Evilz's GBZ Build Log (WIP)

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Evilz's GBZ Build Log (WIP)

Post by Evilz » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:19 am

Hi all !

I just start my build :D

Here my plan

[17/08/2016]
Using a old Gameboy from my sister, I first wanted to create one using Rpi3 for playing N64 games, but reading a lot of posts I changed my mind to start for a simpler model using Rpi Zero.

So what I going to try is build this :

- GBZ
- Use buttons from Snes controller, all of them ! L1 and R1 will be like @chiz did it. In fact I really don't know how he make this so perfect !!! this guy is awesome :shock:
I also want to use start and select for L2 and R2 like @sabrettep
- Screen will be a 640*480
- Last @Helder all in one PCB, waiting so much for it !!!!
- @Dominator screen surrount and labels
- Maybe joystick. I think the one I buy is to big. But I start thinking of joystick extention :?:
- Try to using some powerbank to avoid powerboost and other stuffs
- add usb Wifi and Bluetooth
- Keep one usb for external plugin
- Keep OEM volume wheel, speaker and jack
- Add external HDMI
- Not sure making SD Cartridge ... this is awesome but it takes place, so will see


Photos are here

Used parts : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

[spoiler="14-08-2016 Retrobright"]Try to make some retrobright.
I miss it :(
I will give a other try later.

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[spoiler="15-08-2016 Test screen"]Try screen using TV out of Rpi.
Looks great !

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[spoiler="16-08-2016 Cut screen"]Start cutting for screen

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[spoiler="18-08-2016 Got powerbank"]Just received the Mi powerbank of 10000Mah !
It's big...

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I open it to see the real size, but I think I broke something :(
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I'm now think to put this is horizontal axis like this
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I'm now waiting for missing parts. @Helder PCB, powerbank, wifi, bluetooth.


[spoiler="17-09-2016 Got the All in One"]Just received the All in one PCB from Helder

I can now make the holes for X and Y buttons.

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[spoiler="22-09-2016 Change powerbank"]The powerbank of 10000Mah was too big obviously ...
So I change it to a Amazon Basic of 3000Mah.
It was hard to open but it now look perfect :)

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[spoiler="25-09-2016 L and R buttons"]Just make holes for L and R buttons. Was not so easy.
The R is perfect and L a little to large. But I hope it will work.

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I now waiting for some JST-sm cable to connect Power to the switch, and a micro-usb cable to use the original hole of charging.[/spoiler]
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Re: Evilz's GBZ Build Log (WIP)

Post by sparticus » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:56 am

Have you confirmed that screen will fit? I've been looking at that exact screen and driver board but figured it wouldn't fit in my case. Can you post any pictures of the screen and board in the case to verify it fits? I would be ecstatic if it works!

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Re: Evilz's GBZ Build Log (WIP)

Post by alien0matic » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:44 am

sparticus wrote:Have you confirmed that screen will fit? I've been looking at that exact screen and driver board but figured it wouldn't fit in my case. Can you post any pictures of the screen and board in the case to verify it fits? I would be ecstatic if it works!
The screen fits and works with 5V without any mods. There is a whole thread dedicated to this screen and a lot of people -mysefl included- have successfully used it on their projects.

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Re: Evilz's GBZ Build Log (WIP)

Post by ABH » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:08 am

You can use 3ds or psp joystic ;)
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Good luck with your project .

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Re: Evilz's GBZ Build Log (WIP)

Post by Evilz » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:45 am

sparticus wrote:Have you confirmed that screen will fit? I've been looking at that exact screen and driver board but figured it wouldn't fit in my case. Can you post any pictures of the screen and board in the case to verify it fits? I would be ecstatic if it works!
The screen fit perfectly, but the board is very big and controls card too.

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Re: Evilz's GBZ Build Log (WIP)

Post by Evilz » Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:08 am

ABH wrote:You can use 3ds or psp joystic ;)
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Good luck with your project .

thank !

I Have buy this one
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Do you know which kind of connector is use for these 5 pins ? does exist anykind of connector that plug like usb does ?

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