And Now My Game Boy Zero Build(s)...

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Re: And Now My Game Boy Zero Build...

Post by Fleder » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:13 am

yousai wrote:
Fleder wrote:I would love to see BMO come to life :)
A GBZ with BMOs case would be awesome.
Hey it's been done before :lol:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:697480
BMO has gamepads, but still Image

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Re: And Now My Game Boy Zero Build(s)...

Post by dominator » Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:43 am

So my screen turned up
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it works on 5v but has a wide pcb
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Test fitted into the gameboy case:
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So i still have to drill the button holes, now that my 10.8mm drill bit has arrived there is no excuse!!
I made a template for the drilling
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I think I need to adjust the alignment slightly for the top buttons. That is what you get for using someone else's design!! :D

So anyway, I got another project, like you do :D
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A transparent red case, I have used my screen surround in metallic silver.
So I drilled the holes using my template;
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I drilled the pilot holes with a 1mm drill bit, then went to 3.2mm and finally I used a 10.8mm bit. I did the last by hand, not recommended as I cut my thumb on the drill shaft, that drill was sharp!
So halfway through cutting out the screen surround the dremel broke! It wouldn't be so bad, except I had borrowed it :D :D :roll: so i'll probably have to buy 2 new dremels now!!
Anyway, i'm off to make more surrounds!
Cheers,
Dom.
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Re: And Now My Game Boy Zero Build(s)...

Post by alien0matic » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:59 pm

What do you think about that screen? I got the same and hooked everything up and it looks horrible. I have flickering lines all over it. Thinking about getting the 640x480px Display now.

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Re: And Now My Game Boy Zero Build(s)...

Post by Kharmeleon » Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:10 pm

alien0matic wrote:What do you think about that screen? I got the same and hooked everything up and it looks horrible. I have flickering lines all over it. Thinking about getting the 640x480px Display now.
Yeah same here. It doesn't look so good. I don't know where to get one of those 640x480 screens which would fit into that case with my setup.

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Re: And Now My Game Boy Zero Build(s)...

Post by dominator » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:50 am

Kharmeleon wrote:
alien0matic wrote:What do you think about that screen? I got the same and hooked everything up and it looks horrible. I have flickering lines all over it. Thinking about getting the 640x480px Display now.
Yeah same here. It doesn't look so good. I don't know where to get one of those 640x480 screens which would fit into that case with my setup.
oh, it's like a display lottery! Mine does not have flickering but the display is a bit rubbish, well it is a composite screen. I will be keeping it with the black gbz, as I am making more...
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Re: And Now My Game Boy Zero Build(s)...

Post by dominator » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:07 am

So, there has not been much going on here. I have been busy making screen surrounds and stickers.
Well the dremel broke, so after some searching I bought one from Maplins:
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(sorry for the rubbish picture).
Well it is more powerful and since the gameboy case is made of cheese ;) I had no problem in ruining a red case :D
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Note to self- use the sandpaper attachment not the grinding stone and don't leave a saucer of acetone on the side...
So lesson learnt and new case bought.
I bought another screen and guess what? Yes, another one with the wrong board.
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So dremel to the rescue!
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I shortened it a little and it still works! just don't ask me to change the settings.
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Now, i'm off to clean up the mess that i've made :D :D
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Re: And Now My Game Boy Zero Build(s)...

Post by Charon » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:00 am

alien0matic wrote:What do you think about that screen? I got the same and hooked everything up and it looks horrible. I have flickering lines all over it. Thinking about getting the 640x480px Display now.
oh man, Sorry for you! I am in the same situation like you.
But I guess the horrible display quality is related to my experimental build and no soldered composite connection (crocodile clamps at the moment).

And: I think after I've desoldered the IC XL1509, the picture quality got slightly better (even this board is already working with 5V input).

@dominator:
could you provide a picture of your button housings X & Y please? (just the front cover without the custom PCB)

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Re: And Now My Game Boy Zero Build(s)...

Post by TigerClaw32 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:18 am

Do you have a screen how to wire? Do I need only the Pin2 to connect because in some tutorials they connect also GND Pin to the main-header of the display-mainboard.

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