MintyPi XL - The Remix

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Re: MintyPi XL - The Remix

Post by HoolyHoo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:42 am

razer.93 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:52 am
L51 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:48 am
razer.93 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:56 am
What's the retropie's theme showed in the first post?
It's the standard preloaded theme from the new minty pi image
Is it available somewhere or shoud I extract it from the image? :)
The theme is called Material and should be available for install through the theme install menu on any Retropie image or you can download it directly from the github.

https://github.com/lilbud/es-theme-material

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Re: MintyPi XL - The Remix

Post by HoolyHoo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:48 am

L51 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:49 am
rodocop wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:16 pm
Just check out the minty pi guide. Using the newest minty pi image and wiring the button in the same spot is all you need.

Also. In the newest image you can easily change the gpio number in the pinfile.txt to use whatever gpio you want.
Cool that is a heap. Also what screen is it that's being used. I have found a handful on eBay but I don't wanna bjybthe wrong one haha. If u could link one that wp u ld be awesome!
Your case print is looking awesome! Sudomod colors 😀
For the screen I used something like this one https://m.ebay.com/itm/ILI9341-Panel-Sc ... Sw-JJaT2Y9

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Re: MintyPi XL - The Remix

Post by razer.93 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:23 am

HoolyHoo wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:42 am
razer.93 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:52 am
L51 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:48 am


It's the standard preloaded theme from the new minty pi image
Is it available somewhere or shoud I extract it from the image? :)
The theme is called Material and should be available for install through the theme install menu on any Retropie image or you can download it directly from the github.

https://github.com/lilbud/es-theme-material
Thank you!

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Re: MintyPi XL - The Remix

Post by L51 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:42 pm

HoolyHoo wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:48 am
L51 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:49 am
rodocop wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:16 pm
Just check out the minty pi guide. Using the newest minty pi image and wiring the button in the same spot is all you need.

Also. In the newest image you can easily change the gpio number in the pinfile.txt to use whatever gpio you want.
Cool that is a heap. Also what screen is it that's being used. I have found a handful on eBay but I don't wanna bjybthe wrong one haha. If u could link one that wp u ld be awesome!
Your case print is looking awesome! Sudomod colors 😀
For the screen I used something like this one https://m.ebay.com/itm/ILI9341-Panel-Sc ... Sw-JJaT2Y9
Thanks a heap! Yeah I quite like this coloured filament. Thanks for releasing the STL files haha.. I wanted to do something like this but do not yet know how to design my own stuff :lol:

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Re: MintyPi XL - The Remix

Post by L51 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:48 am

HoolyHoo wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:07 pm
Updated with STL's for Printing

Parts used:
Standard MintyPi Kit but used a 2.8 LCD (Ebay or Aliexpress)
Standard USB from Minty Build
Standard 3.7V Charger from Minty Build
12mm Tact from this package:
https://www.banggood.com/140pcs-14-Type ... rehouse=CN
Audio Jack from here:
https://www.banggood.com/5Pcs-3_5MM-Two ... ds=myorder
Switch from here:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/50-x-2-Positio ... 2262667703
Shoulder Buttons from here:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3101
You can also find those cheaper on Aliexpress.

Link is at the bottom of this post. If you print it and make one please share a build log. :D
Enjoy guys!

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So this post is not exactly a MintyPi show-off but rather more of a spinoff of the hardware from the MintyPi.

I saw this post in the forums and it really got me thinking.

http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic. ... 751#p47751

Seemed to me a great way to repurpose a very specific board design. So since the trouble is being taken to make a 3D printable case, then why not add some upgrades along the way. :D

Some of the more common things I see mentioned in the forums people would like to see in a MintyPi are bigger screen, larger capacity battery and headphones. I also did not want visible screws on the outside of the case and minimal glueing inside, if any at all, and soft feel shoulder buttons similar to the button pads. So I decided to give it a go using Eve-Tech's inspiration, thanks. ;) .

I started with a Fusion 360 design using Wermy's model but made from scratch as opposed to a Meshmixer mash up of sorts which offered me greater flexibility.

Here is the rendering of what I came up with.
MintyPiXL-4.png

And here is what the inside would look like.
MintyPiXL-5.png

I went with a 2.8 screen, used Adafruit's soft tact buttons for a soft feel on the shoulder buttons, a 12x12 tact for the mode button, headphone jack, and bigger battery. Other than that, everything else is the same as in the MintyPi build.

Here's a couple more photos of the actual working build.
MintyPiXL-1.jpg
MintyPiXL-2.jpg

I managed to place one of Dextech's 5500mAh battery inside rather easily as the entire back half of the case is virtually unused as I purposely placed all the components on the front shell. Also the case snaps together rather satisfyingly and holds together without issue which gives it a rather clean look. The mode button was also placed on the bottom center to make reaching with either thumb easier. This makes combos that use any keys on the left or right easier. Gameplay is very smooth with the bigger screen and is not affected at all by the upgrade in size. Also used Wermy's image for the build.

Let me know what you guys think. :D

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Have you got a different link to the audio jacks? The link provided doesn't work for me

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Re: MintyPi XL - The Remix

Post by HoolyHoo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:39 am

Have you got a different link to the audio jacks? The link provided doesn't work for me
Link works for me, however they seem to be out of stock at Banggood. Nevertheless it is a common used audio jack. See description in photo below to google alternate source.
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Re: MintyPi XL - The Remix

Post by ProfessorZ » Thu May 10, 2018 11:16 pm

moosepr wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:25 am
Yeah this is pretty sweet! So much room for activities! 😀
Next thing we are going to get is "it's so bad!!! There's blood everywhere!!!"

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Re: MintyPi XL - The Remix

Post by sharmstr » Fri May 11, 2018 9:37 am

Can you share the fusion files? I'd like to make a few mods and hate dealing with mesh. Awesome work!

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