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Title: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on September 29, 2017, 12:36:07 pm
So im finally setting up my nerd dungeon/ jam station in my new house and just wanted to share the progress on my console display. I got some chepo book cases from walmart for just under 18 bucks a piece.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-3-Shelf-Bookcase-Multiple-Colors/55533612 (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-3-Shelf-Bookcase-Multiple-Colors/55533612)

These worked out great and i went with 3 to leave a little room to add more. Pro tip if using a heavy crt make sure to center it between 2 of these cases to support the weight as these are still a little cheap but do hold up pretty well.

Still need to unpack all the hoockups and cut holes in the backing to run the cords through. And im waiting for my switch boxes to come in
Also there is a ps4 not pictured, its currently in the living room.
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 29, 2017, 01:34:11 pm
Looking good man.  It might be because I live out in the sticks, but we never get in any pre-fab furniture worth having.  The selection at the local S-mart is always pretty Spartan. 
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: thomas_surles on September 29, 2017, 02:17:17 pm
Looking good man.  It might be because I live out in the sticks, but we never get in any pre-fab furniture worth having.  The selection at the local S-mart is always pretty Spartan.
I ordered it and had it delivered. Put them together in an hour.
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: opt2not on September 29, 2017, 05:17:20 pm
I foresee a lot of dusting you'll be doing in the future. ;)

Looks good man.  :applaud:
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: Titchgamer on September 29, 2017, 05:23:36 pm
Good start dude!
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: thomas_surles on September 29, 2017, 07:06:30 pm
Thanks. My only complaint so far is it is just at tad taller than i would like where i have to look up slightly while sitting. I prefer my eye level to be straight ahead or slightly down. But i couldnt find anything i like any shorter.
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: thomas_surles on October 02, 2017, 10:43:19 am
Got everything hooked up. Most of the consoles run to the crt via an 8 port av switch box. The original xbox, ps3 and wii u are hooked up to the led tv. Now might be a good time to invest in led lighting. Also the sony trinitron crt looks so much better in person than on camera, but the atari 2600 looks like garbage.
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: vwalbridge on October 02, 2017, 10:46:46 am
So im finally setting up my nerd dungeon/ jam station

Fake rep for not calling it a man cave.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: yotsuya on October 02, 2017, 10:52:06 am
So im finally setting up my nerd dungeon/ jam station

Fake rep for not calling it a man cave.  :cheers:

Both those terms are a million times better. Can we make those a thing?
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: thomas_surles on October 02, 2017, 11:21:01 am
Yes.
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: shponglefan on October 02, 2017, 11:53:29 am
"Nerd dungeon".

I am using that from now on.
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: thomas_surles on October 02, 2017, 04:07:39 pm
If anyone cares, this is the switch box i used.
(http://www.my-batteries.net/images/dvbt/8-In-1-Out.jpg)

Starting from 1: nes, snes, n64, gamecube, sege genes/cd/32x, dreamcast, ps1, ps2

The atari 2600 is hookex up through coaxial, and the magnavox oddysey 3000 is also coaxial but not connected. Original xbox is av 1 on the led tv and ps3 and wii u are of course hdmi.
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: pbj on October 02, 2017, 04:17:06 pm
Thanks. My only complaint so far is it is just at tad taller than i would like where i have to look up slightly while sitting. I prefer my eye level to be straight ahead or slightly down. But i couldnt find anything i like any shorter.

Are you Asian or something?  Go to the antique store and buy a phone book to sit on.

Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: thomas_surles on October 02, 2017, 04:31:55 pm
Im very white. Just short.
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 03, 2017, 03:56:02 pm
Thanks. My only complaint so far is it is just at tad taller than i would like where i have to look up slightly while sitting. I prefer my eye level to be straight ahead or slightly down. But i couldnt find anything i like any shorter.

Are you Asian or something?  Go to the antique store and buy a phone book to sit on.

Don't pick on him man.  Word on the street is short people got big problems. 
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on October 03, 2017, 04:08:50 pm
This just came in the mail. Wouldnt fit in the mailbox so they left it on the porch. My wife assembled it while im at work, so i gotta maje sure its put together right when i get home.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Titchgamer on October 03, 2017, 04:09:28 pm
Thanks. My only complaint so far is it is just at tad taller than i would like where i have to look up slightly while sitting. I prefer my eye level to be straight ahead or slightly down. But i couldnt find anything i like any shorter.

