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by rodocop
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Awful At Soldering To Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Awful At Soldering To Pi

Well I did some close inspecting and noticed that the Data + and 5V pads on the Tinkerboy had been bridged with a poor solder job. I just refluxed, sucked the solder and re did the solders and it works!! Also your idea of resetting ES controls worked as well. So now I have a working GBZ with workin...
by rodocop
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Awful At Soldering To Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Awful At Soldering To Pi

Hmm. If USB isnt working I would assume the soldering for the data connection is not great. Do you have any pictures? And since you're not using his image on the custom image you made you'd need to remap the controls maybe? Clear the defaults and reboot, see if you can remap them. The controller is ...
by rodocop
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: broken gearbest screen
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: broken gearbest screen

Your wiring is fine, and so is tinkerboys. Up to you what method you use.
by rodocop
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: broken gearbest screen
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: broken gearbest screen

I think just bad luck. I recently had 2 gearbest screens do the same thing. I've used 20+ and 2 have failed recently, just like you said. Worked for a bit. Then stop and get scorching hot. In both cases I contacted gearbest and got new screens send out free of charge. I have no idea why they failed ...
by rodocop
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Awful At Soldering To Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Awful At Soldering To Pi

Yes. Use tinkerboys image. Also his controls and sound are based on USB. So if you do not have the USB soldered properly. Or you did not connect the micro USB neither will work.

Not familiar with the add on board or what it does.
by rodocop
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Awful At Soldering To Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Awful At Soldering To Pi

So I'm building my first GBZ and the build is going ok. Apparently I'm terrible at actually soldering to the Pi and have pulled both USB pads off. I ordered another but would like to see if I can salvage this one. Can I connect an OTG cable that I have and cut and solder the wires from that to conn...
by rodocop
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Gameboy pocket zero pcb
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Gameboy pocket zero pcb

if you want to reuse the original board and headphone socket you could, you would just need to cut it down to size, wire each button individually, and wire the existing headphone socket to whatever amp you are using (not sure if you could use the original?). I just got rid of my last gaboze board no...
by rodocop
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Gameboy pocket zero pcb
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Gameboy pocket zero pcb

of course you could harvest an original pocket PCB, but you could also look into the gaboze pocaio or pocket pi FE, both are meant specifically for the pocket. In the case of the gaboze, you can easily get some boards fabbed up yourself, and buy the components for pretty cheap too. you can find the ...
by rodocop
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: Rodocop's Picicle Build
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Rodocop's Picicle Build

Hey guys, Thought I would share my picicle build. You can find a kit here: https://www.tindie.com/products/Picicle/picicle-kit/ This is a nice kit, I really like the clear plexi case, and it feels nice in the hand. It uses a 3.2" SPI screen, which looks nice, and nintendo DS lite button membranes wi...
by rodocop
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: pi zero w performance
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: pi zero w performance

Pi zero W should play all those systems. The only thing I am unsure of is MAME, since I have never used it.

Some SNES/GBA games may lag a bit, (ie. Starfox is unplayable). But most of the ones I have played have been totally fine (even without an overclock).