GIMX USB Adapter for dummies

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Re: GIMX USB Adapter for dummies

Post by Matlo » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:42 am

This looks like a large heat-shrink tubing.
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Re: GIMX USB Adapter for dummies

Post by bjaigorgor » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:10 am

Matlo wrote:This looks like a large heat-shrink tubing.
if it was a huge heat shrink tubing, which one would you suggest to use better? tubing or tape?

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Post by Matlo » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:15 am

Both are fine.
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Re: GIMX USB Adapter for dummies

Post by McKack » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:25 am

Looks like it might be in a block of plastic out of the box or perhaps hot glued, like I've done with this USB stick:
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For the sake of simplicity I'll only "officially" suggest electrical tape but feel free to be creative and do some macgyvering :)
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Re: GIMX USB Adapter for dummies

Post by bCloud09c » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:40 pm

Can you buy the jumper cables that go from the teensy to the usb adapter separately? I'm totally non-technical, and I can't seem to find the ones with the plastic ends that attach to the circuits. If you could provide a link to the kinds of cables I need to buy, that would be great.

Thanks! I can't wait to build my PC -> PS3 adapter!

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Re: GIMX USB Adapter for dummies

Post by McKack » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:07 pm

This is what you're looking for if you already have the serial converter.
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Re: GIMX USB Adapter for dummies

Post by bCloud09c » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:39 pm

Thanks McKack! That's exactly what I was looking for!

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Re: GIMX USB Adapter for dummies

Post by HIGH5 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:39 pm

@ bjaigorgor it's a block of plastic as McKack said (tape will do just fine).

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Re: GIMX USB Adapter for dummies

Post by bjaigorgor » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:59 am

HIGH5 wrote:@ bjaigorgor it's a block of plastic as McKack said (tape will do just fine).
where did you buy a block of plastic like that for it? just trying to analyze all possible methods of building one with the best looks when my parts come in

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Re: GIMX USB Adapter for dummies

Post by bCloud09c » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:38 am

One thing I noticed was that in order for the adapter to work with your PS3, you have to plug it in to your PC and PS3 while the PS3 is turned off. Then, run GIMX serial and press start. Lastly, you can boot your PS3. If you don't run GIMX before running your PS3 it won't work... at least for me. Once I do the startup sequence and the PS3 is on, I can start/stop/edit whatever with GIMX.

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