Six button (Genesis) Semi-AIO board

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Would you be interested in a six button semi-AIO?

Poll ended at Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:45 pm

Yes! This is what I've been looking for!
4
67%
Yes, but only if it's under 20$.
1
17%
Maybe, but only if it had more features
0
No votes
No, I like using the shoulder buttons in Genesis games
1
17%
 
Total votes: 6

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Six button (Genesis) Semi-AIO board

Post by TheHappiestBug » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:45 pm

After looking around the forums and internet, I saw absolutely no way to have a GBZ or GB3 with a six button config! I know myself and many others have fond memories of the Genesis, and I wanted to make a board with six button support.

I'm calling this board "Semi-AIO" because you need other parts, but not nearly as many as with a basic button board like you'd find on eBay or from kitsch-bent. This board would be a remix of that basic board, but have features like
-Six button config support (of couse :D )
-PWM audio filter
-Power/Ground rails
-Audio amp
And some possible but not final features like
-Battery monitoring support
-A built in digital pot for two-button volume control
-A USB hub
-5v boost and charge circuit

This could enable a six button build with only a screen, case, battery, button set, pi zero/pi 3, (maybe a power boost and/or pot), and this board.
Please cast your vote in the poll!

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Re: Six button (Genesis) Semi-AIO board

Post by YaYa » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:11 pm

Love the idea but the PWM :?
Coulnd’t be possible to go USB sound instead, definitely worth the few more bucks as for sound quality
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Re: Six button (Genesis) Semi-AIO board

Post by rodocop » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:51 pm

I like the idea, but I also second the usb audio comment....Either way, this sounds like a good idea. PWM audio is acceptable to me.

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Re: Six button (Genesis) Semi-AIO board

Post by TheHappiestBug » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:51 pm

Love the idea but the PWM :?
Coulnd’t be possible to go USB sound instead, definitely worth the few more bucks as for sound quality
I know the USB audio is a big hitter for some, but its harder to put in a pcb than PWM. If enough people want it I'll try to implement it. PWM is just a lot simpler. I'll look into USB audio though. ;)

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