Portable MSX2

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By Metalion

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20-04-2011, 13:50

A guy from the french MSX community has put together a very nice portable MSX2.

You can follow the development here (in french I'm afraid but there's pictures) : http://www.msxvillage.fr/forum/topic.php?id=489
And you can view the (almost) final product here : http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7592/7w8.mp4


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By Huey

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20-04-2011, 14:58


By Meits

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20-04-2011, 17:10

I pressed the like button...


Enlighted (6462)

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20-04-2011, 18:38

I want one for me!
Can I buy it!?!

By konamiman

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20-04-2011, 21:05

Awesome. Better than 1chipMSX IMO.

By Daemos

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21-04-2011, 00:04

So is this real HW MSX?? If so, deep respect. If not, still deep respect Wink

By FiXato

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21-04-2011, 00:22

Very nicely done! I especially like that Panasonic screen!

By galine

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21-04-2011, 02:32

thanks for your message I will try to make my best for the end of this project. I have always dreaming of a MSX laptop and this dream beguin to be true (make your dream comme true) I already read this somewhere but where? ^^.

About buying me one of this unit I think it need money and time (foar found pieces and recive them from Japan ^^.

By Metalion

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21-04-2011, 09:43

So is this real HW MSX?? If so, deep respect. If not, still deep respect Wink
Yes, it is real HW MSX ... Cool

It is made from bits of a Panasonic FS-A1 for the MSX hardware, a casing from a Panasonic U1 portable Wordprocessing machine, and a 10" LCD screen.

Respect indeed, Galine !!!

By Lord_Zett

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21-04-2011, 12:36

is it on batterys to or only net power?
love the idea. hmm lets see how did you conect that lcd?

By galine

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21-04-2011, 13:56

for the moment the machine work with a PC-AT PSU but I will remplace it by a verry small ITX psu this type of power suply have many advantage size fanless and the main advantage is it make to works on variable power input I let you imagine why tis advantage is so intersting in this project.

The LCD screen is connected by Video and not by RGB I look in the screen and I think it was not possible to hack it like somes playstation and game cube monitor. for one reason it's a one chip PCB and I think all video convertion work is make in this chip.

I have 2 or 3 small problem I need make a system for shortcut the gui this guis boot normally for launch SD and USB card when I push the buton mode or power 2 x I arrive in AV IN. When I push the buton power on the sceen 2 or 3 sec I power directelly in TV mode (the second mode of this screen) I f I push the button 5 sec the screen power of I imagine it's possible to make a system for simul the long push of the button for acces directely in AV IN mode and that each time I power on the machine.

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