Custom button pcb gameboy SP

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Re: Custom button pcb gameboy SP

Post by moosepr » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:41 am

You could use this..

https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/BP9tGKag

That will take a tiny space behind the screen, but then there are the 8 cables in the hinge to contend with.

Would 8 wires from a ribbon cable roll up and fit in the hinge?
Get a small cheep LCD in your project https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2312
Wrap it all round a battery https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2292
Or use a custom PCB to make it really small https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2512
or make it really really really really tiny!! https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2919

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Re: Custom button pcb gameboy SP

Post by abrugsch » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:16 am

I think a version of that with an FPC style connector and a small ribbon would do perfectly... (that's how the SP and DS screens work)
did you make the footprint for the screen yourself or was it in a library?

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Re: Custom button pcb gameboy SP

Post by moosepr » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:28 am

i made my own eagle library

https://github.com/moosepr/eaglez

got the pads for the charge/protect board (03962A.lbr), the zero with the smd pads that i use (RPI-Zero.lbr) the 2.2/2.8 ili9341 screens (ili9341.lbr) and the 1.44" 128x128 screen (untested ST7735S.lbr) and then there is one for a smd piezo that i bought (PKLCS1212E4001.lbr)
Get a small cheep LCD in your project https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2312
Wrap it all round a battery https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2292
Or use a custom PCB to make it really small https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2512
or make it really really really really tiny!! https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2919

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Re: Custom button pcb gameboy SP

Post by moosepr » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:27 pm

I found some tiny smd buttons

Bourns 7914g

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Clicky, but silicone tops so they are not to noisy

Minifig Micky for scale
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Get a small cheep LCD in your project https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2312
Wrap it all round a battery https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2292
Or use a custom PCB to make it really small https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2512
or make it really really really really tiny!! https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2919

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Re: Custom button pcb gameboy SP

Post by abrugsch » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:32 pm

Not bad, but probably still too thick. While desoldering some cart ports from DS boards I noticed that the start/select buttons on that are the same type as the SP. I'll try and see if they come off nicely and can be re-purposed.
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Or something like this:
http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-x-SMD-SMT-4- ... 1745254433

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Re: Custom button pcb gameboy SP

Post by codeman0624 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:51 am

Has this gone anywhere lately?

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Re: Custom button pcb gameboy SP

Post by Mikethesith200 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:23 am

Moose, I'm using your ILI minimal board with a bare 2.8" tft for my GBA SP build. I used very small smd tactile buttons. Having trouble with space for a usb dac though.

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Re: Custom button pcb gameboy SP

Post by Eccho » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:50 am

I would still prefer a GBA bard over a SP, the hand placement is so much better and intuitive. SP gives me cramps :lol:

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Re: Custom button pcb gameboy SP

Post by codeman0624 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:28 am

I've made a custom 'super' AIO board for the GBA SP. It's done and working, just need to finish finding a battery to fit. I'll post it soon when it's completed.

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Re: Custom button pcb gameboy SP

Post by ABH » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:49 am

codeman0624 wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:28 am
I've made a custom 'super' AIO board for the GBA SP. It's done and working, just need to finish finding a battery to fit. I'll post it soon when it's completed.
Great
Original sp battery "600 mah" gives me 53min of continuous playing

i ordered DS battery it's "850 mah"
fit on sp battery housing and it's more capacity
http://www.ebay.com/itm/850mAh-3-7V-Rec ... xy-WxTFZgW

hope to see ur board soon

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