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#26 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 9, 2017 9:08 AM

I've had worse luck this year.  Had second major surgery a couple of weeks ago.  I'm still looking to do this project, however it needs to be delayed to Early 2018.

 

Sorry for the delay.

 

First things, first.  Wishing you a fast recovery.



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Posted Mon Oct 9, 2017 8:01 PM

Hope you recover fully and quickly!

 

I am interested in this device.  Maybe I missed the price,  I'll look back.  Saw the 9vdc P.S. price.

 

With Pac Jr. coming and my constantly declining scores, I need something to get the edge back!   Yeah, I no it's not a miracle worker.

 

But I do think this could help on a few games.  It must be my fine cornering that has really slipped, I can still do well on games like Deadly Discs,

Bump n Jump etc.  But Carol or night stalker etc.  Wow,  I just stink at these now.  I was pretty good at these games just a couple of years ago.

 

Let's not even talk about eye sight!  LOL

 

I take it you didn't get 20 orders.  So, $73 + shipping and power supply...


Edited by 1980gamer, Mon Oct 9, 2017 8:05 PM.


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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:34 AM

~8 orders I think.



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Posted Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:45 PM

I'm still on board with this project and will happily purchase one when they are available, but until then, get well soon.. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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Posted Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:38 PM

More news on this very soon.



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Posted Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:30 PM

I'm starting to work on this again. 

 

Would people prefer a built in keypad on top of the unit?

 

I would then remove the rear port that would usually connect to the Intellivision controller (in order to use its keypad).



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Posted Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:01 PM

Makes sense to me.  That's how the 5200 Masterplay does it.

 

It would still be possible to connect a Y cable and merge a controller into it at any rate, for games where having the overlay is really important.  (right?)


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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:15 AM

Makes sense to me.  That's how the 5200 Masterplay does it.

 

It would still be possible to connect a Y cable and merge a controller into it at any rate, for games where having the overlay is really important.  (right?)

 

5200 Masterplay does not have built in keypad, see picture.

 

It would raise price by $10-15 in order to have both.  I won't be making two models.  So price increase would effect everyone.  Is that what people want?

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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:18 PM

I'm starting to work on this again. 
 
Would people prefer a built in keypad on top of the unit?
 
I would then remove the rear port that would usually connect to the Intellivision controller (in order to use its keypad).

i am interested in one of these. I have super nintendo, pc engine and nes controllers that i modified that i can use on this. Not sure how well the nes rapid fire will work on this.

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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:12 PM

 

5200 Masterplay does not have built in keypad, see picture.

 

It would raise price by $10-15 in order to have both.  I won't be making two models.  So price increase would effect everyone.  Is that what people want?

 

I was thinking of the masterplay clone I have, I guess.  It has the numeric buttons on it.

 

What I was saying about a Y-cable was that if you removed the input port to connect an inty controller, I could always still attach my own via a Y-cable regardless of the design decisions you're making.  E.g., I connect a regular colecovision controller and a modified NES controller via a Y-cable to play games all the time.  If you go with a design that doesn't include the pass through for a real controller, I can work around that.

 

That said, I'm fine either way.  I don't mind paying a bit extra for the keypad and the port together.  But I'm ok if you decide the other way also.



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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:16 PM

Will do a test cut on the case to see how the keypad fits.



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Posted Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:47 PM

Made a jig for cutting case for built in keypad.  This worked really well.  Now I need to work on adding built in keypad to pcb. 



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Posted Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:45 PM

Here is what the cutout for keypad looks like.  This was made by hand using Bosch Colt, 1/4 routing bit, and jig made from wood.

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Posted Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:46 PM

Lookin' good!



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Posted Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:28 PM

Lookin' good!


Lookin' real good!

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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:57 PM

Nice work! :thumbsup:

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Posted Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:13 PM

removed, as I'm going back to older pcb so it matches the stickers that have already been printed.



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Posted Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:15 PM

Put in around 20 hours on this project this week.  New pcb ordered.  Will have one more pcb design before production.



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Posted Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:39 PM

Finished the other PCB and ordered that too.



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Posted Sat Feb 3, 2018 6:58 PM

PCBs with built in keypad arrived today.

 

Everything tests out perfect.  Still need to make slight physical adjustments.

 

I kept the old design so it works with Atari 2600, SMS and Genesis controller.  i.e. 3rd Intv button is B+C (on Genesis) and Start button does nothing.

 

Production run should start in March.

 

**this is a one off case** top and bottom are different colors, keypad off center, etc.

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Posted Sat Feb 3, 2018 10:05 PM

Lookin' good - can't wait to get mine.



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Posted Sat Feb 3, 2018 10:13 PM

I'm loving it.



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Posted Sun Feb 4, 2018 3:33 PM

Everyone who wants one please reply to this thread with the following details:

 

1) Case color:    Almond, Gray, or Black

2) Cord length:    Anything from 36-66 inches

 

I will use this to order cases.



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Posted Sun Feb 4, 2018 5:48 PM

Gray case color with 66 inch cord .



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Posted Sun Feb 4, 2018 9:52 PM

Adding support for using Sega brand Genesis DC power supply.

Inverting rear db9 port so Intv2 controller with L bend will work for keypad

removed Sega brand DC power supply support, added reverse power detection circuit however :)






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