Aluminum GameBoy Zero build

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Re: Aluminum GameBoy Zero build

Post by jwh02017 » Tue May 07, 2019 12:41 pm

FireFoxGR wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 5:37 am
Very nice work!

I am wondering how heavy this is.. Do you have plans to make some for selling?
It'll of course be heavier than a plastic case. The billet of aluminum starts out at 1.5 pounds for each half so 3 pounds total. The front and back weigh almost exactly the same at around 0.22 pounds each or 0.44 pounds for a front and a back together. I can probably shave a little more weight off but it'll always be heavier than a plastic case, but on the flip side, the aluminum case is way stronger and it'll last forever.

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Re: Aluminum GameBoy Zero build

Post by jwh02017 » Tue May 07, 2019 12:51 pm

I've decided to call this build "Metal PiBoy". I laser cut another dummy PCB board from aluminum to test fit as the power board. It has 2 power switches: 1 for main power and 1 for screen power. I'm considering making a batch of these for sale. This is the website I threw together with details... pi2joy.com
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