Worklog WORKLOG FIRST PS2 PORTABLE

Joined
Jun 26, 2023
Messages
7
Likes
11
Location
Colombia
I have decided to make a portable PS2 based on Gman's trimming guide, I haven't defined the trimming type yet. First I will disassemble the console and see what modifications I make to it.

I share some images of the beginning of the work, I will return soon to comment on progress.

IMG_20240411_111156.jpg

IMG_20240411_111404.jpg
IMG_20240411_111725.jpg
IMG_20240411_112108.jpg
IMG_20240411_114348.jpg
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jun 26, 2023
Messages
7
Likes
11
Location
Colombia
Hello guys, I have connected the remote control via Bluetooth. The tests are designed to link a second wireless controller to the portable PS2. Thanks to the BlueRetro team (connection of wireless controllers to consoles through the Esp32 development board). I must say that it works quite well linking dualshock4.

IMG_20240415_153858.jpg

IMG_20240415_154242.jpg


I will use a 5-inch screen with HDMI input, connecting the PS2 to HDMI adapter (the image quality looks very good)

IMG_20240415_161050.jpg


I will do some power tests to the screen controller card to reduce the 5v input.

IMG_20240415_175118.jpg

IMG_20240415_174227.jpg


I really like what I see. If anyone has a question or suggestion, I am open to any comments. I'll be back soon with new progress.

IMG_20240415_174752.jpg
 
Joined
Apr 12, 2017
Messages
211
Likes
141
Location
Canada
Lovely LCD driver board, handles the speakers and everything. Did you give any thought to using a RetroGem for the HDMI? I bet it makes the picture quality nearly perfect.

Anyway, are you planning on doing your controller analog sticks in the traditional PlayStation style, or the Xbox staggered style?
 
Joined
Jun 26, 2023
Messages
7
Likes
11
Location
Colombia
Lovely LCD driver board, handles the speakers and everything. Did you give any thought to using a RetroGem for the HDMI? I bet it makes the picture quality nearly perfect.

Anyway, are you planning on doing your controller analog sticks in the traditional PlayStation style, or the Xbox staggered style?
The LCD controller card is very complete in my opinion, it has inputs for speakers and a 3.5 jack. (It seems to have pins to connect USB and play movies and music, I really don't know. I'll try it later).

It would be great to adapt RetroGem for the HDMI, I considered it within my possibilities without a doubt the image quality would be excellent.

I want the controls to be PlayStation style to retain their essence, although the original PS2 analog joysticks may be too large to fit inside the case (maybe consider a Nintendo Switch joystick).
 
Joined
Jun 26, 2023
Messages
7
Likes
11
Location
Colombia
I have cut the model 79001 board (9.3 cm x 10.7 cm) and its final dimensions are proportional to the 5-inch LCD screen. I don't know if this model can be cut to a smaller size. It would be great to downsize. (If anyone knows, I would appreciate it if you could comment)

IMG_20240421_134533.jpg

IMG_20240421_135357.jpg

IMG_20240421_134821.jpg


I was working on the design of the case, for now I made a general concept of PS2 portable and then I'll focus on the details.
2024-04-21164527.png

2024-04-21 165034 - copia.png


Honestly, I like a PS Vita style better, although I don't know if later due to space limitations I should lean towards a Nintendo Switch style.
case_pilot_V1-3.JPG

case_pilot_V1-7.JPG


Now I will focus on the power regulators. I'll be back soon with new progress.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Apr 10, 2024
Messages
4
Likes
2
Hi, could you share the specs of you screen and where you found it? I want to build a portable PS2 myself but I am still deciding which screen I should use.

Hello guys, I have connected the remote control via Bluetooth. The tests are designed to link a second wireless controller to the portable PS2. Thanks to the BlueRetro team (connection of wireless controllers to consoles through the Esp32 development board). I must say that it works quite well linking dualshock4.

View attachment 32861
View attachment 32862

I will use a 5-inch screen with HDMI input, connecting the PS2 to HDMI adapter (the image quality looks very good)

View attachment 32863

I will do some power tests to the screen controller card to reduce the 5v input.

View attachment 32864
View attachment 32865

I really like what I see. If anyone has a question or suggestion, I am open to any comments. I'll be back soon with new progress.

View attachment 32866
 
Top