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Ghosts of Portables Past 3 is live and it’s time to dig out some old projects. This year we are continuing work on the Nomad Jr, a GOAC with a 3D printed case modeled after the original Sega Nomad footprint, but smaller. This post will be updated all month and will go live on the 31st (or sooner if finished early, don’t hold your breath on that though). You can view this now if you desire or visit the (Bitfix Gaming) forums for updates, just be sure to check back at the end of the month.
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The Ghosts of Portables Past is back for the third year, and once again will be hosted on the Bitfix gaming forums. As a means to clear out our workspace desks, storage boxes, and project logs, we dedicate the entire month of October to work on and finish older, neglected, or defunct projects. Will we finish a project in time? Third time could be the charm. If you have an old project you can join in to our unholy witchcraft as well. Read on!
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November rolls in and October comes to an end. Witches rode their Broomsticks high and ghosts and goblins filled the sky. Thanks to everyone that participated in this year’s Ghosts of Portables Past Event. There was a lot of participation with participants from the Bitfix Gaming Community Forums. While no projects were completed and ghosts vanquished, it was a successful campaign with plenty of work accomplished for each of the contestants. To round out the Event, here is he summary roundup of progress from this year’s four Bitfix Gaming entries, and you can of course check out the progress of our own project, the 80′s NEStop entry here.
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The project which we will be working on for this year’s Ghost of Portables Past is the 80′s NEStop, an NES portable in a laptop design, with the intent of having it look like the old Sony TV I used to play it on growing up. Started in 2011 and last worked on in March of 2014, it is more than time to try and finish this project up. This worklog will be abbreviated showing the highlights of this month’s progress; a more in-depth worklog (and the worklogs of other GHOSTS projects from other contestants) can be found on the Bitfix Forums.
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Following in the footsteps of the P-NES Mark I, II, and IIa, the Mark III was designed and built in 2011 yet decommissioned shortly after. Revived and rebuilt in 2014 for display at Midwest Gaming Classic 2014, this Portable Nintendo Entertainment System has been reborn as the pNES MARK III-S!
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…and other terrible, unforgivable puns, but 3D Printing hits PortablesofDoom! The Up! Mini 3D Printer was purchased for the PoD Shop Office and Worldwide Headquarters (aka my house); a consumer level, fully assembled “Ready to Print out of the box” 3D Printer! The Mini is fully enclosed to keep prints from warping and to soften the smell (it’s burning plastic of course!) and it prints at a layer height of 200 microns (.2mm) while accepting both ABS and PLA finaments. Should be a great tool for make cases, case parts, toys, and etc. Let’s check it out!
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A helpful, step-by-step guide with lovingly hand drawn illustrations and detailed photographs by your friend Triton. Now If you’re viewing this article, you’ve read the back of the business card that you received when you purchased the NES A/V mod kit from us, or followed along in the NES AV Mod Part I: Building guide and made your own. Ready to continue your journey to better video output quality on your Toploader NES?
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