Wii U Gamepad zero/gamepi project thread

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Re: Wii U Gamepad zero/gamepi project thread

Post by jellypowered » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:47 am

I'm currently acquiring parts to build this. :) Thanks for all the great info and pin outs. I'll post my own build thread once i start. Has anyone thought of making an all in one PCB for this lol.

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Re: Wii U Gamepad zero/gamepi project thread

Post by banjokazooie » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:16 pm

jellypowered wrote:I'm currently acquiring parts to build this. :) Thanks for all the great info and pin outs. I'll post my own build thread once i start. Has anyone thought of making an all in one PCB for this lol.
AIO board in progress here, using original connectors from dead board, still awaiting for low profile 2.6mm pogo pins to deliver.

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Re: Wii U Gamepad zero/gamepi project thread

Post by jellypowered » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:16 pm

Ooo... Any teasers? pics? details?

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Re: Wii U Gamepad zero/gamepi project thread

Post by banjokazooie » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:39 am

jellypowered wrote:Ooo... Any teasers? pics? details?
So far only eagle file, not much engineering work. Basically a powerboost, usb sound card, audio amplifier, on/off switch circuit, atmega32u4 controller and pogo pins for raspberry, lcd controller and all necessary connectors on one pcb. Only 2 wires from battery :D

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Re: Wii U Gamepad zero/gamepi project thread

Post by Helder » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:35 pm

banjokazooie wrote:
jellypowered wrote:Ooo... Any teasers? pics? details?
So far only eagle file, not much engineering work. Basically a powerboost, usb sound card, audio amplifier, on/off switch circuit, atmega32u4 controller and pogo pins for raspberry, lcd controller and all necessary connectors on one pcb. Only 2 wires from battery :D
What are you using for the LCD controller?
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Re: Wii U Gamepad zero/gamepi project thread

Post by jellypowered » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:53 pm

banjokazooie wrote: So far only eagle file, not much engineering work. Basically a powerboost, usb sound card, audio amplifier, on/off switch circuit, atmega32u4 controller and pogo pins for raspberry, lcd controller and all necessary connectors on one pcb. Only 2 wires from battery :D
That's amazing. I know nothing of PCB design, but i'd love to see this go into production, I'd buy one, even if I had to do all the soldering myself.

Rpi-3?
How are you planning on dealing with the rpi 3's increased power demand, I read that it gets cranky if you don't have enough output, with the screen and everything drawing from a single source, i'd be concerned.

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Re: Wii U Gamepad zero/gamepi project thread

Post by banjokazooie » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:47 am

Helder wrote:
banjokazooie wrote:
jellypowered wrote:Ooo... Any teasers? pics? details?
So far only eagle file, not much engineering work. Basically a powerboost, usb sound card, audio amplifier, on/off switch circuit, atmega32u4 controller and pogo pins for raspberry, lcd controller and all necessary connectors on one pcb. Only 2 wires from battery :D
What are you using for the LCD controller?
I going to use same control board as in my first project http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261698079698? ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Wii U Gamepad zero/gamepi project thread

Post by codeman0624 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:24 pm

banjokazooie wrote:
I going to use same control board as in my first project http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261698079698? ... EBIDX%3AIT
I've been doing some custom circuitry for my own version of this project. I did the schematic design and a reasonably compact layout for a 7.4v battery charger and power path selection. It includes a battery monitor ic and a cell balancer chip also, so it should be pretty robust.

I just ordered the pcb's, so it's untested as of yet, but if you're interested I can keep you up to date on how it's working. Might go well with your aio board, stepping down from 7.4v to 5v would potentially help improve battery life.

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Re: Wii U Gamepad zero/gamepi project thread

Post by grenade44 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:53 am

Any updates on all in one board?

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Re: Wii U Gamepad zero/gamepi project thread

Post by Helder » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:27 pm

grenade44 wrote:Any updates on all in one board?
Researching some info on screens and driving them from the Pi itself but I never touched this project much since there seemed to be people working on it. I do have the proper parts and numbers for those analog stick connectors so there is no need to cut the wires like people have been doing.

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