jostie94's GameBoy zero build

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jostie94's GameBoy zero build

Post by jostie94 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:20 pm

I finally finished my Gameboy zero project!
After failing my first attempt, everything works perfectly now.

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Specifications:

- 3.5 inch TFT display
- Raspberry pi zero W
- (2x) 4800 mah battery (4/5 Hour playing time)
- battery status led's
- L & R shoulder bottons
- Y & X buttons
- shift button for additional key functions
- WIFI and bluetooth build in
- USB port on the side
- Buttons for screen resolution and contrast in battery compartment
- safe shutdown build in
- HDMI port
- mirco sd cartridge

the case:

Cleaning the case:

I bought a lot of old gameboy shells. Most of them are yellowed.
I used "Oxycream", this is a hydrogen peroxide based shampoo used by hairdressers:
http://www.hairmix.nl/product/oxycreme- ... l-1000-ml/
after cleaningShow
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cutting out the screen and buttons:
drill templateShow
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holes lining upShow
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countersink the holesShow
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internals:
lining up the HDMI portShow
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mounting the screw postsShow
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wiringShow
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Battery compartment:
battery in compatmentShow
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screen contrast and brightens buttonsShow
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pogopinsShow
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4800mah BatteryShow
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Battery status led's:
led's in cartridgeShow
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led's while chagingShow
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chargingShow
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Cartridge:
custom Raspberry cartridgeShow
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SD cartShow
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External battery charger

I bought a second battery so I can change batterys when one is empty.
To charge both batteries, I have made an external battery charger.
I modified an original Samsung i9100 charger: https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/i9100-Ba ... 97128adebf.
To make the battery fit imoved the pogo pins to the other side of the charger.
Now I can charge both batteries, one in the external charger and the other in the gameboyzero through the usb port of the charger.
external battery chargerShow
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battery and chargerShow
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modified pogo pinsShow
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USB portShow
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more pictures :)
external USB port with potector+ volume wheelShow
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external USB portShow
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HDMI port + Shift buttonShow
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Thanks to all the forum users!
Last edited by jostie94 on Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
my GBZ builds:
1) http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3197
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Re: jostie94's GameBoy zero build

Post by rodocop » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:35 pm

I don't see any images.

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Re: jostie94's GameBoy zero build

Post by jostie94 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:39 pm

I spent an hour uploading the photos... :cry:

How about now? Still no images?
Last edited by jostie94 on Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: jostie94's GameBoy zero build

Post by rodocop » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:20 pm

jostie94 wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:39 pm
I spent an hour uploading the photos... :cry: Haha

How about now? Still no images?
Hmm, i'm looking on my phone now, and I can see them, I have the same window open on my laptop and cannot see them....odd. Very nice job. Really clean looking!

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Re: jostie94's GameBoy zero build

Post by dryja123 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:38 pm

Beautiful build. I live the attention to detail, especially the countersink button holes.

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Re: jostie94's GameBoy zero build

Post by Mitaccio » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:25 pm

What battery is that?

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Re: jostie94's GameBoy zero build

Post by HoolyHoo » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:33 pm

Mitaccio wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:25 pm
What battery is that?
Its a samsung battery with 4800 mAh capacity.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/qsr/Mbuynow- ... B00JUMYUMI

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Re: jostie94's GameBoy zero build

Post by muniosi » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:39 pm

This is absolutely gorgeous. If my build looks half as good as this one I'll be stoked. What method did you use to countersink the button holes?

Seriously, fantastic job. I'm drooling.
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Re: jostie94's GameBoy zero build

Post by px400 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:05 pm

wow, that a really nice project! I hope I can make my project ( as soon all parts arrive here ) as good as your look like!

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Re: jostie94's GameBoy zero build

Post by jostie94 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:55 pm

muniosi wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:39 pm
This is absolutely gorgeous. If my build looks half as good as this one I'll be stoked. What method did you use to countersink the button holes?

Seriously, fantastic job. I'm drooling.
Used a countersink. Just scraping along the edges by hand.
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my GBZ builds:
1) http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3197
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