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David's HLH Build Part 4

Posted by a531016 Mar 31, 2018
I am not even finished yet, but I wanted to share a few lessons learned so far with you:   I am not as good at soldering as I remember being My eyesight is far worse than it used to be Soldering iron burns hurt The accuracy of my measuring technique and tolerances in 3D printer can cause issues when not factored together Breaking a 2 hour 3D printed part in assembly is more painful than the soldering iron.   All that said, it's coming along, even with the fair amount of "dynamic ...
I was successful in being selected to receive the Raspberry Pi kit for a portable game and have been designing a portable device to make use of the kit. I was holding off on this declaration until I learned more about the HLH contest. I recently had an interesting conversation with the Ben Heck show team which shed some light of the situation. My schedule precludes having a working device by the video deadline but I am proceeding with the project anyway because it is an interesting project, I'v ...
Hello everyone, forgive the last minute entry but I wasn't sure I'd have time to put together a video by the deadline.   My name is mike, I'm a long time Ben Heck fan but new to the Element14 community. I've built a couple of Raspberry Pi projects before but this will my first portable.   I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working hand held, portable gaming device I will post the video on the element14 Community by the submission deadline, 2-April-2018 If my video is ...
I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working handheld portable gaming device. I will post the video on the element14 Community site before 9:00 am CST on April 2, 2018. If my video is selected as one of the top ten submissions, I will receive $500.00 USD. I intend to make a N64 Portable with the option to be played with only one hand. I also intend it to have a expansion port for av and other controllers.   ...
Hi! My name is Maciej Zamecznik and declare following: I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working handheld portable gaming device. I will post the video on the element14 Community site before 9:00 am CST on April 2, 2018 If my video is selected as one of the top ten submissions, I will receive $500.00 USD     Project: I intend to build portable Raspberry Pi based gaming device. It will have compact, gameboy-like form (game pad integrated with screen), rechargeable bat ...
Lights, Camera .. Refraction!!!  Beyond the manic madness editing and sheer fun [..for me, sorry] of my audition video. Hack Like Heck: Rory O Connor   Hacking about with cameras much more now.   Trying to get the right angles and footage  is tough, so here's my hacked together wobbly camera rigs.   Always wanted to get into macro photography now that's real bonus I figured macro/micro shots out! Messin' about with all types of lenses, prisms and various scre ...
SN35 Mini Project Update #03   It's been a week since my last update.. my bad. It's been quite a hectic week though trying to establish whether the project is actually going to end up being feasible or not. The current verdict? Cautious optimism. Ask me again tomorrow though. Some of the biggest challenges I had this week were:   Getting a screen to work at all, and then risking breaking it after I did (spoiler: I'm fairly sure I did, but I haven't confirmed yet) Sourcing parts befo ...
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David's HLH Build Part 3

Posted by a531016 Mar 27, 2018
I am going to keep this update brief as a bit of a tease!   The breadboard is now complete, so I can now focus on how all the working components are going to squeeze in and work together.     I have also spent some time in Autodesk Fusion 360 designing the 3D printed parts.     As I stated in my declaration, I wanted to learn and improve what I know, and I am certainly doing that. I don't want to give too much away, but all will be revealed in the video!   ...
I finally received the build kit which included a copper clad card and a bottle of etchant. The parts were not exactly the same as the ones Ben and Felix used so it is unlikely the stl files would fit. The USB hub was quite large so I likely won't use it. I ordered some USB hub chips to be designed onto my PCB, but they won't arrive in time to be in this build. I removed the high components from the Raspberry Pi card, except the header, (I only removed the plastic from it). It will be soldered i ...
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David's HLH Build Part 2

Posted by a531016 Mar 25, 2018
I am having a few bad days at this!   I started with the ribbon cable, only to find that it is solid core (which will break in my design in no time). So I deciding that I needed a stranded cable, which I had to get hold of today.   In the meantime, I did a few tests with the screen and a RPI model B+, to see what performance I could get from it. At least once I have this all connected and working, I have a fighting chance of getting the software right first time!   The good new ...
screen issues  I'm that much out of ideas, that I've bought another display, just to check if I haven't zapped this one. Nevermind, there is an ON/OFF pin that you should definitely want to keep high now it only needs some tweaking with the colors! This will be updated tomorrow! All clear, I changed the 0x7F013 to 0x7F014 at one point and the colors were off, now that it's changed back, it works!   So I've decided on using the Mode 3 (2nd) of the pinouts for RGB565 as seen here htt ...
