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#1
Re: VB Cart Programmer interest
Posted on: Today 16:13
Nintendoid!
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Some labels for the reprogrammable carts going out with the programmers.

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#2
Re: Creating a SNES-to-VB controller adapter (your results)
Posted on: Yesterday 20:06
Nintendoid!
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Quote:

Dreammary wrote:
Thatís a spectacular design, and honestly looks like an official peripheral.


Thanks.

Iíve had some requests for more of these but itís limited by the VB connector. If enough people want one I could design and 3D print the VB connector. If anyone is interested please PM me. Just collecting an interest list for now.
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#3
Re: Creating a SNES-to-VB controller adapter (your results)
Posted on: Yesterday 3:29
Nintendoid!
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Hereís a version I just built for someone for playing Hyper Fighting.
VB connector with cord switch to 2.1mm jack power supply. SNES controller adapter to VB using a SNES extension cable.

I like this red and black retro-bit controller. May even have a sticker made so it looks like the controller in the HF manual.

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Edited by mellott124 on 2018/7/19 5:04
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#4
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 7/13 19:55
Nintendoid!
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I have a few more assembled link cables again if anyone is interested. Send me a PM.
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#5
Re: Anyone have spare Red DS cases?
Posted on: 7/13 19:37
Nintendoid!
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I think I do. Iíll check this weekend.
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#6
Re: VB Controller USB adapter?
Posted on: 7/13 5:05
Nintendoid!
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I have a few more of these assembled if anyone is interested. Just PM me.
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#7
Re: VB Cart Programmer interest
Posted on: 7/11 4:03
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First couple free developer units going out. :-)

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#8
Re: Bluetooth VB controller
Posted on: 7/8 23:10
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OK, updated for Keyboard HID so now it can be used directly in emulators like Mednafen. The particular board I'm using with integrated bluetooth will only support HID for keyboard so that's about it for this project.

You have to use a CSR 4.0 BT receiver as well. Once you have that everything works great. :-)

I'll put something up on my site so people can replicate it.
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#9
Bluetooth VB controller
Posted on: 7/7 14:07
Nintendoid!
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I did a little project to modify a VB controller to use Bluetooth. The idea was to make a wireless version of what my VB controller USB adapter does. Here's v0: https://youtu.be/ZdRXIXxxExE

It's quite heavy with the 6 AA battery pack so like I mention in the video I may design a slimmer battery pack to lighten it up. Maybe even add inductive charging. Some external status LEDs would also be nice.

This current version just sends serial bytes to the PC. I can update to keyboard keys for mapping software but I'd really like to support a HID gamepad like my USB adapter. The current Bluetooth module will only support HID keyboard or I can make my own receiver dongle to map the serial bytes to a HID gamepad like my USB adapter. Still deciding. I like the last approach better.
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#10
Re: VB Cart Programmer interest
Posted on: 7/2 17:09
Nintendoid!
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Quote:

Dreammary wrote:
Yes, itís a slightly better design then Flashboy+ but still only one game at a time. The upside is you can dump games using it (but who honestly will ever need to use that feature) and also it will allow for larger games (if they get made in the future).

Heís hoping to eventually make a multicart but that would be later down the road. At this point itís just a really cool novelty item for the VB collector that wants everything (everyone else should just stick with a Flashboy+).


Correct. At this point its a programmer for my 16Mbit and 128Mbit reprogrammable carts. A two part flashboy with an option of a larger cart. It can also dump and save RAM contents (save data) for those who have expressed interest. Yes, can dump the RAM as well. Works with any size RAM/ROM by setting a couple parameters. It recognizes my boards and chips sizes automatically and sets them up appropriately.

The USB cable is for connection back to the PC where a user menu is displayed on screen via a terminal program like RealTerm. ASCII menu that can do quite a few things that mimic a normal EEPROM/Flash programmer like ChipMax2.

More info here: http://www.mellottsvrpage.com/index.p ... boy-cartridge-programmer/

This is meant as a developer tool. Most VB users shouldn't need anything like this. I just got a bit carried away with the case to make it more interesting. Turns out I'll be using a form of the case in a new project so it was worth the time. :-)

Also correct that my boards don't need a battery for SRAM backup. They use an nvSRAM which has a unique approach to saving SRAM data upon power down as to not require a battery. Should outlast most of us.
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