Ashida Wii Portable

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Hey Guys! I've had my Ashida working for several months now (thanks again to Wesk, Stiches, and everyone else that helped me!). I've recently decided to display my collection of handhelds so I bought some stands for them. I'd like a stand for the Ashida, too. I tried just sending the 'Ashida holder' STL file to PCBWay, but they're saying the 'ASHIDA' lettering on the front is to shallow to print properly. They've asked me to change the depth, but I have no clue how to do that, and hours of watching Fusion 360 tutorials hasn't changed that.

Does anyone have any experience with printing that file? Or any suggestions for a different stand? Thanks!
 

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I discovered the Ashida through a YT video from GingerOfOz, Congrats to Wesk and the community for this astoundingly amazing job !
I am already into modding (mostly SNES N64 and GC), but portalizing is new to me, and as a GC fan the Ashida represents the Holy Grail, so it is now my current project.
I have gathered a lot of technical information through the forum, and although there is no step by step walkthrough, all the required information can be found quite easily.
I am currently proceeding with the orders of the PCBs and parts.
While searching for an alternative reference to the potentiometer wheel for the sound volume, (I don't want to be charged 20€ for a 1 or 2€ part), I noticed that the BOM reference is a linear potentiometer. I would have expected a logarithmic one since it's for audio, is there a particular reason behind this choice ? I'm pretty sure I can select a logarithmic one without any trouble as soon as I keep the same resistance and geometry, do you confirm ?
 

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I discovered the Ashida through a YT video from GingerOfOz, Congrats to Wesk and the community for this astoundingly amazing job !
I am already into modding (mostly SNES N64 and GC), but portalizing is new to me, and as a GC fan the Ashida represents the Holy Grail, so it is now my current project.
I have gathered a lot of technical information through the forum, and although there is no step by step walkthrough, all the required information can be found quite easily.
I am currently proceeding with the orders of the PCBs and parts.
While searching for an alternative reference to the potentiometer wheel for the sound volume, (I don't want to be charged 20€ for a 1 or 2€ part), I noticed that the BOM reference is a linear potentiometer. I would have expected a logarithmic one since it's for audio, is there a particular reason behind this choice ? I'm pretty sure I can select a logarithmic one without any trouble as soon as I keep the same resistance and geometry, do you confirm ?
I don't know for sure why a linear pot was selected, but I imagine it was probably for simplicity and availability. Afaik the pot is just used to generate a differential voltage signal that the PIC reads and uses to determine the output volume, rather than directly interacting with the audio lines like inline logarithmic pots are often used for. You can use a logarithmic pot if you really want to, it'll just have an odd volume curve because the firmware was written with a linear voltage plot in mind.
 

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Potential bug, or maybe my own incompetence:

Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii) is unplayable after you actually launch one of the titles.

The game launches fine from RVLoader, but after navigating menus with 0 issues and starting the game.

You get the blue screen (with the VGA text on screen) then whatever "built-in" iso/wbfs file launches. Due to this, the GC2Wiimote config no longer matches the game that you're currently playing. So after the opening/intro cutscene plays you can't actually play.

Not sure if anyone else has had this issue and somehow fixed it, or if I'm the first to have it happen.

Hopefully this is an easy fix.
This is an RVLoader issue, not Ashida related.
 
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This is an RVLoader issue, not Ashida related.
Ya, sorry I searched RVLoader on google and clicked the first link that had it. Somehow ended up here and neglected to read the thread title before posting. I can move my post to the proper place and delete it. Thanks!
 
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