BadBert's GBZ Build

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BadBert's GBZ Build

Post by BadBert » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:25 am

Hi Guys!

i just started my project....

i am now in the stage of collecting all my info and parts :)

What is already here, or what i already ordered:
- GB case - Got it!
- GB electronics (for head phone jack, cartridge reader and on-off switch) - Got it!
- extra buttons (original gameboy, so they have the same colour) - Got it!
- screen protector (modified with raspberrie pi) - Got it!
- label for the cartridge - Got it!
- GBZ button board (with extra button template) - Got it!
- Teensy - Got it!
- Power boost/charger board (alternative from the wiki) - Got it!
- audio amp
- usb sound card
- buttons for R and L button
- volume wheel - Got it!
- micro usb break out board (just to be sure)
- usb hub - Got it!
- raspberry pi zero - Got it!
- memory card (sandisk 32gb class 10, genuine) - Got it!
- ribbon cable 26awg (multiple colour) - Got it!
- red and black power wires 22 awg - Got it!
- LiPo Battery (2500mah from kiwi-electronics) - Got it!
- Screen - Got it!
- mini hotglue gun - Got it!
- 1 cell lipo battery level indicator (with 4 leds, small board)
- mini SD pcb (version c from kitschbent)

Stuff i still need:
- erm... nothing ? :P haha

I know there is a LOT of info here :)

I am now trying to find a good screen, i read here that there are better screens out there than the adafruit one?

I have a couple of questions i have to figure out, if someone is willing to answer them here, that would be awsome :P
But i am still searching and reading here a lot...

- what screen is the best to get (resolution and price wise)
- what usb hub do i need, a normal for PC use ok? -> found it!
- how big should my memory card be? -> Got the info :D
- what audio amp to get -> found it
- what volume wheel do i need -> found it
- did i miss anything?
Last edited by BadBert on Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:19 am, edited 10 times in total.
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My 2nd GBZ build -=WIP HERE=- -> going with HDMI!

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Re: BadBert's GBZ Build

Post by BadBert » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:47 am

Ok, ordered some more stuff :D

now have to find a pi0 for a normal price...
and a screen!!!

and some tips on the memory card, 8gb big enough? 16gb?
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Post by BadBert » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:30 am

OK, ordered the Pi0 :D

i have a 4gb memory card lying around... is that big enough? I want to put all nintendo emulators on it with a bunch of roms....

I will buy the battery as soon as i have hacked up my case, and know how much room i have... i want to put in as big of a battery as possible :) will order that from hobbyking.

Still not sure about the screen... the adafruit one is quite expensive, and still on backorder.
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Re: BadBert's GBZ Build

Post by Camble » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:35 am

You're going to want at least a 16Gb card. 4Gb will probably not even be enough for a small distro such as Minibian. I'm using Minibian on an 8Gb card while I wait for my 32Gb card.

See here for information on screens. I bought this one.

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Re: BadBert's GBZ Build

Post by BadBert » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:44 am

Thanks for the reply.

i'll find a 32 or 16 gb card then.

i have read the screen topic a fair bit, but most of the time i see a screen i like, with buttons, the seller does not ship to the netherlands :(
Most easy would be an Ebay seller.
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Re: BadBert's GBZ Build

Post by Camble » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:56 am

Gearbest should ship anywhere, you'll just have to wait 2-3 weeks for delivery from China.

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Re: BadBert's GBZ Build

Post by BadBert » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:14 am

I know, but that one does not include the buttons :)
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Post by BadBert » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:57 pm

By the way, can i use the stock gameboy speaker?
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Re: BadBert's GBZ Build

Post by Fleder » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:57 pm

BadBert wrote:By the way, can i use the stock gameboy speaker?
Yes, if it still works, you can.

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Re: BadBert's GBZ Build

Post by rob » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:25 am

BadBert wrote:extra buttons (original gameboy, so they have the same colour)
Hi Bert, where did you order the buttons? I have buttons from a knockoff SNES controller but like the original ones better.

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