1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Scratch Build – In Progress REDELUX (18/1 Final pictures and video)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by quizz_kid, 19 Aug 2012.

  1. crudbreeder

    crudbreeder New Member

    Joined:
    29 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's just an USB hub that has its own separate power supply. So they provide their own power to the hub ports instead of drawing all power from the port on your computer. They are useful when you need to attach multiple power hungry devices to a single USB port.
     
  2. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    808
    Likes Received:
    51
    Thanks crudbreeder!
     
  3. kelmannen

    kelmannen New Member

    Joined:
    5 Feb 2011
    Posts:
    377
    Likes Received:
    6
    here you have an example powered usb hub @ kjell&co

    as the other guy said, a normal hub with a net adapter..
    if you have 3 usbports they might all be on the same power =/
     
  4. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    808
    Likes Received:
    51
    Back after holidays with NEW hardware. This arcade beast deserves something better than tip founds. I'll have better airflow in there from now on.

    The Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 Mini-ITX, 8 gb RAM and an i3
    [​IMG]

    A 60GB SSD from Intel and pain-in-the-*ss-to-mount cooler Scythe Shuriken [​IMG]

    Also got my ebay "unbranded" controllers. Good simple PCBs inside for easy soldering and no driver issues, but the range!!! Aprox 2 meters(!?) Soooooo cheap :waah: So I had to throw them away. Going to give those xbox controllers one more chance.
    [​IMG]

    Anyway, installed OS on the new HW
    [​IMG]

    Laterz!
     
    Last edited: 12 Jan 2013
  5. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    808
    Likes Received:
    51
    I´ll really have to finish this one soon........
     
  6. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

    Joined:
    27 Aug 2011
    Posts:
    2,675
    Likes Received:
    62
    Nice hardware. Gotta love those ITX boards. Is it an Ivybridge I3? An arcade rig like this does deserve some great hardware. Can't wait to see this finished.
     
  7. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

    Joined:
    18 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    1,171
    Likes Received:
    24
    Nope. It is lga1156 i3.


    @quizz_kid:

    Too bad for those controlers. But I believe there is a way to exted the range with better antennas.
     
  8. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    808
    Likes Received:
    51
    Thanks Wisdom!

    Hmm... They would be perfect if you could extend the range somehow. An antenna you say. Would the antenna go on the receiver or the controller PCB? Do you happen to know more about this? I´m VERY intersted.



    Tiny update: Decided to go back to the xbox-PCBs. After a lot of precision soldering I managed to get it all working.

    Here´s the guts of the detachable joystick pads. A lot of wires in there :sigh:
    [​IMG]

    But I´t looks much better when I cover them with these egg white inner protective plates.
    [​IMG]

    Here´s a close up of the 4-8-way switching of the joystick. Pretty simple, but elegant I think.
    [​IMG]

    And here´s when the outer plates are attached. Hope you´ll like it!
    [​IMG]
     
  9. kelmannen

    kelmannen New Member

    Joined:
    5 Feb 2011
    Posts:
    377
    Likes Received:
    6
  10. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    808
    Likes Received:
    51
    Thanks man!

    Last update before finals...

    Decided to solder those tiny LEDs on the xbox pcb. It was tricky, but I managed and secured it with epoxy.
    [​IMG]

    And then found a good spot for the LED mount... Marked it and started to drill.
    [​IMG]


    Final pictures next time guys! :D
     
  11. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    808
    Likes Received:
    51
    Finally finished!!

    No text today, I´m just gonna let the pictures speak for themselves.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And here´s a video I made, if interested in how it actually works:



    Thanks for watching / Quizz :lol:
     
    Last edited: 11 Feb 2013
    [- pio -] likes this.
  12. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

    Joined:
    18 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    1,171
    Likes Received:
    24
    That looks awesome Quizz.

    About that antennas, you should check what antennas are build in controler and usb receiver.
    There is probablay something like extended pcb or flat cable with "extra" conduit on it in maze or spiral shape. That is how cheap antennas are made. You can enhace range simply with soldering something like paper stample on it.

    And may I say again-awesome project.

    And one question-the wood you used for the build is walnut,right? Is it good type of wood for laser cutting?
     
  13. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

    Joined:
    6 Oct 2011
    Posts:
    318
    Likes Received:
    13
    Shut up and take my money! :D
     
  14. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    808
    Likes Received:
    51
    Thanks Pranja! And thanks for the antenna info, I´m going to try that staple idea first thing tomorrow. Regarding the walnut I have no idea, I did it all by hand. The laser cutter I´ve access to can´t cut solid wood, just MDF(max 4mm). It´s mainly for acrylic, papers, cardboard etc. Hope that answeded you question.

    I´ll gladly do that =) Thanks friend!
     
  15. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

    Joined:
    3 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    1,688
    Likes Received:
    55
    Incredible work again mate and the video was something I would expect to see in a local indy cinema. Keep it up :)
     
  16. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

    Joined:
    21 Oct 2008
    Posts:
    2,290
    Likes Received:
    59
    Drooooooooooooooool :jawdrop:
     
  17. AbKaRy

    AbKaRy New Member

    Joined:
    1 Sep 2012
    Posts:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great job ... Amazing work of art :)
     
  18. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    808
    Likes Received:
    51
    Thanks Editor. Glad you liked the movie, took a while to shoot by myself :lol:

    Nutty nutty boy... Thanks!

    Thanks AbKaRy! Appreciated.


    Took some photos of the mashine running the beamer today, hope you´ll like it!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Livio and Waynio like this.
  19. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

    Joined:
    21 Oct 2008
    Posts:
    2,290
    Likes Received:
    59
    So wonderfully geeky. ;)
     
  20. crudbreeder

    crudbreeder New Member

    Joined:
    29 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's simply amazing
    :clap:
     

Share This Page