Are you Asian or something?  Go to the antique store and buy a phone book to sit on.

Don't pick on him man.  Word on the street is short people got big problems.


Word!


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Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 03, 2017, 06:22:54 pm
This just came in the mail. Wouldnt fit in the mailbox so they left it on the porch. My wife assembled it while im at work, so i gotta maje sure its put together right when i get home.

I would suggest you re-phrase that in case she checks the site.  Your wife is perfectly capable of assembling furniture.  ;)
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on October 03, 2017, 06:42:33 pm
The only thing she needs to worry about assembling is a sammich
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: nitrogen_widget on October 05, 2017, 09:17:00 pm
I foresee a lot of dusting you'll be doing in the future. ;)

Looks good man.  :applaud:

That's what leaf blowers are for.

Also when i read nerd dungeon i immediately though of a bunch of college kids making a fantasy indy film.  :embarassed:
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on October 06, 2017, 08:37:27 am
So ignore the turd mame in the back. Thats going in the fire soon and is being scrapped for parts. The white 3 drawer thingy by the led tv holds all my controllers. I took advice from a metal jesus ans rubber banded all the cords and put them into ziploc bags and labeled them ny system. So no more digging out controllers from a tangled mess from hell. Still working on wall hanging the guitars and replacing the metal shelves in the back with a proper book case. The slot machine is also going away to my mother in law as i mentioned in the free crap thread.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Malenko on October 06, 2017, 09:33:54 am
love that Vpin
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on October 06, 2017, 10:58:10 am
love that Vpin
Thanks man. Got all the solenoids wired (probably incorrectly) still trying to get them to work.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Malenko on October 06, 2017, 12:56:01 pm
my secret for that?

Just get 1 working then worry about the rest.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on October 06, 2017, 01:11:35 pm
Thanks. Will do.
Currently trying the boil method for my Nes 72 pin connector

Edit: the boil method works great.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on October 07, 2017, 04:47:25 pm
Got a new bookshelf setup. Also my wife got me an early birthday present.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Titchgamer on October 07, 2017, 05:32:24 pm
Like it!
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: jmike on October 09, 2017, 06:00:16 am
Wow looks great! I haven't seen a pair of those DK bongo drums in forever.
Also loving the Nerd Dungeon name.  :applaud:
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: 05SRT4 on October 09, 2017, 07:43:37 am
Wheel and pedals needs a cockpit bro.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on October 09, 2017, 07:59:39 am
Wheel and pedals needs a cockpit bro.
Getting there eventually
Title: Re: Console display/ tv stands
Post by: Locke141 on October 17, 2017, 04:36:58 am
Thanks. My only complaint so far is it is just at tad taller than i would like where i have to look up slightly while sitting. I prefer my eye level to be straight ahead or slightly down. But i couldnt find anything i like any shorter.

Build a platform for under your coach. If you still drawers in it you can get ride of the plastic ones that hold your controllers.   
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on October 17, 2017, 10:38:17 am
Thats a good idea. I can save a lot of space too
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on October 17, 2017, 11:45:38 am
Ok so i took half of locke's idea, and put the drawers from that plastic thing and slid them under the futon amd got rid of the rest of the thing and freed up some room.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: jdbailey1206 on October 20, 2017, 08:53:11 am
What do you have connected to the HD television Tom?  Just the Nintendo Switch?
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on October 20, 2017, 05:14:47 pm
What do you have connected to the HD television Tom?  Just the Nintendo Switch?
Directv, sometimes ps4, ps3, wii u, and switch, i have swap hdmi cables between the switch and ps3 at the moment. Only 3 hdmi ports. Oh yeah the origonal xbox is also hooked up to the av on that tv.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Titchgamer on October 21, 2017, 02:12:06 am
Get one of these HDMI splitters.

I have 2 they work really well.

Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0049SCB2Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6tU6zbAQKF1JB
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: yotsuya on October 21, 2017, 02:28:50 am
Get one of these HDMI splitters.

I have 2 they work really well.

Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0049SCB2Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6tU6zbAQKF1JB

I have that too. Works great, donít cheap out on stuff like this.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Titchgamer on October 21, 2017, 04:14:51 am
Get one of these HDMI splitters.

I have 2 they work really well.

Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0049SCB2Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6tU6zbAQKF1JB

I have that too. Works great, donít cheap out on stuff like this.

Definitely! The cheap ones are utter Garbage!

They do a 3 port and a 5 port version.

I have the 3 port in my living room connected to PS4, Sat box and Android box.


Then I have a 5 port in my nerd dungeon.
It only has the Sat box, Segapi and Pitendo attached to it at the mo but wanted room for expansion!
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on October 21, 2017, 06:43:23 am
That looks good. Seems cheap enough for me. Not sure how much that is in real money though.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: jdbailey1206 on October 21, 2017, 01:57:42 pm
That looks good. Seems cheap enough for me. Not sure how much that is in real money though.
It no ship to over pond neiver.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Titchgamer on October 21, 2017, 02:22:56 pm
Ime sure you can find them on your local Amazon ;)
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: efp9teen78 on October 21, 2017, 10:05:05 pm
yeah they sell them in the states too I have a couple in my castle lol
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Locke141 on November 07, 2017, 10:20:59 am
Ok so i took half of locke's idea, and put the drawers from that plastic thing and slid them under the futon amd got rid of the rest of the thing and freed up some room.

 :applaud: 

Have you made any other changes? How are you hooking doing the RF only systems?
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on November 07, 2017, 12:59:28 pm
No recent changes except the hand held stands. I only have the 2600 hooked up. I have to swap cords for the odyssy 3000.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Locke141 on November 23, 2017, 10:29:38 am
No recent changes except the hand held stands. I only have the 2600 hooked up. I have to swap cords for the odyssy 3000.

Your the only other guy I know with a odyssy 3000. I need to get my odyssey 2000 working and on the shelf.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on November 23, 2017, 12:29:09 pm
No recent changes except the hand held stands. I only have the 2600 hooked up. I have to swap cords for the odyssy 3000.

Your the only other guy I know with a odyssy 3000. I need to get my odyssey 2000 working and on the shelf.
I got it off ebay last year for like $15 shipped. I was the only bidder.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Locke141 on November 23, 2017, 12:49:13 pm
Yea, they'er not rare just not very collectible. I generally will buy any cheep system I find at a thrift shop or grad sale. 
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on November 23, 2017, 02:56:07 pm
Yeah i was just looking on ebay for a pong unit. Filtered it by price lowest first and threw a bid at that one.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 28, 2017, 02:01:14 pm
Yea, they'er not rare just not very collectible. I generally will buy any cheep system I find at a thrift shop or grad sale.

Now that I've got back into collecting, the key seems to be buying whatever comes up for a good price rather than what you want or were looking for.  Usually, when I set out to buy a specific console, I can never find it at a good price.  I keep running across consoles that I don't have, but wasn't necessarily looking for.  Thankfully fun games are fun games regardless of the platform. 

fyi There's an Odyssey 3000 on Ebay right now with the box for 30 bucks. 
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: pbj on November 28, 2017, 02:13:06 pm
Good lord, a Sega Genesis, Model 2 Sega CD, the plastic Sega CD shelf extender, and a 32X.  Plus a Power Base Converter.  I used to call that rig The Altar of Sega back in the 90s and frequently suspected I was the only one on Earth with one.   :lol  I actually called their damn warehouse to get that extension on the Sega CD.

Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Titchgamer on November 28, 2017, 03:52:32 pm
I know it as the holly trinity lol
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Locke141 on November 28, 2017, 06:05:48 pm
Good lord, a Sega Genesis, Model 2 Sega CD, the plastic Sega CD shelf extender, and a 32X.  Plus a Power Base Converter.  I used to call that rig The Altar of Sega back in the 90s and frequently suspected I was the only one on Earth with one.   :lol  I actually called their damn warehouse to get that extension on the Sega CD.

I picked up the extra Sega Genesis and Sega CD with the shelf extender from a cousin with all his games for next to nothing when he got a Play Station. The 32X I got for Xmas when it came out. Most of that stuff I picked up on the cheep at thrift stores & years sales.

