MintyPi v2 Mark II

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MrErickson
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MintyPi v2 Mark II

Post by MrErickson » Fri May 17, 2019 4:16 pm

I received my v3 MintyPi boards last week and when I set them on my shelf I saw my v2 MintyPi sitting there in a rather sad state. When I built it originally I added the optional function button and it worked great for the occasional use or interesting "cool thing" discussion point. The last time I used it I noticed the function button didn't work and had come unglued and fallen behind the 3D printed faceplate. When I removed the screws to re-glue this the screw holes had decided they'd had enough of me taking it apart and putting it back together during the initial trial and error of building it the first time. There was also a fair bit of excess wire as my soldering skills were pretty poor.

So with the v2 STL files in hand I printed new parts, salvaged what i could out of the old and started fresh.

This time around I sank brass screw inserts into the 3D printed base.
New Tin & 3D Printed PartsShow
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Inside the TinShow
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Screen & Front Board ReadyShow
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Almost ThereShow
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It wouldn't be a project (for me at least) without at least 1 visit from Mr. Murphy reminding me of his all to famous law... This time around during final assembly I realized I misplaced the Hinge & Arm, I'm sure their on my work table somewhere but I had no luck finding them. Big thanks to wermy for making the STL files available so it was a minor inconvenience to print new pieces and be back to assembling in short order.
It Lives!!!Show
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Closes Up Nicely TooShow
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It was great fun to revisit the first electronics project I did after finding this great community and I look forward to many more cool things. Thanks again to wermy, helder and everyone else who make these insanely cool projects possible!!

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