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)
Sdcard
Wires!
box

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Re: DIY mintyPi (<$30)

Post by Baytizzel » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:17 am

Hey i saw the parts list for this minty pi im looking to make one of my own, do you know the links to the parts that would be very helpful for me since im very new to this raspberry pi stuff and dont know my way around it. Thank you.

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Re: DIY mintyPi (<$30)

Post by chrissiak » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:01 am

Baytizzel wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:17 am
Hey i saw the parts list for this minty pi im looking to make one of my own, do you know the links to the parts that would be very helpful for me since im very new to this raspberry pi stuff and dont know my way around it. Thank you.
Pi zero: https://www.adafruit.com/product/2885?g ... gLjQ_D_BwE
Screen: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-2-inch-TFT-L ... SwhgJZZJEJ
Buttons: https://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-Tactile- ... SwPc9W1~ib
Charger: https://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-5V-Micro ... SwI3FbfwlP
Switch: https://www.ebay.com/itm/50x-SPDT-3-Pin ... SwoJxbfbdo
Battery: https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-7V-1500mAh-8 ... SwIO9chFmb

Let me know if you have any other questions. A lot of these parts can be salvaged from old electronics as well

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Re: DIY mintyPi (<$30)

Post by Kaleb097 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:29 pm

Kinda new to everything related to this. Could you help me with the wiring? I've never done anything like it as a 17 year old high school student haha. So a guide or something would be absolutely amazing.

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Re: DIY mintyPi (<$30)

Post by gamingbro » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:03 am

would you ever considering sellling the 30 dollar mintypi or a copy of it for 60 or 70 dollars

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