Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by liquitt » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:49 am

i'll try to do some shematics for this.
and a partlist too
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Post by emu_kidid » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:56 pm

I'm having 100 made, and the pcb/schmatics/parts list/everything will be made public :)
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by yamaharacer » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:37 pm

emu_kidid wrote:I'm having 100 made, and the pcb/schmatics/parts list/everything will be made public :)
sounds good, I hope to see it soon.
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Post by liquitt » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:42 pm

sounds good :D
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Post by gtmtnbiker » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:01 pm

antalpromille wrote:here is some pictures of the adapter i made. built to fit and replace the usb to ide pcb inside an external hdd closure. the chip itself is on the bottomside of my pcb just to make it fit inside, and its using power from the closure to the harddrive and it also uses the original activity led from the closure. atm its running a beta from emukidid.

i had my own doubts about this since i had alot of problems making it work, but now you can se for your self :)

greetings from sweden!
@antalpromille - nice work making the adapter. I hope I can find some time to do one this winter.
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by SrTommy » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:25 am

emu_kidid wrote:I'm having 100 made, and the pcb/schmatics/parts list/everything will be made public :)
If you made 100 and you will release new version of the sd-boot I'll buy one immediately :D
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Post by emu_kidid » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:41 am

well these 100 are my motivation to get SD-boot polished up for a release :)
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Post by liquitt » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:50 am

:D

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Post by antalpromille » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:56 pm

emu_kidid wrote:well these 100 are my motivation to get SD-boot polished up for a release :)
are you making the pcd design self? in what program. i´m working on one in eagle to etch my self just to make it look more professional and to get away from all wires :P if you got the pcb design and want so share it, you got my email :)
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by antalpromille » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:15 pm

liquitt wrote:i'll try to do some shematics for this.
and a partlist too
i cant help you with the schematics byt i can tell you what you need to make it as easy as possible.

your gonna need:
kynar wire avg30 something like it.
experimental board of your choise.
solder iron, solder and flux.
1 X 20x2 pinheader.
1 X 330 Ohm resistor (2 if you want a power indicating led).
1 X 10k Ohm resistor.
1 X led for activity (or 2 if you want power indicating led).
1 X XC95144XL-based chip, i used bluechip v9.
1 X GC memory card to sacrifice (or solder the exi wires inside the GC).
JTAG-programmer compatible with your chip.
maybe something more, but i think thats all.

if you use bluechip v9 or v10 i attached some pictures i got from emu_kidid, i modified one of them.
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by emu_kidid » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:32 pm

I only used a single 330ohm resistor, where did the second go?
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by yamaharacer » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:35 am

antalpromille wrote:
liquitt wrote:i'll try to do some shematics for this.
and a partlist too
i cant help you with the schematics byt i can tell you what you need to make it as easy as possible.

your gonna need:
kynar wire avg30 something like it.
experimental board of your choise.
solder iron, solder and flux.
1 X 20x2 pinheader.
1 X 330 Ohm resistor (2 if you want a power indicating led).
1 X 10k Ohm resistor.
1 X led for activity (or 2 if you want power indicating led).
1 X XC95144XL-based chip, i used bluechip v9.
1 X GC memory card to sacrifice (or solder the exi wires inside the GC).
JTAG-programmer compatible with your chip.
maybe something more, but i think thats all.

if you use bluechip v9 or v10 i attached some pictures i got from emu_kidid, i modified one of them.
your my man, but one question i still have. what does on the V9 diagram with the ide connection the red lines mean? do i need to disconnect these parts or solder them together?
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by antalpromille » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:48 am

yamaharacer wrote:
antalpromille wrote:
liquitt wrote:i'll try to do some shematics for this.
and a partlist too
i cant help you with the schematics byt i can tell you what you need to make it as easy as possible.

your gonna need:
kynar wire avg30 something like it.
experimental board of your choise.
solder iron, solder and flux.
1 X 20x2 pinheader.
1 X 330 Ohm resistor (2 if you want a power indicating led).
1 X 10k Ohm resistor.
1 X led for activity (or 2 if you want power indicating led).
1 X XC95144XL-based chip, i used bluechip v9.
1 X GC memory card to sacrifice (or solder the exi wires inside the GC).
JTAG-programmer compatible with your chip.
maybe something more, but i think thats all.

if you use bluechip v9 or v10 i attached some pictures i got from emu_kidid, i modified one of them.
your my man, but one question i already have. what does on the V9 diagram with the ide connection the read lines mean? do i need to disconnect these parts or solder them together?
you are supposed to desolder the resistors and caps mounted at the red lines :)
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by antalpromille » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:49 am

emu_kidid wrote:I only used a single 330ohm resistor, where did the second go?
it´s not realy needed but if you like me want a second led showing that the curcuit got power, thats where that resistor goes :)
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by antalpromille » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:42 am

if someone want to etch a pcb to use, i made a design and posting it here. i think it is good but you have to change the pins in gc_ide.ucf.
it´s my first pcb design ever, but i hove you will enjoy it.
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by yamaharacer » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:01 pm

does anyone also have a picture of the gamecube memory card where the connections are labled?

ok found one:
http://pinouts.ru/Game/gamecube_mem_pinout.shtml


now we only need a method to load movies from the hdd and the cube would be a perfect media player.
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Post by emu_kidid » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:40 pm

now we only need a method to load movies from the hdd and the cube would be a perfect media player.

^^
It's not too difficult to port mplayer-ce to GC with support for this.. it's definitely high on my todo list :D
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by werejag » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:05 am

cool mplayer for gc
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by liquitt » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:23 pm

+ a good ftp and a reliable lanlink and we're set :D
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by yamaharacer » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:33 pm

hi,
i have prepared a gamecube library for eagle to prepare your own memory card. in this library you will find the connections of the memorycard. when you are looking on it the left side is the side which goes into the memoryport. the size is meassured of an original memorycard. its just the connector so that you can put on whatever you want.
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by Dampro » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:55 pm

It's not too difficult to port mplayer-ce to GC with support for this.. it's definitely high on my todo list :D
awesome, I dream this for some time after make this adapter and get it working for games... :D
I think in some emulators also with hdd support :)
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by antalpromille » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:06 am

hi guys!
i am working on a port to altera epm240t100 right now, i tried with xc9572 but the code did not fit inside. as soon as my 500 uv-leds arrives and i can make my pcb and test it, i am going to post it here.
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by emu_kidid » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:59 am

nice, I estimate 2-3 weeks until the ide-exi's are in my hands and ready to ship to you all (I have to program them and test them once they arrive) :)
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by gtmtnbiker » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:21 pm

antalpromille wrote:hi guys!
as soon as my 500 uv-leds arrives and i can make my pcb and test it
What are you going to do with 500 leds? Is it so that you can test things out easily (e.g, see led is on or off)?
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by yamaharacer » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:02 pm

gtmtnbiker wrote:
antalpromille wrote:hi guys!
as soon as my 500 uv-leds arrives and i can make my pcb and test it
What are you going to do with 500 leds? Is it so that you can test things out easily (e.g, see led is on or off)?
he will prepare a device to etch pcbs. so he need a device to expose a pcb for the layout. there he need this LEDs.
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