This is NOT the most recent order thread, and is left here for archive purposes only.
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To get a good idea of how this project works, please read the getting started wiki: https://github.com/geebles/Super-AIO/wi ... ng-Started
Is the soldering hard? For this (and future) pre-order, it uses THROUGH HOLE pins for the GPIO connector. This will make it MUCH easier to solder The main thing it brings is RELIABILITY in being able to see the solder joins on both sides! See here for the how to: https://github.com/geebles/Super-AIO/wi ... SAIO-v0.6c
The key is to be patient and do it like I have done in the guides/videos; where you only make a small change, and test, and repeat.
Original development thread: http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=243
Support thread: http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=27888
How to guide/wiki: https://github.com/geebles/Super-AIO/wi ... ng-Started
Changes since first and second round
There have been a number of changes since the first round for this order, the main ones are highlighted below:
- Pi3EXT has the fan controller build into the board that plugs into the Pi3 to save excess wires
- Wifi module not included (these are VERY cheap to buy and easy to solder yourself) - With the Pi Zero W and Pi3, makes more sense to have this as an extra. If you are using a Pi Zero, you can solder a module on very easily!
- 3mm LEDs not included and NOT NEEDED, new board design has them built in. You can chose to remove them easily as the LEDs 'snap off' without damaging the board
- Solder through holes! No more SMD soldering for the GPIO connector.. guide: https://github.com/geebles/Super-AIO/wi ... SAIO-v0.6c
- Minor tweaks to the board design - Made solder pads stronger, moved the LED order so the status really is optional, other bits..
- Soldering service has a QUANTITY LIMIT and also costs a lot more! - This has been by far the most time consuming bit and I have to put a limit on the number of these, also I spend a lot of time on them and the price I put previously was a little silly.. the price here may be offputting (partly intentional) and I'm sorry about that, but perhaps if you can't do it that you know of someone local to you who may be able to do it far quicker and cheaper than I can?
- Bsttery JST PH 2.0mm cable no longer an option (these are cheap to buy anyway, links will be provided)
- ONLY UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil (sorry no Asia, Africa, other South America)
STEP BY STEP: https://github.com/geebles/Super-AIO/tr ... _zero_gpio
- A REAL 'All in one' that really does do it ALL in ONE
- Main PCB fills the 'front' half of a shell
- DPI LCD with support for 320x240 LCD (included)
- Built in USB 2.0 HUB
- Built in ATMEGA32u4 for buttons and joystick (UDLR, ABXY, L1L2, R1R2, JoyX, JoyY, battery monitor, AMP and WIFI enable/disable, status LED, backlight brightness control).. has 2x spare analogue pins as solder holes for joystick 2!
- Supports the classic 'SNES' style button arrangement as well as the 'vertically aligned' style (MAYBE required for the 3DS joystick in the middle, the option is there..)
- Built in 1.5A charger and load balance (play and charge at same time, you'll need a 2.5/3A charger to do this)
- Built in efficient regulators (3.3v and 5v)
- Built in SD slot in contrast port
- Built in 2.4W amplifier + headphone jack (with auto switch off when headphones plugged in)
- Built in volume pot
- Built in Over temperature fan enable (5V or 3.3V output)
- Built in Safe shutdown, with low batt warning
- Built in emergency shutdown (REALLY important if the Pi freezes or crashes as otherwise you'd have to disassemble to remove the power!)
- Built in WIFI (module required) (with enable/disable by button combo)
- Built in external full sized USB port in the 'EXT' slot
- Built in Micro USB port for charging and uploading sketches to ATMEGA32u4 (cutout required to use this in a shell)
- Additional 'mode' button to enable things like backlight adjustment, audio amp disable/enable, wifi enable/disable, etc (ideal to locate where the original barrel jack goes)
- Supports a Pi Zero and Pi Zero W (directly soldered to PCB)
- Supports a Pi3 (or 2) with optional 'Pi3EXT' which extends the GPIO pins
- The back half of shell is relatively untouched, cartridge boards can be used and solder pads available for SD card in cartridge
- Full sized main board. Fully soldered, tested, and programmed
- Back board (USB Port, Volpot, Power switch connector, Mode button connector) which is very small
- 320x240 LCD (DPI, clear and bright!)
