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DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2 [95% Completed]

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:25 pm
by dirtybeagles
Started my second Gameboy Pi, this time with a Raspberry Pi 2. With the Pi2, you will get some more CPU and memory than the Zero, but you have to have cut it up a little to get it to fit. Here is my progress:

Front and Back
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Inside
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Battery Plus Pi2 inside(battery is a 5000mAh from ebay):
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Battery Plus Pi2 back
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With cartridge
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Top view of cartridge
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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:37 pm
by dirtybeagles
Raspberry Pi2 and other parts from original gameboy
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Cartridge modifications
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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:40 pm
by dirtybeagles
One of things I am trying to figure out is the battery cover. Not really liking the white plastic I put there to close it because it just does not look clean. I am wondering is anyone has any ideas. I tried some magnetic tape on the edges but it was not strong enough to keep it closed. If anyone has a suggestion please let me know. I had to remove the clip from the battery cover because of the larger battery I am using.

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Not liking this solution:
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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:54 pm
by Kilren
Looking good so far man

Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:41 pm
by Hathe
Just superglue it on. 1 drop here and there will hold it nicely.

Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:05 pm
by chiz
@dirtybeagles
I'm thinking of a more simple solution by using double adhesive foam like the ones used in 3M Command adhesive strips. See pic below. I hope you didn't throw away yet the original battery cover locking tab bec. it's needed here. Let me know how it goes. :D

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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:16 pm
by dirtybeagles
This is what I ended up with and it seems to work well. I would recommend not cutting the latch part as much as I did and using a heat gun instead to bend it around the adhesive tap. Oh well, I already cut it, but seems to hold okay.

Solution to Battery Case with having a larger battery?:
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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:25 pm
by dirtybeagles
I started putting some parts together on the side because I learned from the last GBZ build that you want to make sure thing fit together nicely and I wanted to start with the small stuff like the USB, the pot, the headphone jack and see how the cables will lay so I know how to long to cut them. On my last build, I found that out the hard way and some wires were not long enough having me redo some soldering.

*For the PCB board here, a forum member named Helder makes them, but he has been sold out and will be sold out for a while I think. Just keep an eye out on his post on the Buy section: http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=28

Replaced the metal plate with Styrene cutout

*one thing to note here that I am not sure of yet is putting the wires under the Styrene. I want a cleaner look than my last build but doing it this way may cause the wires to get too hot from the Pi2. I do have Polyimide Film Tape that I was going to wires that should help.
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Added the wires for the Pot with Helder's all-in-one board:
*my Pot (gameboy volume wheel) is upside down here. I do it this way because it is easier to attach to my Styrene plate.
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Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:12 am
by chiz
@dirtybeagles
So, did you use the foam adhesive as I suggested or a different approach? That translucent thingy that you used doesn't seem to be foam and very neat-looking for hot glue. :?:

Re: DirtyBeagles Gameboy Pi2

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:21 am
by dirtybeagles
chiz wrote:@dirtybeagles
So, did you use the foam adhesive as I suggested or a different approach?
I used 3M mounting tap for Windows. No foam.