Its depends on the system you wanna use, most old sega systems just used phillips screws, but some nintendo consoles use whats called a "triwing screwdriver" they cost about 3 dollars on ebay, also a few systems use a special hex head tool that is also 3 dollars or so on ebay, other than that i would recommend a glue gun (10 dollars) and a cheap soldering iron. Some electronics use tiny screwdrivers so I always try to keep one of those kits for repairing glasses on hand. If you decided to really cusomize the case you might wanna get some epoxy eg(jb weld) and a bit of sandpaper (the bigger the number on the grit the finer the sand paper is.) Its doesnt require anything too expensive or specialty tools, I think my whole handheld build cost under 100 and my gamecube was like 70.
My first system was a gameboy color my friend gave me, I ended up with quite the collection after started repairing em and selling them lol. Yea but if you ever wanna try a project or anything feel free to ask, I do all kinds of random junk lol.
Lol i have since added my 3rd monitor and I plan on lowering the one to the left, it is not very useful. One of my firends offerd to pay me to refurbish and modify some guitars so expect to see me working on even more random stuff!
I am already planning to add more desk space, and I recently bought some new soldering stations and such to help me fix stuff faster. In about 5 hours today I fixed 3 gameboys, 6 gamegears, and even installed custom firmware on a psp. I figure the more space i have the more stuff i can do at once lol.
Really wierd seeing nintendo stuff on a psp.
Also managed to repair a synthesizer for a friend. ( I always love working on stuff i haven't worked on before.) As usual if anyone wants to do any of these sort of things i would be more than happy to help.
Ahhh I shoulda got pics! It was a MPC, it looked kinda like a rack mount system but I only had one rack. Just a simple fix, the little backup battery had died and those are soldered in. I took the old battery out and added a little clip to make the battery replaceable. Hmm I may pick up a tube guitar amp and electric guitar to work on today and if I do ill be sure to add pics!
Just word of mouth, My wife and brother in law work for google so they know quite a few people into videogames, Also I buy entire lots of broken consoles on ebay, Fix em and sell them back on ebay. The psp is really cool but its already sold. I am seriously considering getting one for me lol. I also worked at a pc repair company for a few years so basically everyone know knows me seems to know I fix junk lol.
[Admin= Henry]: Work progresses Have a good week everyone!
Jul 6, 2016 15:27:59 GMT
[Admin= Henry]: Yeah Just a 3 hour Sunday Stream Ill have some more streams this week Thanks for stoppin by everyone : Silly schedule lately lol
Jul 4, 2016 1:56:44 GMT
or3o: you stopped hosting :/
Jul 4, 2016 1:25:12 GMT
[Admin= Henry]: Twitch stream is live! Come watch some mmo development!
Jul 3, 2016 22:15:58 GMT
[Admin= Henry]: Yeah interest got changed a little in the plugin reset And thanks feeling much better now. I am doing a stream today Since I was sick over the weekend talk to you all there
Jul 3, 2016 21:35:22 GMT
or3o: i calculated the interest i would recieve for the next month and a half and not its all wrong!!!!!
Jul 2, 2016 10:11:49 GMT
or3o: you changed the interest rate!!!!!!
Jul 2, 2016 10:10:23 GMT
or3o: alright man feel better and cya tomorrow
Jul 2, 2016 2:16:30 GMT
[Admin= Henry]: Hey folks not feeling the best I think I might have a cold. No stream tonight but we will have our regularly planned one tomorrow
Jul 2, 2016 1:30:08 GMT
[Admin= Henry]: And df no worries you are a valued community member, goes without saying We have been streaming alot lately just stop in whenever ya can haha
Jul 1, 2016 18:41:04 GMT
diefool: Stream is done, or just coming back later? Seeing a hosted Megaman X run
Jul 1, 2016 5:26:09 GMT