Tardis Console

I'm wanting to bend a piece of acrylic into a cylinder. About 2' dia and 4' high. Any suggestions?

Posted by writer55 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Game Console

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

Posted by killmore231 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Atari Punk Console? Answered

Does anybody know of a way to contact Forrest M Mims III?  If nobody does then what is the difference between Kaustic Machine's Atari Punk Console and Mr. Mims'? What is line level output?

Asked by blinkyblinky 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Console Game Ideas

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   :)

Posted by finnapancake 5 years ago


Simple Game Console?

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!!

Posted by kenizl86 7 years ago


is 1300.00 good enough for a console that....?

That uses CDs and maybe dvds to play games on and connects to the internet to download updates and downloads for it?

Asked by rich4124 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to fix a psp slim d-pad please help?

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.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


lbp working games console

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

Posted by KNEXFRANTIC 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


1 Console 4 displays

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.

Posted by Bertboy2012 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Dual Play with 2 consoles

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

Posted by NeonfOx 5 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Where can I find the parts to build my own gaming console? And how would I make it? Answered

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.

Asked by Dezerith 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What is line level output? Answered

I saw it in Kaustic Machine's schematic for the Atari Punk Console. Does anybody know what it is?

Asked by blinkyblinky 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Atari Punk Mods? Answered

Asked by fretwreckef94 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to build a handheld gaming system?

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.

Asked by froststare 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


can i reprogram games to be on other consoles?

Can i reprogram a game from a console to a console that doesent have it

Asked by alphaglider 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Handheld game console which best ? ? Answered

Asked by Avadhut.Deshmukh 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Where can I find a good recording system for game consoles? Answered

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.

Asked by Thergox 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago



Looking to build a shutdown timer ? Answered

I want to hook something up to a console so that after a certain amount of time say 30 minutes, the console will lose all its power, how would i go about doing this?

Asked by connorfrancis 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What could I put into copper/pvc tubing/pipe to make it stronger,please? Answered

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 ;-)

Asked by kevinhannan 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is it possible to change the D-Pad to a Control Stick on a Logitech Precision gamepad?

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?

Asked by Novelty 9 years ago


What to do with the cover and little front part of a vertical piano?... ANY IDEAS'????

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

Asked by martingudell 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


GBA sp ribbon pins: What does these do????????

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

Asked by 8BITR 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Ender's Game being turned into... a game.

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

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Synchronize Console .log files with Email

Does anyone know a method of emailing yourself updates to a .log file on the Mac? I guess you could use a crontab, but is there any other way?

Posted by Ethanal 9 years ago


Atari punk console built into a guitar?

Im planning on building an apc into my guitar but i wasn't sure about the audio out. any ideas? by the way the apc im using is from here http://jimmieprodgers.com/kits/apc/

Asked by madrobot3600 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is there a console that can play all games? Answered

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.

Asked by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Looking for input on a TARDIS console bar

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.

Posted by greenpixi 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Serial/Console Interface for Video Brochure?

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). 

Asked by JoeW79 2 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Kids retro console lock out Switch?

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

Asked by TN1946 9 months ago


I built an ataripunk console, but the sound is terrible, the pitch is too high, anyone has an idea on how to fix this?

I used two 500k potentiometers, 3 capacitors : 100uf, 0.1uf and 0.01uf and a 1k resistor.Thanks

Asked by GG_Beta 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Why can consoles play games with so easily, but I need a ridiculously powerful computer to run the same game on pc?

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

Asked by jgdabble 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Computer screen for console gaming

I have heard that you can use a computer moniter for an XBOX or other consoles, is this true?. if so someone tell me how to.

Posted by wingman246 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


multiple console configeration?

What would be the best way to set up a tv to be able to switch between xbox 360, wii, nes, snes, nintendo 64, playstation 1 & 2, sega, sega mega drive and game cube, without needing to swap cords each time you change consoles?

Asked by Rebelist 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


who will go in with me on paying to have a new gaming console built and sold?

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?

Asked by rich4124 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


It is possible to play XBOX360 console on your LAPTOP Display?

It is possible to play XBOX360 console on your LAPTOP PC Display? If annyone has anny experience with that please Help. Thanks in  Advance!

Asked by tomek88 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How does a 3d TV interface with a gaming console?

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!

Posted by Runiko 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How to make handhelds out of consoles? Answered

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?

Asked by Clemasterable 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


N64 Cartridge Mod

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

Posted by evillordnikon 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to build a Gamecube Portable using the LCD screen and case from iBook G4 Apple Laptop? Answered

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. 

Asked by TriforceJunkie 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Why the Wii can not get viruses? Answered

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.

Asked by froggyman 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Mini/Micro Game System

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?

Posted by MrDubstepWarMachine 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Multi Console Av Cables

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.

Posted by jgosselin 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


installing a DVD console in a 06 Malibu Maxx?

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?

Asked by 10 years ago


How to make an RCON client for minecraft?? I want to send data to my Minecraft console remotely. Answered

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.

Asked by chilll2009 6 years ago


What's a good website to buy games for sega genesis 2/sega mega drive 2?

Will these games work on a console from a different country? i plan to use a converter for the console (for voltage and media format) but will the games from here be compatible with consoles from a different country?

Asked by rptech 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


What 's Your Fave Console Game?

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?

Posted by Baron A 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Building a controller Possible for Retro Consoles?

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?

Posted by SuperScourge 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


sneaking about in your mum's wardrobe reveals glorious birthday gifts

Ok we've all done it. It's my birthday next month, but I just got my funding so I was online buying my robot bits and pieces. Though this is a virtual closet, I use my mums ebay because of ease and pay her back etc..... on the list of bought items were my birthday presents.... I'm an only child, small family etc etc,...... I was like good god! Now this may sound like crap to some people, I told my mum I knew, but I can't see them till my birthday which is awesome its like not knowing :) A boxed sega saturn with everything and games! A Super Galaxy II Game Vintage Console A Worlds of Wonder - Action Max Console A BINATONE TV MASTER 4 PLUS 2 VINTAGE RARE CONSOLE PONG And I am being taken out on my birthday to retro world AWESOME plus I brought some top of the range robotics I will post asap! HAPPY FALL ONE AND ALL

Posted by Zion_Sphere 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Android on Wii, PS3, or XBOX? Somebody please help figure this out.

I was just in a discussion about the OUYA console. It's a system that uses Android to play Google Play games on the big screen. I've also heard rumors of an Android-running WiiU. I was wondering how difficult it would be to run Android on a game console that wasn't intended for it. Considering that their architecture allows them to run a bunch of Linux OS distributions, I figure it must be possible. It's probably possible in a non-destructive way too. Not to mention that Android can use pretty much any USB or Bluetooth remote you can throw at it with some rooting and fairly simple apps. It doesn't seem that it would be any physical modification, just software. Unfortunately, my programming skills are mediocre, and I'm not much of a hacker. So, let's start some discussion on how this could be done in a fully functional way. If you know it's been done, please post some links. Nobody has claims on the Instructable if they post information here. Whoever pieces all of the information together can do it. It won't be me.

Posted by DIY Emilio 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago