DIY mintyPi (<$30)

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DIY mintyPi (<$30)

Post by chrissiak » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:27 pm

Figured I'd share these pictures of my second build, my first was a standard build with helder's board and the 3d printed parts but I had a lot of leftover parts so I decided to make a second one as cheaply as possible. I only had 8 buttons (left over from older projects), so really only GBA and NES are compatible, also didn't want to buy another sound card so there's no volume, which isn't a problem for me. Also tried to use a 2gb sd card from one of my old cell phones, and I had an emulator (gngb) up and running, but I had trouble getting it to run on startup so I just went and bought a 16gb sd card to fit the full mintyPi image on. The battery is from an old digital camera that had a broken lens.

Overall I think I spent like no more than $30 on this, which I'm super stoked about. Thanks to helder and wermy and everyone in the forums for all the helpful info I've found throughout this build!

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Re: DIY mintyPi (<$30)

Post by rodocop » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:54 pm

I love it, I have all of those exact parts sitting at home, maybe i'll do another cheapo one!!

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Re: DIY mintyPi (<$30)

Post by Wailer » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:01 pm

Just goes to show not everything has to be high tech (not that a pi zero is't high tech ;) ), but this is great tinkering!
Maybe a cardboard/scrap plastic cover to finish it off....

Tip: styrene sheet is a relatively cheap and easy way to make such parts.

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Re: DIY mintyPi (<$30)

Post by Veetz » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:48 pm

Pleaassssee gimme a parts list! I have an altoids tin sitting on my table lol

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Re: DIY mintyPi (<$30)

Post by 3_im_weggla » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:58 am

Wow! I am absolutely impressed! Nice Work!!!

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Re: DIY mintyPi (<$30)

Post by spacemishka » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:14 am

Veetz wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Pleaassssee gimme a parts list! I have an altoids tin sitting on my table lol
Thats most of the parts
Pi zero
8 tactilces
slide switch
2" screen
1 little perfboard
3,7V battery of your choice
Charge controller (TP4056)

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