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by ICMF
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: thank you Micro Center
Replies: 10
Views: 3677

Re: thank you Micro Center

So is it 'your mileage may vary' that they let you buy one of each for $5, or is that standard practice?

Also, good tip about the pickup/checkout. I'm not in the US, so I'm hoping to get a buddy to scoop a few for me, but only if it isn't going to be a massive hassle.
by ICMF
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: thank you Micro Center
Replies: 10
Views: 3677

Re: thank you Micro Center

Can you (or someone else) clarify: Micro Center will let you buy one Zero v1.3 and one Zero W for $5 each in store? Because most on-line shops will only let you buy one Zero, of any kind - if you add a v1.3 to your cart, you can't add a W, and vice versa.
by ICMF
Fri May 04, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat (mintyPi)
Topic: MintyPi Keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Re: MintyPi Keyboard?

The circuitry for the screen would be the same. The safe shutdown circuitry could be the same, even. You're just mashing the basic keyboard circuit design into the MintyPi form factor. So instead of having ^V<> ABXYLR start and select, you'd have (up to) 36 keyboard buttons wired into a 'grid' 6 row...
by ICMF
Thu May 03, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat (mintyPi)
Topic: MintyPi Keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Re: MintyPi Keyboard?

If you're thinking about making a mini laptop or similar, it wouldn't be impossible. You'd need to design your own PCB, but adding a bunch of button contacts would be relatively straightforward; you could scavenge a keyboard and membrane contacts from an old Blackberry, or DIY something. You're basi...
by ICMF
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Part Sourcing
Topic: What kind of a component is that?
Replies: 3
Views: 2233

Re: What kind of a component is that?

That's what I'd guess too - a piece of perfboard/protoboard/pcb that's being used as an anchor to screw into.
by ICMF
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Explain to me emulation performance on the Pi Zero.
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Explain to me emulation performance on the Pi Zero.

Yes, those systems will generally perform fine on the PiZero, with two small caveats: SNES games that used the SuperFX chip, won't work - so StarFox and Super Mario World 2 would be out. GBA games will work fine, *BUT*, you need to install the BIOS file for that system when you're setting up your Pi...
by ICMF
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: 3d Printing Recommendations
Topic: Best 3D modeling software? (perf. for Mac)
Replies: 17
Views: 8291

Re: Best 3D modeling software? (perf. for Mac)

You will need a slicer if you're printing parts on your own FDM printer. If you're using a different technology (SLA/DLP, or CNC) you would need different software. If you're having someone else print your parts, you won't need a slicer at all - they'd do that for you. As for recommendations, Slic3r...
by ICMF
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: Custom resin casting parts
Replies: 30
Views: 9707

Re: Custom resin casting parts

I really doubt there would be much interest in a $100 resin SNES case. Because it will easily cost $100 to produce (silicone + resin + labour). But hey, if you feel like there'd be a lot of interest, you're welcome to try to market it yourself - the supplies are easy to find, and it's a fairly simpl...
by ICMF
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Heads-up: 20% off everything on eBay.
Replies: 0
Views: 1537

Heads-up: 20% off everything on eBay.

https://pages.ebay.com/promo/2018/0309/7020.html?rmvSB=true eBay has a coupon code for 20% off any purchase, for Canadian and American buyers, today only. Just enter the coupon code PSPRING20 during checkout. Since many of us are sourcing components there, hopefully a few people will find this usefu...