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Samoe
09-06-2013, 03:40 AM
Hey, first post here! I have a spare Gamecube lying around (they're $5 at Goodwill anyway) so I've decided to turn it into an Ouya! I'd like some help though. http://i.imgur.com/bKm1aCO.jpg
Link for those who can't view embeds: http://i.imgur.com/bKm1aCO.jpg

I've been browsing these forums for a while and know that you're a great community, so I'm not worried about someone "stealing" this idea because I do intend to sell this once it's finished. If any of you have experience in this field, could you point me towards a good USB hub that would work in the manner that I outlined in my diagram? Like one with the USB ports on short cords instead of all set into a bar of some sort. Also, would the SD card ports work at all? Obviously the Ouya doesn't have SD ports in the first place so I don't know if they'd be recognized as external storage. What would you change, re-arrange, etc?

My last question is regarding the "Reset" button on the Gamecube. Is there a way for me to program that button to quit to the Ouya home menu? Would it require a software mod as well? (I.e. root)

Thanks for taking a look and any help you provide! I'm reeeally excited about this project and am just raising money for the spare Ouya to do it as I already have custom cases on mine.

Manaurys
09-06-2013, 04:50 AM
I wanted something like this but this was as far as i could get and acrylic case engraved as the gamecubehttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/06/qa3ymyzy.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/06/6ugudamu.jpg

Shaoranmps

jimlab7
09-06-2013, 04:57 AM
Nice I cant help much but it might be hard to find a 4 usb hub i bought 2 on ebay and neither one worked but i did find a 4 at biglots but had to do work on it adding wire part to reach were I wanted them to

If you are adding an External harddrive like what I'm using you would end up with 5 usb's and idk if the ouya could handle this
I don't know much about this stuff but what I've learned here so might be a question best left to someone that knows a lil more *coughs* Skylar xD

I hope ppl can give you great advice and help you as much as they did me ^^

Samoe
09-06-2013, 05:09 AM
Thanks guys! That acrylic case looks sooooo sweet, man. I did find a USB hub that I could use: http://www.amazon.com/Black-4-Port-High-Speed-USB/dp/B002FFT8Z6/ref=pd_bxgy_pc_img_y It's cheap and the ports are cords instead of a bar which is exactly what I wanted.

jimlab7
09-06-2013, 06:04 AM
Thanks guys! That acrylic case looks sooooo sweet, man. I did find a USB hub that I could use: http://www.amazon.com/Black-4-Port-High-Speed-USB/dp/B002FFT8Z6/ref=pd_bxgy_pc_img_y It's cheap and the ports are cords instead of a bar which is exactly what I wanted.
idk i bought 2 that looked alot like this and i mean i see no diff and when u hook it up to the ouya they just want work

Moonlight
09-06-2013, 06:17 AM
How are you gonna add an SD slot?

Samoe
09-06-2013, 06:26 AM
How are you gonna add an SD slot?

I've been looking at card readers on Amazon and other sites, but none of them have individual SD readers that are bare bones.

So I have no idea, but I'm hoping that I'll find a way! If it reeeeally comes down to it, I'll end up putting two USB hubs in the system. One for controllers and one internally. I'll plug an SD to USB reader into it and hope for the best.

Cave Four
09-06-2013, 07:08 AM
that engraved gamecube case would be a perfect mini gamecube mod if it just had the right colors.

DrunkPunk
09-06-2013, 10:15 AM
If any of you have experience in this field, could you point me towards a good USB hub that would work in the manner that I outlined in my diagram? Like one with the USB ports on short cords instead of all set into a bar of some sort.

Check out this post: http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?3964-DIY-More-USB-ports-for-Ouya That should start you on the right track for the USB mod.


Also, would the SD card ports work at all? Obviously the Ouya doesn't have SD ports in the first place so I don't know if they'd be recognized as external storage. What would you change, re-arrange, etc?

There are a few people who have tested a USB SD card reader here: http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?4947-Ouya-Memory-Hack-Suggested-Storage-Devices-w-Speed-Test and here: http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?2338-Ouya-Accessories , so we know that some of them can work. I would be wary of tying too many things into the Ouyas USB port though as it doesn't supply tons of power. Check out Wraith_Vagues project thread for more information on Ouya storage issues: http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?5072-The-Wraith-Project


My last question is regarding the "Reset" button on the Gamecube. Is there a way for me to program that button to quit to the Ouya home menu? Would it require a software mod as well? (I.e. root)

That would be a toughie. Currently it's a double tap to the OU controller button that takes us back to the Home menu. I wouldn't even know how to go about making that work, haha. I'm sure some smart cookie will chime in though.

