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#1
Re: An idea: Replacement VB displays, that produce larger images?
Posted on: 2/15 1:44
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By the way, here was my attempt at soldering the cable to the display:

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#2
An idea: Replacement VB displays, that produce larger images?
Posted on: 2/15 1:23
VB Gamer
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Whew, it's been a while since I was here...

Anyways, I'm older, wiser, stupider, and have broken a few electronics while trying to repair them.

My Nintendo Virtual Boy is no exception, unfortunately. I tried to preemptively affix the connection with the traditional solder fix, but I underestimated how fragile it actually is. (It was genuinely a near-success, but like I said, they really did not adhere the contacts properly.)

Also, one thing that I discovered upon receiving my console back in 2011 was that the displayed area was far smaller than I expected.

Thus, I have an idea.

LEDs have gotten to the point where small LEDs (as in, about as small as a ballpoint pen mark) can be purchased and used by the consumer. The size of these LEDs are .125mm on-average. Yes, theyíre larger than the original, but I think 224 of them could fit within the confines of the display. Thereís a bit more space between the display cover and the supporting frame, plus space on the back for anything extra.

Iím experienced in art, which has extended to designing PCBs. (No, Iím not manufacturing it. Thatís too much and takes a lot of work, even for simple boards.)

What if I were able to design a display that was not only larger in perception but could use modern parts, and was just as modular as the original? I mean, how complex are the two chip-die strips flanking the LEDs on the display?

Plus, I don't see too many bond wires attaching to those strips, so there's got to be a way to make the logic for the LEDs from modern parts.
Edited by T-SqProductions on 2020/2/15 5:37
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#3
VB Display Repair Practice?!
Posted on: 2013/5/23 5:24
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Hey everyone! Long time no see!

I don't know how I did it, but I believe I have my work cut out for myself.

In December, I bought a laptop on eBay, and I was not happy that the B&W screen it had would not display certain graphics modes properly.

Cut to today. I received an old Color laptop LCD display I intend to replace the previous B&W display with.

My first job was to de-solder the original pinned connectors, but I accidentally ripped one of the solder points off while removing the connector. Fortunately, with these LCD Modules, there's a secondary connection, attached by flat ribbon cables.

If it weren't for the connection being soldered down already, I would have thought I had just practiced for the contingency that my Nintendo Virtual Boy's video displays would go on the fritz!

Anyways, the ribbon cable has been neatly removed, and the solder pads are all intact, so now I can solder some power and video signal wires from the LCD to the computer!
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#4
Re: If Teleroboxer was made into a movie...
Posted on: 2011/10/23 6:39
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I just went to go see Real Steel!
I officially dub it "Teleroboxer: The Movie" ;)

In fact, Real Steel makes me want to go get Teleroboxer even more! :D
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#5
Re: Project VBoot
Posted on: 2011/2/28 3:48
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Maybe I could offer my services as a graphics designer for the label? :D
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#6
Re: Ever heard of this console?
Posted on: 2011/2/17 20:40
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No. When I mean regulation circuitry, it has no circuitry to control the synchronization of the mirror with the flashing of the LEDs. The reflected display wobbles because of the varying speed of the mirror.
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#7
Re: Ever heard of this console?
Posted on: 2011/2/17 4:15
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Darn you, already-made topic!
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#8
Ever heard of this console?
Posted on: 2011/2/16 20:48
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This is the Entex Adventure Vision. It was released in 1982 and it's apparently the predecessor to the Virtual Boy, because it uses the same display method as the Virtual Boy, although at a much lower resolution, and not with stereo displays. ;)
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I watched a few videos on Youtube demonstrating this rare console (it's even rarer than the Virtual Boy!), but the regulation of the display is terrible. The LED bar and the mirror are not synched exactly, which causes the display to wobble, unlike its more recent counterpart. (In fact, I don't even think it has any real kind of regulation circuitry.) The mirror also actually spins back and forth, instead of vibrating.

Unfortunately, this console was also doomed to failure on the market, which makes it so extremely rare. I wonder if we could make something like this today with modern electronics...


Hmmmm...?
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#9
Virtual Boy Receiving
Posted on: 2011/2/13 6:29
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I read a topic here about someone attempting to use their Virtual Boy as a 3D/ 2D display from a computer using the link cable port.

I'm thinking of doing something like that when I start doing hobby stuff on my Virtual Boy, except with an RCA cable, and on a homebrew protoboard cartridge.

I think it's possible, isn't it? All we're talking about is an analog-to-digital circuit, aren't we?
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#10
Re: How long have you been a Virtual Boy? (Or girl :P)
Posted on: 2011/2/8 2:44
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@HollowedEmpire

Yup! I got everything as a set. The only thing it's missing is the full manual book. (I don't think that was included with any Blockbuster set, though.)
Edited by T-SqProductions on 2011/2/8 2:54
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