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by smoscar01
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner (VMµ)
Topic: Smoscar's GEM Build + DC Controller
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Smoscar's GEM Build + DC Controller

I am finally done putting together the controller with a memory card battery like wermy did in his video. Since I am overclocking the GEM to get better frame rates, I added a mini cooling fan that's pointing straight to its battery: https://ezway-imagestore.s3.amazonaws.com/files/2019/04/95423588915...
by smoscar01
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Support (VMµ)
Topic: Circuit Gem "Build Guide" kinda
Replies: 8
Views: 1681

Re: Circuit Gem "Build Guide" kinda

Nice job!

How comfortable are the L/R buttons there?
by smoscar01
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Show-off Corner (VMµ)
Topic: Smoscar's GEM Build + DC Controller
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Smoscar's GEM Build

Very nice! :D You could also have like a power bank or something inside it and it will charge when docked :) How did you achieve the screen rotation? Just editing the config.txt? Yep, just some sed magic to toggle the display rotate and then reboot the system. The USB connector is an OTG, so you ca...
by smoscar01
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner (VMµ)
Topic: Smoscar's GEM Build + DC Controller
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Smoscar's GEM Build

I finally finished my Dreamcast controller. Mostly by following wermy's videos and some other resources I found online. I even added a Controller Mode to the Retropie menu to rotate the screen (figured I already had too many scripts running when booting it up). It uses a small micro USB cable that y...
by smoscar01
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Support (VMµ)
Topic: What did you glue your battery doors on with?
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: What did you glue your battery doors on with?

I have some tape holding them in place. Was worried about how warm they could get.

Now when it gets really warm I just remove it and blow some air on it. Was thinking about putting some adhesive velcro but it gets really bulky.
by smoscar01
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Support (VMµ)
Topic: Can I remove extra Pi connectors after soldering to Circuit Gem?
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Can I remove extra Pi connectors after soldering to Circuit Gem?

Don't try to desolder them while on the GEM, you need a heat gun to do so and that might mess up some other components. Cutting them off with a new pair of pliers (or a really sharp pair) and then desoldering the remaining parts with a soldering iron could be an option though. Edit: By the way, unle...
by smoscar01
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat (VMµ)
Topic: Dreamcast controller
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Dreamcast controller

Has anyone successfully made a controller that works with the VMU/GEM?

Just ruined my first controller by overheating the chip pins (controller might have been too old) and I was wondering if anyone had successfully done it.
by smoscar01
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: [Solved] Gem L/R Button issue
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: [Solved] Gem L/R Button issue

Worked like a charm, thanks Kite!
by smoscar01
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: [Solved] Gem L/R Button issue
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Gem L/R Button issue

I have the same problem on my build, and I noticed there's continuity between the R and Ground test pads when pressing the button.

Not sure if I did something wrong.
by smoscar01
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Show-off Corner (VMµ)
Topic: Smoscar's GEM Build + DC Controller
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Smoscar's GEM Build

Nice work! Did you reuse a case you used for satris board? I noticed the cutouts on the sides Good eye!, it is indeed a reused case :D I tried to do the VMU without any custom PCBs a while ago, just like how wermy did it, but I was never able to fully close it. So I already had back part of the cas...