FEATURED: The Dream Tablet, a Sega Dreamcast mod by WERD

Dreamcast

During a Holiday Break in 2009, WERD made use of his time and created The Dream Tablet, a Sega Dreamcast case mod that incorporates the console, screen, and battery into an all in one solution.


SPECIFICATIONS:

-13.5″ x 11″ x 2″ Acrylic Case
-Dell E153FP 15″ LCD monitor
-14.8v 6600mah li-ion battery
-Custom Relocated GD-Rom Drive
-It’s thinking



The case was made from Maxi-Cure Acrylic from the Hardware Store, cut down with a Band Saw into pieces and glued together for an overall size of 13.5″ x 11″ x 2″. All the overall ports for Controllers, Power, A/V out, GD-Rom Drive Door were cut with a Dremel tool, while the Speaker Grill was accomplished with the common method of using Perfboard and a Power Drill before painting the case black.



A Dell E153FP 15″ LCD monitor was implemented for the screen, with the Power Inverter motherboard replaced in favor of a Pico PSU for better power efficiency and to save space. 8 metal brackets were welded onto the screen frame to mount inside the case for secure placement.





Here is where the Dream Tablet becomes really special. In order to replace the stock top-loading GD-Rom drive with a tray loading design, the drive had to be completely redesigned using 555 timers and a few sensors. By incorporating each 555 Timer with the assignment of opening (with the other timer handling closing) the drive, while sensors relayed the information of open and closed states back to the Dreamcast. As if that wasn’t a massive enough undertaking as it was, the drive connector hand soldered into place.

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