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by RxBrad
Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute
Replies: 700
Views: 294409

Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

I bought the Amazon display from seller she-love, which appears to be one of the few 5V-confirmed LCDs that are easily obtainable in the US. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045IIZKU/ I soldered the jumper wire between the IC and red wire as shown in the wiki, and wired it up per Felder's instruc...
by RxBrad
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Guides
Topic: Arduino Pro (Leonardo Micro)
Replies: 46
Views: 22863

Re: Arduino Pro (Leonardo Micro)

Hi! Please excuse my noob question, this is my first project and my first arduino, so bear with me. I don't seem to get the order of my pins right. I know you list it in the beginning of your code, but can you (or someone else) be even more specific? What button is going where? Up is 2, down is 4?....
by RxBrad
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Guides
Topic: Arduino Pro (Leonardo Micro)
Replies: 46
Views: 22863

Re: Arduino Pro (Leonardo Micro)

Big thing to note at the moment is that the current 1.6.10 Arduino software release fails every time you try to program the Leonardo Micro.

After I uninstalled the current version, I installed v1.6.5 and it worked perfectly.

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/OldSoftw ... s#previous
by RxBrad
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Guides
Topic: [Guide] Simple guide for cutting screen area
Replies: 4
Views: 3522

Re: [Guide] Simple guide for cutting screen area

My Dremel attachment kit has these tiny little washers that you attach on either side of a cutting disc. I take one of those washers and put it in the indent where the original screenshield was. I roll the washer around the edge of the indent with a fine tipped marker inside the opening of the washer.
by RxBrad
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Recommended Adhesive for Clear Glass Shield
Replies: 12
Views: 4498

Re: Recommended Adhesive for Clear Glass Shield

This is the completely clear screen protector. I have 3M tape, and was planning on using it to stick my LCD to the inside of the case, but don't think it'd be the best choice for the clear glass shield.

I'll give the Goop a try. Sounds like it should do the trick. Thanks!
by RxBrad
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Recommended Adhesive for Clear Glass Shield
Replies: 12
Views: 4498

Recommended Adhesive for Clear Glass Shield

I bought the non-adhesive clear glass shield from Kitsch-Bent, and was wondering if anyone had good recommendations for some transparent adhesive to stick it on the GBZ...
by RxBrad
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: GBA Zero parts
Replies: 1
Views: 1367

Re: GBA Zero parts

The alternative power supply lacks a low battery indicator and an enable feature, which makes using the all of the features of the graceful shutdown mod pretty challenging (though maybe not totally impossible -- you'd need to be smarter than me to pull it off).
by RxBrad
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Wires/solder
Replies: 6
Views: 5957

Re: Wires/solder

Hmm.. apparently you REALLY need flux for the Game Boy Zero controls.. I've soldered wires together before. I thought this couldn't be that much harder. Right? Wrong. Absolute unmitigated disaster. No matter what I did, I couldn't get solder to melt and bond to the places where I exposed the copper ...
by RxBrad
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: power supply
Replies: 17
Views: 6173

Re: power supply

Thanks! That all makes sense. Bummer that it makes charging seem somewhat inconvenient, however. I think I might have to break down and buy the pricey Adafruit PS, which has the additional benefit of a low battery indicator. I think it would technically be possible to use an external LiPo battery al...
by RxBrad
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: power supply
Replies: 17
Views: 6173

Re: power supply

Thanks.. Still a bit over my head, but that's okay. All I know is that when the switch is off, the two blue pins are connected; and when it's on, the two red pins are connected. The blue pins aren't connected to the red pins in any way. At least that's what my bush league multimeter testing tells me...