[For Sale] DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket

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[For Sale] DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket

Post by erik_gee » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:34 pm

Edit: 2/11/2018:
I said orders would be back up today but unfortunately I just noticed my last panel of boards have damaged traces. And with Chinese New year going on, I can't place an order for new ones until the 25th. I use DHL shipping so I should be able to get them about a week after that. I apologize for the inconvenience.

HOWEVER, if you are in a rush and need some sooner. I do have my prototype boards for when I first started testing. They aren't as pretty but they are fully functional and work the exact same way. I can send these out instead if you are on a time crunch. Send me a pm if you are interested

Kubino now makes button hole cuts available for this bracket (big buttons version), as well as my tactile brackets. You can purchase a pre cut case through this thread viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3309


Ok final tests have completed and I believe things are ready to roll! Ive provided a video below on how to install (sorry for the lighting and the flu voice), and should also provide a little more info about it so you can decide if this is something you want. I also have a quicker written guide below as well for those who prefer written instructions.

This bracket allows you to use your DMG buttons as shoulder buttons. Its placed in the space above the battery compartment(most comfortable position in my opinion). The set allows you to install your shoulder buttons with minimal effort, just a bit of cutting, and absolutely no glue! Keep your build looking tidy and feeling secure with this all-screw-in set!

Please not that you will not be able to use a cart reader if you decide to use this as it takes up the same space as the reader. Also note that brackets will be sent in random colors, but all brackets will be the same color in a set so you wont have mismatching colors.

Prices:
Set (printed brackets, pcb, buttons, conductive pad, screws, and drill guide) = $18 + $3 shiping
Stand-Alone (printed brackets, pcb, screws, and drill guide) = $15 + $3 shipping

The only colors I can provide are the original burgundy color buttons and black buttons. It would be too difficult for me to stock every single available color. If you plan to use a different color scheme id suggest buying the standalone optoin and using your own buttons. If you have any question feel free to shoot me a message!

I ship to your PayPal address. Please make sure it is correct. Especially for international orders as an address mistake could take week to correct

Bracket Set with Burgundy Buttons: $18 + $3 shipping
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Bracket Set with Black Buttons: $18 + $3 shipping
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Bracket Stand-Alone: $15 + $3 shipping
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Here is a link to the youtube video on how to install. I state to place the bracket in loosely at an angle and then push it in. If it does not go in easily, simply hold the bracket parallel to the case and inserts in directly flat and downwards and it will fit MUCH easier.



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(I state to place the bracket in loosely at an angle and then push it in. If it does not go in easily, simply hold the bracket parallel to the case and inserts in directly flat and downwards and it will fit MUCH easier. I found this out a little later haha)
Start by grabbing your bottom bracket, that contains the wells. Lossely set the bracket inside the cavity, with the top part (with the pegs)
leaning downwards and against the walls. Then, gently push the bottom part in, making sure that it snaps in at all corners. Or if it is too tough for the bracket to snap in, just try to hold the bracket straight and lower it directly straight down into the spot. This way should slide in much smoother. Go over each corners with a firm push of your thumb to ensure its sitting as flat as possible. This step can be seen easier in the video ive provided.
Some parts of the bracket are thin so make sure not to be tooo rough. I have tested multiple thicknesses, and I havent had any break during my testing, but better safe than sorry.

Next, use the provided drill guide to make your pilot holes. Push the guide into one of your wells, then drill your pilot hole with any bit 2mm and smaller. Take the guide out and repeat the same step on the other side. Afterwards, use your method of drilling to finish out the holes, the same as you would the x and y buttons.

Place your buttons into the hole and ensure the move up and down freely and that your hole is straight. Make any adjustments if you messed up your drilled hole.

Next, you need to cut your conductive pads. Again watch the video for a more clear explanation. What you want to do is use either a blade, or if you have them, a nice pair of flush cutters. Cut the conductive pads along the raised circle edges, so that you end up with your conductive pad in 2 pieces, both circular. Then, cut off the raised perimeter so that the conductive pad sits flat. Be careful not to tear the pad as you do this, especially around the peg hole of the conductive pad, as it can tear easily. Once the pieces are cut, place them onto the bottom bracket, using the guide pegs.

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Then place your pcb on top of the pads and use the provided m2 screw(the shortest one) to screwn the board down to the center hole.
You dont need to screw it down too hard, just enough so that it feels firm. Then slide the 2 side brackets on to the screw posts of the Gameboy, The side bracket with the cut-out should go onto the right side, as the cut out is made to accommodate Kite's daughter board. If you are using the Kite board, DO NOT SOLDER ON THE SPACER BOARDS. My bracket has been made to the same height as his spacers, so youwill not need to/can not solder on the spacers or it will not fit. Simply lay your daughter board on top of my side bracket and screw it in. The side brackets provide pressur to the back of the board keeping it in place.

Finally, solder your wires up using whatever control method you have and you are done! Wrap that baby up and have fun!
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Hey all!

Not to long ago I created a shoulder bracket that held tactile switches in place, using the screw holes located on the gameboy (http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3364).

I have had numerous people ask if I could make a bracket to use the original gameboy dmg buttons, so Ive been working on it and I am close to finishing. I wanted to see how many people would be interested.

