Discussion Where do I begin? (NOW FLIP'S FIRST WORKLOG)

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Howdy! Update time:

Firstly, the IRS pulled their heads out of their asses, and got the money to us. Secondly, multiple parts have been ordered.
3D Printer
PMS Plus
I plan to get started trimming next week as it is my April Vacation. I double checked measurements for gamecube ports thanks to a lovely pre-made model, and the sizes check out. The motherboard I have not been able to test yet, but I will do so after I print. Also, S/O to a few people for their help so far, ur help will not go unmentioned:
Thommothy: Offering guidance picking out a USB C board and how to power it. Still looking for a good board candidate but I'll keep an eye out.
CrazyGadget: Quite literally being a mad lad to include multiple U10 chips with my PMS Plus board. Thank you so much!
Wrental: Offering emotional support during the case design.
Ylveltal: Helping with ideas and how to approach a lot of parts of this project, currently helping me rn ironically lmao.
And of course, to Nold for the original design plans. This case is just a glorified version of his, couldn't do it without him.

The Fliptendo will COME ALIVE!
 
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Heres the not so daily update for this project:
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All that is left is the power button, and then.... it's finished? Other than maybe a couple artistic details, it's done.... I.... did it? Thank you everybody for your help, this is gonna go crazy once it's done.
P.S: USB C Board is ordered, gonna order some buttons or harvest from other electronics I have, we are getting VERY close.
 
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Good and bad news:
One, shell came out WONDERFULLY. Minor blemishes but for a first print, it worked well.
Secondly, quality didnt matter since some measurements with the standoffs were WRONG! Im gonna take a bit of a break to relax and come back to this once my mental sanity is back in check.
 
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Update: Did some more checks, fixed the standoffs *hopefully* and a couple other things I realized didnt fit. A new USB C breakout board is on the way since we may or may not of fucked the original one up.... whoops... anyway, new case is going now.
 
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Good news: wired up. Bad news: no boot. Atleast I believe so.
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See, the cpu and gpu are warming up. However, no fan spin, no video, etc. I am gettin the correct voltages out of the PSU-PLUS, have two ground wires installed, and I am inputting 12v at 2A into the board. Any help is not just appreciated, but NEEDED.
 

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The fan isn't spinning because you haven't soldered the 5v jumper, and with the LDO still on the board you don't need to wire the 1.8v line from the PSU-PLUS
 
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The fan isn't spinning because you haven't soldered the 5v jumper, and with the LDO still on the board you don't need to wire the 1.8v line from the PSU-PLUS
Dumb question, where is the 5v jumper for the fan? Or in other words, how should I approach this? I connected 5v to the capacitor pads at c49 *bottom of it*
 
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Dumb question, where is the 5v jumper for the fan? Or in other words, how should I approach this? I connected 5v to the capacitor pads at c49 *bottom of it*
The 5v jumper is this pair of pads on the PSU-PLUS. Put a solder blob across both pads to allow voltage to flow to the 5v reg
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Well, of course my horrible short term memory fucks up this log once more, lets recap:

So far, the case has been fully printed in the correct colors. I wish I gave myself more room, esp to fit the humongus power switch, but thats entirely on me.
Wii still works. I tested redoing the VGA patches, but it didnt help the component issue. I haven't tested that part since, but I did rewire 12v and I'm using the hyperkin HDMI cable. So who knows.
Tested Gamecube. It works. I accidentally broke the wire since magnet wire is very NOT durable. I took a break since the soldering is getting me stressed and tired. I just ordered a microscope to help with the wiring from here, especially with the bluetooth wiring. The things I do just to use an OEM sensor bar. Anyway, I should be able to **hopefully** finish this before the end of next week. As previously stated, everything will be open source. I will try my best to do a guide, but I'm bad at explaining mechanical steps, nor want to take photos. But each case model, including previous revisions, and a step file will be included. Just one rule:
If you make one, please tag me in it or dm me your work. I would love to see my work be made by other people, and it's part of why I'm open sourcing this.
TL;DR: I was lazy and forgot this existed, whoops, should be done soon hopefully maybe possibly theoretically but also maybe not who knows >:D
 
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