[tinkerBOY] Game Boy 3 - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [COMPLETED]

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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by Hex » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:49 pm

Can you post some more photos of the working screen so that it is easier to compare. Also How do you find out the pin configuration of the ribbon cable side. I can see that the PCB is actually quite minimal with practically no components other than the ribbon holder.

Does this configuration work for all similar screens with 60 pins?
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by tinkerBOY » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:30 pm

Hex wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:49 pm
Can you post some more photos of the working screen so that it is easier to compare. Also How do you find out the pin configuration of the ribbon cable side. I can see that the PCB is actually quite minimal with practically no components other than the ribbon holder.

Does this configuration work for all similar screens with 60 pins?
For this particular lcd all the pins and settings you need for the DPI are on the data sheet.

For reference:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... rrypi/dpi/

The adapter is a 60 pin ribbon adapter i trimmed coz i cannot find any 54 pin adapter.

Here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1pcs-60-Pin-0- ... SwCQZZA1Uf

Will try to post some pictures when i get home.
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by erik_gee » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:36 pm

tinkerBOY wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Update: I have soldered the wires from the fpc adapter to the stripped Pi3.
Stripped Pi3Show
IMG_1969.JPGIMG_1972.JPG
Now it's time to test the screen via DPI mode. I'm using a dc-dc boost converter for the LCD's backlight.
It works!Show
IMG_1974.JPG
IMG_1975.JPG
IMG_1976.JPG
To get your dpi working, you have to
1) connect the fpc to the correct pins on the board
2) change dpi overlay settings in config
3) supply proper voltage

Is that correct ? On the config side, it's just the single line of code(the overlay)?
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by tinkerBOY » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:55 pm

erik_gee wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:36 pm
tinkerBOY wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Update: I have soldered the wires from the fpc adapter to the stripped Pi3.
Stripped Pi3Show
IMG_1969.JPGIMG_1972.JPG
Now it's time to test the screen via DPI mode. I'm using a dc-dc boost converter for the LCD's backlight.
It works!Show
IMG_1974.JPG
IMG_1975.JPG
IMG_1976.JPG
To get your dpi working, you have to
1) connect the fpc to the correct pins on the board
2) change dpi overlay settings in config
3) supply proper voltage

Is that correct ? On the config side, it's just the single line of code(the overlay)?
Yes that's correct.
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by erik_gee » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:50 pm

tinkerBOY wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:55 pm
erik_gee wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:36 pm
tinkerBOY wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Update: I have soldered the wires from the fpc adapter to the stripped Pi3.
Stripped Pi3Show
IMG_1969.JPGIMG_1972.JPG
Now it's time to test the screen via DPI mode. I'm using a dc-dc boost converter for the LCD's backlight.
It works!Show
IMG_1974.JPG
IMG_1975.JPG
IMG_1976.JPG
To get your dpi working, you have to
1) connect the fpc to the correct pins on the board
2) change dpi overlay settings in config
3) supply proper voltage

Is that correct ? On the config side, it's just the single line of code(the overlay)?
Yes that's correct.
Thank you ! Been thinking about working with this screen and I've been researching a lot and all the info I seem to come across has a lot more on the configuration side. Maybe I was just over thinking it haha
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by razer.93 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:27 am

TinkerBoy I took a lot of inspiration from your work and I'm going to make my second build with a raspi3 and a dpi screen. Waiting for the parts.
Good job and waiting for updates!!

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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by tinkerBOY » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:30 pm

Got my first pcb i made for the controller. Looks greatt!
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by Hex » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:47 pm

Where did you get these from?
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by tinkerBOY » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:53 pm

Hex wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:47 pm
Where did you get these from?
Just something i made from learning Eagle. :)
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by Hex » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:58 pm

tinkerBOY wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:53 pm
Hex wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:47 pm
Where did you get these from?
Just something i made from learning Eagle. :)
I mean where did you get the PCBs from. (pcb manufacturer ?)
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