NUzebox - Uzebox Neslou's Edition :-)

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Re: NUzebox - Uzebox Neslou's Edition :-)

Post by neslou » Sat May 16, 2015 4:10 pm

Hi kivan117,
Thank you.
For the moment, i will stay as close as the original design (EUzebox) except in size to be fit to the enclosure and the blue pcb.
Then, i will i hope go a little further :
Change the box for a larger one in order to be able to :
* Put a 9V Battery as a possible way of power source
* Leave SCART and add RCA and SVideo Connector also (everybody could use it)
* I would like to divide the overall PCB in little one with different colors and purpose and that connected together with connectors (not for now) (Power Module in One red PCB / Pad connector in Another module in Black / Audio - Video module on another pcb / CPU module etc...) It will allow me to do a "pedagogic and fun" approach to enlarge the community (and for instance, in France, i don't see really much information.
As i say, i would like more people to use this Uzebox (The Only Box that you really Uze, because you build it lol...what a cool slogan? :D )
We have to write more tutorial, and documentation (i will participate) more démos and games (for now i am not the best guy for this :D )

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Re: NUzebox - Uzebox Neslou's Edition :-)

Post by kivan117 » Sat May 16, 2015 4:57 pm

neslou wrote:I am searching some help for preparing the placement of the snes connector...
Obviously it's your design and you can do it however you want, but that sounds like an awful lot of work. The way it's done on the reference design has worked well for me so far. Just place a nice amount of solder on each pad, place the port on horizontally, then heat each solder blob and press the pins in. Hardest part was getting it to sit perfectly level. You can find the female plugs online in singles or just buy a couple snes controller extension cables and sacrifice them for the female port. Nice thing there is you now have a cable with a male end for making your own uzebox keyboard or whatever hardware hackery you want to try in the future.
neslou wrote:Leave SCART and add RCA and SVideo Connector also (everybody could use it)
That'd be awesome. I don't know how tricky it would be to get that design working, but it would definitely cause me to buy a NUzebox, haha.
neslou wrote:We have to write more tutorial, and documentation (i will participate) more démos and games (for now i am not the best guy for this :D )
Yeah, in the case of documentation and tutorials, more is always better. The wiki has quite a lot, but this is just a hobby for everyone so sometimes progress on a new game/demo/piece of hardware takes away from progress in documentation. Translating what we already have would definitely go a long way towards helping bring in more people though. We should probably go through and rearrange the wiki some too. I know there's an absolute ton of information on there that isn't immediately obvious from the front page.

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Re: NUzebox - Uzebox Neslou's Edition :-)

Post by neslou » Sat May 16, 2015 6:05 pm

Thank you kivan117 for taking the time to answer me!
For the design i have choose, it is impose by the box dimension that's why i have to find a clever solution :-).. I like nude pcb, but by experience i know that people love enclosure too :D .. if i build the pcb before choosing a box it will cost too much money for me for just a hobby :-)

Yes, i will do my best to integrate all the video out connectors..this is a great way to rassemble people in the project ..

For the documentation, i will try to put something out in the near future. A french guy already put a great pdf but didn't finish it (off course it is a long travel).
We have to work together to put already existing information in a sexy pdf like it did in the past..
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Neslou.

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Re: NUzebox - Uzebox Neslou's Edition :-)

Post by uze6666 » Sun May 17, 2015 2:54 am

Great work,happy that it work with the non pico power of the 644. Will have to add that the 644p can cause distortion on the video image.

For a french translation I can surely help if we can focus on a small but pertinent subset of the wiki. Doing a "getting started" section from installing the tools to flashing your first hello world would be a good start.

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Re: NUzebox - Uzebox Neslou's Edition :-)

Post by neslou » Sun May 17, 2015 12:16 pm

Thank you Uze6666, but i think you have already a lot of thing to do with your upgrade (Portable Uzebox / Uzenet and so forth..)
I will do the job for the french translation but first, it will be more universal to continue the book that start the french guy earlier.. I will take this pdf as a starting point in order to see if somethings are still up to date etc...
I am still discovering Uzebox stuff so it will help me to have a new "eye" :D as i don't know much (programming from scratch / IDE / compiling option / Uzem Emulator etc..
I am waiting some material (USB avr programmer etc.. / Arduino Uno R3 also) in order to begin following the différents wiki tutorials..

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Re: NUzebox - Uzebox Neslou's Edition :-)

Post by neslou » Sun May 17, 2015 1:47 pm

Is there anybody that has the template for the cutting out of the snes female connector?
I will make a try with a dremel..lol.

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Re: NUzebox - Uzebox Neslou's Edition :-)

Post by kivan117 » Sun May 17, 2015 10:52 pm

The best drawing I've found is this one. That said it looks like it'll be petty tough to just estimate with a Dremel.

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Post by neslou » Mon May 18, 2015 6:36 pm

Yes, i have already found raphnet drawing...Thank's..i will have a try :D

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Re: NUzebox - Uzebox Neslou's Edition :-)

Post by neslou » Sun May 24, 2015 8:41 pm

Some little progress.... :D
A friend of mine help me to do this with Google sketch for the hole of the SNES pad..
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I have for the moment finish to solder the rest of the console and put some females Dupond cables in order to test the snes Pad:
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I would like to know regarding to the SDcard if there is a tuto?
I have only 4 to 8 GB microSD with adapter..is it ok?
Is there some formatting (FAT16 etc...) to respect?
I just put a *.UZE file but it doesn't seems to work...
I have to admitt that i didn't make many try right now..

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Re: NUzebox - Uzebox Neslou's Edition :-)

Post by neslou » Thu May 28, 2015 7:37 am

Hi all,
I have received my samples (SNES Connectors / and 5 Boxes) from my selected sources company.
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I will continue to try to optimize my PCB for taking into account some the errors and remark that i have received :D
Also, i make some Learning with AutoCAD in order to be able to ask proper modification for the cutting out (chinese company don't work with Google sketch up lol)
Regards.
Neslou.

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