- Board interlink cables
- Power switch (as close to original as I can find)
- Mode button (goes in the charging jack port)
- Through hole pins for soldering
Additional Parts Required
The following are needed to complete your build:
+ A few extras, see below:
- Case/enclosure - eBay/Aliexpress
- Conductive button pads - eBay/Aliexpress
- Additional buttons for X and Y - eBay/Aliexpress
- Shoulder buttons - eBay/Aliexpress
- ~3000mAh battery - eBay/Aliexpress/Dextech batt
- JST battery cable - eBay/Aliexpress (search for "JST PH 2-Pin")
- Speaker - "VECO 28mm" is my fav, but anything up to 30mm will fit nicely
- WiFi module for 'Zero' (Zero W doesn't need this) - eBay/Aliexpress (search for "RTL8188EUS")
- USB charging cable - eBay/Aliexpress (search for "7mm micro usb cable", the KEY is that it is 7mm in length, I advise something like this (it should be $3.99 btw) : https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1m-2-4A ... 60883.html)
- Screen surround - retrofresh.uk/Kitsch-bent.com/deadpanrobot.co.uk
- Pi Zero or Pi Zero W - ThePiHut/Pimoroni/Adafruit/etc
- Tools (Soldering iron with pointed tip (Adjustable temp + quality solder (the no clean type, not the roisin stuff!)), drill, dremel, sharp knife, kapton tape!)
- (optional) Screen bracket - http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=2553
- (optional) 3DS or PSP joystick - eBay/Aliexpress
Pre-order will be open for a time duration with no limit on quantity. Here is a little timeline that will get updated over time to show the key dates (in DD/MM/YY):
Curent status: Pre-order closed! Everything has been shipped
[24/06/2017] Pre-order open!
[14/07/2017] (EXTENDED!) Pre-order closes.
[15/07/2017] Number of orders and other components calculated, orders placed.
[20/08/2017] Boards + other components arrive (time to test them!) - Delayed
[08/09/2017] Boards + other components arrive (time to test them!) - EXPECTED
[15/09/2017] Orders ready to ship
[20/09/2017] Solder service boards ready to ship
Will it really take this long? Yeah probably.. the last order was predicted for a similar time scale and that's exactly how it came out!
I will edit here when there are updates!
If you're planning to use @Inches CeMu Partner, you'll need to add the 'Pi3EXT' to your order.
PayPal Pre-Order Links
You can OPEN IN NEW TAB with the buttons as it adds it to your 'paypal cart'. This way you can add multiple items and review your order before placing it
(Board + Backboard + 320x240 DPI LCD + Wires + USB + Button + Switch)
[spoiler1="SUPER AIO Images"][/spoiler1]
Pi3 Extension Ribbon
(Pi3 adapter + AIO adapter + SD cable + 10cm ribbon)
[spoiler1="Pi3 Extension Images"]This makes it easier to use a Pi3 by allowing all the GPIO pins to be placed elsewhere.. the SD cable allows for the contrast SD slot to be used in a USB adapter or to replace the Pi3's SD card slot. You'll need to do some heavy modifications to the Pi3, it is not for a beginner. I would REALLY recommend doing a Pi Zero build first.[/spoiler1]
SUPER AIO Soldering Service
(Send in your Pi Zero and I will fit and solder it for you. Fully tested! If SD is included I won't flash anything to it, sorry! Images available on github anyway.
You will need to ship your Pi Zero to me in the UK. This is only for the Pi Zero/W, I won't desolder your Pi3 sorry
[spoiler1="Soldering Service Images"][/spoiler1]
17x17x3mm 3.3V Blower Fan
(VERY small and thin fan, it is a blower rather than an axial fan. Why so expensive? They don't appear to make them any more..)
[spoiler1="Micro Fan Images"][/spoiler1]
Kite's SUPER AIO 640x480 LCD Kit
(LCD Adapter cable + 640x480 DPI LCD)
YES it really is this expensive .. read here on how it is installed as it is a bit involved and risky: https://github.com/geebles/Super-AIO/wi ... uild-Notes
This is in ADDITION to the '320x240' LCD, it isn't an 'upgrade' so you'll still have the original to test/play with.
