Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by kendon » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:40 am

Any update here? Would you mind giving us details about your battery? The link in OP does not work anymore...

Also, might be me being thick, but I can't find your Youtube videos, if you could post a link here that would be nice :)

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by Chedda » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:52 am

kendon wrote:Any update here? Would you mind giving us details about your battery? The link in OP does not work anymore...

Also, might be me being thick, but I can't find your Youtube videos, if you could post a link here that would be nice :)

The battery is about a 4000mah battery but advertised as 10000mah. The dimensions are 59.87 x 49.27 x 9.88. It is the same battery I used for my last gameboy build.

pics of the battery itself and fitment.

http://imgur.com/a/iO3L4


I went searching around again for a battery. The closest I can come to without asking for a custom battery again is this one.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/113450- ... 16227.html
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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by VeteranGamer » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:41 pm

i had been searching for a battery for a while.... because im trying to keep the battery compartment in tact....

i found thiis one (before the custom lipo was listed in the buy,sell, trade)

its 3000mah and fits in the compartment perfectly

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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Dual-ha ... 3325f98c31


the price goes up & down on this i paid around $13 for mine... so if you like order it

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by Chedda » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:07 pm

I just bought 3 of those. My battery person flaked out and took the $16 USD. Oh well. Live and learn I guess.
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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by kendon » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:24 pm

Thanks for the infos so far. I am currently waiting for a Zero and Zero W to be delivered, then I will take some more measures. So far the Pi3 seems to be taking between ~400mA (playing Super Mario and Tetris on Gameboy) and ~500mA (Mariokart64). GB reading was about an hour, 64 reading was only 20 minutes. Idle in Retropie menu was ~260mA. Idle without, playing with Xbox360 controller dongle attached.

Anyway, those numbers seem reasonable to me for the Pi3 to work with a 3000mAh battery, now I am waiting for the screen...

That 3000mAh battery looks good, definitly considering it (haven't ruled out the 2x18650 idea yet, not sure about the space though... I am using quite a few of these in various flashlight, they pack quite a punch and are quite easy to handle).

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by The_Ginger » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:09 am

Hi @Chedda,

I really like your build so far and your part list and videos are really handy (I'm planning to do the same with a pi zero).
But, there is one thing that i miss in your list (or I'm just too blind to see it), where do you find/buy the rubber thingies for the 3th & 4th button? And are the aliexpress lithium batteries safe (and really 3000mAh)?

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by Chedda » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:05 am

The_Ginger wrote:Hi @Chedda,

I really like your build so far and your part list and videos are really handy (I'm planning to do the same with a pi zero).
But, there is one thing that i miss in your list (or I'm just too blind to see it), where do you find/buy the rubber thingies for the 3th & 4th button?
I bought extra pads when I bought the hard buttons. I messaged the seller for more.
The_Ginger wrote: And are the aliexpress lithium batteries safe (and really 3000mAh)?
If the batteries have the safe charging board, sure it will be safe enough. The ones without I would be very wary of them. It's hard to go higher than 3000mAh for the size. I would need to do a power draw and battery depletion test to figure its real mAh.
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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by Brandonmel » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:25 am

will you be posting the rest of your videos on youtube?

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by coopman » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:36 pm

@Chedda so you haven't had any issues with powering the pi3 properly with the powerboost 1000c? I thought it could only supply 1A. I thought the pi3 required more than that.

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Re: Chedda's #3 gameboy pi build

Post by Chedda » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:50 pm

It powers it up and keeps it going. The problem I have experienced relating to power is having usb ports or adapters not supplying enough power. It gets super glitchy.
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