DIY Soldering

Xbox DVT4 and Chihiro projects

Last Updated on 28 January 2013 | Written by CodeAsm

Small update on what I do,

Ive been researching some stuff on the Xbox Development systems.
I found multiple versions of a controller chip inside the Xbox and we "the internet" already knew the Chihiro (An Xbox based Sega Arcade system using a GDrom drive as medium) is using a chip of the DVT3 board. Now is it posible to run it on my DVT4? and maybe later on a Retaill xbox?

Also, can we improve or enable the CXBX emulator to run Chihiro games ?

here are some pictures and links. Just to keep my blog a bit fresh :D

Chihiro board as see here ^^

Someone asked a few questions about the chihiro e

My own thread to answer and reply, go here if you want to react on this topic!&p=604643#post604643

Detailed images of a chihiro, I has local copy


N8VEM Single board computer

Last Updated on 28 January 2013 | Written by CodeAsm


The N8VEM Single Board Computer (SBC) is a home brew Z80 small computer project. It is made in the style of vintage computers of the mid to late 1970's and early 1980's using a mix of classic and modern technologies.

It is intended to be my teaching in principles of electronic computer design. The N8VEM SBC and related peripherals would be ideal as a school project or could be used to teach basic computer hardware and software principles. i enjoyed already building it and as you can read, im writing bits of pieces about it already.

More information about it can be found here

My version runs a bit of custom version of cp-m and Im building a vga controler based on the 16F4550 chip.


Fixed an broken DVD drive

Last Updated on 28 January 2013 | Written by CodeAsm

Xbox dvd Hax

December 2010 I got my second Xbox 360, to Jtag it. But before I was able to Jtag it I did something wrong. You see this picture? its the xbox 360 freshly opened and unmodded. 2 minutes later there was some smoke and smell of burning pcb.

Let me tell you, It was all my own fault. But I learned allot and this story is going to end Good... well Its not over yet. read on after the break.


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Russian Tube clock

Last Updated on 28 January 2013 | Written by CodeAsm

Have been working on my first clock , made with a retro Russian display tube!
Its not from our friend lady ada, and I actualy liked her design a bit better. anyway, I wanted to make a cool casing then, so here are the pictures or it dint happen. I do have some pictures of the clockbuild it self, will post them if I have the time.


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