How To - Build the PRS-Tech SNES-Zero

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Re: How To - Build the PRS-Tech SNES-Zero

Post by NLRevZ » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:04 pm

Seeing as I cannot obtain that C2G HDMI power inserter, I simply just tried the first one I could find on eBay. It turns out to be identical to the one Odissine showed images of, with the power already going to both ends on pin 18. Now, what happens when I use the adapter unmodified like that is weird: When I use an external (2A) USB phone charging adapter the Pi Zero will flash the rainbow screen, then shut off and turn back on, flash that rainbow screen again, etc... It won't boot at all.
Now, if I plug the USB lead of the adapter straight into my (non-smart) TV the Pi will actually boot, until getting to a certain point in the boot procedure and then rebooting itself.
Using an actual USB lead straight to the USB power input on the Pi makes it work just fine; what's going on here? Should I cut the TV side of the adapter's pin 18 and put the diode between USB positive and that pad and hope that it works? I still haven't received the diode yet and I am sadly out of 1N4448 as well.

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Re: How To - Build the PRS-Tech SNES-Zero

Post by Johnny sublime » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:21 pm

Had an idea to use an extra snes controller to house a screen a speaker and a battery and hinge it to the top and make a ds style portable. what do you think?

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Post by Racerboy » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:29 pm

Would any of you guys be brave enough to overclock your pi zero in this thing? No room for cooling, really...just curious if it would be wise or not.
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Post by NLRevZ » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:42 am

Mine's already running 59°C at stock clocks with a 24°C ambient with the controller case still open.. I wouldn't try, really.

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Re: How To - Build the PRS-Tech SNES-Zero

Post by dlemonde413 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:03 pm

Having trouble with the A, B, X and R shoulder buttons. Everything else is working fine, i check my soldering and nothing bridged. The programming works fine as well. Any suggestions?

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Post by Mikethesith200 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:36 am

What is the eta for receiving these after ordering them?

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Post by prerunnerseth » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:56 am

Mikethesith200 wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:36 am
What is the eta for receiving these after ordering them?
If you're in the US i would say it runs about a week. if your international it can be 2-4 weeks.

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Re: How To - Build the PRS-Tech SNES-Zero

Post by Mikethesith200 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:52 am

prerunnerseth wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:02 am
Luigi64128 wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:33 pm
I'm a big noob at all of this stuff; do you ever think you'll make a full video guide? I'm very interested in making this.
I'll be sending a board to Wermy and he is going to make a video.

What happened to that video?

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Post by Jose » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:30 am

dlemonde413 wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:03 pm
Having trouble with the A, B, X and R shoulder buttons. Everything else is working fine, i check my soldering and nothing bridged. The programming works fine as well. Any suggestions?


Having the same problem. Some buttons work, some don't. :cry:

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Re: How To - Build the PRS-Tech SNES-Zero

Post by Mikethesith200 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:49 am

htbrdd wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 10:31 am
I ordered this cable https://sudomod.me/hdmi Don't have my pi yet but I think the connector to the pi is going to be to big. I will keep everyone posted.

I ordered the same one, then realized it may not fit. At least not stock.

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