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by Mayday10
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics
Replies: 34
Views: 7116

Re: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics

Thank you. Right now I have it desoldered. In my fiasco, I ended up singing the thin wires that came with the gearbest screen. They come attached to a plastic connector, so I re-attached some of my own wires directly to the pins on the screen board. I hooked up the 5v and ground and they are good. I...
by Mayday10
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics
Replies: 34
Views: 7116

Re: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics

I hit some speed bumps. Trying to desolder some wires turned into a small disaster. I found that my skills for desoldering are poor. I needed a lot of heat and my solder became more and more resistant and as I attempted to use a braid it would stick to the solder/board. Do I need to add flux for des...
by Mayday10
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics
Replies: 34
Views: 7116

Re: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics

It looks like it was certainly a bridge between 2 contacts. I cleaned it up and removed the wires. I was able to hook up the keyboard and it worked! (it wasnt working before, even when I detached the wires as the bridge existed).

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by Mayday10
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics
Replies: 34
Views: 7116

Re: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics

Gotcha, thanks. Ill work on it. I ordered some 28AWG wire.

My session today will be to remove the wires and clean it up a bit. Tomorrow I will attempt to neatly attach those wires (twisted)
by Mayday10
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics
Replies: 34
Views: 7116

Re: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics

OK. I have that 24 AWG but that will fill my space too quick.

Maybe I will invest in some spools of 28AWG
by Mayday10
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics
Replies: 34
Views: 7116

Re: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics

here is how it is now. I will try to twist them and re-solder this afternoon

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by Mayday10
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics
Replies: 34
Views: 7116

Re: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics

thank you.

i actually caught that yesterday and fixed it. i will try to twist the wires and see if that does the trick.
by Mayday10
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics
Replies: 34
Views: 7116

Re: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics

when i see this

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at this point, am i supposed to be able to input from the gbz buttons? i have tried holding each button, but have not had anything happen (the screen says no gamepad detected, hold any button)
by Mayday10
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics
Replies: 34
Views: 7116

Re: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics

thank you. i think i want to hook up the usb first. right now, i cant get any games on my pi without it, therefore wont be able to test sound. so as far as that goes... how does the wiring go? wermy glossed over it a bit in his videos. edit: for now, I borrowed a usb to mini usb adapter so I can hoo...
by Mayday10
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics
Replies: 34
Views: 7116

Re: New GBZ Build, New to Electronics

Update I have wired as seen above in the Helder board layout https://farm1.staticflickr.com/892/40629367774_049bbd33a9_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/865/40446943145_d79da6b812_c.jpg It works... so far. I am waiting on the volume wheel (unless I cannibalize the one from my existing gameboy) an...