My Gameboy Advance Zero

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My Gameboy Advance Zero

Post by Brett82 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:58 pm

So I thought I would share my first Zero project. started this few weeks ago as I had the advance in the draw so made this
while I gathered the stuff to make my GBZ sorry only completed pics may open it up at some point and take a few for you guys.

Enjoy!!
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Re: My Gameboy Advance Zero

Post by Racerboy » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:44 am

Ha, you beat me to it! Looks great :)

Would love to see the inside if you get the chance.
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Re: My Gameboy Advance Zero

Post by Brett82 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:49 am

its not pretty but space is tight at the moment there is only an old 1000mah battery I had, only lasts bout an hour I cant have one that's any wider but I can have one 10mm or so longer ill pop it open in a bit but was a pain to close it lol.
I only lost one original screw hole if I could of found a smaller usb hub it would of been better, but I trimmed it as much as I could if I can find a really tiny hub I think I can squeeze a 2000mah battery in.
ive made a lead so can plug a battery bank into the ext usb port and power it off that or can plug one in the charge port as well but it uses more than you can put in that way.

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Re: My Gameboy Advance Zero

Post by MauroS » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:31 am

Great work!!
love the gba case!

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Re: My Gameboy Advance Zero

Post by Helder » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:28 pm

@Brett82 What LCD did you use? can you get a list of parts you used to build it? I think this will be my next project.

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Re: My Gameboy Advance Zero

Post by Fleder » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:43 am

Sweet, i had an idea about this, too, but ditched it because of the space.
Add 2 more buttons and i am all yours :) Good work!
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Re: My Gameboy Advance Zero

Post by Brett82 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:57 am

x and y are under the shoulder buttons ;).
I used the bw screen from amazon helder and a cheap copy of the adafruit mono amp and a mini usb card for audio I havnt connected to volume wheel or headphone socket yet put plan too soon. this would be a great one to do if you could make some custom boards helder. I thought it was going to be a nightmare but wasn't that difficult the only thing is battery size. I'm on the hunt for a larger one.
have attached a picture to help with hooking up the buttons for anyone who wants to give this ago
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Screen
https://www.amazon.co.uk/BW-Monitor-Dig ... rds=bw+3.5
Amp
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291774244322? ... EBIDX%3AIT
Usb Audio
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1
Power Module
used the power/Charger Module out of this, going to use the 2500mah cell for my GBZ got it for £9.99 from a shop called Robert dyas here in uk
https://www.amazon.co.uk/PNY-PowerPack- ... k+alu+2500

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Re: My Gameboy Advance Zero

Post by ABH » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:54 pm

Nice work ;)
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Re: My Gameboy Advance Zero

Post by Fleder » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:07 am

@[mention]Brett82[/mention]
Take a look at this.

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Re: My Gameboy Advance Zero

Post by Brett82 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:02 am

Looks a little interesting I just hope they have Included everything on that board it's gonna be tight for screen and driver board with that central piece in there an spi screen would probably fit but as we all know there slow refresh is no good for gaming!

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