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#51 MilesFox

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 08:49 AM

The only thing I would be a little concerned about is, if the old NES electronics will be able to take the heat of mid-summer in a closed up car...? It wasn't made to sit in 160+ Deg F.


the dog peed on my nintendo ruining. it when i was a kid. some time ago in 1987 or 88. Then my mom won me another one at a company picnic raffle.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 01:03 PM

Noted. Avoid urine and heat. Might be a problem in the summer when we have a baby.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 08:58 PM

I think I made some significant progress tonight!

I got the cartridge loader fit into the dash in approximately the correct spot.

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It is still a bit crooked...
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I might have leveled up in the car hacking skill... :banana::lol:
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I had to do some modifications to the faceplate. Used a hack saw. probably would have been faster if my Dremel wasn't dead.
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I didn't feel like wrangling the head unit into the dash and deal with all of the wiring right now. Here is a mock up.
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Hope you enjoy my project!

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 01:59 PM

A bit more progress...

Managed to fit the cartridge loader into the dash along with the cd player (easier said than done with the limited space ).
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Received the second monitor ( for the front seat ) in the mail from Hong Kong (eBay) and hooked it up. I got a composite splitter so the game can be shown on both screens simultaneously. I was worried about signal decay, but it looks fine!
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I have to rework the connector ribbon cable because it kept failing, so more soldering in my future. However, I have a spare NES to use for testing in the mean time :). Here is what the setup looks like so far:
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Things still to do:
  • Solder Ribbon wire to connector reliably
  • Mount NES under Dash
  • Create a surround for the NES to clean up the look
  • Create a surround for the speakers and display on dash
  • Create a mount for the rear monitor


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Posted 19 February 2011 - 04:28 PM

I re-soldered the connections today, got the thing to turn on on the first try, although it resets every second. It shows the menus to Kung fu and excite bike though, so thats a good sign. Time to get the multimeter out!

I fixed a few bad solders and a pair of wires that were mixed around. Still didn't work. Then I figured it out and fixed it using a piece of cardboard from a Ziploc box. Excitebike/Kung Fu start on the first try! So this is what having a Nintendo in 1986 was like!

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#56 jboymechanic

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:51 PM

Any update on the Subaru with NES?

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:45 PM

Makes me wanna dig out that old Atari 2600 I have laying around..... :grin:

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:01 AM

I like your moxie kid. You never give up on a project. I love the idea and how period correct the game system is to the car. Clever idea.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:56 PM

Well Here's an idea that I won't pursue.. there are certain android based phones (evo, maybe epic?) .. or even tablets with say a 7" screen.. (or maybe a color nook)
anyway they run off of 5volts DC so you won't need an a/c converter,

they have a NES emulator with hundreds if not thousands? of games available,
they have bluetooth and you can use a wii controller..

the only thing is, i can't recall if it's restricted to an HDMI out? this would be a lot nicer on your cars electrical system.. and be less bulky..

btw i love my 88GL. i'm sure it'll need a clutch eventually though :\

For ideas, you can go to youtube and search for EVO SNES EMULATOR and HDMI out or whatever.. and see the in home setup, and then get ideas on
transfering it out ot the car.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:39 AM

all that wouls cost more than the car, versus a nintendo laying around. eulators are not the same, and on any other design than the NES controller, is not the same, except for Captain N's belt buckle. Not trying to hate. I got my new nintendo in 1986. now if i only knew what it was like to have a new suabru in 1986

Well Here's an idea that I won't pursue.. there are certain android based phones (evo, maybe epic?) .. or even tablets with say a 7" screen.. (or maybe a color nook)
anyway they run off of 5volts DC so you won't need an a/c converter,

they have a NES emulator with hundreds if not thousands? of games available,
they have bluetooth and you can use a wii controller..

the only thing is, i can't recall if it's restricted to an HDMI out? this would be a lot nicer on your cars electrical system.. and be less bulky..

btw i love my 88GL. i'm sure it'll need a clutch eventually though :\

For ideas, you can go to youtube and search for EVO SNES EMULATOR and HDMI out or whatever.. and see the in home setup, and then get ideas on
transfering it out ot the car.






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