Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by Chedda » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:45 pm

Another sneak peak. The parts are starting to really roll in.


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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by Mad_Duke » Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:55 am

Ziggurat wrote:
Mad_Duke wrote:Ive even cut the board until there is only one set of USB contacts to use :) Even smaller that way and I don't need 4 USB-s. 2 is enough. (one for expandable storage and accesories and the other for an external connection.
How far did you cut? To the test pads or to the through holes?
To the first 4 and including solder points of USB (both of them). That way right after those I have two sets of 4 points so I have 2 USBs left.

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by Ziggurat » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:32 am

Mad_Duke wrote:
Ziggurat wrote:
Mad_Duke wrote:Ive even cut the board until there is only one set of USB contacts to use :) Even smaller that way and I don't need 4 USB-s. 2 is enough. (one for expandable storage and accesories and the other for an external connection.
How far did you cut? To the test pads or to the through holes?
To the first 4 and including solder points of USB (both of them). That way right after those I have two sets of 4 points so I have 2 USBs left.
I have not done the cut yet, need to get my parts and plan the internal layout first. But I have done some thoughts. There are test pads for the USB contacts, so you can if you need cut even further than the holes. I have done a drawing to plan.

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by Mad_Duke » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:19 am

Ziggurat wrote:
Mad_Duke wrote:
Ziggurat wrote:
How far did you cut? To the test pads or to the through holes?
To the first 4 and including solder points of USB (both of them). That way right after those I have two sets of 4 points so I have 2 USBs left.
I have not done the cut yet, need to get my parts and plan the internal layout first. But I have done some thoughts. There are test pads for the USB contacts, so you can if you need cut even further than the holes. I have done a drawing to plan.

http://imgur.com/9so6zAa
I've done my cut between the red and orange ones and everything works great. I'm in no need of the Ethernet port and two USBs is plenty.

But I really wish they would make the RPi smaller in that regard. I would really only need the HDMI port soldered (too many wires and because of possible signal degradation/loss), all other stuff I wouldn't mind soldering myself.

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by jothie » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:28 pm

If you use the Pi3 are you worried about overheating? I've seen some people mention it and others say it hasn't been a problem. Also how will api3 affect battery consumption? I was considering a Pi3 since there are some N64 games I'd love to play and I don't really want to use the cartridge as a SD slot. But if overheating is an issue I might stick to the Zero. I start my first build as soon as Camble's Shutdown switch arrives.

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by Rolen47 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:53 am

jothie wrote:Also how will api3 affect battery consumption?
Raspberry Pi 3 uses a lot of battery power compared to a Pi Zero. You'll want to put in as big of a battery as possible. Theluthier used a 3000 mah battery in his PiSP Pocket and he says he gets 3-4 hours of playtime.

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by Chedda » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:32 am

I will have about a 4500mAh-6000mAh battery. All depends on what I receive. The manufacture claims 10000mAh but I won't get that much. Them chinese folk like to fluff their numbers.
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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by Chedda » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:32 am

Good things are coming!

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by Cypher » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:33 am

Are you still working on your build?

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by Chedda » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:32 am

Cypher wrote:Are you still working on your build?

Yes I sure am. Life has gotten in the way and I will resume the build soon.
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