Open Source PCB Files for Gameboy Zero

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Re: Open Source PCB Files for Gameboy Zero

Post by Helder » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:36 pm

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Re: Open Source PCB Files for Gameboy Zero

Post by Nikolett » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:36 am

rlcmtzc12 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:09 am
I recently designed my own Button PCB for the Gameboy zero with integrated charging circuit and Audio circuit (newer version but not tested yet with safeshutdown). I don´t want to sell the boards or anything because there are already good options out there to buy (and to make your own boards where you have to think about the layout and the parts is really funny, interesting and instuctive) So I thought it would be a good idea to make the design files and gerber files available for everyone who would like to build his own PCB and add some custom stuff. So this is more intended for the DIY people out there, who want to try/test something new rather than these who wan´t right from the beginning a really good working board which you can buy from various members here in the forum. I think the board I designed isn´t a bad starting point and maybe someone is interested in that.

here are some pictures of the board:
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Here is a link to the build with the board I´m currently doing and more infos about it:
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Is this a good idea or do I get someone in the way by giving the boardfiles for free?
I also thought to say that everybody can have the files but if he/she add some functionality he/she has to post the result with the files here in the comments or somewhere in the Forum. (I mean I can´t control that but it would be nice if he/she does that) And also if you use the board/files you should give credit to the person which files you used (if someone else than me edited the board files and uploaded it to the forum)
last the only thing I don´t want is that you use the files to sell the boards.

If this gets approval what would be the best way to publish the files? Here on the forum as an attachment or on github or somewhere else?
Wow thank you for sharing this work !
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Re: Open Source PCB Files for Gameboy Zero

Post by carjufi » Wed May 13, 2020 4:58 pm

Hello,

I am using this board for my build and I am having power issues. Basically, the GBZ opens and functions normally with power from the battery, but the circuit does not charge it.

I have checked the components and my soldering and I cannot find the problem. When I plug the USB-C I see the red LED, so this tells me the TP4056 is working. For the FS312F, I measure the voltage of OD and OC pins to GND and gives me the current voltage of the battery, I assume that if it gives voltage it is working fine. The last IC is the FS8205 and I have tested it as well and works fine, I thought it was a problem of being inverted when I soldered it, so I changed but nothing powered up. Therefore I solder it back again and the GBZ powers on. I assume then it is working fine.

I really do not understand where is the issue, why it is not charging the battery? Any ideas on how can I check further the components of the circuit?
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Re: Open Source PCB Files for Gameboy Zero

Post by VeteranGamer » Wed May 13, 2020 8:26 pm

carjufi wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 4:58 pm


I really do not understand where is the issue, why it is not charging the battery? Any ideas on how can I check further the components of the circuit?
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there's no point making duplicate posts....
you've already posted this in the right section - Support (Game Boy Zero)

also
the original poster hasn't been on the site for months....
i would suggest it might be worth raising a issue on his github page where you downloaded the board files
he may get a notification from there...



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Re: Open Source PCB Files for Gameboy Zero

Post by carjufi » Thu May 14, 2020 12:21 pm

VeteranGamer wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 8:26 pm
carjufi wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 4:58 pm


I really do not understand where is the issue, why it is not charging the battery? Any ideas on how can I check further the components of the circuit?
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there's no point making duplicate posts....
you've already posted this in the right section - Support (Game Boy Zero)

also
the original poster hasn't been on the site for months....
i would suggest it might be worth raising a issue on his github page where you downloaded the board files
he may get a notification from there...



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Yes, I have sent him email as well but seems he is not into this right now. This question is more specific for schematics that someone else may understand.

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Re: Open Source PCB Files for Gameboy Zero

Post by VeteranGamer » Thu May 14, 2020 3:11 pm

carjufi wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:21 pm
Yes, I have sent him email as well but seems he is not into this right now. This question is more specific for schematics that someone else may understand.

I still think its worth raising an issue on his github....

but you might also want to try the sudomod discord
it has a section for PCB design (you may get a quicker response)

try this
https://discord.gg/8BDrDjQ




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Re: Open Source PCB Files for Gameboy Zero

Post by thens » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:35 am

@carjufi

Did u solve the problem I was going to use the same pcb board

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