DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2 [95% Completed]

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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Post by dirtybeagles » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:18 pm

After fixing some audio issues, I connected everything together in the case... and... I will need to do a little cable management for the next few days. This is honestly one of the hardest parts because the cables really do get in the way. The cables I am using are a little bit thicker than my GB0 project, but I think I can work with it from doing some case closing testing.

Everything connected, need to clean it up
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Preview Picture :)
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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Post by Robots86 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:14 pm

Looks great DB :mrgreen:

What ES theme are you using?
What did you use to cut the pi down?

:mrgreen:

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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Post by dirtybeagles » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:19 pm

Getting close to being done. The biggest thing left is to figure out how to get the top to close. Maybe a screw hole?

Cleaning up the wires
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Had to remove the Camera connector because I did not have enough room
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Put on my bracket to keep things tight
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Does it all fit?
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Also, I had to remove the battery compartment
*The battery was too big for it to fit + the wires I was using so I had to cut the battery compartment off. Not too big of a deal.
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Here is a video testing PSX and MAME2013.
*This was the reason I upgraded to the Pi2 to get faster speeds (I did not overclock because I did not want the Pi2 to get too hot inside the case).
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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Post by dirtybeagles » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:26 pm

Now, I need to figure out two things with the remainder of the build.

1. I need to figure out how to get the top to close? I got some suggestions to drill a new screw hole on the back and glue a screw bracket at the top of my screen. This is a VGA screen so it is a lot larger then the other composite screens. Open to suggestions!
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2. I need to figure out how to attach my glass screen to the top? I do not want to use super glue on the sides because it leaves a very noticeable white film when it drys. Open to suggestions!
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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Post by dirtybeagles » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:33 pm

Robots86 wrote:What ES theme are you using?
What did you use to cut the pi down?
What ES theme are you using? Simple Big Art - http://blog.petrockblock.com/forums/top ... art-theme/
What did you use to cut the pi down? Fiberglass Reinforced Cut-off Wheel - https://www.amazon.com/Generic-Fibergla ... BP0P4XAGS0

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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Post by dboSS » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:22 pm

The screen seems align to the right side.
Is the the problem with 640x320 screen? Can we zoom/center the content inside screen so it can position right in the middle of cutted frame?

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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Post by dirtybeagles » Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:00 am

dboSS wrote:The screen seems align to the right side.
Is the the problem with 640x320 screen? Can we zoom/center the content inside screen so it can position right in the middle of cutted frame?
There are no setting that allows you to move the screen on the actual screen settings, but there may be some settings in retropie. There are some settings in config.txt that can be played with, I have not looked at them yet.

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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Post by Tamasco » Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:07 am

@dirtybeagles what is the white thing you use to connect to the USB port??
I really need to know that, it looks more pro!

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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Post by dirtybeagles » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:00 pm

[quote="Tamasco"]@dirtybeagles what is the white thing you use to connect to the USB port??
I really need to know that, it looks more pro!

You mean this?
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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Post by Tamasco » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:55 pm

dirtybeagles wrote: You mean this?
[spoiler="this white thing"]2016-07-08 13_59_39.png[/spoiler]
Exactly. It looks much more easier to connect to the USB port.

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