NEC PC-FX MiSTer FPGA Build

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NEC PC-FX MiSTer FPGA Build

Post by goosewerks » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:12 pm

NEC PC-FX MiSTer project:

My goal was to rehome the MiSTer inside a PC-FX shell without modifying the shell so that if I ever wanted to return the system to it's original state to play the shitty hentai dating sim library like a true basement weeaboo I'd be able. It came without a controller and the CD drive was marked faulty. It was also SUPER yellowed and needed a retrobrite treatment. I wanted to load full EverDrive libraries onto it for every core that interested me, so that meant I needed a lot of storage and a micro SD wasn't going to cut it. Using a single power supply, a 1TB HDD and a USB hub, I was able to design and print a somewhat modular internal structure that would fit into the PC-FX shell and allow the MiSTer to be held securely and be 100% removable.

Need to wire the Power & Disk LED and create a new mounting bracket for them. Debated doing something with the original Power switch but I just made it sprung and it's for decoration. The plunger is almost 1" and bumps into my internal enclosures, not worth the headache (for now).

MiSTer FPGA
-128MB RAM
-1TB WD Blue HDD
-USB Hub
--2X front USB
--1X EdiMax WiFi adapter
--1X HDD Adapter
-Noctua Fan
-Mean Well 12v 5v PSU
-Fused PSU Connector
-HDMI Extender
-USB Extenders

Spent ~20 hours designing from scratch to be a completely drop in solution to rehome the MiSTer. The original plan was to put it into a Panasonic FZ-1 3DO, but the PC-FX arrived two months late from Japan and it felt like a much cooler project.
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Re: NEC PC-FX MiSTer FPGA Build

Post by goosewerks » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:12 pm

And here's the obligatory Inventor full assembly render.
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Re: NEC PC-FX MiSTer FPGA Build

Post by goosewerks » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:53 pm

And it's on Thingiverse now! Open source or you're not welcome at my parties.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4490684

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Re: NEC PC-FX MiSTer FPGA Build

Post by marciodsousa » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:40 pm

I've been following the progress on instagram, and it's trully remarkable. A bit of a "restomod" as they do with cars nowadays!

Epic stuff, thanks for sharing :)

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