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by RxBrad
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Button Suggestions for Mounting Inside Cartridge?
Replies: 12
Views: 1604

Re: Button Suggestions for Mounting Inside Cartridge?

I will note that using the Pi-based solution for dimming the screen on a Gearbest composite LCD resulted in some really significant slowdown in game emulation. Also, there's a fair amount of ground-loop noise when dimming the screen that way. A lot of games are downright unplayable when the PIGPIOD ...
by RxBrad
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Button Suggestions for Mounting Inside Cartridge?
Replies: 12
Views: 1604

Re: Button Suggestions for Mounting Inside Cartridge?

FYI.. That rocker switch worked pretty well. I ended up using one of the hatted tact switches on top of the shell for the hotkey.
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by RxBrad
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Guides
Topic: How-to: Use USB Audio in Retropie v3.7
Replies: 42
Views: 55062

Re: How-to: Use USB Audio in Retropie v3.7

I previously had USB sound working, then it cut-out mid-game while playing NES. Now, my Pi doesn't even seem to see the USB soundcard.. pi@Gameboy-Zero:~ $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. Hub Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub pi@Gameboy-Ze...
by RxBrad
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Button Suggestions for Mounting Inside Cartridge?
Replies: 12
Views: 1604

Re: Button Suggestions for Mounting Inside Cartridge?

i just ordered some of these to try to use for digital volume + hotkey. maybe it would fit in there. it would only be three functions though. https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8184 i think this is its spec: https://www.electrokit.com/uploads/productfile/41002/OS-1305.pdf That's actually pretty cool...
by RxBrad
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Button Suggestions for Mounting Inside Cartridge?
Replies: 12
Views: 1604

Button Suggestions for Mounting Inside Cartridge?

Wondering if anyone has suggestions for buttons that could be mounted inside a Gameboy cartridge? The typical tactile buttons + hats are too big to fit in the cartridge slot, even with fairly major plastic removal. Even the plain buttons have slightly too wide of a housing (6x6mm). Anyhow, what I'm ...
by RxBrad
Fri May 31, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what do you do for a living?
Replies: 43
Views: 15639

Re: what do you do for a living?

I'm a drug dealer (aka pharmacist). I spent a little over 10 years working in a metro-area emergency department.

Now, I don't really sling the drugs anymore. I work in the hospital IT department, helping to keep the pharmacy side of our electronic medical record working.
by RxBrad
Thu May 30, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Show-off Corner (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: My New PCB Prototypes
Replies: 81
Views: 14720

Re: My New PCB Prototypes

Hey, Dividion.. I notice that you have a jumper on the DMG button board to combine the L & R audio channels for mono speaker output. I'm wondering if adding resistors into the mix might be advised to prevent backfeeding into the L/R channels of the onboard amp? Not sure if there's some sort of prote...
by RxBrad
Thu May 30, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Pocketadventures
Replies: 4
Views: 554

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: 526

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: 680

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...