Game Boy pi3

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Kenshin16
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Game Boy pi3

Post by Kenshin16 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:44 pm

I recently completed a game boy pi3 which houses an raspberry pi 3 (obviously lol) two 2500 mAh batteries, two power boost 1000c's, two joysticks and 14 buttons. I did something in mine which I thought was pretty cool. In the top corner I put some gpio headers which I soldered wires to to make a quick disconnects without having to physically disconnect them. The raspberry pi is run off of one battery to make sure it's getting proper power and the other battery powers everything else. And I custom made the HDMI cable from 2 HDMI connectors I had. I plan to add 1-2 micro fans somewhere to cool it down as I get the overheating icon in the corner once in a while. It does get pretty hot. Hopefully that will fix that.
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Re: Game Boy pi3

Post by jakejm79 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:20 am

I love the connection of the pin headers, I might have to steal that idea in the future ;)

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Re: Game Boy pi3

Post by CrogDog » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:00 pm

Yes, very clever idea with the pin headers 8-) and the binary power/charge system is pretty neat too!

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Re: Game Boy pi3

Post by jmcfsu13 » Sun May 27, 2018 12:15 pm

so do you have 1 powerboost for each battery, and do you need to charge each separately? Would love some more details about your wiring/build/power.

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Re: Game Boy pi3

Post by Kenshin16 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:29 pm

jmcfsu13 wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 12:15 pm
so do you have 1 powerboost for each battery, and do you need to charge each separately? Would love some more details about your wiring/build/power.
Yessir.
1 power boost per battery. Both are connected to one micro USB charger port, so I plug in and it charges both. A little slowly I feel I might add. I have one battery dedicated to the raspberry pi 3 and the other is for everything else. It's to make sure the pi is getting enough power.

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