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David's HLH Build Part 1

Posted by a531016 Mar 23, 2018
I now have the major components for the build, so it is time to go start looking at how all the bits could go together and fit to create the compact and truly portable device I want to create.     I know that the spacial fit for the battery is a top consideration, that will decide for me if I need to print a custom back for the controller, or if I can fit the bits in as is. Ideally, I would like the latter.   Perhaps more pressing is a decision on screen. My first instinct was ...
  Hello fellow engineers, hackers, makers, tinkerers, enthusiasts, and otherwise weird individuals! My name is Benny Michaels (a.k.a. Binary Ben) and I am here to Hack Like Heck... almost as if there is some kind of epic job up for grabs? Well that's the rumour anyway..   Here is the cookie cutter <tl;dr> to help the lovely organisers(†) keep track of everyone:   I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working hand held, portable gaming device I will pos ...
“When all you have is a 3D printer, everything looks like… filament… or something.”   Now that Act 1 of the Hack Like Heck competition is over, it’s time to get hacking! Since this is my first time doing a build like this, I wasn’t sure exactly where to begin. So I (somewhat arbitrarily) chose to start with the controls.   Before getting into the actual build, I spent quite a bit of time planning and procuring the parts I thought I would need. This ...
I have spent waaaay too much time on the design so far and I'm only at 75% of finishing it. It seems like the parts will arrive this Friday, so it's going to be a long weekend. I've set up a "war zone" for the project, a "FAME BOY only" table of 100 x 60 cm2. Today the button boards arrived from aisler.net, with a bit of drilling and snipping some plastic posts I was able to fit almost everything but the shoulder buttons. I've ordered a set of buttons again, this time in black! Every part you se ...
SN35 Mini Project Update #02 Bonus: scroll to the bottom for a chance to win! Alright, so you probably want the good stuff first... well I have this lovely render of the top half of a case. I also just had to take advantage of the fact GIF's are useable here at the element14 community, along with Fusion 360's basic video rendering capability. Notice anything different from my original "intent and concept introduction" post – SN35 Mini Update #01 – Binary Ben intends to Hack Like He ...
This is a kickoff of my build of a portable Pi. This blog is not attempting to create a Ben Heck Show style documentary, it is just intended to provide some insight into my design and how I am going about the project. I have been holding off on starting this project for a couple of main reasons. The first reason is I wanted to test whether my version of the build could be completed in two weeks. I am busy with other things as well, but that is always the case. Lets see, on the personal front & ...
I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working handheld portable gaming device. I will be hacking a cloned NES console and giving it a well-needed new lease on life, in the form of a cool little portable! I will post the video on the element14 Community site before 9:00 am CST on April 2, 2018. If my video is selected as one of the top ten submissions, I will receive $500.00 USD (yay!)   a little about myself: I dabbled in multiple music and sound related disciplines before land ...
What a perfect fit of colors, but sadly this PLA wont print on both of the companies Zortrax M200. There's an option to load external materials on the Zortrax M200 for a while now and I was too shy to test it out (Zortrax is closed gcode and was closed filament). Since I've printed with PLA on my 2014 printrbot simple already, I didn't think there could be too many problems though and so I did a little trip to 3dk.berlin, that was 4 metro stations away from home. Sadly the printer won't even loa ...
Still looking for the right material to print the case in, but on Saturday I will go to the store of a local filament maker, worst case scenario they could mix up a DMG colored PLA plastic. But I'm sure I'll be happy with one of their 5 greys they have in store so I don't have to pay 240 Euros for 5kg of filament. I also spoke to a friend of mine who works in the copy shop I used to work and he had some great ideas about the screen bezel. I might be able to grab some better new buttons and silic ...
