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by SparkySid
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: Circuit Gem battery
Replies: 20
Views: 3166

Re: Circuit Gem battery

FWIW, I've tried a uxcell 600mAh 503040 that was previously available in the US via Prime. I had to thin out the back side of the case to get it to fit correctly. Seems like a 5mm thick battery is pushing it a bit too far. The Adafruit 500mAH 503035 was also a bit of a squeeze. I finally received to...
by SparkySid
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: Circuit Gem battery
Replies: 20
Views: 3166

Re: Circuit Gem battery

This really helps, thanks! I'm using the same battery so it's great to know that the HDMI and micro USB connectors have to come off. Do you have any special tips to share about how you removed those connectors? The holes look a bit small for a solder sucker, so I'm assuming wick needs to be used? A...
by SparkySid
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: [Solved] Circuit Gem - phantom key presses in RetroPi menus
Replies: 4
Views: 737

[Solved] Circuit Gem - phantom key presses in RetroPi menus

I believe you can turn this off under the Emulation Station menu: 1. Open the menu, choose 'UI Settings' 2. Toggle 'Quick System Select' to 'OFF' That should prevent it switching from within the games list for a system. Perfect, that fixed the issue completely, thank you @djbriane! Thanks @Kite for...
by SparkySid
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: [Solved] Circuit Gem - phantom key presses in RetroPi menus
Replies: 4
Views: 737

[Solved] Circuit Gem - phantom key presses in RetroPi menus

Anyone else seeing this issue? When I'm scrolling through a list of a console's games in the RetroPi menus, my fat thumbs sometimes will make a diagonal movement instead of up or down. The results in the Retropi menu switching to a different console and continually pressing up or down such that the...
by SparkySid
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: Circuit Gem no video/blank screen
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Circuit Gem no video/blank screen

... notice something very strange, however: The multimeter beeps when I touch GPIO 16 and M-LCD FMARK . After noticing this, I decided to test continuity between GPIO 16 and 18 (18 is supposed to be connected to pad M). Surely enough, 16 and 18 do indeed register as connected. Regardless, if anyone...
by SparkySid
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner (VMµ)
Topic: Circuit Gem VMU
Replies: 23
Views: 7590

Re: Circuit Gem VMU

Thank you for this build @smoki86! Looking at your "bonus picture while I had it open" shows quite a few component indents on the battery. Is it still too thick at 4.5mm? Wondering if there is still enough space to shim in a plastic card between the battery and the Pi Zero to prevent any punctures w...
by SparkySid
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: Circuit Gem battery
Replies: 20
Views: 3166

Re: Circuit Gem battery

I was going to set about thinning my RPi in preparation but I'm confused about the two capacitors circled in blue. It appears as if Kite has replaced the larger ones that were there with smaller ones, no details on this though. Any ideas? I believe (don't have a Pi Zero yet) the upper part circled ...
by SparkySid
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: Circuit Gem battery
Replies: 20
Views: 3166

Re: Circuit Gem battery

I needed to order a PiZero W anyway from AdaFruit, so I picked up one of their 503035 500mAH batteries along with some flux for connector removals off of the PiZero. Also ordered via prime delivery a 503040 600mAH battery . Hopefully one or both of those batteries should fit... Really wanted to try ...
by SparkySid
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: Circuit Gem battery
Replies: 20
Views: 3166

Re: Circuit Gem battery

I'm looking very closely at @satri360's VMU build at https://sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=6917 and see a 503035 battery fitting into the case.
Lots of other good VMU build info there too, especially the case mods as they look to be similar for Kite's board. :D
by SparkySid
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: Circuit Gem battery
Replies: 20
Views: 3166

Circuit Gem battery

Since the Circuit GEM wiki is missing info on the battery and Kite has been on a roll shipping orders like crazy, I'd like to get a battery option figured out. ... [Circuit GEM Battery recommendations] 403035 - https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=403035 - 450mAh 482953 - https://www.alie...