RJ-45 Multi Console Cthulhu Arcade Stick Tutorial Ver.2


#59

Also if you wanted to use a Neutrik ethercon you would have to use a special “push-pull” locking version.
http://www.neutrik.com/us/en/dataconnectors/210_t2_1217768028/NE8MC6-MO_detail.aspx
And I’ve not found these for sale online, but then again I didn’t look very hard.


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#60

Ha, yeah, finally got my hands on a multimeter and did some continuity tests and found a slight difference in the cable my initial observations didn’t catch. My NES cable works perfectly now. Now to try for a Saturn one…


#61

I tried to solder the MC Cthulhu to the pins of this Neutrik connector:

http://www.neutrik.com/client/neutrik/media/products/view/210_t2_364779420.jpg

Unfortunately, soldering wires to pins which are not tied mecanically to a PCB resulted in lots of shorts. In the course of events, one of the Neutrik pins was also completely FUBAR. Is my Neutrik connector good for the bin or can I buy individual special pins for this connector. Does anyone know ?

I changed this Neutrik to one of those recommanded by rtdezign (the one with terminal strips soldered at the rear - more expensive OK but so much more convenient !). This morning, I had the pleasure to see that neither the MC Cthulhu nor the madcatz PCB that was soldered to it was fried. Losing both PCBs (not even mentioning wiring) got me a little nervous, I must confess :sweat:


#62

Making me want to go to the fleamarket and find a NES :smiley:

Even though I can emulate the games on my PC just fine, something about jiggling NES cartridges, blowing on them and cleaning with rubbing alcohol makes the real thing so much more fun :smiley:

I have a lot of the NES classics on my virtual console on the wii as well.


#63

Dude, thanks for putting all this info in an easy to follow tutorial. Thanks to this thread I did my NES, SNES & Saturn cables without any difficulty! (except I had to sand down some of the insulation on the NES/SNES wires for them to fit into the RJ45 plug)


#64

Would a usb to RJ-45 adapter like [ETHERNET 10/100 NETWORK ADAPTER USB TO LAN RJ45 CARD - eBay (item 190368894214 end time Jul-27-10 07:14:18 PDT)"]this](http://cgi.ebay.com/ETHERNET-10-100-NETWORK-ADAPTER-USB-LAN-RJ45-CARD-/190368894214?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c52decd06) work work also?

I just don’t feel like taking off the female b on a working chtulhu.


#65

No. If you RJ-45 mod the Cthulhu, you can leave the female B alone.


#66

On the boards that I used, I took off the USB B sockets just to see how hard it was to remove, but I didn’t have to. I then did it twice for symmetry.

That USB adaptor, I’m pretty sure it won’t work for what i’m guessing your thinking.


#67

Okay thanks, I was just pondering if there was a way to convert a usb 4 to an 8 pin socket externally.

Now for another subject, will these fit the holes so you can just crimp & plug these?


#68

I have to ask, where’s a good place to get the RJ45 boots and jacks without having to buy like packs of 50? After all, I’m only gonna be using about 4 or 5.


#69

Try looking for small electronics hobby stores on yelp.com


#70

Ok, I’m having some diff. with wiring the GC extension wire I received from ebay. It’s a 10ft. white extension, here’s the link 10 ft controller extension cord Nintendo Wii/Gamecube - eBay (item 260627147414 end time Jul-28-10 09:35:11 PDT). Now I’ve tried wiring the 3 top rows to the RJ45, but doesn’t seem to read.

I’ve updated the firmware on the MC and evened wired my other one in reverse thinking I might have wired it backwards, but didn’t wort either. My PS3/USB ones work fine.

I’m wondering if it’s the extension itself or just me? Here’s a pic

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs100.snc4/36387_109321512451519_100001210110868_76250_7377603_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs100.snc4/36387_109321515784852_100001210110868_76251_457072_n.jpg

Anyone got some suggestions? Got some errands to run, but if anything, I’ll try the bottom row of green, blue, and yellow as a last resort.


#71

get a multimeter and a thin wire… there’s a youtube video i think for the gamecube

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#72

Pah. Live in too small of a town for anything even remotely close. Looks like I can get enough for 50 for about $10 shipped on amazon, though. Hmm. I’ll just experiment around, lol. Ethernet port to something random like micro USB so that I can use my camera on a wired connection. Lol.


#73

For some reason GC wires always give me the most problems. I always get it backwards, then get the crimp pins backwards. It is best to take a break from it for a few hours and start over from scratch with a fresh mind.


#74

Thanks Torta & rt, will give it another shot when I get home. Will post results


#75

Ok, I’m getting too frustrated with this! Rt, you got a pair of 6ft. GC RJ45 nodded wires up for sale?


#76

At the moment no, I don’t have any GC wires around. Try posting in the trading forum for one.


#77

I was looking around the forum to find out if there were any variants of the RJ-45 ports that do not require screws to configure into the case. Reason being is that i’m receiving a case that I would prefer not to have drilled around and would like to find another way to add the jack in and secure it without damaging the case.


#78

I think I saw on one of the older threads where someone had used a Keystone RJ-45 jack and cut a hole in a button plug. That said, I’m not sure how you could have the RJ-45 and not drill some sort of hole in the case, unless there was already a 24mm hole in said case for you to use