[FOR SALE] Picicle a portable games console

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Re: [FOR SALE] Picicle a portable games console

Post by Picicle » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:59 pm

TrapkaBabka wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:55 pm
Hello, I'm thinking about buying this kit, and I have a few questions.

I'm thinking of making a wooden case for it, will it work? Also, is there going to be a new version of this kit? like upgrades
(headphone jack, new USB C, etc)
I am working on a new version. But it will not appear before the fall.

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Re: [FOR SALE] Picicle a portable games console

Post by TrapkaBabka » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:34 am

Ok, thanks, I'm just wondering if I should wait for the new one or buy one now. What kind of things do you think you will improve/add?

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Re: [FOR SALE] Picicle a portable games console

Post by TrapkaBabka » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:37 pm

Nevermind, just gonna buy it

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Re: [FOR SALE] Picicle a portable games console

Post by Picicle » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:04 pm

TrapkaBabka wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:34 am
Ok, thanks, I'm just wondering if I should wait for the new one or buy one now. What kind of things do you think you will improve/add?
Both versions will be on sale. Circuitry will remain the same but everything else will be different. Both versions will be interesting to build.

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Re: [FOR SALE] Picicle a portable games console

Post by xaphor » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:19 am

Leaving feedback here,

I've had some of the best support here I've ever had, I had some issues with the build (My fault most likely) and the seller resolved everything! I'd deal with him again in a heart beat!

I'd reccomend smoothing the back edges of the console, they do dig into your hands after a few hours of gaming

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Re: [FOR SALE] Picicle a portable games console

Post by TrapkaBabka » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:04 am

When soldering I messed up the mini USB port. the copper has lifted from the PBC and when I put it on the on position the blue light just blinks and nothing else. I have very basic skills in soldering. The copper has lifted off the PBC in one other place too.
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Re: [FOR SALE] Picicle a portable games console

Post by krztoff » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:07 am

TrapkaBabka wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:04 am
When soldering I messed up the mini USB port. the copper has lifted from the PBC and when I put it on the on position the blue light just blinks and nothing else. I have very basic skills in soldering. The copper has lifted off the pbc in
Yikes 😬

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Re: [FOR SALE] Picicle a portable games console

Post by Picicle » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:53 am

TrapkaBabka wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:04 am
When soldering I messed up the mini USB port. the copper has lifted from the PBC and when I put it on the on position the blue light just blinks and nothing else. I have very basic skills in soldering. The copper has lifted off the PBC in one other place too.
I don’t know how to help you. I can send a new one the PCB. Do not heat the soldering iron above 350С.

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Re: [FOR SALE] Picicle a portable games console

Post by Ampersand » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:17 am

You still have the 4 mounting points for the socket so you can still get the socket attached to the board. You've lifted the traces but it looks like there are only 2 of the 5 pins needed. If you follow those traces, they might end at something you can solder to, so you can run wires from the legs of the socket directly to where they need to go. If you can't connect wires directly to their destination, you can scrape off some of the soldermask and solder to the existing traces along that bottom edge.

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Re: [FOR SALE] Picicle a portable games console

Post by TrapkaBabka » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:00 pm

I never knew that I shouldn't have the temperature above 350, I guess its common sense, but I was using like 480. if I do need a PBC I'm not sure how I will get the raspberry pie out too

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