I don't have a name yet. 'PlayStation 2 to CD32' sounds way too plain... and risky.
I picked out some nice synonyms and some letters and mushed them together. The last thing I invented like this was called MegaBoard. Because it was for the Mega Drive. And I was really bored at the time.
What does PSCD32 stand for, anyway? Is it 'just letters'?
• Conversion Device 32
• Pad Synthesizer Conversion Device 32
• Peripheral S------ Conversion Device 32
• Peripheral Subtending Conversion Device 32
• Peripheral Sigma Conversion Device 32
• PSigma Conversion Device
• Peripheral Signal Conversion Device 32 (well that's what it is... *thinking face emoji*)
Miraculously, the acronym isn't taken. It's officially (unregisteredly) a ™ Mathew Carr now, hurrah.
I grew fond of the Totally Not Trademark-Infringing Two-Handed Game Controller icon, similar to the emoji 🎮.
I drew this thing, which is supposed to be Generic Controller™ beside a CD32 console. But it seems so damned familiar. What could it be?
An investigation tracked it down most likely to an image I'd seen in the background of a Playstation emulator, which in turn was based off a common original Playstation marketing image. Or it could've been one of those big high-res console images that you see on Wikipedia, like this one.
A man, a plan, Macromedia Flash MX,
Shown against green, since it'll be silkscreened onto a PCB. Pretty nifty if I do say so myself. Well, it'll do.
Make sure to double check everything looks like how it's supposed to. If it doesn't match your hand-drawn diagrams, something weird has gone on. Trust the tools and the checkers!
I imported the logos using the import-bmp
script in EAGLE. Here's a Sparkfun tutorial.
These thumbnails are showing up on screen as roughly actual size, heh.
And when I've actually had some sleep I can make a proper decision on whether I'm going to spend £27.63 on two PS2 extension leads, two serial cables, a sack of components and a possibly-really-awful Chinese PCB run.