Projects

This page lists all of my past, present, and future projects that are covered on this blog.

Current Projects

These are projects that I am currently working on.

PlayStation 1

PSone

  • SCPH-7501 PlayStation 1
    • Posts:
      1. Teardown guide (coming soon)
      2. Fixing disc drive by replacing the disc spindle hub holder (coming soon)
      3. MM3 modchip installation
        • This post covers the installation of an MM3 modchip on my PS1. The modchip allows the console to play game backups from any region.
  • SCPH-101 PSone
    • My goal with this project is to mod my PSone and its LCD to support more video input and output ports.
    • Posts:
      1. Introduction
        • This post introduces the project.
      2. MM3 modchip installation (PM-41)
        • This post covers the installation of an MM3 modchip on my PSone. The modchip allows the console to play game backups from any region.
      3. Teardown guide
        • This post covers the complete disassembly of my PSone console.
      4. MM3 modchip installation (PM-41 (2))
        • This post covers the installation of an MM3 modchip onto the PM-41 (2) version of the PSone. I also used a PIC12F629 chip which is different from the other MM3 modchip installation post.

PlayStation 2

SCPH-39001 PS2

PlayStation 3

CECHA01 PS3

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4

  • CUH-2015A PlayStation 4 Slim
    • Posts:
      1. Introduction (coming soon)

Original Xbox

Original Xbox

Xbox 360

Xenon Xbox 360

  • Xenon Xbox 360
    • My goal with this project is to take an old Xbox 360 that I bought on eBay, restore it, and mod it to run better and have more functionality than a stock console.
    • Posts:
      1. Introduction
        • This post introduces the project.
      2. DVD firmware key extraction
        • This post covers extracting the DVD drive firmware, and key, from an Xbox 360 using Jungle Flasher. I extract the firmware using household items that I already owned instead of buying an expensive flashing device.
      3. Heatsink options, cooling upgrades
        • This post covers the heatsinks that the fat Xbox 360 consoles shipped with, and how they compare. I discuss upgrading both the CPU and GPU heatsinks to the best revisions to improve system temperatures and noise.
      4. Installing a PC heatsink
        • This post covers replacing the stock Xbox 360 heatsink with a PC heatsink. I used the stock Xenon heatsink’s copper base along with thermal adhesive and a Cooler Master Hyper TX3. Temperatures and noise levels improve significantly.
  • Trinity Xbox 360 S
    • Posts:
      1. Trinity RGH mod
        • This post covers modding a Trinity console to be an RGH2 console to run homebrew, emulators, game backups, and more. I use an LPT port and an X360Ace.
  • Corona v5 Xbox 360 E
    • Posts:
      1. Teardown guide
        • This post covers the complete disassembly of the Xbox 360 E console.

Xbox One

Xbox One

  • 1540 Xbox One
    • My goal with this project is to keep my Xbox One well maintained. I may eventually go into more complicated mods, but for now I’m planning on doing things like replacing thermal paste, and fixing any other problems as they happen.
    • Posts:
      1. Introduction
        • This post introduces the project.
      2. Controller bumper button repair
        • This post covers fixing a faulty Xbox One bumper button that isn’t registering every press. I fixed it by replacing the button switches inside the controller.

Weather Station

Weather station

  • Weather station
    • I don’t have any posts written about this project yet.

Past Projects

These are projects that I have worked on in the past.

  • ZL Studios blog
    • I ran a blog called ZL Studios from 2008 to 2013. It contained consumer electronics news and reviews, and tutorials.

Future Projects

These are projects that I am planning to start working on in the future.

  • Transistor computer
    • I want to build a basic computer out of transistors, or maybe basic logic gates to save time. TheĀ goal is to have something that is expandable so that I could build an OS on top of it, video output, and maybe even networking support.
  • Other console projects
    • I want to mod other consoles including an Xbox One, PS4, and Wii.