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Project for Hire - Back to the Future Conversion
Project for Hire - Back to the Future Conversion –
I'm currently modding my 1969 Baja Beetle into a E.Brown Time Machine, like the Delorean from back to the future. I've created the Mr. Fusion module, I've attached the Flux Bands and ordering the L-wire soon. I've also gotten started on the Flux Capacitor itself, which is turning out to be a cheaper and easier mod then I thought. I've even patterned out the rear deck and Exhaust fins, which will be fabricated within a few weeks.
I'm not going screen-accurate, so that's allowing me some leeway in not having to track down specific, expensive parts. Which leads me to the Time Circuits...
My original option was to buy/create an actual replica of the Time Circuits from Back to the Future, but the only place I could see it being offered is some kid in france for 1000 Euros. I'd love to spend the time figuring out wiring the circuitry, but I just don't have it.
However, with FMCB, I can at least run an .ELF that can simulate those Time Circuits. The PS2 would be onboard, in the dashboard on a special shelf. I would have it connected to the inverted AC power, and an LCD monitor in the custom dash I've built. A simple USB keyboard/Keypad only would be used for time data entry. It's a simple skin/data interface, nothing fancy. I've programmed in C++ before, but JESUS is there a lot to learn to program the PS2!
I guess what I'm saying is, FMCB is a great framework for HD Loading, Media file playing, ect, but I need a pro for hire (or just collaboration!) to help me knock this thing out! I'm a graphics designer and CG artist more then a coder these days. I can provide graphics if someone agrees to code.
Is there someone willing to help me put this together (maybe for a price)?
Bootloader that starts in a "Time Circuits" shell,
uses a certain button to exit to the MC/HD browser of choice (FMCB).
Time Circuit engage sound effect on boot, phone tone on keypress, entry sound on data entry.
Three displays resembling the film displays-
One that tells you where you're going
One that tells you where you are (current date/time on startup)
and one telling you where you were (perhaps with default date/time)
USB keyboard or keypad support a must -
the user would enter the date on the keypad-
MMDDYYYYHHMM - 110519550630
which would display as:
NOV 05 1955 0630 (I like 24hr time) in the destination display, after the user hits ENTER.
Then, a 'Time Travel Event' key (an unused one like the * symbol on a keypad) would trigger the 'destination time' to switch to 'current time', 'current time' to 'last time departed', and the 'destination time' to remain blank afterward, awaiting new time destination commands. I'm already working on accessory hardware in another project - specifically how to rig the 'rumble' voltage in a pad to set off a switch activating all the LED accessories in a 'time travel event'. Then, it would be as simple as programming in a rumble response to the 1P controller port during the 'time travel event'.
I could possibly do this with a PC-based architecture, but I'd rather use my PS2 for in-car entertainment. I already own it, and I'm trying to keep this on the cheap, overall.
It's a kinda unique project, but it's about the level of complexity of a demo.