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  • OTES - Portable Retro CRT Game Console

    I really like projects that are able to make use of actual parts from other/older electronics. Especially retro gaming electronics , I love old camcorders as well, so many useful interesting little parts. When VR started becoming a thing it was about 1991, that was the first group VR Arcade game. The first gaming VR headset in the consumer market that I can remember was in 1993 Sega VR Glasses. Really the Nintendo VirtualBoy is where I am aiming with this comment. Both headsets showed here https://nimb.ws/RUJj42. It has two separate lenses , If you could get an original Nintendo VirtualBoy and put this project inside that would be awesome. Or even if you 3D printed a headset that looked just like the Virtualboy it would look really amazing. The original Nintendo project was a Red …

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    I really like projects that are able to make use of actual parts from other/older electronics. Especially retro gaming electronics , I love old camcorders as well, so many useful interesting little parts. When VR started becoming a thing it was about 1991, that was the first group VR Arcade game. The first gaming VR headset in the consumer market that I can remember was in 1993 Sega VR Glasses. Really the Nintendo VirtualBoy is where I am aiming with this comment. Both headsets showed here https://nimb.ws/RUJj42. It has two separate lenses , If you could get an original Nintendo VirtualBoy and put this project inside that would be awesome. Or even if you 3D printed a headset that looked just like the Virtualboy it would look really amazing. The original Nintendo project was a Red and Black image , in every game. It was not easy on the eye, hard to play for long lengths. Plus the headset itself was probably 15lbs . With the small OLED screens available today you could make this idea so much better and keep the retro feel. Or you could stay true to the mini CRT's and just two , with the same source input. Hope to see my suggestion come to fruition. Still , great job here , looking forward to seeing more , will continue following the project.....

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  • Nice work , I am working on something similar , thanks for the inspiration !

    I like that this project was made this with salvaged material and not a 3d printer, thats rare now days. The pictures below is my all time favorite 'Pi Tower' , I've always wanted to build one but 3D printers are pricey. There are no shops near me where you can bring the file and have them print either. This should take you to the thingiverse page https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2312318. It can be improved upon but its nearly flawless. Plus there is a full breadboard inside for adding extra solder-less peripherals... Let me know what you think.. Such an Awesome project ; ) , of course all of the print files are at the thingiverse link , and some more pictures so you can get a better idea of whats inside !

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  • So I can use a Pi and a corresponding USB cable to program any micro controller via the Pi's usb ports ? Example, If i say apt install arduino and then hook up a Tiny or some AT based board I can program that from the Pi ? So I can program an Arduino but I dont need one to program other micro controllers , I can use the Pi for all of that as long as I have Arduino Sketch? Sorry for being repetitive I was going to buy the UNO but I wont if I can do this. IF you cant tell I am very new to programming, but I've been using gnu/linux for a long time. Just recently became interested in programming.

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  • This is exactly what I want to do, with almost the same computer. I have a Dell Inspiron and a Dell Latitude D600 that look pretty much Identical. The Latitude is in pristine condition it was owned by an older woman and used a hand full of times. I love retro hardware , even the battery works like new. I wanted to make a a network monitor/service terminal that fold out the way you would see in a server room. I just started my journey with programming micro controllers, whatever the outcome I will be heavily relying on your example for much of my project. Thanks for sharing very impressive, and so clean, great job !

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  • This is very cool, you could stain the wood so it doesn't just look like plywood. It will give it that antique vintage feel. The etching in the wood around the boarder was a nice touch. I have a bunch of old hardware, you've given me some ideas. I have been thinking of a way to re-purpose this old HP I was going to shuck it and make it a workstation but it seems a shame to waste the display. I could reuse the display but then I have to purchase the controller board, I like to keep my projects FREE, that is 1 of the points of doing it yourself. Buying components is one thing but working with what you have is the fun part, garbage to gold. With the work you did here I expected to see a larger video archive on your youtube, I have subscribed, hoping to see more projects like this one.

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  • This 8 year old comment helped me today , gotta love the internet. Usually you see the wires referred to in terms of pins,I needed colors because I snipped the cable and my eyes are not great to be counting pins. I twisted the corresponding wires together with a regular male usb and plugged into a router and it just worked. My solder iron skills are not up to par yet, I would like to try this exactly how its done in this instructable with the Ethernet ports themselves.

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