August 1st, 2002, 02:03 PM
August 1st, 2002, 06:33 PM
I have seen this done a few times.... The latest one looked something like this...
It was nice, he used the original storage case to mount the extra gear in... If you remember the black cases that the NES, Games, and controllers went in...
If you have any questions or run into problems, I can supply images, and information from those on base who have perfomed this task. We have two on base that I know of.
August 1st, 2002, 10:18 PM
Seems like a cool idea, I would leave it looking the NES because that would be even cooler!
August 2nd, 2002, 10:25 AM
August 2nd, 2002, 10:47 AM
How are you going to cool it? Or is that why its a fire hazzard?
I have a question; are you the bug, or the windshield?
August 2nd, 2002, 11:32 AM
August 2nd, 2002, 07:22 PM
August 2nd, 2002, 07:29 PM
I'm wondering how this is can be done when the NES IPX socket's aren't compatible with LCD point's and/or anything remotely toward a CD-ROM. The Nintendo Interface Network also has addressed that something like this would only fit well into a SNES due to the amount of RAM needed. A regular NES, In my theory and view's, isn't capable of being remotely like a computer, let alone a cd-player.
Sorry but I think the idea is creative and interesting but I can not see how it can happen. Good luck though!
August 3rd, 2002, 06:21 PM
I am putting a (SMALL COMPUTER MOBO) in an NES. Its just a mod so a COMPUTER can look like an NES. The old NES mobo will be in some other mod i will be making later on. The only way i will be able to play a Nintendo game on it after doing this is with an NES emulator....
I would just like to say that I will only download a rom if i already have the original game in the first place.... So thats the end of that....
December 31st, 2002, 03:22 AM
It took a long time but i found a Mother Board that will fit in the NES case + some room to put more stuff.
"Measuring just 170mm x 170mm, the VIA EPIA Mini-ITX motherboard is 30% smaller than the smallest Flex-ATX platforms, while maintaining Micro ATX chassis compliancy. The VIA Apollo PLE133 North Bridge features integrated graphics with 2D/3D acceleration and DVD Motion Compensation, accompanied by onboard SoundBlaster™ and SoundBlaster™ Pro compatible audio, delivering key multimedia capabilities. Onboard 10/100 LAN, TV-Out, an additional PCI slot, and a full set of I/O features provide ample connectivity and expansion options."
pic 1 top
pic 2 side
pic 3 look at the size just over 6" by 6"
Here is some more info on the Via EPIA-800 mini-itx MoBo
VIA EPIA Mainboard Specification Standardized Embedded Solutions for Total Mainboard Connectivity Form Factor - Mini-ITX
- 170mm x 170mm
- Micro ATX Chassis Compliant Processor - VIA Eden™ ESP 5000 processor
- 100/133MHz Front Side Bus
- low power consumption
- Optional Fanless
- VIA C3™ E-Series processor (EBGA package)
- 100/133MHz Front Side Bus
- 128K L1 and 64K L2 cache Chipset - VIA Apollo PLE133
- VT8601A North Bridge
- Featuring integrated AGP 2X graphics
- VIA VT8231 South Bridge TV-Out
- Integrated Macro Vision 7.01
- High quality scaling and filtering
- S-Video or Composite video output
- Supports NTSC/PAL TV formats
Main Memory - Two 168-pin DIMM memory sockets
- PC100/133 SDRAM support LAN - VIA 10/100 Ethernet LAN onboard Graphics - Integrated AGP2X with 2D/3D Graphics Acceleration
- Motion Compensation for DVD playback
- VIP port for video overlay function Audio - VIA VT1612A AC'97 onboard
- 3 Audio Jacks - Line-Out, Line-In and Microphone-In
- Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster Pro Compatible
- Digital I/O compatible with consumer mode S/PDIF Expansion Slots - ATA/100/66/33 Support
- 1 PCI slots Onboard IDE - ATA/100/66 I/O Ports
- 3 Audio Jacks - Line-out, Mic-in and Line-in
- Four USB ports (two USB ports located at rear side)
- 1 EPP/ECP parallel port
- 1 16C550 compatible serial port
- 2 External PS/2 Compatible Keyboard /Mouse ports
- 2 TV output ports (S-Video or optional RCA TV out)
- 1 S/PDIF out (optional and multiplex with RCA TV out)
- 1 RJ-45 LAN port
- 1 PCI slot (Note: support for two PCI devices)
Power Supply -ATX Power Supply Compliant
I am going to buy the case for the ITX power supply because you cant get that on its own.
My next post will be when everything is done. Thats when i will be getting deep in to the security side of things like a lock or a secret button that burns the hard drive to a crisp HA that should be fun to make! but that will be some time from now.