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midknight (OP)

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Project scout
« on: July 15, 2017, 08:15:16 am »
i was wondering if u guys have seen this custom handheld yet looks interesting.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg395KAhdXM" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg395KAhdXM</a>
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leafar

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 02:34:17 pm »
Another one but amazing. looks nice even with 7 inches screen.

redlemon

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 05:22:58 pm »
Its nice but why go to all that effort and not have a proper dpad.

DiegoSLTS

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 07:09:12 pm »
It's a great achievement to make something like that since I guess it's only one guy doing it with his own money, and even though hw says that's a prototypr, it doesn't look comfortable. When he uses de right stick and the right trigger it looks like the right trigger is almost out of reach. And he shows the device from the front all the video, but when you see the top in some angles you can see it's REALLY thick, like 4 or 5 times the size of a smartphone.

Anyway, it looks fun.

midknight (OP)

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 02:52:40 am »
Its nice but why go to all that effort and not have a proper dpad.
yeah i was looking at that probably was just easier for him to print. wonder what mother board he is using that's got an i3 on it.

MOFO

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 06:39:23 am »
« Last Edit: November 06, 2017, 06:42:43 am by MOFO »

darthskids

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 07:33:26 pm »
Pretty neat.  Hope he keeps at it and gets a little more practice in with fusion 360.  Designing things can be a pain.  Says the v2 is using an Intel NUC7I5BNH kit (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/kits/nuc7i5bnh.html) 15w tdp, i5-7260u cpu.  Any ideas on how the i5-7260u would compare to an m3-7y30?

MOFO

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 01:51:33 am »
It?s at least twice as powerful as M3 7Y30 in both clock speed and GPU performance, but it runs at 15W-9W.

AVahne

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 02:53:17 am »
Looks cool, but also loos like an ergonomic nightmare

MOFO

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 03:20:01 pm »
These are only prototypes so so let's see what the final form is before judging.

darthskids

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 05:03:09 pm »
Some Einsteins' need to hurry up and invent a better battery cause I think it might draw too much juice to be away from an outlet for very long.  Sucks.

monstercameron

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2017, 01:32:27 am »
now if gpd would use this formfactor instead of the complexity of a hinge and keyboard.

darthskids

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2017, 03:23:20 am »
I dunno, I bet it gets pretty heavy on the wrists.  Clamshell might be a bit comfier tilting the screen rather than your wrists.

chase_c

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2017, 04:18:40 pm »
Hey all, Project Scout creator here. I just saw this thread and wanted to say hello! Please let me know if you have any Scout related questions. :)

Edit : I also wanted to mention that Scout has Thunderbolt 3, and can enable external graphics. Here is a little testing I've been doing for a potential charging dock.
https://youtu.be/8Udl6tue864
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LordDavon

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2017, 06:46:33 pm »
Hey all, Project Scout creator here. I just saw this thread and wanted to say hello! Please let me know if you have any Scout related questions. :)

Edit : I also wanted to mention that Scout has Thunderbolt 3, and can enable external graphics. Here is a little testing I've been doing for a potential charging dock.
https://youtu.be/8Udl6tue864

It looks like a great little device.  You should be proud.  It looks like you are 3D printing some of the parts.  What do you use as a designer?  I was trying to design a controller extension for my Switch but I hate the stuff that came with my 3D printer.  I have an XYZPrinting Pro.  Big sucker that holds my PS4 TV mostly.

Airylnovatech

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2017, 06:47:52 pm »
Hey all, Project Scout creator here. I just saw this thread and wanted to say hello! Please let me know if you have any Scout related questions. :)

Edit : I also wanted to mention that Scout has Thunderbolt 3, and can enable external graphics. Here is a little testing I've been doing for a potential charging dock.
https://youtu.be/8Udl6tue864
Wrote an article about it on Gizchina.com, looking forward to seeing more from your project!

https://www.gizchina.com/2017/11/20/project-scout-indie-project-compete-nintendo-switch/

MOFO

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2017, 06:08:23 am »
Hey all, Project Scout creator here. I just saw this thread and wanted to say hello! Please let me know if you have any Scout related questions. :)

Edit : I also wanted to mention that Scout has Thunderbolt 3, and can enable external graphics. Here is a little testing I've been doing for a potential charging dock.
https://youtu.be/8Udl6tue864

Keep up the great work, it?s very impressive.
One suggestion is maybe try to pick a bigger screen to reduce the borders , it would look much sleeker and who doesn't like a bigger screen!
« Last Edit: November 21, 2017, 03:39:12 pm by MOFO »

siegel17701

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2017, 08:17:24 pm »
Other than GPD this device is further along then any thing else. I am more than impressed!

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chase_c

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2017, 02:48:23 pm »
It looks like a great little device.  You should be proud.  It looks like you are 3D printing some of the parts.  What do you use as a designer?  I was trying to design a controller extension for my Switch but I hate the stuff that came with my 3D printer.  I have an XYZPrinting Pro.  Big sucker that holds my PS4 TV mostly.

Thanks! I designed the enclosure in Fusion 360 and printed it on my Ultimaker 3 Extended. Fusion 360 is pretty good once you get used to it. The source control makes it easy to jump around on different computers and share files. I definitely recommend it!

Wrote an article about it on Gizchina.com, looking forward to seeing more from your project!

https://www.gizchina.com/2017/11/20/project-scout-indie-project-compete-nintendo-switch/

I read it and it was a very humbling experience! It is a strange feeling seeing all of the positive responses to the project. The internet is not always a positive place, but when it is it sure feels great. :)

Keep up the great work, it?s very impressive.
One suggestion is maybe try to pick a bigger screen to reduce the borders , it would look much sleeker and who doesn't like a bigger screen!

Thank you! There are a couple other options for screen that I'm still researching, but there aren't a ton of low-cost options in this display size. I'll keep it in mind though, for sure.

Other than GPD this device is further along then any thing else. I am more than impressed!

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You are too kind!
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siegel17701

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Re: Project scout
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2017, 06:21:57 pm »
Anything new?

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