- disrespectParticipant01/04/2016 at 04:50Post count: 16
Blown PS1, on the chopping block.
Diced up controller ports, so I could mount USB extensions and have options. I use a variety of controllers, plus keyboard and mouse.
I used the original switch, and threw in a spare LED/15k resistor. I wanted to keep a power-on light, original was junked.
Laying the board and ports. Board is mounted on motherboard risers and original mount holes.
Starting to string my extensions and cabling. I’m keeping room for the HDD and hub.
The final (almost) revision. I have the hub center mounted, so I can reach the two extra ports through the tray if I need them. HDD moved to external power, ethernet ‘extension’ wired up, in the event I don’t have available WIFI.
Ethernet extension has no status lights, but I can pop the lid and see layer 1 and status if I need to.
lostmuppetParticipant01/05/2016 at 14:50Post count: 12
I had planed to do something similar with a smaller PSone model I have but soon realised how little space there is inside. I still may try but nice build nonetheless.disrespectParticipant01/07/2016 at 16:31Post count: 16
I think it can be done, if you hand-shorten all your cables, or bypass ‘plug and play’ and wire them directly to the pi. Most of the space I used came from using actual cables with connectors and snaking them around the case.t0mbiParticipant01/17/2016 at 12:03Post count: 1
Hey mate, how did you power the external hard drive? I thought the pi doesn’t have enough power for that?disrespectParticipant01/17/2016 at 21:47Post count: 16
The RPI2 can power (some) external drives just fine. You can add
max_usb_current=1to the config and it bumps port voltage up. I used a hub (pictured in the center) because I also have bluetooth and wifi dongles running on it. They draw a fair amount of power on their own.
If I just had the drive hooked up, the PI can power it with no problem.
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