Welcome aboard OUYAforum and I'm sure many of us will be watching your progress with interest. Have fun! :D

Manaurys
09-06-2013, 02:28 PM
that engraved gamecube case would be a perfect mini gamecube mod if it just had the right colors.

Yes but i don't know if it possible to be made there's nobody for it any information let me know

Shaoranmps

eeGLaDOS
09-07-2013, 01:17 AM
Looks good! I may want to try this when you finish!

LightyKD
09-07-2013, 04:39 PM
Some ideas...

1) have you thought about taking the inside wiring of the controller ports and connecting them to a USB hub allowing for some sort of GameCube to USB

2) There are GC SD card adapters. If you could also figure out how to translate the inside wiring into USB you might have something really special.

3) You definitely want to figure out a way to power that fan. The GameCube had a damned good cooling system!

Samoe
09-08-2013, 12:32 AM
Some ideas...

1) have you thought about taking the inside wiring of the controller ports and connecting them to a USB hub allowing for some sort of GameCube to USB

2) There are GC SD card adapters. If you could also figure out how to translate the inside wiring into USB you might have something really special.

3) You definitely want to figure out a way to power that fan. The GameCube had a damned good cooling system!

Thanks for responding!
1. I've tried a Gamecube to USB adapter on the Ouya (I have one that I use for PC) and the only thing that worked was the analog/d-pad. No buttons. My plan is to completely gut the GC, including the wiring for the controllers (to be replaced by USB ports).

2. Those are used for homebrew and what not, and they make the Gamecube recognize the SD cards as storage, so it wouldn't quite work. I like your thinking though!

3. Oh my gosh thank you for giving me that idea! In my plans to gut everything I didn't think to salvage some stuff. You're right, out of the 10+ years I've had the same GC, I've never had a performance issue in heat or anything else. I'll see what I can do.

Thanks again!

LightyKD
09-08-2013, 12:50 AM
Thanks for responding!
1. I've tried a Gamecube to USB adapter on the Ouya (I have one that I use for PC) and the only thing that worked was the analog/d-pad. No buttons. My plan is to completely gut the GC, including the wiring for the controllers (to be replaced by USB ports).

2. Those are used for homebrew and what not, and they make the Gamecube recognize the SD cards as storage, so it wouldn't quite work. I like your thinking though!

3. Oh my gosh thank you for giving me that idea! In my plans to gut everything I didn't think to salvage some stuff. You're right, out of the 10+ years I've had the same GC, I've never had a performance issue in heat or anything else. I'll see what I can do.

Thanks again!

Don't write off that GameCube to USB adapter so early. With Dolphin Emulator being worked on for Android, I'm sure that people will start trying to get GameCube controllers to work well with Android.

Cave Four
09-08-2013, 04:01 AM
Yes but i don't know if it possible to be made there's nobody for it any information let me know

Shaoranmps

Acrylics come in different colors, it would be more work but it would transparent purple and grey, other wise if you wanted solid colors it could be done using a 3D printer. Actually finding someone to do it is another story.

Samoe
09-29-2013, 12:40 AM
Update: I've successfully taken apart a Gamecube and will be gutting it tomorrow, probably. I'll keep you posted on what I can salvage and what not.

Does anyone have any ideas on rewiring the power button to the Gamecube one?

DrunkPunk
09-30-2013, 07:59 AM
Update: I've successfully taken apart a Gamecube and will be gutting it tomorrow, probably. I'll keep you posted on what I can salvage and what not.

Does anyone have any ideas on rewiring the power button to the Gamecube one?

I've not seen what a Gamecube power looks like or how it operates. Post a couple pics and then I'm sure we can help ya!

denmiclaw
05-03-2014, 07:51 PM
New ouya owner, I was thinking of doing something like this myself, have you made any progress on it?

Linuxgamer94
10-31-2014, 11:42 PM
looks like it is dead, does this forum not lock posts?

Schizophretard
10-31-2014, 11:58 PM
Sometimes but it seemed fine being buried back in May. However, we have a necro bumping rule. ;)

derty
11-01-2014, 03:43 AM
For real.
Nice digging Linux ;)