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First attempt

Post by Rider » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:30 pm

Ok so this is my first attempt at a project this small, I’ve made arcades no problem but a hand held was always something I wanted to make. This project was so much fun, thanks to Wermy and Helder for making it quite painless.

I found it difficult to get an altoids tin locally but on my family trip to the coast I picked up various flavours of Barkleys mints. The tin size is the same so it fits perfectly.

I changed up the splash startup and my daughter named it the Multi Pi, since it’s in a liquorice tin, mintypi doesn’t seem to quite suit it anymore.

I’ll probably make a game boy zero at some point, feeling like I could manage that now after this went so well.
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Re: First attempt

Post by wermy » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:41 pm

Nice job, looks great! And good to know about the Barkleys - I've seen that question pop up before. And it *does* say "mints" on the tin... Just saying. ;)

Also, a bit of rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab will take the leftover marker right off from around your holes.

Edit: added an FAQ about Barkleys mints since I've seen that question a few times: http://www.sudomod.com/wiki/index.php?title=MintyPi#FAQ
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Re: First attempt

Post by Lphillimore » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:37 am

This is great!

Nice to see an alternative tin build completed! I like it.

May get myself a Barkelys :D

If you've not got any rubbing alcohol just take some of your missus' nail varnish remover like i do.

:)

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Re: First attempt

Post by ProfessorZ » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:48 am

That looks so good! That's better than some I've seen here and the black tin really suits the console. Has the tin got a 3D lift on the brand name or is it flat?

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Re: First attempt

Post by Rider » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:01 pm

wermy wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:41 pm
Nice job, looks great! And good to know about the Barkleys - I've seen that question pop up before. And it *does* say "mints" on the tin... Just saying. ;)

Also, a bit of rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab will take the leftover marker right off from around your holes.

Edit: added an FAQ about Barkleys mints since I've seen that question a few times: http://www.sudomod.com/wiki/index.php?title=MintyPi#FAQ
Thanks it was so mush un. It does say mints, I still call it the mintyPi to be fair.

Ah, rubbing alcohol, great idea. I was going to ask, thanks dude.

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Re: First attempt

Post by Rider » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:04 pm

ProfessorZ wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:48 am
That looks so good! That's better than some I've seen here and the black tin really suits the console. Has the tin got a 3D lift on the brand name or is it flat?
Thanks, I really enjoyed putting together. Yeah the tin is embossed like the altoids tins. Mush easier to pick up in my neck of the woods too. UK BTW :)

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Re: First attempt

Post by Rider » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:06 pm

Lphillimore wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:37 am
This is great!

Nice to see an alternative tin build completed! I like it.

May get myself a Barkelys :D

If you've not got any rubbing alcohol just take some of your missus' nail varnish remover like i do.

:)
Cheers dude.

You just saved me buying rubbing alcohol, I owe ya.

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Re: First attempt

Post by Psyicman » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:00 pm

Nice build. I like that you used a different brand then Altoids. I am still waiting on the next batch of PCBs and screens for the two builds I'm doing.
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Re: First attempt

Post by Earlthedestroyer » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:57 am

Mr clean magic earasers (or knockoffs) also take off permenent marker

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Re: First attempt

Post by Pinkfloyero » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:45 am

Did you used the same measurements as for the Altoids tin?

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