[tinkerBOY] Game Boy 3 - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [COMPLETED]

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[tinkerBOY] Game Boy 3 - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [COMPLETED]

Post by tinkerBOY » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:03 am

I've been wanting to do a Pi3 build for a while now and i thought i have already gained enough experience since my pi zero build to do it. Also, i was not satisfied with the screens i used on my composite and hdmi build. They're alright though. I don't like seeing 'AV1' or 'HDMI' or 'KEDEI' on the startup screen. But i wanted the best of both screens like the composite's speed and hdmi's clarity. So i think DPI is the answer.

So here are features i wish to accomplish with this build:
1. DPI screen in 24-bit mode.
2. Fan and heatsink for the Raspberry Pi 3
3. ..
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So, that's it for now. I will update this thread as i go on.
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by Xero » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:42 am

Wicked, last build was great, excited to see this one of yours.

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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by tinkerBOY » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:39 pm

Update: I have soldered the wires from the fpc adapter to the stripped Pi3.
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Now it's time to test the screen via DPI mode. I'm using a dc-dc boost converter for the LCD's backlight.
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by YaYa » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:28 pm

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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by moooarcuuuus » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:13 pm

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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by YaYa » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:17 pm

It looks like kite’s monitor, search this model number - LQ035NC111

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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by tinkerBOY » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:22 pm

YaYa wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:17 pm
It looks like kite’s monitor, search this model number - LQ035NC111

Am i wrong ti kerboy ?
Yes it's the same lcd. I bought it on aliexpress for $8.

Datasheet at http://aitendo3.sakura.ne.jp/aitendo_da ... 5NC111.pdf
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by tinkerBOY » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:58 pm

Update: Both the pi3 and the fpc adapter fits perfectly on top of the screen inside the front case with the sdcard slot accessible from the usual "contrast" area of the gb case. By fitting the pi3 inside the front case makes more space in the rear case for the fan and other later components to be added.
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by Hex » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:23 pm

Any difference in quality between composite and DPI?
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy Three - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [WIP]

Post by tinkerBOY » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:35 pm

Hex wrote:
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Any difference in quality between composite and DPI?
Kite has a good explanation on viewtopic.php?f=43&t=2813&p=31420&hilit ... ect#p31420
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