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132 Making front plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 using decals to front plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Attaching screw posts to front plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Making and attaching front partitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Making the Rear half the Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Making the rear plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Making and attaching the rear partitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and forty four Wiring the Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 fitting the PSOne display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Making laptop forums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 fitting the computer forums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred sixty Wiring the PSOne reveal to the computer forums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 placing an influence regulator at the NES board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Reattaching the controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred sixty five Attaching the ability connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 trying out and Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 ultimate meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 utilizing a DC wall strength adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 bankruptcy in assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 bankruptcy eight: construction a transportable Nintendo utilizing CNC equipment . . . . one hundred seventy five fabrics You’ll desire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Screws, nuts, and washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 different stuff you’ll desire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Printing ornamental decals for the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Routing the elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and eighty part partitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Routing recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Hacking extra of the NES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Hacking the cartridge slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Reattaching the cartridge slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Attaching the cartridge connector to the NES board . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Attaching the NES board to the guts fit plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . two hundred Assembling the elements of the Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 entrance of the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 monitor riser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Contents xiii regulate riser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Battery holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Cartridge holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Gluing and meeting counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 employing the decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Wiring the Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 construction and fitting the regulate board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Attaching the display riser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 fitting the television display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Connecting strength to the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Connecting the integrated controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 editing the battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 Attaching the battery and battery holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 Rewiring the battery charger plug .

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