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Project VBoot
Posted on: 2010/8/30 19:38
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Project VBoot
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#2
Re: Project VBoot
Posted on: 2010/8/30 20:22
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#3
Re: Project VBoot
Posted on: 2010/8/30 21:34
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Sorry about that. I had changed everything to "Public" in the privacy settings but somehow the changes didn't get saved.

The link should be working now.
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Re: Project VBoot
Posted on: 2010/8/30 21:45
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My favorite part of this idea is how its not going to use donor carts...

nobody would wish Virtual League Baseball to be $50 someday, right?
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#5
Re: Project VBoot
Posted on: 2010/8/30 21:59
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Sounds amazing !

I've had fun making the FlashBoy carts, but with this cart on the horizon it is pointless for me to develop it any further or manufacture more of the current design.

I look forward very much to using an SD card based cart on the VB
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#6
Re: Project VBoot
Posted on: 2010/8/30 23:06
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First progress update is up. All future progress update will be posted directly to this page:

http://brennanthl.wordpress.com/
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#7
Re: Project VBoot
Posted on: 2010/8/31 10:27
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What are you using to case the cart (if you're not using a donor cart) ?
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#8
Re: Project VBoot
Posted on: 2010/8/31 15:03
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I'm up for suggestions on that one. I know some members here have 3D models of the case but it would be expensive to have them made and I don't know much about case design. For now I'm more worried about functionality and getting the right connector. I was toying with the idea of not using a case at all and putting a conformal coat over the PCB to protect against ESD and sharp edges. And then I would put spacers on the board so it fits correctly against the VB, and add a hand grip at the end for removing the cart from the system. The VB community is pretty sophisticated anyway so I don't really have to "childproof" the cartridge.
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Re: Project VBoot
Posted on: 2010/8/31 19:28
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Quote:
I don't really have to "childproof" the cartridge.

It's beyond this groups finances to get a mould made. Having them milled is too slow / expensive / poor finish. And un-cased is just crap

There must be an 'off the shelf case' somewhere which can be hacked to fit.

On the Vectrex, we used adapted Intellivision cart cases (before Sean Kelly dropped the 20K to get them moulded).
Edited by MineStorm on 2010/8/31 19:40
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#10
Re: Project VBoot
Posted on: 2010/8/31 20:38
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Does anyone have the dimensions for a (original) gameboy cartridge off hand? I know it's not the same as a VB cart but they are plentiful and I could potentially hack it and try to make it work. I personally don't care about having a case for the cart, but I understand it's an issue that needs to be addressed.
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