Alright, first, let's get this part out of the way:   I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working hand held, portable gaming device I will post the video on the element14 Community by the submission deadline, 2-April-2018 If my video is one of the top 10 finalists I will receive $500 for my video   Of course, if you want to tell us more about yourself, your project or anything else - feel free to include it in the document. Why, thank you!  I think I will say a ...
*still hoping this is the right place for build logs, cheers   Much buttons - such board   I'm done with the boards for the buttons! that's the most sloppiest board I've ever "designed". My main focus was on getting the dimensions for everything right. Hopefully every plastic nibble has the corresponding drill hole. The angles should be right. The shoulder button might be on the wrong side of the board, but maybe it's just right for the biggest lever I could achieve with the buttons. ...
I hope this is placed and tagged right   Okay, wow - the competition is strong. So I thought in case I'm in the TOP10, I'd use that sweet screen and go another route, instead of using a classic DMG case! Here's a mockup of what I'd like to do, drawn in 123D Design, since I doubt there's enough time for me to learn fusion360 and finish the design in it. The cartridge reader is supposed to fit classic Game Boy cartridges and Advance games, therefor the dummy cartridge is a mix of both. This ...
My name is Benjamin Hilker, bringing you the basics on just about anything! I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working hand held, portable gaming device I will post the video on the element14 Community by the submission deadline, 2-April-2018 If my video is one of the top 10 finalists I will receive $500 for my video I'm looking forward to giving this one my best shot.   Let's Get Started! ...
Here is my declaration of intent for The Hack Like Heck Competition:   I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working hand held, portable gaming device I will post the video on the element14 Community by the submission deadline, 2-April-2018 If my video is one of the top 10 finalists I will receive $500 for my video   You can also check out my audition video here. ...
As directions state I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working hand held, portable gaming device I will post the video on the element14 Community by the submission deadline, 2-April-2018 If my video is one of the top 10 finalists I will receive $500 for my video   Additional information Hi Everyone! I’m James, but most engineers know me as “the bald engineer.” I write a blog at baldengineer.com, have a YouTube channel called AddOhms, and have written some ...
I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working hand held, portable gaming device I will post the video on the element14 Community by the submission deadline, 2-April-2018 If my video is one of the top 10 finalists I will receive $500 for my video   I have (now) also posted an audition video.   That all sounds well and good, perhaps it would have been better to say I intend to try and Hack Like Heck? Or maybe that I am intending to make a handheld portable that might work ...
Josh Gavin intends to Hack like Heck   Hi. I had intended to enter this competition since the day the video was released. I have been watching Ben Heck for years with some of my favourite projects being his portable Xbox and Raspberry Pi. I have made many electronic marvels in the past and because I earn money from fixing consoles on a regular basis, this project seems perfect for me. I have intentions of making other portables too like a PS2p console. One of my previous creations is an ar ...
NOBBLE HAS STEPPED UP TO THE CHALLENGE! ( ͠° ͜ʖ ͡°) Alright folks, benheck doesn't give a hack anymore.   Now is the time for us in the modding community to RISE UP by blowing the minds of unknowingly innocent normies with our next level mods.   Luckily, I woke up to the notification the morning of the contest video, and without even brushing my teeth I got my camera out to film My Audition!   I was the first person to enter and have been getting nothing but joy and ...
Hi, I'm Andy, and I intend to Hack Like Heck. I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working hand held, portable gaming device I will post the video on the element14 Community by the submission deadline, 2-April-2018 If my video is one of the top 10 finalists I will receive $500 for my video You can watch my Audition Tape here.   For my entry to the contest I will make a retro pi emulator that will have interchangeable controllers. The controllers will be as close to the rea ...
Hello, everyone! My name is Matthew Eargle; I am a helicopter pilot by training and an engineer by trade, but I find myself spending more of my time building interesting electronics projects, repairing gadgets, and teaching engineering principles to kids during summer camps and after school programs--and making videos documenting all these things for my YouTube channel, AirborneSurfer, and associated website, AirborneSurfer.com. Much of what I work on is done as a personal challenge to either fi ...
I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working hand held, portable gaming device, I will post the video on the element14 Community by the submission deadline, 2-April-2018 If my video is one of the top 10 finalists I will receive $500 for my video I mean to make one electronic PinBall table and create Videos, even a little bit nervous in front of the camera.   ...