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#1 G0t M4xx 21

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:10 AM

This is my latest project since going nuts with blue/red bi-color LED's >:)

Idea: An Xbox, that will run on 12 volt sealed lead-acid batteries, which will all be self-contained inside the console. The batteries will also power one of those small LCD screens that are for the Xbox, so you can play xbox anywhere, without needing a power inverter.

If I use a laptop harddrive, remove the DVD drive (or make it external, all the games are on the HDD anyways), and ditch the stock power supply, there will be plenty of room inside for batteries, and the required circuitly to step it down to filtered 12v, 5v, 3.3v, and 3.3v SB. I will also have a jack for charging the batteries, or for running the box off of an AC adapter plugged into the wall.

My dad works as an electrical engineer designing power supply circuits, I have the resources to make this happen.

I will keep y'all updated on how this turns out.

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:12 AM

that would be the "competely portable xbox" good idea

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:14 AM

Would probably be about the same weight though, with all the batteries??

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:15 AM

QUOTE (lunatic0222 @ Dec 15 2004, 04:15 AM)
that would be the "competely portable xbox" good idea

if it worked out.....keep me updated

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:15 AM

Li-ion or nickel metal hydride would probally be a better solution for a battery. But thats just me.

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#6 G0t M4xx 21

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:28 AM

you're probably right, NiMh would probably be better.

no matter what, my goal is to make it all fit inside the Xbox case (except maybe the DVD drive), and have at least 1.5-2 hours run time.

I know where I can get some 3300mAh NiMh 1.2v Sub-C cells (I also race R/C cars), I might be getting a bunch of those (I need 10 cells to make 12v, 3300mAh, than at least 4 or 5 of these 10 cell packs to get decent runtime, but that makes like 50 C sized cells. It would probably fit, but would be much more expensive than small lead acid batt's.)

The DVD drive I noticed is a big power hog (2.0A on 5v, and 1.0A in 12v), so eliminating that will help a lot.

Edited by G0t M4xx 21, 15 December 2004 - 03:31 AM.


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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:32 AM

I wonder if a DVD HD would use less power?

That would be wicked if you could get it to charge from a ciggarette lighter

EDIT: I meant LAPTOP NOT DVD HARD DRIVE

Edited by lunatic0222, 15 December 2004 - 03:44 AM.


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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:33 AM

Now thats a great "survival" idea......

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:35 AM

lol those lead batteries are heavy as hell tongue.gif Good luck though.

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:35 AM

just get an inverter and a 12v battery

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:38 AM

QUOTE (lunatic0222 @ Dec 15 2004, 04:35 AM)
That would be wicked if you could get it to charge from a ciggarette lighter

Integrating the charging circuitry will come later, until then I'll just use a car battery charger, or one of my chargers for my RC Car (Dynamite Prophet Plus LCD, runs on 110AC or 12v DC)

I'm gonna go to Fry's (my second home) and check ouy some of the rechargable batteries they have there, and probably get a new Xbox for my project (I think I have an X 2.3 Pro laying around somewhere)

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just get an inverter and a 12v battery


But the whole point of this is to make it self-contained insid ethe stock Xbox case.

Those lead acid batteries are heavy, but I'm also making the Xbox a lot lighter by removing all the useless junk to make room for batteries.

Edited by G0t M4xx 21, 15 December 2004 - 03:42 AM.


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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:41 AM

wow i wish i had enuff money to just go grab a new xbox for any new ideas I wanted to try

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:43 AM

QUOTE (lunatic0222 @ Dec 15 2004, 04:44 AM)
wow i wish i had enuff money to just go grab a new xbox for any new ideas I wanted to try

I sell some of my services, it makes good money.

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:43 AM

Im 16, theres not much i can do to make "good" money....and anything I do make money by, i usually spend withen a week

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:45 AM

Im 16 too.

Here's what I do:

Take my modded xbox to school at any opportunity, then everybody wants one.

$$$

Edited by G0t M4xx 21, 15 December 2004 - 03:46 AM.





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