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N64 RGB "Tall Boi" & Buddy "Long" Board Assembly and Installation Guide

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N64 RGB "Tall Boi" & Buddy "Long" Board Assembly and Installation Guide

This mod is meant to restore the RGB signal in consoles with the NUS-VDC encoder using a more modern cleaner video amp. This allows the RGB signal to be razor sharp and have minimal noise/interference. Please note, however, that this mod is designed to only work on early revisions of the N64. Later models didn't have a video processer that had RGB outputs, so a different RGB solution is needed for these consoles. If your console has a serial number that begins with "NS1xxx" then you likely have the correct model. However, it is important to open the console and...

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The Replacements - Sega CD MD 2 Spindle

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The Replacements - Sega CD MD 2 Spindle

This is a replacement spindle for the Model 2 Sega CD. This console addition was notorious for having issues related to the spindle. If the spindle is broken, this is a direct solution that can be 3D printed using a variety of methods. This model is open source and available for free to anyone. Credit/acknowledgement is not required to use this model. Model Available Here Printing Testing of this model has been done on FDM (extrusion) and resin SLA printers. For best results and a factory look, print this using SLA or SLS (nylon). FDM prints are quick and easy...

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SNES RGB Bypass - Reimagined

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SNES RGB Bypass - Reimagined

The SNES was the first of Nintendo's consoles to offer an RGB signal. Considered to be the highest quality analog signal, RGB was a feature that true videophiles had to have on their consoles. Unfortunately when the SNES was redesign and released as the SNES Jr./Mini, the console did not come with the native RGB hooked up to the multiout.  This mod is meant to restore the RGB signal in these consoles while also using a more modern cleaner video amp. This allows the RGB signal to be razor sharp and have minimal noise/interference. Please note, however, that this mod...

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Introducing Buddy Boards!

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Buddy Boards are the friends you need when you find yourself in a modding pinch. Designed to make terminal solder points into east access pads, the Buddy Board will help take the pain away of soldering to small vias, or awkward pin arrangements. Currently the Buddy Board family comes in two revisions, one for the SNES Jr and one for the N64. Both of these boards aid in the installation of RGB mods and provide a clean professional finish.

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AV Multiout Board for NESRGB Installs and More!

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AV Multiout Board for NESRGB Installs and More!

This board is perfect for installing NESRGB's or any other projects where you would want to use an SNES style multiout cable. This post will help outline all of the available resources for this board including design files, 3D printable housing, and install videos. If you would like to skip the hassle of making your own AV Multiout, you can purchase premade kits in the shop! Resources There are currently a couple different revisions of this board. Below are picture examples of the board and a GitHub link where you can find the appropriate GERBER files. Gerber files are uploaded...

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