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by McGyver
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: DPI and HDMI ?
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: DPI and HDMI ?

Both in parallel works with a service like dpi cloner. Only disadvantage is you will have the same (low) resolution on your tv like on your inside screen.
To improve this Kite build the function "reboot to HDMI" into his Circuit Sword image.
by McGyver
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: SD cartridge reader
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: SD cartridge reader

Thinner should be fine since there is no power consumption from sd card. I guess any fault is caused by interferience. Maybe shild in any means could help and of course wires as short as possible. And a stable power supply. This is the reason for the capapcitor betwenn power and ground very close to...
by McGyver
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: [Solved] Another screen problem :(
Replies: 26
Views: 1969

Re: Another screen problem :(

The raspberry itself gives 3.3 out of one of its GPIO pins. Just google the pinout. Maybe the power consumption of the screen is too high for this output. Do you have power values measured from your screen to compare with the pi 3.3 output specs maybe before trying? See this link about raspberry pi ...
by McGyver
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: [Solved] Another screen problem :(
Replies: 26
Views: 1969

Re: Another screen problem :(

Maybe stop to focus on 5.0V, maybe your screen runs on 3.3 Volts as you already measured on the cap. If it runs on 3.3V and the power consumption is not too hight you can resolve this voltage from the raspberry GPIO pins somewhere. Just google the GPIO pinout and try. Keep the drawn amperage in mind...
by McGyver
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Chat (mintyPi)
Topic: MintyPi as a MP3 Player?
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: MintyPi as a MP3 Player?

Sounds nice but I am more a fan of KODI.
by McGyver
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: SD cartridge reader
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: SD cartridge reader

This does not help you, just my experience: I did this MOD as well and the bootup worked sometimes. This prooves the right wiring and function in general. I discharged this MOD finally because I did not saw anymore possible improvements in my wiring. In addition I wanted to overclock the SD card lat...
by McGyver
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: accessing sd card from usb
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: accessing sd card from usb

For sd card extension: there are exiting adapter cables for sd extension on aliexpress and maybe ebay. Be aware: if you read the sd card direct by your computer and not via wifi you will see no real usefull contend on windows or mac by default because of linux file format (ext4). This is for the mos...
by McGyver
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: Internal screen shows bright garbage after reboot to HDMI
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Internal screen shows bright garbage after reboot to HDMI

I have the same phenomenon but I guess this is normal. Maybe something like the internal display is showing the last input signals without further refresh.
by McGyver
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Charging/Power Lights. How have you done them?
Replies: 27
Views: 6417

Re: Charging/Power Lights. How have you done them?

I desoldered the powerboost on-board LEDs what is maybe not necessary but I did it for keep a clear logic current flow and I added new LEDs in a blank game cartridge by connecting them by wire to the desoldered pads on the powerboost board. I used some 3mm flat head LEDs.
by McGyver
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Where do you guys get your Kapton tape from?
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Where do you guys get your Kapton tape from?

I don`t know Staples in US but I guess they only offer office consumables.
I would propose to look in Ebay or Amazon. These shops will have some capton tape sure available in the delivery is maybe quicker than from Aliexpress.