 
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on November 29, 2017, 09:50:09 am
If only they rigged it to a single power brick. Having 3 takes up a lot of valuable space on a multi console setup.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: 05SRT4 on November 29, 2017, 10:21:33 am
If only they rigged it to a single power brick. Having 3 takes up a lot of valuable space on a multi console setup.

Was watching the Angry Video Game nerd episode on YouTube were he goes ape ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- on all the power bricks. I thought it was funny.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on November 29, 2017, 11:42:48 am
If only they rigged it to a single power brick. Having 3 takes up a lot of valuable space on a multi console setup.

Was watching the Angry Video Game nerd episode on YouTube were he goes ape ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- on all the power bricks. I thought it was funny.
I saw that one. Im pretty sure my room is a fire hazard. I try to keep the power strips off when im not in there.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on November 29, 2017, 11:47:19 am
My next step besides the tully im working on will be to rig up something for my racing wheel. I originally intended for a full cab but that was long before i moved into this house. So i was thinking something that can be setup infront of the futon. Even if it just a stand to hold the wheel.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: pbj on November 29, 2017, 11:47:43 am
You gotta throw a language switch on that Genesis.  Some of the games do all kinds of dumb ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- when you flip them over to JAP.  Works with the 32X games, too - you just flip the switch immediately after you turn on the system to bypass the region check.  I actually owned both the SegaCD and 32X while they were viable, but I paid all of $90 (IIRC) for the CD and $20 for the 32X.



My mother sold my SMS, Genesis, 32X, and Sega CD collection for $20 less than a week after I went to college.  Yep.  Now I don't call or visit.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on November 29, 2017, 11:58:16 am
Lol. I paid $11 for the genesis on ebay a few years back. Then used gift cards to get the cd about $90 and got the 32x a couple months ago for $20. Still havent even tested the 32x. I need an ac adapter.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Locke141 on November 29, 2017, 04:04:13 pm
I've thought about setting up an ATX power supply as a Bench power supply and running all my consoles that have bricks directly to and just add reciters or DC to DC (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Ultra-small-LM2596-power-supply-module-DC-DC-BUCK-3A-adjustable-buck-module-regulator-ultra-LM2596S/32804591344.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.266.utOPco&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_4_10152_10065_10151_10344_10068_10130_10345_10324_10342_10547_10325_10343_10546_10340_10341_10548_5690020_10545_10541_10562_10084_10083_10307_10539_5080015_10312_10059_10313_10314_10534_10533_100031_10604_10603_10103_10594_10557_10558_10596_10595_10142_10107,searchweb201603_25,ppcSwitch_4&algo_expid=7546be52-0e29-4715-82be-d118323fcc19-33&algo_pvid=7546be52-0e29-4715-82be-d118323fcc19&rmStoreLevelAB=1) converters in line for any odd voltage. 
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on November 30, 2017, 12:22:57 am
So i mentioned the racing wheel earlier and it got me thinking that i also dont have room for a proper computer desk either. So i started doodling a design for a racing setup that can double as a desk when the wheel is detached. So i can pop the wheel off and use a wireless mouse and keyboard for other stuff like pc games, and music recording. I can keep the pc hooked up to the led tv in with the consoles.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: Titchgamer on November 30, 2017, 02:37:44 am
Sweet idea.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on November 30, 2017, 11:33:49 am
Well i just realized a tv stand works just as well but doesnt have that "look".
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: pbj on November 30, 2017, 11:54:19 am
Good lord, that looks like my video game life at grandma's house in the 90s.  Pro-tip - Crazy Taxi is not a suitable game to play on a dinky TV stand.



Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on November 30, 2017, 12:10:02 pm
Good lord, that looks like my video game life at grandma's house in the 90s.  Pro-tip - Crazy Taxi is not a suitable game to play on a dinky TV stand.
I see. Its a bit wobbly. Plus i have to lean forward.  I need something that sticks out a little more so i can sit all the way back.
Anybody ever test the momo on a ps2 or ps3? Id like to play simpsons road rage but the dolphin isnt doing it for me pcsx2 is a little better but still sucks. Ive heard mixed reviews about it actually working on ps2. Dont have any games to test at the moment.
Title: Re: Nerd dungeon
Post by: thomas_surles on December 13, 2017, 11:39:32 am
Jam station