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#11
Re: Virtual Girl!
Posted on: 2014/7/24 20:10
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Dreamery wrote Quote:
I think that could work to effectively change the tone purple. :)
blue lenses plus the red color LEDs would equal purple.

Retronintendonerd wrote:Quote:
You may be onto something I might have to look into that.


If you do decide to get custom lenses please let us know where you got them.

And unknowingly you have made a pun ["I may have to look into that")...In more ways than one
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#12
Re: Virtual Girl!
Posted on: 2014/7/24 20:14
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Quote:

morintari wrote:
Dreamery wrote Quote:
I think that could work to effectively change the tone purple. :)
blue lenses plus the red color LEDs would equal purple.

Retronintendonerd wrote:Quote:
You may be onto something I might have to look into that.


If you do decide to get custom lenses please let us know where you got them.

and unknowingly you have made a pun ["I may have to look into that")...In more ways than one

Haha I didn't even notice that. I will search around to see if I can find a place to do custom lenses. If I have no luck, I have a vinyl shop that could help me cover the lenses with a blue overlay to make purple.

I'm also working on a custom GBA using a spare my sister-in-law gave me. I want to get the backlight kit for it too. Why do I have to have such an addicting and expensive hobby? lol At least my husband can't complain because I could be like other women and spend it on useless things like purses and shoes. At least video games we can enjoy together and eventually our child when we decide to have one.
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#13
Re: Virtual Girl!
Posted on: 2014/7/24 20:24
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Color mixing doesn't work like that here. If you change the red lenses to something else, you won't see any color, because it's subtractive.
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#14
Re: Virtual Girl!
Posted on: 2014/7/24 20:25
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Even if the light inside was also replaced to the same color as the lenses?
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#15
Re: Virtual Girl!
Posted on: 2014/7/24 20:48
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10 points for creativity.
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#16
Re: Virtual Girl!
Posted on: 2014/7/24 23:26
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retronintendonerd wrote:
Even if the light inside was also replaced to the same color as the lenses?


It's not a simple matter of changing the bulb. The reason Virtual Boy is red in the first place is because that was the cheapest color to manufacture. Take a look at this:

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That's a photograph of the LED array that produces the images for one of the eyes (meaning there are two of these in the system). It's a single column of 224 red LEDs, and they're in total only about a centimeter long at most.

Changing the color of that isn't something you can do with a soldering iron and big dreams. (-:

Passing red light through a purple filter will result in red light coming out the other side. You could alter the wavelength of the light with some unidentified metamaterial, but you'd have to sacrifice something in return, such as the strength of the light passing through the other side.

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#17
Re: Virtual Girl!
Posted on: 2014/7/28 16:24
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Here are some pictures of my project so far:

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#18
Re: Virtual Girl!
Posted on: 2014/7/28 17:50
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Seriously sweet Retro! keep up the nice work!:thumbup: My six year old son saw your work and said "I wish they made a Virtual Kid it would be blue and black". so your work is inspiring us all.
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#19
Re: Virtual Girl!
Posted on: 2014/7/28 17:55
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morintari wrote:
Seriously sweet Retro! keep up the nice work!:thumbup: My six year old son saw your work and said "I wish they made a Virtual Kid it would be blue and black". so your work is inspiring us all.

Thanks morintari! A Virtual Kid with that color scheme would look so awesome! Blue's my favorite color and if it was more of a "girl's color" I would have chosen it for the Virtual Girl. Maybe you and your son can do a joint project to make a virtual kid :)
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#20
Re: Virtual Girl!
Posted on: 2014/7/28 20:11
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I touched up the controller a bit until I can get my printer working so I can do the logos (my husband took the power plug for the damned thing and doesn't remember where he put it lol).

The pictures don't really let you see too well but the power switch sticker you see when you slide it has also been changed from red to pink.

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