Gaboze Pocaio - Battery Monitor (UPDATED)

Got an idea for a project? Found a cool project you want to share? Post it here!
qaz015393
Posts: 39
Joined: Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:35 pm
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 6 times

Re: Gaboze Pocaio - Battery Monitor (UPDATED)

Post by qaz015393 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:27 pm

Is there like a video tutorial on this ? want to add this to my build but don't know how or if we also need the safe shut down switch from the sales page. Could someone please help me out with this. I don't want to corrupt any more of my sd cards.

gbjack
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:47 am
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Gaboze Pocaio - Battery Monitor (UPDATED)

Post by gbjack » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:52 pm

Is it possible to add an analog joystick to the the ads1015 along the battery monitoring and make it work in retropie? That would be really interesting in order to make a clean analog setup.

User avatar
Spyder
Posts: 37
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:07 pm
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Gaboze Pocaio - Battery Monitor (UPDATED)

Post by Spyder » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:47 am

insomniamonkey wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Would it be possible to setup the safe shutdown script to work with the actual on/off switch up top? Looks as though on the original diagram that what it shows.
Did anyone figure this out. I've ordered the round 2 blank board and will be ordered all the other stuff shortly. I'd really like to use the power off switch to actually power the unit off correctly. If I need to add this little board, that's fine but I really wish I could just use a script.

I've built a Nespi Cart with a power button just using the script and a button. Makes life a lot easier.

User avatar
rodocop
Posts: 1641
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:14 pm
Location: Saskatchewan
Has thanked: 596 times
Been thanked: 583 times

Re: Gaboze Pocaio - Battery Monitor (UPDATED)

Post by rodocop » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:35 pm

Spyder wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:47 am
insomniamonkey wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Would it be possible to setup the safe shutdown script to work with the actual on/off switch up top? Looks as though on the original diagram that what it shows.
Did anyone figure this out. I've ordered the round 2 blank board and will be ordered all the other stuff shortly. I'd really like to use the power off switch to actually power the unit off correctly. If I need to add this little board, that's fine but I really wish I could just use a script.

I've built a Nespi Cart with a power button just using the script and a button. Makes life a lot easier.
Using an ADS1015 like noted in the first post will not allow you to use the switch itself for a safe shutdown. it will only monitor the battery. You will still need to shutdown safely and then slide the switch.

I am not certain what exactly you would need to actually use the switch to safely shut it down. But it will require some extra hardware to the board and scripting. Likely more work than it's worth, and i've never seen anyone do it on a gaboze.

User avatar
Spyder
Posts: 37
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:07 pm
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Gaboze Pocaio - Battery Monitor (UPDATED)

Post by Spyder » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:53 am

rodocop wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Spyder wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:47 am
insomniamonkey wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Would it be possible to setup the safe shutdown script to work with the actual on/off switch up top? Looks as though on the original diagram that what it shows.
Did anyone figure this out. I've ordered the round 2 blank board and will be ordered all the other stuff shortly. I'd really like to use the power off switch to actually power the unit off correctly. If I need to add this little board, that's fine but I really wish I could just use a script.

I've built a Nespi Cart with a power button just using the script and a button. Makes life a lot easier.
Using an ADS1015 like noted in the first post will not allow you to use the switch itself for a safe shutdown. it will only monitor the battery. You will still need to shutdown safely and then slide the switch.

I am not certain what exactly you would need to actually use the switch to safely shut it down. But it will require some extra hardware to the board and scripting. Likely more work than it's worth, and i've never seen anyone do it on a gaboze.
Bummer. Oh well. I'll keep plugging away at it and see what I can do. I have my blanks on order and just placed my digikey order yesterday along with the screen and volume wheel from AliExpress. All I have left is the battery, case, buttons, and a few minor soldering needs.

dadi01
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:45 am
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Gaboze Pocaio - Battery Monitor (UPDATED)

Post by dadi01 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:50 am

qaz015393 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:48 am
thanks for this. I was looking for this! I definitely needed the safe shutdown info. Now to see if I would need to add the battery monitor for the newly released boards.
usa today protonmail
EDIT:
How would I use the script for the safe shutdown for my Gaboze Pocaio? don't I need the safe shutdown components that re being sold on sudomods? I saw the video tutorial for the pocket pi f makes and they use those components. I'm a total noob when it comes to this and this will be my first ever built.
same case hhh

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest