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by McGyver
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Aluminum Game Boy Zero Housings
Replies: 12
Views: 1869

Re: Aluminum Game Boy Zero Housings

Nice idea, I would assume to use one of this cases during a future build. Just some thoughts about: -Wifi and Bluetooth will be a problem inside a metal housing! -common ground by the case could been used but difficult to handle: each connection to the metal groud must be well sanded or grinded in o...
by McGyver
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Build done, but random reboots and screen freezes
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Build done, but random reboots and screen freezes

The behaviour of the running Pi itself let me guess it is not under voltage. For suddenly reboots I more feel its linked to a short cirquit from 5V power to ground.
by McGyver
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Build done, but random reboots and screen freezes
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Build done, but random reboots and screen freezes

Could be a lag of sufficent power. Or someting is shortening the power maybe from force to the case when you press buttons during games.
by McGyver
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Arduino Leonardo pro micro
Replies: 27
Views: 7485

Re: Arduino Leonardo pro micro

5 volts and ground you can find anywhere on the board. The data lines usually go to each a 22 Ohm smd resistor. Between usb jack and these resistors is where your usb data wires should go. Take care to measure the continuity after soldering data wires to this resistors since these components or thei...
by McGyver
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: My Safe Shutdown Solution - Pololu and Logic Chip
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: My Safe Shutdown Solution - Pololu and Logic Chip

Or more smaller caps in parallel to minimize hight.
As well for the integrated circuit if helpfull: To minimize hight you could use it without socket. Bent the IC pins by 90degrees to outside and solder them direct to the cupper side of your board.
by McGyver
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: GBZ Carry Case?
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: GBZ Carry Case?

I bought something like this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/EVA-Hard-Carry ... nav=SEARCH
And if I remember right I cut and removed the inner seperator layer.
by McGyver
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: Safe shutdown when total power turned off.
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Safe shutdown when total power turned off.

What you need is something like Pi UPS. Just google about it to get some ideas.
by McGyver
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Chat (mintyPi)
Topic: waterproof mintpi
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Re: waterproof mintpi

Nearly impossible because: -PLA printing material will dissolve over long term in water -Speaker outlet will catch water -Charger connector will allow water entry -Display will catch water due to capillary action -All buttons need mechanical gaps to allow free movement which allow again water to ent...
by McGyver
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: Help wiring up 940nm IR leds
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Help wiring up 940nm IR leds

According to diode IR204-A data sheet typical current should be 20mA at 1.2 Volt forward voltage. Meaning your resistor should drop the remaining 3.8 Volts from the 5 Volt power source. 3.8V at 0.02A resulting a resistor value of 190 Ohm. Or something available close to this value. IMG_20190217_1244...
by McGyver
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Support (mintyPi)
Topic: [SOLVED] Any ideas? mac doesn't see retropie...
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Any ideas? mac doesn't see retropie...

On Mac: install and use the ssh file transfer App Cyberduck!

During connection setup just do not forget to change to SSH (sftp) with of course the right ip adress and login/ password. And by the way: make sure ssh is already enabled on your reteopie image.