Veteran's 1st GBZ (No Hot Glue) Completed

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Re: VeteranGamer 1st GBZ (No Hot Glue)

Post by JohnTheKing » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:10 pm

abrugsch wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:56 am
JohnTheKing wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:56 am
Would this be a good option for fellows like myself who are not the best (brand new) to soldering?
have you read my guide?
I have! It has been very helpful! I am still learning. Usually I can get things like this down pretty quickly. I just really like the idea of plug and go. My idea is that if there was ever a problem with one single part of the gbz that it would be very simple to replace a part.

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Re: VeteranGamer 1st GBZ (No Hot Glue)

Post by abrugsch » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:19 am

JohnTheKing wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:10 pm
I have! It has been very helpful! I am still learning. Usually I can get things like this down pretty quickly. I just really like the idea of plug and go. My idea is that if there was ever a problem with one single part of the gbz that it would be very simple to replace a part.
JST is nice for plug and go but you'll still have to solder them ;)
But yeah once it's done, you can disassemble, reassemble everything cleanly :)

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Re: Veteran's 1st GBZ (No Hot Glue) Completed

Post by VeteranGamer » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:43 am

with one project in the bag, bring on the next....


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bring on the MintyPi



to be continued.......



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Re: Veteran's 1st GBZ (No Hot Glue) Completed

Post by silentjames » Sun May 07, 2017 10:37 am

Nice leds! Did you connect them to banggood charger? Or you are using ATmega chip?

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Re: Veteran's 1st GBZ (No Hot Glue) Completed

Post by VeteranGamer » Sun May 07, 2017 11:59 am

silentjames wrote:
Sun May 07, 2017 10:37 am
Nice leds! Did you connect them to banggood charger? Or you are using ATmega chip?

they're connected directly to the banggood/generic power boost


(the power boost has points where leds can be soldered to)
from left to right (left being from the micro usb connector end) Red - Green - Blue

1 x 3mm blue led for power on

1 x 3mm red & green (3pin bi-colour) for charging and charged


i'll upload a pic of the wiring soon (i have to open it at some point because the safe shutdown has an issue, which needs looking at)

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Re: Veteran's 1st GBZ (No Hot Glue) Completed

Post by VeteranGamer » Wed May 10, 2017 2:08 pm

as my aim was not to use hot glue (not a drop use)

i needed the componants to fit in perfectly, so some case mods in the form of 3d printed parts were in order


i used wermy standard set... button wells, switch ledge, cart reader holder and screen bracket (which i never used)

all of these were ok apart from the screen bracket, as this really needed to be hot glued onto the screen (not an option, something else needed)


i found this on thingverse, i could epoxy it into the case making it rock solid and slide the screen into place (it holds it perfectly without glue or tape)

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next was the tactile switches at the back, most builds i saw had them encased in hot glue (didnt like the look of that)
so with my basic (i mean basic) 3d design skills,
i came up with these, they do need some modification to fit either with a knife or dremel to set the hight depending on the switch used
these are epoxy to the case, but the tactile button are just pushed in

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next was the power boost, while looking on thingverse i also found that someone had already made a housing for the power boost (thanks to them) so no worrys about shorting and more importantly it could be taped (VHB tape) to the gameboy and the power boost fits snugly inside

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finally i knocked something up for the pi zero (held in place by vhb tape, botton side to screen & top side to sd card holder on the pi)

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i did also pinch from thingverse a design for a usb socket holder and modified it to fit into the gameboy

and made a couple of L shaped parts to be printed which i used for the volume wheel and power socket (these can be seen in the first post)





i dont have a 3d printer and used mainly 3dhubs


NB: i had everything printed in abs... this would hopefully eliminate parts getting soft (especially the power boost holder and pi stand)
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Re: Veteran's 1st GBZ (No Hot Glue) Completed

Post by mark memory » Wed May 10, 2017 2:20 pm

And I had just asked about tactile holders!

Would love to see these in action.

Thank you!

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Re: Veteran's 1st GBZ (No Hot Glue) Completed

Post by VeteranGamer » Wed May 10, 2017 2:33 pm

mark memory wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 2:20 pm
And I had just asked about tactile holders!

Would love to see these in action.

Thank you!

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you still have to grind the screw post down.... but they fit snug around the screw post andthe tactile fits snug in the square

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