• Final result

    Benas01/07/2019 at 18:50 0 comments

    After soldering all of the frame and connection a rebuilt handheld is finished. As ugly as the game itself:

  • Construction

    Benas01/07/2019 at 18:44 0 comments

    Game LCD and COB was inverted and super glued together to make a "game module". Then using 0.1mm copper strands connected to rest of the frame/circuit.

    Frame was made out of 2 mm copper (ugly as to represent the actual game). Frame was used as ground in the circuit.

  • Disassembly

    Benas01/07/2019 at 18:41 0 comments

    After disassembly some short reverse engineering session ensued. All the buttons were mapped to their corresponding controller pins.

    Take note of the 4 thick traces on the left of the COB. These are the game selection jumpers.

    If shorted to ground the game is changed (You need a different LCD for that). This orange one is Soccer. I had Racing and of course City fighter (Brawler). City fighter is selected when no jumper is present.

    That leaves an option for a 4th game. I wonder...

  • First idea

    Benas01/07/2019 at 18:37 0 comments

    This project was inspired by the Atari punk console. To make a freeform game, whether a full console of something similar. A sketch later the idea of King of Popstation was born.

    Originally it supposed to be a 3 games controlled at the same time with the same controls, but due to technical and time constraints it did get reduced to a single game.

    This is the original LCD game that was used for the project: