My first Custom DMG, CM3, Kite CS, PSP stick, no punches pulled.

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My first Custom DMG, CM3, Kite CS, PSP stick, no punches pulled.

Post by ZahcStarKiller » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:00 pm

Hey everyone, I’ve been meaning to make this post for a while. I completed the project back in July, but got crazy busy with work.

Here’s my first build. I’ve got a good amount of experience with hobby electronics (I’m a Mod on Therebelarmory.com, where we build crazy lightsabers), so I decided to start big. Very clean install, minimal glue.

The specs:
Kubino case
Kite CS
PI CM3
Dex Tech battery
Veco bass speaker
Plethora of hoolyhoo brackets.
Hoolyhoo fan cartridge (custom printed from shapeways).
Hoolyhoo psp screen bracket.
Hoolyhoo back button board (L1 L2 R1 R2).
PSP joystick
Buttons from I can’t remember where (one of the big game boy modding sites).
Stickers and glass CM3 screen protector from Yaya.

This thing is epic and runs like a champ. Huge thanks to hoolyhoo, yaya, and kubino. I actually messaged Hooly extensively and he was INCREDIBLE to work with. His files are the bees knees. Kubino also, his work is incredible. Yaya also, AMAZING stickers and fantastic glass screen. Bravo to you three, couldn’t have done it without you.

It’s a dream machine, it brings me back to when I got the first DMG (still have four of them laying around). I feel like I have my childhood back.

Big thanks to Kite also. The board is amazing, and extremely stable. I’ve had ZERO issues with it.

I should also mention, this 5,000 mah battery from Dex is CRAZY. I’ve charged it fewer times than I have fingers. The battery life is astronomical. It blows away EVERY other device in my house.

**If anyone is interested, I can dig the internal install photos out of my old phone.
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Re: My first Custom DMG CM3, no punches pulled.

Post by Orochi Kusanagi » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:04 pm

I love the color scheme.

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Re: My first Custom DMG CM3, no punches pulled.

Post by ZahcStarKiller » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:14 pm

Orochi Kusanagi wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:04 pm
I love the color scheme.
Thanks! I do also! I thought it was kinda cool!

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Re: My first Custom DMG, CM3, Kite CS, PSP stick, no punches pulled.

Post by manyxcxi » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:51 pm

I love the LEDs, what did you use for those? 2mm towers?

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Post by ZahcStarKiller » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:31 pm

manyxcxi wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:51 pm
I love the LEDs, what did you use for those? 2mm towers?
Those leds are just SMD leds attached to the Kite CS board. Kubino had been playing around with drilling holes in the case so the leds could be seen, so I had him do that to my case. Turned out great!

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Re: My first Custom DMG, CM3, Kite CS, PSP stick, no punches pulled.

Post by Robochris » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:45 pm

I really dig the colors too. Nice to see something other than classic dmg/snes/sfc/black or white builds.

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Re: My first Custom DMG, CM3, Kite CS, PSP stick, no punches pulled.

Post by papajsantos » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:27 am

I for one would LOVE some nudes...
Builds:
JankyBoy V1 - worklog
Freeplay CM3 w/ Dual Thumbsticks and L2/R2 - showcase
Infinity Sword (Kite's Circuit Sword Lite x Thanos's Infinity Gauntlet) - coming soon
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Re: My first Custom DMG, CM3, Kite CS, PSP stick, no punches pulled.

Post by phreaky » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:11 am

were did you get the clear yellow buttons ?! been looking for a while for these :).

it looks awesome btw

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Re: My first Custom DMG, CM3, Kite CS, PSP stick, no punches pulled.

Post by infinitLoop » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:53 am

phreaky wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:11 am
were did you get the clear yellow buttons ?! been looking for a while for these :).

it looks awesome btw
I’m gonna take a guess that they’re from kitsch bent...

https://store.kitsch-bent.com/product/custom-buttons

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Re: My first Custom DMG, CM3, Kite CS, PSP stick, no punches pulled.

Post by ZahcStarKiller » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:58 pm

infinitLoop wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:53 am
phreaky wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:11 am
were did you get the clear yellow buttons ?! been looking for a while for these :).

it looks awesome btw
I’m gonna take a guess that they’re from kitsch bent...

https://store.kitsch-bent.com/product/custom-buttons
I do believe you are right. I do have a Kitsch Bent rubber wrist band, so that sounds right.

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