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by infinitLoop
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Issue with New build
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Re: Issue with New build

a couple more suggestions... use heavy gauge wires for power. 22 or 24awg - as short as possible. not sure if it matters, but typical hookup on that v3 board is the power in goes to the 5v and G on the right-side of the board, under the L1,L2,R1,R2 pads, and then your to the screen and pi from the 5...
by infinitLoop
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Issue with New build
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Re: Issue with New build

Thanks so much for the help, I have it rewired directly to the Powerboost and everything is powered and working. Would it be fair to say the problem is the tinkerBOY board? Any tips on troubleshooting the board or is it possible it is just defective? congrats! that's good. :D sure, it's possible it...
by infinitLoop
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Issue with New build
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Re: Issue with New build

I just picked one up today and will be trying it out after making your suggested changes. Iv never used one before but i think I’m looking for voltage somewhere it shouldn’t be? Any tips? well, if you haven't used a multi meter before, i'd say familiarize yourself with that with some tutorials fist...
by infinitLoop
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Issue with New build
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Re: Issue with New build

if i had to guess, i'd say the problem is the screen, or the battery. that looks like a gearbest, so maybe just try hooking the power into the normal spot, instead of trying the 5v workaround. it should work fine from that original pad. where is the power going into that from btw? maybe run the powe...
by infinitLoop
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Show-off Corner (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Gameboy X - Pocket with 3.5" LCD
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Gameboy X - Pocket with 3.5" LCD

great job! i wonder if you could get a screen protector that you could apply over that. maybe trim a clear dmg one or something. i'd be worried about damaging it, and wouldn't add any more bulk than the buttons already protrude from the case.
by infinitLoop
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Hello All! New guy here
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Hello All! New guy here

http://www.pocketadventures.com/products.asp kits offers great all-in-one type setups, with a little challenge. i'd say that sounds like what you're looking for. more info here: viewtopic.php?f=43&t=6394
by infinitLoop
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Show-off Corner (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Game Boy 3 A+
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Game Boy 3 A+

Quick question about my PowerBoost 1000c if anybody happens to know. It doesn't appear to run everything with just the USB connected (no battery). I only get 1.2V. When I disconnect the screen, it powers on and the voltage goes up. It appears to work fine with a battery connected. Anybody know why ...
by infinitLoop
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Help locating hand drill parts and sufficient wiring?
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Help locating hand drill parts and sufficient wiring?

I have tried starting my GBZ build and most of my components seem to be working great so far however I have not been able to fully fit these parts in the case because the wiring I ordered is way too thick and rigid and it is causing things to take up a lot more room in the case and it is a big issu...
by infinitLoop
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Button Suggestions for Mounting Inside Cartridge?
Replies: 12
Views: 929

Re: Button Suggestions for Mounting Inside Cartridge?

More specifically, wouldn't it just be the LCD's backlight switching on and off at the PWM frequency? The higher the duty cycle, the longer it stays on. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse-width_modulation#Duty_cycle So, the backlight turns on 146 times per second, and the higher the brightness / d...
by infinitLoop
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Button Suggestions for Mounting Inside Cartridge?
Replies: 12
Views: 929

Re: Button Suggestions for Mounting Inside Cartridge?

Heh.. someone asked me to record the PWM dimming in slow motion. It's kind of neat. A lot like when you tried recording old CRT televisions. https://i.imgur.com/ZIpzUxo.gifv Luckily, you don't notice the flickering in real life (at least I don't). Though it's at 146Hz, so there's a small possibilit...