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New Build Help!

Post by MuadDib » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:05 am

Hello everyone! I'm excited to get started on my first GBZ.

Little about me:
- no electronics background whatsoever
- never done a project like this
- don't have access to a 3d printer
- plan on following wermy's guide Found Here

On to my big question. I've got essentially most of the parts ready to purchase, but since I can't find an AIO board anywhere I plan on using THIS PCB. I'm not sure where to look for the additional parts needed (or even what I need). Any direction would be greatly appreciated since this is my first project!

Best,
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Re: New Build Help!

Post by Thump52 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:24 am

Welcome to the community, the PCB you are trying to use will work just fine, however I do want to recommend a different 3.5" screen that I have been using I'm my last 4 builds, it requires no modification to convert to 5v and the picture is one the best I've seen compared to the BW Screens, here is the link .............) https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Backup- ... DVD+player


Also, don't hesitate to ask if you need help with your build, this community is awesome and will help out anytime.
Gus 8-)

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Re: New Build Help!

Post by MuadDib » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:30 am

Thump52 wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:24 am
Welcome to the community, the PCB you are trying to use will work just fine, however I do want to recommend a different 3.5" screen that I have been using I'm my last 4 builds, it requires no modification to convert to 5v and the picture is one the best I've seen compared to the BW Screens, here is the link .............) https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Backup- ... DVD+player


Also, don't hesitate to ask if you need help with your build, this community is awesome and will help out anytime.
Thanks for the quick response! Will I run into any issues with sound? The build I'm trying to use looks like it doesn't use a Teensy board, but I've read that a lot of builds use them. Will I need to follow some other guide for sound is what I'm try to ask.

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Re: New Build Help!

Post by Thump52 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:24 pm

A teensy is not necessary, I have wired my PCB straight to the pi following this guide provided by a member here (Thanks to the contributor)

Follow this link >>>>>>>>>>>> viewtopic.php?t=57

As for the audio, I recommend using an Adafruit 2.5w mono amp and a USB Sound card, the link below is for the one I have bought from Amazon, you can also buy generic USB Sound cards from there. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PY ... UTF8&psc=1
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Re: New Build Help!

Post by firestw152 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:02 pm

Thump52 wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:24 pm
A teensy is not necessary, I have wired my PCB straight to the pi following this guide provided by a member here (Thanks to the contributor)

Follow this link >>>>>>>>>>>> viewtopic.php?t=57

As for the audio, I recommend using an Adafruit 2.5w mono amp and a USB Sound card, the link below is for the one I have bought from Amazon, you can also buy generic USB Sound cards from there. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PY ... UTF8&psc=1
Do you have a wiring diagram? I have been trying USB but it sounds pretty bad and sometimes does not work at all.

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Re: New Build Help!

Post by Thump52 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:15 pm

I have a drawing at home that I sketched, I will try to do clean diagram and post it soon.
Gus 8-)

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Re: New Build Help!

Post by MuadDib » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:34 pm

Any idea where I can get one of those nifty DS lite Cartridge readers?

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Re: New Build Help!

Post by firestw152 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:09 pm

Thump52 wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:15 pm
I have a drawing at home that I sketched, I will try to do clean diagram and post it soon.
can't wait :D

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Re: New Build Help!

Post by Eccho » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:39 am

MuadDib wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:34 pm
Any idea where I can get one of those nifty DS lite Cartridge readers?
Two days ago:
http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic. ... dge#p46272

Search button has 90% of your answers, especially when you start.

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Re: New Build Help!

Post by MuadDib » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:20 am

Eccho wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:39 am
MuadDib wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:34 pm
Any idea where I can get one of those nifty DS lite Cartridge readers?
Two days ago:
http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic. ... dge#p46272

Search button has 90% of your answers, especially when you start.
Sorry. I did see that one, I'm just trying to cut down my shipping time by not buying from there. This one should work shouldn't it? https://handheldlegend.com/collections/ ... 1398623491

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