iv not been doing much modding lately up til the last 2 weeks...
now i know this has been done before and for some of you might seem abit old but its a challenge for me to get on with :P
my aim here is to take a nes, and put a pc inside the thing, pretty simple BUT.. i wanna wire the joy pads up to the paralell port in order to use the original ports on the front and play emulators with the original pad, also my other main aim... is simple, keep it looking like a nes! and sounding like one, no stupid fans or noisey drives etc
so lets begin...
heres my nes all bored and doing nothing (the actual hardware doesn't work so don't worry im not wreaking a classic)
nes hardware removed and the mounts taken away
original power/reset botton PCB left intact and soldered the motherboard connections on for reset, power and the good old red LED
Old skool!!! testing the bottons etc on my other pc
Laptop CD Rom attached to the top end of the case, i know this isnt very pretty but it will be out of sight and it saves me hacking away at the case to mount things...
cd in place
50 pin laptop cd cable to IDE converter!
old PCB mounts cut down to size and drilled to fit mobo screws
im now at the stage of waiting for parts... these are the parts iv ordered and waiting on..
90w Picopsu and inverter box
VIA EPIA motherboard (mini ITX) only 533 mhz but plenty for what i want it for + passive cooling so keeps it nice and noiseless just like a NES
40gb toshiba 5400RPM laptop hdd (got that very cheap!!)
50 pin cd rom cable
laptop to 3.5" hdd converter
il update once the stuff arrives, any ideas welcomed!