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Tutorial Broken tablet in NES case, lives out its days as an emulator.

Discussion in 'Emulation on Android' started by storm shadow, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. storm shadow

    Techbliss Owner Admin Ida Pro Expert Developer

    Wanna share this, i read it on hack a day.:)

    The creator of this project started off with a 7″ tablet he received from a coworker. The screen was horribly smashed from one corner spreading out through the entire surface. But the hardware inside still worked, including the HDMI out port. He ended up transplanting the tablet hardware for use as an emulator.

    After a bit of sizing up it was determined that the tablet hardware would fit inside the case of a broken NES. The battery would have been a tough fit, but this thing is always going to need to be connected to a television so there’s no need to work without mains power. The back plate was cut down to size and used as a try for mounting the motherboard in the case. Before that step he wired up a USB hub and mounted it so that two ports could be accessed through the original controller port openings.

    There’s no details on the software used, but the final image in the gallery shows a game of Starfox being played.


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    I got this old nintendo which wasn't working
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    And someone dropped their tablet pc at work (samsung slate 7), it was too bad to bother fixing the glass/LCD.
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    So I thought this maybe?
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    Loading windows
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    And of course, Chrome! You can see how badly the screen is cracked here
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    Hooked up to TV via micro to normal HDMI cable
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    This is with the back removed
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    The internals, very well laid out.
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    This is the mainboard, CPU/RAM/SSD all here.
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    I removed the battery since it is unnecessary and wouldn't fit anyway.
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    Testing to see if it works OK without the battery, it does!
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    Mainboard removed
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    I had to remove the glass which was glued to the bezel, I cut my finger pretty good in the process.. :3
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    I also cut a section of the backing plate to attach the motherboard bezel to.
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    Stuck together, this is the new 'motherboard tray'.
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    The tablet only has one USB, so I used an old USB hub I had.
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    Fit's pretty well!
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    Cord was too long but only one I had
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    Motherboard fits in.
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    All wired up now
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    I couldn't retro fit the switch to the existing ones because it's a tiny soft button type, so instead you have to open the cartridge slot and hit the button, a blue LED light comes on.
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    It works! Now just need some more controllers!
     
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  2. Gh0st

    Australia's finest since 1981 Admin

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    • Feb 5, 2013
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    Hahaha very cool!
    I've always wanted to put my 360 and PS3 inside a PC case together.
     
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