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by RxBrad
Thu May 30, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Pocketadventures
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Pocketadventures

I'm working on a build right now with his boards. Great pricing for what you get, and so far everything I've tested mid-build has worked as expected (actually, I couldn't use the L/R button bracket using the stock Gameboy conductive pads without some precise case modifications, but I found a decent ...
by RxBrad
Tue May 28, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Show-off Corner (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: stadekxiel's first Game Boy Zero
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: stadekxiel's first Game Boy Zero

The first Gameboy Zero is always a learning experience. I still have mine. It broke, but I still have it. :) Luckily, the second one that someone paid me to build for them is still working. Working on my third one now. I ended up going with one of the PCB kits this time . I expect it should be a but...
by RxBrad
Tue May 28, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: best glue option for the LCD bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: best glue option for the LCD bracket

I have a tube of Household Goop that I use. It's a bit thick & unwieldy to dispense, so I usually spread it with a toothpick on the pieces I want to adhere.. http://eclecticproducts.com/products/amazing-goop-adhesives/amazing-goop-household.html EDIT: I believe that E-6000 is basically the same stuf...
by RxBrad
Wed May 22, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Show-off Corner (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: My New PCB Prototypes
Replies: 72
Views: 12110

Re: My New PCB Prototypes

So, I'm about to start soldering up my kit. One question: what's the best way to go about soldering the through-holes on the Pi Zero to the through-holes on the GPIO Assist? I get the impression that there's no header involved? Attaching a through-hole to a pad, I get. This: I feel like it's gonna b...
by RxBrad
Fri May 03, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: My New PCB Prototypes
Replies: 72
Views: 12110

Re: My New PCB Prototypes

Thanks.. So if I understand correctly: If configured as Toggle=4, Shutdown=4 (plus slow the polling) - Slide power switch off: initiates safe shutdown - Slide power switch on: turns unit on - Quickly slide power switch off & back on: toggle battery monitor If configured as Toggle=27, Shutdown=4 - Sl...
by RxBrad
Fri May 03, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: My New PCB Prototypes
Replies: 72
Views: 12110

Re: My New PCB Prototypes

btw - did you go for the spi screen, or are you going to do composite? I'm using one of the Gearbest composite screens (and I'm planning to do this brightness adjustment mod -- though I'll need to set it up with a different PWM). Having used both, I actually prefer the simplicity of the composites ...
by RxBrad
Fri May 03, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Show-off Corner (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: My New PCB Prototypes
Replies: 72
Views: 12110

Re: My New PCB Prototypes

Looks like my stuff from Dividion is showing up today, though I'm still waiting for the rest of the parts for my build to get here. That was quick! Question on how Safe Shutdown works for the Ultra... How does the power switch work? Does turning it off instantly cut the power to the unit, or does it...
by RxBrad
Wed May 01, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Show-off Corner (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: My New PCB Prototypes
Replies: 72
Views: 12110

Re: My New PCB Prototypes

Oh, hey.. one other question regarding the charging plug. I'm guessing it's a 3.5mm barrel plug like the original DMG had. I've read that the original DMG charger had the polarity reversed compared to most other chargers. Is that the case with this, or can I just use any old 3.5mm charger -- maybe s...
by RxBrad
Wed May 01, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Show-off Corner (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: My New PCB Prototypes
Replies: 72
Views: 12110

Re: My New PCB Prototypes

If you want to make some pinholes in the top (so you can see the LEDs) there's a top LED drill guide also. It's not necessary if you're using a clear case. Which shoulder buttons are you using? In the last couple of builds I used the following: screen bracket button hole drill guide shoulder button...
by RxBrad
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: My New PCB Prototypes
Replies: 72
Views: 12110

Re: My New PCB Prototypes

I just bought the Ultra kit. Which 3D printed parts should I get? My best guess is: screen bracket, rear button bracket, & hole drill guide. Anything else?