SEGA Game Gear PCB Project w/Pi3

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SEGA Game Gear PCB Project w/Pi3

Post by goosewerks » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:51 pm

Hello! Starting a project with a Game Gear for a Pi3. Already fitted bad screen with zero issues (why it says TEST) and wanted to make my own PCBs for the buttons, with ABXY drill guides and the ability to add AIO bits if I can ever master PCB software and get gud at circuit designs. Here are the results of my first iteration after a night of measuring with calipers and Inventor. Willing to absolutely share the .IPT and .STL files with anyone also interested in doing this and totally willing to let someone else actually make the PCB layouts because I don't know EAGLE yet lol.

Closes with zero issues. All button membranes push into allotted holes. One mounting hole needs to be nudged about 3mm.
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Interior shot of PCB placeholders. Please ignore the purple mess; I use a gluestick on my build mat to make sure prints NEVER lift, but was too excited to wash it.
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ABXY PCB, buttons are spaced down 20mm on center to mirror the upper two on the indent.
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DPAD PCB, with LED hole.
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Enjoy!

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Re: SEGA Game Gear PCB Project w/Pi3

Post by rodocop » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:17 pm

Interested in the progress. Looks promising! Can't really help with the pcbs though. I've always been interested in a gamegear build! Nice work.

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Re: SEGA Game Gear PCB Project w/Pi3

Post by goosewerks » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:21 am

rodocop wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:17 pm
Interested in the progress. Looks promising! Can't really help with the pcbs though. I've always been interested in a gamegear build! Nice work.
Just another excuse for me to figure out Eagle I guess lol. And thanks! Debating an analog stick too.

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Re: SEGA Game Gear PCB Project w/Pi3

Post by YaYa » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:21 am

Sticking to this, i’d like to build one too, so i’m interested!
Forget the analog stick and keep the device as stock as possible...
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Re: SEGA Game Gear PCB Project w/Pi3

Post by goosewerks » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:05 pm

Thanks!

Here's the link for the DPAD PCB

Here's the link for the ABXY PCB

I updated them slightly tonight, I'll reprint and retest tomorrow.

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Re: SEGA Game Gear PCB Project w/Pi3

Post by chaosratt » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:15 pm

I'm afraid I'm not good enough with cad to do anything useful with STLs, can you provide a vector drawing of the shape you want? Ideally in DXF, or even a bitmap will do (if you provide measurements).

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Re: SEGA Game Gear PCB Project w/Pi3

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Re: SEGA Game Gear PCB Project w/Pi3

Post by YaYa » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:49 pm

Hello Goosewerks, did you went further on this project ?
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Re: SEGA Game Gear PCB Project w/Pi3

Post by goosewerks » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:39 am

YaYa wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:49 pm
Hello Goosewerks, did you went further on this project ?
No, unfortunately I haven't. I did get button layouts for Eagle from 32teeth, but I haven't imported my DXF's into Eagle and started to do the traces and whatnot yet.

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Re: SEGA Game Gear PCB Project w/Pi3

Post by rodocop » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:26 pm

goosewerks wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:39 am
YaYa wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:49 pm
Hello Goosewerks, did you went further on this project ?
No, unfortunately I haven't. I did get button layouts for Eagle from 32teeth, but I haven't imported my DXF's into Eagle and started to do the traces and whatnot yet.
Hmm. Just bought a non working gamegear tonight....just found this thread again. Would be interested in PCBs for sure.

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