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#1
Re: Anybody in Germany who can help me with installing Virtual Tap?
Posted on: 6/24 23:39
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Joined 2019/2/23
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I just want to say that perhaps you are not being too careful, just realistic. There is definitely a learning curve to soldering, and I truly believe this is one of the situations where having the right equipment makes all the difference.

I ruined more consoles than I would like to admit trying to learn to solder, and even though I am good at it now, there are still some mods I still send out to have done by others who are more capable.

You're right, if you had problems getting solder braid to work, you may not have the equipment or the skill. There's no shame in that, just wisdom.

Hopefully you'll find someone who is able to help. I bet there are German gaming message boards or facebook groups or some way to find a group of vintage gamers in Germany online, if you can't find any help here, that may be a good place to start looking.

For what it's worth, from what I can see of your virtualtap, it doesn't look like it has been damaged to me. I think you likely won't have any problems with it if you find a modder who has the skill

Good luck!
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#2
Re: VB Cart Programmer interest
Posted on: 6/2 19:52
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Joined 2019/2/23
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I would possibly be interested.
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#3
Re: HyperFlash32
Posted on: 4/14 3:44
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Joined 2019/2/23
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Okay thanks. I have a consolized version of the VB so the carts load upside down. I think the buttons of the flashboy won't work for me because I won't be able to access them. That's the main reason I was hoping for a multiboy.

I'll just keep my fingers crossed for the future.
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#4
Re: HyperFlash32
Posted on: 4/13 21:52
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Hey Kevin, just curious, do you still think you'll end up doing the MultiBoy32? I held out on buying this one because I liked the idea of the MultiBoy better, but more and more this project seems to be shifting into the MultiBoy and I'm feeling like maybe I missed my chance to get on board this project if you don't end up doing any further batches/orders.

Thanks.
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#5
Re: VB extension cable
Posted on: 3/25 23:23
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Joined 2019/2/23
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I purchased an Elegoo Mars for this project.

I have been experimenting with mixtures of a base black anycubic resin and Siraya Tech's Blu resin, which is a much tougher resin for functional parts.

I have come close to figuring out a solution I am happy with through experimentation, but I have two main issues I'm running up against:

1) Parts of my edges are not forming correctly and so the edges don't have the sharp clean lines I'm looking for. I have been watching videos on manually adding supports and I think that's my answer. I'm not even really overly concerned with that, should be an easy one to solve with a bit more experimenting.

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2) When I test fit parts, they work beautifully. However, what I have observed after many test fits is that the material is kind of wearing a bit and leaving a chalky residue. I'm not overly concerned about this for myself, but if I do a larger run of these for the community, I want to provide a product that looks good and functions properly. I think I wouldn't be overly impressed if I bought a cable from someone and it started looking chalky after light use. This one is really bothering me and I'm not sure there's going to be a resin solution to the problem.

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I'm starting to think maybe using the resin for the casing after I get that dialed in and then looking toward a carbon fiber material like you use in your patch cable for the connectors themselves.
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#6
Re: VB extension cable
Posted on: 3/25 21:38
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What type of material did you end up printing with? I couldn't get great prints with PLA, I bought a resin printer and am playing with that, but I'm not quite sure that's the way to go. I know Kevin uses a carbon fiber material but that material is $200/spool and requires it's own separate 3D printer from any normal printer you use, which is probably cost prohibitive for the average person.
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#7
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 1/17 2:16
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Great progress! It's all coming together!
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#8
Re: Bad soldering skills
Posted on: 1/14 0:29
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Looks like you used a standard soldering iron and solder found in a hardware store. Usually on those you can't control the heat and they come with giant tips. Those are used to solder much bigger items than electronics.

If you want to learn to solder on electronics, you can. There are great online resources available, but soldering is one of those things where having the right equipment for the job makes so much of a difference.
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#9
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 2019/12/31 5:44
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Joined 2019/2/23
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Great work on both of these!
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#10
Re: HyperFlash32
Posted on: 2019/12/1 0:32
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If I understand correctly, with this latest design update, we can use the buttons on the cart to switch between games. Is that it?

If so, I am sold. I was holding out for the MultiBoy32, but if this will let me switch between ROMS without needing to plug the cart into a computer, I'm sold.

Also, if we don't need to plug the unit into a computer and the ROMs are stored on an SD card, what is the purpose of the USB connection?
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