Hi guys, It was a labor of love which may have renewed my love for electronics. First of a massive thanks to these fine chaps
Its not the cleanest of builds. I had to take it apart (when almost ready) 3 times. The hardest part was getting the case closed, anyways here is a summary of the build:
Testing screen and PI Zero W (Havent done this type of work for over 10 years....Here we go)
I thought i ruined the pi so i totally removed the USB and power ports , that same day i managed to resurrect it... more space
Note: Spraying the Pi with isopropyl alcohol and also applying the usb fix stickied in the GBZ forum fixed the usb and game pads not being recognized issue on the Helder AIO 2.2a board
Continuing wiring everything up
Cambles Safe shutdown gave me a lot of grief but thanks to @Camble who provided another script, I manged to get it working, basically the other script can be set to be compatible with my power boost, the generic powerboost from Banggood. Please ask @Camble for more info as im not sure it has been released yet.
Getting a battery delivered to my country was a massive headache. 3 batteries ordered as 2 never arrived. The last one works perfectly. Had it running of Battery for 3 hours and haven't charged it yet.
Closed and ready to rock, especially proud of the L/R buttons
Firing up my two favorite game in time for the new Samus returns on 3ds
Top tip - the SNES games were really lagging, stuttering generally unplayable. Pi0 temperature was within normal limits (65 deg cel). This was all fixed by simply updating all Retropi packages, which took an hour.
very happy with how both builds turned out - what i could have done better (applies to both builds):
Invest in a wire stripper
try source from Europe (i live in Malta - EU) China parts took well over a month to arrive)
And that's it...Why I named it the Henry, I was around 8 (35 now) and a sweet old German man by the name of Henry my next door neighbor introduced my brother and me to the NES and then then he went out and bought a SNES a few years later.