[spoiler1="640x480 LCD Images"][/spoiler1]
Payment is by PayPal, I have used the 'add to cart' functionality and when you click the buttons above it will take you to a PayPal cart (you can keep adding things to the cart if you come back to this page, I suggest 'right click -> open in a new tab/window'). PayPal offers full buyer protection, any issues please get in contact with me first!
PLEASE SET YOUR ADDRESS CORRECTLY! You will be charged if re-shipment is required due to incorrect address, so get it right If you change your address please message me but please try to plan ahead where possible! It is very time consuming having to change individual order addresses..
If you change your mind, there is a 100% refund available all the way up until I ship the boards to you Just message me.
Shipping cost? Shipping time? Do you ship to XYZ?
Shipping is calculated at checkout, PayPal doesn't implement a nice set of shipping options (but only if you have a US seller account, go figure..) so prices are set at an international rate! Sorry UK people but I have to charge the full amount, refunds aren't possible due to time (they will arrive next day after posting tho!). ALL shipments are sent first class tracked by RoyalMail and will require a signature. Tracking information will make its way to you!
Shipping is ONLY to UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil (sorry no Asia, Africa, other South America, or anywhere not on the first list. You will get a refund if you are in one of these zones).
If you have any special postage requirements, please include in the order notes!
How do I do XYZ? Do I need XYZ? Do you recommend XYZ?
Read the user guide at the top of this post! To get the board working you NEED: Case, Buttons (+conductive pads), Battery, JST PH cable, Speaker, Pi Zero, uSD card. Anything additional to the list is up to you and use your imagination, this is your project after-all I won't be answering any 'can I use XYZ?', but if you use common sense you'll be able to work it out it is as simple as soldering the Zero in, connecting up the back board and cables, and powering on (with a lot of case modding in the middle!).
I recommend you to use a Pi Zero W, the Pi3 is a LOT more involved and you'll need to de-solder all the components from a Pi3, trust me you will have a GREAT time with the Zero!
For a battery I would recommend a flat Li-ion or Li-Poly (lipo) that is 2500-3000mAh in size with a protection board built in (this will give 5-8hrs of playtime and 3hrs chargetime). Your best bet is eBay/Aliexpress.. FYI make sure the WIDTH of the battery is no bigger than 50mm otherwise it won't fit between the screw posts.. a good height is 55-60mm, and thickness can be anything up to 14mm I think. Check the forum as the battery isn't unique in this project, any battery that others have fitted WILL work here.. Don't use AA's or the lipo equivalent size one.. I wouldn't recommend anything bigger, but it's up to you I really don't mind what you do
This project is a DIY project, you will need to do some cutting and case modding, some soldering (not much though) and perhaps a bit of linux too, I will create a guide that will get you running, the rest is up to you this isn't a pre-made and it'll just work, it's still a project but I've taken all the electronic hard work (and risk of failure) out of the question for you
Warranty? What if I break it?
Where possible, I will help and identify what is wrong if it doesn't work for you. Every board is tested FULLY before shipping so I know it was working when posted. Because it is DIY there are limits to what I can do, if things really aren't working you can send the board back and for a fee (£45) I will repair and ship back to you working (shipping included, all inclusive regardless of problem, other than board snapped in half (we'll agree the terms before returning)).
Note that this is a DIY project, and you can do it with minimal experience! But you MUST follow the guide/video exactly to the letter.. if in doubt get someone to help, or select the 'solder service' and I'll take care of the soldering for you. 9/10 times projects like this are ruined by a poor soldering iron, and poor solder.. you need an ADJUSTABLE TEMPERATURE IRON, and GOOD SOLDER THAT CONTAINS FLUX (clean it off afterwards, if your solder leaves sticky red marks everywhere, BUY DIFFERENT SOLDER!!). Do not put the iron too high (if you see burning marks, it's too high.. test on something less valuable!). Practice soldering on something else, doing this as your first project is a bit of a risk!
CHECK THE BATTERY POLARITY BEFORE PLUGGING IN! No returns if you have done this and burnt anything out, as the pads are clearly marked. Reports from a previous user said that the board worked fine after this mistake (his battery had a protection circuit, which must have helped!).
If you have any questions, please READ this post and thread. If that doesn't answer your question then send a message on Discord, or send me a PM and I'll answer the question in this FAQ This thread may get quickly filled with questions and repeats but that's ok! You can unsubscribe from this thread as all major updates you will get an email to your paypal email address