that as a challenge, I could try implementing the Digispark as the Processor. I know that I wouldn't be able to run any games more advanced than pong, breakout or snake, but even those kinds of games would be enough to keep me interested while in boring situations. My basic thinking is this: There would a small lithium-ion rechargeable battery on the bottom to be a base (but still removable), the Digispark without any headers above the batteries, and a small LCD screen (1.8, 2 or 1.3 inch screen size) that would have either two pushbuttons (one on either side of the screen) or four pushbuttons configured in a D-pad style on the right side of the screen (how many buttons it would have depends on how many pins the Digispark would have open (if any), which also leads to my question, does anybody know any place to get video LCD screens (don't care if its color or not) that only take up 4 or less pins? I know that probably seems absurd, but if anybody knows any places to get them, please let me know. And just one last thing, is it possible to program games in the arduino IDE? Are there libraries for them? ANd if you can program games, just how advanced can you go?
Topic by MrDubstepWarMachine | last reply
So as the title says, then what is your fave console game?It could be from any genre or any console and new or old.For mine it is:Ratchet and Clank - Platforming - PS2 This game is so much fun! Infact The whole series is FUN!I love platforming games, and this is my favourite one.The characters are so very well done. The Humour in the games is very good. And the gameplay is awsome!Its a Tough choice between R&C1and; R&C2.; Anyways what's your fave game?
Topic by Baron A | last reply
Hey minecraft coders/people good with computers, I was wondering how to connect to my Minecraft server with a Remote Console/Controlled Console. I want to be able to send commands to the Console remotely (like from my phone or other computer). I dont know how to send/receive a command/commands to the Minecraft server, I can code everything else (like the text input and GUI). What I want to be able to do: 1. Get the console log sent from my server to my RCON client into a string (then I can print the data out into a GUI or another console) 2. Send commands that I type into my text box to the server via remote access. Thanks! If I was too vague, then please state it and I will try my best to elaborate.
Question by chilll2009
I have an OEM DVD RSE (Rear Seat Entertainment) console. It is for a 2006 Chevy Malibu Maxx LTZ. The console I have in my car is without the DVD component. I see 4 holes to bolt it into the center. As I will have to remove the one in my car and replace it with the new GM part, will I have to take the seats out? Anything special I should do first?