I made a custom pcb and should get my first batch soon, already been fabricated and on the way. It will fit in to the small compartment above the battery, where my old bracket fits. The pcb will screw into a custom 3d printed bracket, which will in turn attach via the screw holes on the gameboy case, so no need for a mess of glue (although a little is recommended just to be on the safe side). I have already created a bracket that i currently sell, so I have a good bit of the ground work done on the bracket model, which shouldnt take more than a day or 2 to modify to work with the new pcb. And because of my previous work, I can assure you that this bracket will also work with Kite's SAIO board :D

I can offer this either as a complete set, so bracket,pcb,buttons, conductive pads,screw, and drill guide. As well as a bare bones set, so just the pcb, bracket, screws, and drill guide. That way if you already have the buttons you want etc, you dont have to get the whole set. Honestly the price probably won't be much different as I will be getting buttons in bulk so it won't cost me much per button. Will ship international as well!

PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHO IS INTERESTED SO I CAN GET A GOOD ESTIMATE ON HOW MANY PCBS I NEED TO FABRICATE
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One last thing I forgot to ask. Just like with my last bracket set I sold, I'd like to get community input on pricing. I believe it's important to have a connection with the community as far as this goes and I would love to hear what everyone believes would be a fair price, and I'll take every opinion into consideration when I decide on final price

Before you answer, I'd just like to say these sets will cost me more than my previous in terms of material and items included. The buttons cost more than the tactile switches, and must also include conductive pads. As well as the boards. Please take these into consideration when deciding, and give your input thank you :)
(General idea what bracket will look like. Model is not accurate, waiting for boards to come in. Made this in like 5 minutes just to give a general idea and will update later)
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Will fit into this location. Again, this is my last bracket, not the current DMG button bracket I am speaking of. This is just for rference so you can see the placement.
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Last edited by erik_gee on Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:50 pm, edited 27 times in total.
Tactile Cap Shoulder Button Bracket Sale Thread: http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3364

DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket Sales Thread:http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3805


6 Button Common Ground Board Sales Thread: https://sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=4811

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Re: [Interest Check] Original DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket

Post by YaYa » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:23 pm

Really nice design ! Bravo !
May i suggest you to insert a poll to check people's interest ?
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Re: [Interest Check] Original DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket

Post by erik_gee » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:00 am

YaYa wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:23 pm
Really nice design ! Bravo !
May i suggest you to insert a poll to check people's interest ?
Can I ask what you mean ?
Tactile Cap Shoulder Button Bracket Sale Thread: http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3364

DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket Sales Thread:http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3805


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Re: [Interest Check] Original DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket

Post by YaYa » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:20 am

check this topic i've opened, i putted a poll so people can vote, it's easier for you and them ;)
http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3752
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Re: [Interest Check] Original DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket

Post by erik_gee » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:23 am

Aw good thinking 👌
Tactile Cap Shoulder Button Bracket Sale Thread: http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3364

DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket Sales Thread:http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3805


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Re: [Interest Check] Original DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket

Post by YaYa » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:50 am

First to vote lol
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Re: [Interest Check] Original DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket

Post by cowdog360 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:45 am

Perfect! I have one suggestion for an alternate version. In the middle of the PCB, what about making a spot for a standard USB socket, that way if we want, we can stuff a USB drive inside a blank cartridge and it can plug in right in there. That's more of a wish, but would be a cool way to use the space.

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Re: [Interest Check] Original DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket

Post by erik_gee » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:31 pm

cowdog360 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:45 am
Perfect! I have one suggestion for an alternate version. In the middle of the PCB, what about making a spot for a standard USB socket, that way if we want, we can stuff a USB drive inside a blank cartridge and it can plug in right in there. That's more of a wish, but would be a cool way to use the space.
Can you show me an example of what you mean?
Tactile Cap Shoulder Button Bracket Sale Thread: http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3364

DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket Sales Thread:http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3805


6 Button Common Ground Board Sales Thread: https://sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=4811

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Re: [Interest Check] Original DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket

Post by cowdog360 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:38 pm

Sure thing, look at this guy's build here:
http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=3533

Basically, he has two shoulder buttons, and in the middle a USB jack so he can stuff a USB drive inside a cart shell. Basically makes for a good way even just to hold the blank cart in there without glue. I think it would be awesome to have the option to wire up a usb jack to the SAIO board and then have a cart with ROMs, etc on it in case you wanted to have a backup other than the SD card. Again.. pie in the sky stuff.

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Re: [Interest Check] Original DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket

Post by erik_gee » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:03 pm

cowdog360 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:38 pm
Sure thing, look at this guy's build here:
http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=3533

Basically, he has two shoulder buttons, and in the middle a USB jack so he can stuff a USB drive inside a cart shell. Basically makes for a good way even just to hold the blank cart in there without glue. I think it would be awesome to have the option to wire up a usb jack to the SAIO board and then have a cart with ROMs, etc on it in case you wanted to have a backup other than the SD card. Again.. pie in the sky stuff.
Aw I see. The only problem I might see with that is there is a mounting screw post where the USB would fit. My PCB screws in the center and that seems to be the same location where you would mount the socket
Tactile Cap Shoulder Button Bracket Sale Thread: http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3364

DMG Buttons Shoulder Bracket Sales Thread:http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3805


6 Button Common Ground Board Sales Thread: https://sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=4811

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