(18 replies, posted in Graphics, Artwork & Design)

Nick Walrus wrote:

For the FPS drops: Yeah, the camera just does that. I'm guessing it has to do with how the lens filters the light so I don't think it's fixable, but I'm no camera expert.

IIRC I read somewhere that the board lens have an aperture of 13, so obviously the lens has very poor performance in low light conditions, but it dosen't change the clock cycle of the CMOS image sensor. I think it has to do with how fast the CMOS image sensor process the black pixels, but I don't know. That's why I wondered if overclocking the GBA would do any difference. Or does the camera have it's own oscillator? According to the M64282FP datasheet it has a system clock of 500KHz, so if it pulls it's clock from the GBA there is a divider inbetween. So you could either change the divider or overclock the GBA. Providing the camera won't crash. Does anyone have schematics for the MGB-006? I'm also very much interested in the japanese version aswell.

You can also change the board lens that is mounted on the CMOS image sensor. It's basicly something like this, but not the exact part, it's just an example: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Safety-CCTV-C … 43bdc2a453

And you can get different lenses that will screw onto the holder like so: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Safety-CCTV-C … 43bdc2a453

Different lenses has different focal lengt, aperture and angle of view. So oviously if you use one with a low aperture, image quality will increase. I'm wondering what results you would get with a better board lens, and overclocking. Hmm......


(16 replies, posted in Circuit Bending)

Flip that shit tongue


(16 replies, posted in Circuit Bending)

Have you tried routing the output back to the preamp input? You might want to bypass the preamp, and go straight back to the amp.


(18 replies, posted in Graphics, Artwork & Design)

Aarrgh.. The greens are ridiculous. I guess I'll just stick to the grey.


(18 replies, posted in Graphics, Artwork & Design)

9-Heart wrote:

Just try the gray scale option or some other pallets when booting the Cart.

I tried changing palettes in the "game" but I did not know you could change the palette of the GBA. Thanks for the tip! Cheat sheat for everyone, right here: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/system … change.jsp


(18 replies, posted in Graphics, Artwork & Design)

I hate this color palette! Luckely, someone seems to have created a 'minimal' video out mod for the DMG. Seem's like I might soon have a GBA with transverter mod in storage.


(18 replies, posted in Graphics, Artwork & Design)

jefftheworld wrote:

If you need any 3D prints for the housing I'd be more than willing to send you a print for just the cost of shipping.

Abselutely yes! But, how much does it cost to ship that thing to EU? What gear are you using? What printing material? I have never designed anything for 3D printing before, so is it even possible for me to design something like that?

Oh and guy's, it's not tethered anymore. It is now portable! https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15866192196/

And I took it for a spin! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMWYe12G7KQ

Also I've noticed something. If it is in a very low light situation, the FPS can drop to as low as 1. Could someone with an overclocked GBA check if it helps?


(18 replies, posted in Graphics, Artwork & Design)

I'll get some video for you tomorrow, but I can't really bring it anywhere in this state.

Edit: I'm going to sketch something up for the new casing. You're welcome to pitch in ideas if you feel like it smile

No delete, sorry about double post.


(18 replies, posted in Graphics, Artwork & Design)

kineticturtle wrote:

what have we wrought?

Yes, that is where your old transverter went tongue


(18 replies, posted in Graphics, Artwork & Design)

The GBA has the transverter mod/add on, which outputs composite video to the mini DVR which just records everything that goes in it. There's a 30mm filter thread on the camera, and on that there's a wide angle lens. Ontop of the cam there's a mic that goes to the mini DVR. I still need to find a good batterypack for it, so it can go portable. At the moment the Transverter is plugged into mains.

Next up:
Batterypack and a dual power regulator.
Making the transverter mod permanent aka. soldering the tiny ribbon cable.
Maybe front/backlit GBA.
Re-Housing the whole damn thing.
Hopefully using a DMG some day instead of GBA.


(18 replies, posted in Graphics, Artwork & Design)



(11 replies, posted in Nintendo Handhelds)

Dayum more info pleace.


(6 replies, posted in Nintendo Handhelds)

Would it be possible to put a video on a cartridge? Like just make a demo with some audio and just have it run. I don't know about coding so...

Unless you've been fooling around in them, then there's no short circuits... It is most likely a malfunctioning component, like a fuse or an electrolytic capacitor.


(13 replies, posted in Trading Post)


How in the... Did you make that subject text?