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Author Topic: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI- DONE!  (Read 4861 times)

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dandare

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ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI- DONE!
« on: February 12, 2012, 02:31:08 pm »
Well having not quite finished my full size project, i thought now was a good time to start another!

This is based around a tv plug n play megadrive/genesis console.

This thing has 10 games built in, but also plays any region carts.

I decided on Robocop versus The Terminator theme as this is one of my fave console games.

Got a 4.3'' screen, the type used for rear view cameras.

A 12v Li-ion battery which will run everything.
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Re: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 02:39:56 pm »
whole thing is 12'' tall

found 2 really cool mini joysticks on ebay 35mm square perfect!




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Re: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 02:44:53 pm »
Side art ideas

changed the robocop pic, didn't like the original

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Re: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 03:13:02 pm »
Love the side-art.
Do you have any more sauce on the joysticks you found. Manufacturer details, anything. They look perfect for mini's.

dandare

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Re: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 04:07:59 pm »
Thank you.

i came across these randomly on ebay. there's no manufacturer markings on them.  this is the who i got them off
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360429206013?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

i'll try and contact the seller to see if they know anymore.

i was going to use the one from digikey that's been popular with minis, these are slightly larger and suited my build more.

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Re: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 04:14:54 pm »
by the way mungo, love your pacman mini!

the guy on ebay was also selling some micro controller/pic stuff, and i noticed you know a thing or 2 about Arduino's.

so maybe the joysticks are available around those parts?

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Re: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2012, 07:44:43 pm »
Got round to ''finishing" this little bugger.

Turned out ok, I was very happy with the side art and the mini 8 way stick.

Still need to wire up the cp to the hacked game pad, but my soldering iron has crapped out so waiting for my new one to arrive.

I ended up wiring everything to the board (video/audio/power) as using the jacks just took up too much room.

All powered by 12v rechargeable lithium-ion battery with i/o switch, so can put it anywhere. I left it running for 7+ hours before the battery ran out.

Still to do- find some small angle for marquee retainer

T-molding strip (i found painting it a colour didn't look great. may use some shelf edging strip)

Maybe illuminate the marquee (i left some extra wires for led's just in case)


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Re: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2012, 07:46:03 pm »
oh yeah here are some pics  ;D

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Re: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2012, 07:47:21 pm »
pics

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Re: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI- DONE!
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2012, 07:53:51 pm »
All in all it was quite fun making, and plays pretty good too.  but if i made another mini id probably use a GBA.

It will most likely sit on the shelf after the novelty has worn off.

Now back to my full size project...

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Re: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI- DONE!
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2012, 02:45:09 pm »
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Re: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI- DONE!
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2012, 03:49:08 pm »
I missed this one, looks real nice. Loving the theme/artwork. Great use for a plug & play  :applaud:

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Re: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI- DONE!
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2012, 08:25:40 pm »
Thank you  :)

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Re: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI- DONE!
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2012, 02:32:35 pm »
Great work. Absolutely love the side art.
I used a GBA for my first mini, a 7 inch pac-man - can't say I enjoyed working with the GBA too much.
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Re: ROBOCOP V TERMINATOR MINI- DONE!
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2012, 04:13:23 pm »
Thanks Mungo.

Im well aware of your pac-man mini- it was a great inspiration!

I know you had trouble with the screen at first, GBA can be quite fiddly.

I may go slightly larger next time (if i make another) and use a psone with its 5'' screen. 

  
 

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