(Note: some of these are Amazon Smile associate links. They don't cost you anything extra but they do help the site pay for things like hosting and the smile portion donates a fraction of your purchase to a charity of your choosing.)
- PCB Kit from Helder: The PCB parts for V3. Comes with controller PCB, power PCB, L and R PCB, screen PCB, speaker, wire harness, headphone jack, and ribbon cable.
- Custom 2200 mAh Battery from Helder (US)/Galaxy Gaming(EU): A custom battery specifically made for V3
- US: https://heldergametech.com/shop/mintypi/mintypi-v3-battery/
- EU: https://galaxygaming.co.uk/shop/gameboy-zero/helder-mintypi-v3-2200mah-battery/
- Other batteries known to work: CS-HUY300XL
- Laser Cut Altoids Tin from Helder: if you want a nice, clean, precisely cut tin. You can still cut your own though.
- 3D Printed Parts from Wermy: the 3D printed parts. Comes with all parts including screws, magnet, and cutting guide. (Spend the extra $10 and get multicolored prints. They are fantastic!)
- STL files if you would rather print your own: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3477056
- Screws and magnet if you do print your own: http://market.sudomod.com/mintypi-v3-magnet-screws/
- Custom Silicone Buttons from Wermy: Specifically made for V3
- RaspberryPi Zero (w): You can use the non wireless version but it makes it harder to load games.
- MicroCenter: If you are lucky and live near a MicroCenter, you can pick one up for $5. Walk in only.
- Ebay Search (Weeds out most of the irrelevant stuff):
raspberry pi zero w -case -cases -addon -berryboot -hat -hotspot -starter -kali -header -adapter -shell -fan -badusb -1.3 -breadboard -makerspot -noobs -"power supply" -zebra -camera -expansion -retropie -kit -lcd -oled -display -poisontap -usb -cover -enclosure -jumpstarting
- MicroSD Card: 16GB should be plenty for the games playable on a RaspberryPi Zero
You will need a couple short pieces of wire for the speaker as they are not included. 28 gauge magnet wire works well: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I53B2TC/?tag=sudomod-20
If you want to protect your V3, a TPU protective sleeve is recommended: http://market.sudomod.com/mintypi-protective-sleeve/
(some are amazon associate links)
- 898D+ Soldering Station: https://smile.amazon.com/B01M32ZIWN/?tag=sudomod-20
- QuadHands Helping Hands Workbench: https://smile.amazon.com/B01MTWLF2Q/?tag=sudomod-20
- Silicone soldering mat: https://smile.amazon.com/B06XXSB28X/?tag=sudomod-20
- Neoteck 8233D Digital Multimeter: https://smile.amazon.com/B01NAVAT9S/?tag=sudomod-20
- Solder sucker: https://smile.amazon.com/B003FHYL7I/?tag=sudomod-20
- Desoldering braid: https://smile.amazon.com/B01K89GERA/?tag=sudomod-20
- Flux: https://smile.amazon.com/B00K8FOY7W/?tag=sudomod-20
- Flush cutters: https://smile.amazon.com/B000AS3BLM/?tag=sudomod-20
- File set: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-8-in-Smooth-File-Set/999921002
- VHB tape: https://smile.amazon.com/B00CC46XY4/?tag=sudomod-20
- Kapton tape: https://smile.amazon.com/B006ZFNB2I/?tag=sudomod-20
You can download the V3 software here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/g6rrvgi997hfq7j/mintyPiv3_20190721.gz/file (MD5 Sum: "17debe46b79bf9731627c85d3039f227")
Use a program like Etcher to flash the software to the microSD card. ( https://www.balena.io/etcher/ ) There is no need to extract the image from the .gz file.
You can view the build guide video from the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqE2x-0JYzs
Please watch it fully once or twice before attempting to build your MintyPi V3 so you know what is coming!
Does it have L/R buttons?
Yes 👏 it 👏 has 👏 L 👏 and 👏 R 👏 buttons.
Can I use Barkleys Mints in stead of Altoids?
Yes, in fact someone on the forums did just that: http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=3942
Can you get to the SD card?
Not easily, no; you'd have to remove a few screws and lift out the bottom portion of the tin.
How will you put ROMs on it without access to the SD card?
This is why the Pi Zero W is so nice - it has built-in wifi, so you can transfer files and update settings that way.
How much does this cost?
Around US $175-$200
Can I just buy a pre-made one?
The best place is to check the "For Sale/Trade" section of the forums: https://sudomod.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=38
Is there room for analog sticks?
Probably not, and would require finding something other than Retrogame for the input (it just spits out keyboard keys given some GPIO pin input, which of course wouldn't work well with analog sticks).
How do you control the volume?
You can control the volume while inside a game by pressing function + up/down on the d-pad.