Label mockup!

Will get back to the new applicants shortly!

Any reason you can't just use a "normally on" switch?

As we gear up for our website launch, we have been working on new potential hardware for Heebie 2 and are soon to announce the new label design!

We are still accepting applicants, and will be pushing the deadline back as well. Once we have the website launched, we will begin promoting the release full-force and will have a more definitive deadline.

We're off to a good start. I've got in touch with all the accepted applicants.

I've stocked up on the more difficult to source parts required to make this happen, so we're going into this comfortably. Along with the end of drag'n'derp production, I've decided to retire our clear black game pak shells, so we will be producing this batch with a new color.

Added a box of screen covers.

These exact screen covers will never be made again because the supplier doesn't exist anymore. There's many chrome and silver (reflective) screen covers in here, some prototypes, some with a bit of damage, but otherwise a lot of good screen covers. $100 for the lot. Less than a dollar a piece, and around $300 less than retail cost.

I never said they shouldn't use a PCB. It's just mounted in a bad spot. Of course it will work, but it's bad practice to mount components under such a vulnerable spot. You could effectively use up half the space and still mount it on the back of the PCB.

irony7 wrote:

I will do it,  Apeshit!  Tried to reflow the solder through the the holes to ensure contact with the pads underneath, but that is a definite possible culprit.

Just keep them well trimmed, since that kit is mounted right under the ribbon cable carrying the high voltage for the LCD.

These kits really should be designed to be mounted on the back of the PCB...

Does the installation really not call for pins to be put through the pads? That's super janky. It's probably just not making full contact. Try adding a metal lead through the pads. Clip one off of a resistor or LED or something.

Haven't had an opportunity to reply to those that reached out just yet, but so far everything sounds great. I'll be getting in contact soon. Thanks!

I should rephrase that... Connecting directly to the battery terminals won't turn off the backlight when you switch off the gameboy. So yeah, power LED source is a good place to tap into.

irony7 wrote:

What about running an extra regulator (buck/boost 5v dc-dc) parallel to the stock regulatorer to power the backlight?  Could that work to relieve the stock regulator from overheating?

If you mean regulating directly from the battery terminals, yes. It's not even really needed to be honest. Backlights are plenty bright, and people connected them to the power LED source for years without any serious issues.

That's connected to regulated 5v source. Connecting to the unregulated power source is not bad for the console, it bypasses everything. Putting strain on the regulator with the high current draw from an EMS cart and a backlight is damaging to the console.

irony7 wrote:
Apeshit wrote:

I'd desolder the backlight and add somewhere around a 47 ohm resistor and tap into the unregulated power source to bypass the regulator.

Unregulated power source = directly from the batteries, Apeshit?

Yeah, the battery terminals would work. Or the power LED source on the front board.

There'll be some dimming of the backlight as the batteries drain of course. But it's better than a roasted gameboy.

I'd desolder the backlight and add somewhere around a 47 ohm resistor and tap into the unregulated power source to bypass the regulator.

Sounds like the regulator is overheating. Unrelated to the pro sound jack.

I'm guessing your gameboy is backlit. What kind of backlight/cart are you using if so?

It’s back! Along with nitro2k01, we produced the first ever LSDj-based cartridge album back in 2014. A compilation of eerie tunes released on Halloween. It is made in a dedicated homebrew cartridge, using all new parts, and built from the ground up.

These cartridges require a considerable amount of time to produce, so we’re getting a head start on Heebie-GBs this year so that we can have cartridges in hand on Halloween day.

Contributing:

   Send us over your portfolio, or a sample of your work to apeshitmods@gmail.com. We will review your past work and proceed from there. If  accepted, please send us over any of your art/logo assets for us to work with.
   We may ask for adjustments made to songs if we feel there is a need for improvement. Please be prepared for that before submitting your work.
   We do not like to operate on a "spec-work" basis, but If you do not have a portfolio, or if we were not able to accept you for this release, you are still more than welcome to submit a song. Although, out of many submissions done this way for our previous release, only one was ultimately accepted.

Requirements:

   Songs must be newly composed in LSDj. No previously released work or covers, please.
 
   Songs must adhere to the halloween theme of the album
   You may submit more than one song
   Submissions are due June 2017. This deadline may be extended if we believe they can be produced in time.

Compensation:

   All contributors will receive a free limited edition variant, as well a fixed amount via PayPal for each accepted song.