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by ICMF
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Hardware Help
Topic: 3DS Button Dimensions?
Replies: 1
Views: 1470

3DS Button Dimensions?

Anybody have some loose buttons and a set of calipers to take some measurements? I'm hoping to do some design work while waiting 6-8 weeks for delivery. ;) Specifically looking for these: http://i.imgur.com/NTdHWXp.jpg A= Overall thickness of D-pad B= Thickness of the circlular tab on the bottom of ...
by ICMF
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: ICMF's Pi Zero in a custom case.
Replies: 23
Views: 8649

Re: ICMF's Pi Zero in a custom case.

Couldn't leave well enough alone... :) So I decided to try shifting the battery off to the side instead of the central mount. Unfortunately, this will throw off the balance, since a battery is way heavier than a Pi, but realistically, it's about 100g, so it's not exactly cumbersome. I couldn't actua...
by ICMF
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Uses for two sets of should buttons?
Replies: 8
Views: 2809

Re: Uses for two sets of should buttons?

Hotkeys? IIRC Select + L2/R2 let you load and save games. Or you could add custom hotkeys in Retropie. Change exit from Start+Select to L2+R2? A bunch of games actually use Start/Select as a shortcut, but Retropie has it as 'exit emulator' as a default, which is kind of annoying. If you want to use ...
by ICMF
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Support (3d Printing)
Topic: Compact and affordable 3d printer Kickstarter
Replies: 7
Views: 5298

Re: Compact and affordable 3d printer Kickstarter

That's a tiny build volume, too. Also, individual components cost money. In order to build a printer for $50 - even if they're building them for free, with no profit and not charging for their own time - you've got to use the absolute cheapest, lowest cost, lowest quality components you can possibly...
by ICMF
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: ICMF's Pi Zero in a custom case.
Replies: 23
Views: 8649

Re: ICMF's Pi Zero in a custom case.

Screwing around in Solidworks...

It really *would* make life easier if I just shift the battery to the lower corner. Hmmmm.... (outline in blue)
Wonder how un-balanced it would feel...Show
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by ICMF
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat (mintyPi)
Topic: mintyPi 2.0
Replies: 285
Views: 133938

Re: mintyPi 2.0

wermy wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:11 pm
The 3DS buttons are also quite a bit shallower than the DS Lite ones.
Do you have dimensions of the buttons? I'd planned to use 3DS buttons on my build... now I'm worried they may not fit. I didn't actually bother to measure the depth (didn't really want to disassemble my 3DS :lol: )
by ICMF
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: ICMF's Pi Zero in a custom case.
Replies: 23
Views: 8649

Re: ICMF's Pi Zero in a custom case.

3D printed. Either SLA on a Form2, or SLS in nylon at Shapeways. A Form2 would produce a cleaner, smoother print; Shapeways would be more robust... Decisions, decisions. :(

And I'm planning on releasing the files.
by ICMF
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: ICMF's Pi Zero in a custom case.
Replies: 23
Views: 8649

Re: ICMF's Pi Zero in a custom case.

Power has become the bane of my existence. I want: a large capacity battery; that's fairly centred (for balance); with the Pi Zero mounted vertically (so the SD sticks out the top); while being as thin as possible. And trying to meet all four of those requirements has been a nightmare. Ironically, t...
by ICMF
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: ICMF's Pi Zero in a custom case.
Replies: 23
Views: 8649

ICMF's Pi Zero in a custom case.

I should probably start my own thread, rather than continue to hijack someone else's. :lol: I'm building a Pi Zero, but don't really like the Gameboy form factor. First and foremost, I wanted a bigger screen, but the ergonomics aren't great either, and they only get worse when trying to add more but...
by ICMF
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Alternative Battery sources
Replies: 5
Views: 2394

Re: Alternative Battery sources

Since I've been researching power banks for my build, a couple of thoughts: If you want to keep the board, you need to make sure it can do passthrough (draw an input charge while outputting charge to the device). A lot of power banks don't; they cut output as soon as the input gets plugged in. If it...