Finally built my MintyPi

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Finally built my MintyPi

Post by Drake Sirlit » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:29 pm

I preordered my button PCB when Helder was doing his second batch and just now got around to ordering everything I needed to finish the build. Last part arrived on Friday so I hunkered down for the weekend and got to work.

This is my first project like this (although I have built micro quadcopters that required small soldering) and I think it turned out pretty good. I don't have any in progress pictures but I wanted to post here to thank everyone that made this project possible. Below is the finished project. I incorporated a 3.5 mm audio jack thanks to ilike56k in the back and put the function button next to the power switch.
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Re: Finally built my MintyPi

Post by rodocop » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:02 pm

Looks awesome. Did you just paint the raspberry?

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Re: Finally built my MintyPi

Post by Drake Sirlit » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:22 pm

Actually the MinyPi symbol was made by my mom out of vinyl on her cricut.

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Re: Finally built my MintyPi

Post by Sushi » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:52 am

That looks really good! I have to know, though - where did you get the PCB? I haven't been able to find a single one over the past few months.

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Re: Finally built my MintyPi

Post by Drake Sirlit » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:01 pm

As mentioned in my OP I got it when Helder was making the second run of parts in October IIRC. As a professional procrastinator I just recently got the rest of the parts to build it.

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Re: Finally built my MintyPi

Post by Drake Sirlit » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:23 am

Charging shouldn't take a couple hours, right? How do I go about testing the charger to male sure it's charging at the correct amperage?

Edit: to clarify my question, do I have to unsolder the battery from the charger to properly test it?

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Post by rodocop » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:43 am

Charging might take a few hours, I'm trying to remember how long mine take to charge. Leave it plugged in for a while and see if he charged indicator light comes on first. You can also just us a multi meter to check the voltage on the battery contacts, no need to desolder anything.

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Re: Finally built my MintyPi

Post by Drake Sirlit » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:33 am

I'm going off my knowledge of charging lipos for RC vehicles. I have never even has 6s 1400mah lipos take more than an hour to charge. If this is normal for the XCSOURCE TP4056 then I can live with it but I have 1s 600mah lipos for small helicopters as well and those take about 20 minutes to charge. Different charging setup though obviously.

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