GAME BOY MiniMo - Pi3a+ with Custom PCB

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GAME BOY MiniMo - Pi3a+ with Custom PCB

Post by HoolyHoo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:27 am

A few month ago I was contacted by user @rostapher from the forums. He showed me a project he had been working on that was heavily inspired by Ampersand's GB Null but featured a Pi3a+ with audio. He had the majority of the case worked out but needed help with designing the PCB and software mods. After a few iterations of his initial project, I liked to present you the results. We call it the GAME BOY MiniMo for its mobile/portable form factor yet classic minimal look.

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Features Include:

* Running on a Pi3A+
* 2.8 Screen
* 3000 mAh Battery
* Functional HDMI, USB and Audio Jack from Pi
* Dual Stereo Speaker Output
* Volume Wheel
* OSD Battery/Wifi Monitoring with Info for Temperature, Bat %, Bat Voltage, and Dimming Level
* Dedicated Safe Shutdown Button
* Dedicated Mute Button
* Dedicated Screen Dimming Button
* User Option Dual Position Shoulder Buttons
* USB C 1A Charger
* Custom PCB with up to 3.5a, 5.2V Boost - No Lightning Bolt
* 3D Custom Printed Case
* Silicone Conductive Pads for D-Pad and ABXY buttons - Quiet, Smooth Feel
* Exact dimensions are 134 x 64 x 20 mm


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I'm really enjoying this form factor and will probably be my go to hand console when traveling as it seems the perfect combination of size and playability :D


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Re: GAME BOY MiniMo - Pi3a+ with Custom PCB

Post by McGyver » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:49 am

Next interesting form factor to build! Very nice design. I am looking forward for an final customer ordering version.
Reminder for myself: Already 5 different retropie models on the shelf should be somewhere enough... But this one is nice!

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Re: GAME BOY MiniMo - Pi3a+ with Custom PCB

Post by demodummy » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:18 pm

Two questions:

First, are there shoulder buttons?

Second, when's the pre-order gonna be up? Haha

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Re: GAME BOY MiniMo - Pi3a+ with Custom PCB

Post by HoolyHoo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:42 pm

demodummy wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:18 pm
Two questions:

First, are there shoulder buttons?

Second, when's the pre-order gonna be up? Haha
Yes
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TBD 😉

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Re: GAME BOY MiniMo - Pi3a+ with Custom PCB

Post by ekilla » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:02 am

While I'm not exactly into that form factor I find that one really attractive. Nice colors and overall build, looks quite retro.

I have to admire I like it on the pictures much more than I should :).

Nice work.

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Re: GAME BOY MiniMo - Pi3a+ with Custom PCB

Post by Orochi Kusanagi » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:57 pm

Very nice, love the design! That case is awesome too.

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Re: GAME BOY MiniMo - Pi3a+ with Custom PCB

Post by sandog » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:50 pm

Nice.. I'm in!!

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Re: GAME BOY MiniMo - Pi3a+ with Custom PCB

Post by codeman0624 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:30 am

Wow this is beautifully done, excellent work!

How did you implement that on screen display? I really like all the extra details it provides

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Re: GAME BOY MiniMo - Pi3a+ with Custom PCB

Post by HoolyHoo » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:04 am

codeman0624 wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:30 am
Wow this is beautifully done, excellent work!

How did you implement that on screen display? I really like all the extra details it provides
Thanks! I used a variation of the c code used here with my own python script.

https://github.com/vascofazza/Retropie-open-OSD

You could also look at blupp’s fork of Vascofazza’s original code here.

https://github.com/withgallantry/OneForAll

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