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Elusid
08-03-2013, 05:20 AM
I've been browsing these forums for a few weeks so I figured I'd post my Ouya modding worklog.

THE HARDWARE:

Ouya (duh)
SilenX IXN-40C Copper Chipset Cooler
NF-A4x10 Fan
Arctic Silver 7g Premium Silver Thermal Cooling Adhesive
BELKIN F5U407 USB 2.0 4-Port Ultra Mini Hub
Logitech K400 Wireless Touch Keyboard
SYBA SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter
Transcend JetFlash 600 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive



THE SOFTWARE:
(list to come)

The goal of this project is to improve cooling, expand storage space, have analog audio out for headphones/speakers, and be able to use a wireless keyboard with a built in trackpad... Except having it be all internal :distracted:

PROGRESS:

Weights removed and mounts dremeled flat
Tegra3 lapped
Heatsink installed
Fan installed
Fan wires spliced to originals (only for the connector really)
USB hub gutted (no case, USB cable, or USB ports)
Removed the back of the Ouya USB shield
Re-routed onboard USB to hub
Routed USB from hub back to rear Ouya USB port
Gutted Logitech unifying RF receiver
Soldered RF receiver to hub
Gutted USB DAC
Soldered DAC to hub



I've also rooted the console and installed the Google Play store. I'm not really focusing on the software quite yet though. The DAC doesn't work yet but I've been reading they are working on including USB audio drivers. I also need to get the flash drive to mount as an SD card and to do it automatically at boot before I remove the USB connector and solder that internally to the hub as well.

By the way, if you want to get a USB drive for your Ouya, this is the fastest 2.0 drive out there. I did a speed test and the results are pretty damn good.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DiskSpeedTest.png (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DiskSpeedTest.png.html)

techyt8628
08-03-2013, 09:03 AM
That sounds sweet. You should post a pic. Ive been trying to mess around with mine. I just plan on putting it in a new case and a new fan. I have a 120mm fan rewired to take usb so I have that done. The case is my biggest problem. Im not sure what to use or how. Haha first mod. Well good luck with yours and stay posted with updates!

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Elusid
08-04-2013, 02:12 AM
Stock PCB
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03332.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03332.jpg.html)

Minus heatsink and fan
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03342.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03342.jpg.html)

USB shield removed and leads cut
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03353.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03353.jpg.html)

USB wires soldered on
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03354.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03354.jpg.html)

Tegra lapped and USB wires hot-glued
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03361.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03361.jpg.html)

Holding the heatsink in place while the thermal adhesive sets. I had to trim it a bit to fit in the case.
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03366.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03366.jpg.html)

USB hub PCB
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03368.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03368.jpg.html)

Removing the USB ports
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03371.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03371.jpg.html)

Leads soldered onto DAC
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03376.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03376.jpg.html)

Hub soldered and glued
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03379.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03379.jpg.html)

Elusid
08-04-2013, 02:13 AM
RF receiver soldered to hub and glued
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03380.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03380.jpg.html)

It didn't quite fit in. I ended up having to take out the weights and sanding the bottom flat
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03381.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03381.jpg.html)

Test fit
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03383.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03383.jpg.html)

Fan hot glued to heatsink
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03387.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03387.jpg.html)

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03388.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03388.jpg.html)

Wires spliced
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03391.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03391.jpg.html)

All fits so far!
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03394.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03394.jpg.html)

DAC soldered to board
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03396.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03396.jpg.html)

DAC glued in place
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03397.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03397.jpg.html)

Shot with everything installed so far
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03400.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03400.jpg.html)

Elusid
08-04-2013, 02:13 AM
Reassembled with the keyboard I'm using
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r122/discjockykid/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03401.jpg (http://s143.photobucket.com/user/discjockykid/media/OUYA%20Mod/DSC03401.jpg.html)

Keep checking in for more updates =)

techyt8628
08-04-2013, 02:15 AM
That looks sick. So everything is going smooth in it? I like that keyboard. And that fan and heatsink look nice In it

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Elusid
08-04-2013, 02:31 AM
Yeah, so far it all works perfectly. Well... Minus the DAC but that's a software issue. It should be fixed in an update so I'm just waiting. I'm figuring out how to get the USB drive to work properly before I solder it in.

techyt8628
08-04-2013, 02:13 PM
I'd give advice but im still looking over this trying to understand what everything does. What is DAC?

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Elusid
08-04-2013, 04:56 PM
Basically a USB sound card

techyt8628
08-04-2013, 08:21 PM
Oh okay. See I understand that. Thatd sound nice. The ouya sounds good enough, a new sound card would definitely compliment it

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Emanuel Burgos
08-04-2013, 10:09 PM
Wow! That's absolutely impressive!

Elusid
08-04-2013, 11:18 PM
Oh okay. See I understand that. Thatd sound nice. The ouya sounds good enough, a new sound card would definitely compliment it

Yeah. The main reason I'm doing it is because my monitor doesn't have built in speakers. Plus it would be nice to use headphones if I wanted. I need to get a couple 1/8" TRS panel mount jacks so I can drill holes in the back so I don't need to have it open to use it.


Wow! That's absolutely impressive!

Thanks :adoration:

OUYAGamingSource
08-05-2013, 01:45 AM
Hey Elusid, I sent you a DM about this a day ago, but in case you didn't see it, I think you have a great mod here, do you mind if we cover it on our website and video series? Here's a breakdown of what we're doing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3uzDDkDBys

If we can cover this can you DM me back with your links for credits: if you have a YouTube channel, website or any link we can send people to as a credit, let me know!

Elusid
08-05-2013, 08:48 AM
Hey Elusid, I sent you a DM about this a day ago, but in case you didn't see it, I think you have a great mod here, do you mind if we cover it on our website and video series? Here's a breakdown of what we're doing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3uzDDkDBys

If we can cover this can you DM me back with your links for credits: if you have a YouTube channel, website or any link we can send people to as a credit, let me know!

Wow, that's awesome! Thank you! Sorry, I didn't see the notification when you sent it.

DrunkPunk
08-05-2013, 10:10 AM
Excellent work! I'll be watching this and can't wait to how things will work out long-term. :D