Fitting the Pi Zero into a custom printed cartridge

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Fitting the Pi Zero into a custom printed cartridge

Post by Enix » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:33 pm

Can someone help me with modifying a 3d cartridge so i can fit the pi inside? :)
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Re: Help with SketchUp

Post by tronicgr » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:46 am

I did a mockup print to see if it's physically possible to fit the zero in cartridge. The zero seems a little thicker than the available space inside the cartridge.
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Also there is the issue of the outputs. As well. I don't have a connector to see the max distance we can place the zero in. Can you share some measurements that I could use?
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Re: Help with SketchUp

Post by NyteFury » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:40 am

I've got a buddy printing me one right now. I know he's finished the bottom and as of two days ago was just reworking the top cause he didn't like how it fit. I should see him either today or tomorrow to get the progress update.

UPDATE: He just texted me saying it's done and I'll pick it up this evening.
Gameboy Pocket Zero [in progress]: http://imgur.com/a/L87uk

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Re: Help with SketchUp

Post by tronicgr » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:15 pm

A possible solution would be extending the cartridge, but I'm not sure how that would look like placed in the Gameboy..
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Re: Help with SketchUp

Post by NyteFury » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:42 pm

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So this definitely needs to be reworked. I think a good 5mm of height can be shaved off the top by some careful board and screw hole placement. With the current setup, it looks pretty silly in my Gameboy Pocket. I'm also debating cutting the cartridge PCB in half and bumping the Pi down further in the effort for it not to look so comical. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Gameboy Pocket Zero [in progress]: http://imgur.com/a/L87uk

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Re: Help with SketchUp

Post by Enix » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:53 am

Great work guys!
Well the cardtrige def needs extending.
I am currently on vacation will we back on monday, and will add some drawings and dimensions.
@Wermy Could you rename this thread into "Fitting the Pi Zero into a custom printed cardtrige" so it will be more visible for others. Thank you!

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Re: Help with SketchUp

Post by wermy » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:28 am

Enix wrote:Great work guys!
Well the cardtrige def needs extending.
I am currently on vacation will we back on monday, and will add some drawings and dimensions.
@Wermy Could you rename this thread into "Fitting the Pi Zero into a custom printed cardtrige" so it will be more visible for others. Thank you!
Done :)
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Re: Fitting the Pi Zero into a custom printed cardtrige

Post by Enix » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:25 pm

@Thanos
Did you print the files i sent you? How did it turn out? Are the dimensions ok?
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Re: Help with SketchUp

Post by fdeluxe » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:18 pm

tronicgr wrote:A possible solution would be extending the cartridge, but I'm not sure how that would look like placed in the Gameboy..

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Have you thought about extending the lower end of the cartridge? Since he's not going to use the original Slot you could shove the cartridge as far into the Gameboy as you like.

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