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Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:40 pm
by pcwzrd13
Here's a time lapse video showing how I build my line voltage inducers in case anyone is interested. Mine are a bit different as I try and keep it as compact as possible (no boxes). I also encase the wires in hot glue for added strength and use shrink tube for a more finished look.


Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:26 pm
by TacT
Here's how I made a handful for friends of mine getting their dreamcasts online too!

I used some spare phone line conduit because its easier to strip and solid copper wire more reliable and and rj11 ends I squeezed on myself. and some spare 9v and 12v adapters from the dollar bin at the elecronics store. both work great with the same 330ohm resistor, i assume 18v would work for pal. some hot glue and shrink wrap. A small adapter with a coupler to connect a longer phone line if desired. I didn't use battery connectors but I could have.

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I thought about getting some of these to make an adapter, and puting the parts right inside this casing would make a nice neat cheap little adapter.

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Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:37 am
by ch0pzta
Im going to make a DreamPi, all parts are ordered, should arrive within a few weeks

Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:14 pm
by pcwzrd13
Just uploaded a video tutorial on how to configure a USB Wi-Fi dongle for use with DreamPi:


Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:37 pm
by pcwzrd13
Here's my new USB-powered line voltage inducer. It's basically the Lamborghini of LVIs with high quality phone cable with gold plated contacts, hot glue reinforced internal components, and marine-quality adhesive-lined shrink tube. You could probably use this sucker underwater! :lol: I'll have some up for sale on Dreamcast Live once I have a good amount of them made. For anyone wanting to build their own, this is the 9v USB step up cable I use.

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I also made an adapter for existing line voltage inducers:

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Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:55 pm
by Xiden
pcwzrd13 wrote:Here's my new USB-powered line voltage inducer. It's basically the Lamborghini of LVIs with high quality phone cable with gold plated contacts, hot glue reinforced internal components, and marine-quality adhesive-lined shrink tube. You could probably use this sucker underwater! :lol: I'll have some up for sale on Dreamcast Live once I have a good amount of them made. For anyone wanting to build their own, this is the 9v USB step up cable I use.

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I also made an adapter for existing line voltage inducers:

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Thats amazing PCWzrd! I want to 3D Print a case to stick a RASPI/LVI/MODEM all in one compact case :) The one thing I was really missing was something to get power from the pi itself but I think your USB powered one is just the thing I need :)

Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:52 pm
by pcwzrd13
Thanks Xiden! The cable works great and makes everything much cleaner. That combined with my new Wi-Fi adapter cleans everything up nicely.

Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:49 pm
by ncman071
is there a way i could purchase the dreampi with everything already built?..i just saw a youtube video last niggt where a guy said he purchased one from pcwizard...and it looked like all he had to do was hook it up..i am an idiot when it comes to assembling electronics....

Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:54 pm
by pcwzrd13
ncman071 wrote:is there a way i could purchase the dreampi with everything already built?..i just saw a youtube video last niggt where a guy said he purchased one from pcwizard...and it looked like all he had to do was hook it up..i am an idiot when it comes to assembling electronics....


I do make full kits for sale occasionally. I can let you know when I have another one if you like. The target price is usually $59.99 but it may vary depending on how much I can the parts for.

Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:47 pm
by ncman071
i am absolutely interested in that ...would gladly pay the $60