Hex's 2nd Build, Christmas Special CardyPi

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Hex's 2nd Build, Christmas Special CardyPi

Post by Hex » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:03 pm

Hey guys, this is my second cardboard build and rocks a minimal look. It runs a custom frontend called Viper. Lets make the pictures do the talking.

The Front faceShow
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The buttonsShow
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Buttons sealed in front plateShow
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The rear plateShow
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Components mounted on the rear plateShow
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But there were some problem with the powerboost 500c and it crashed once the Pi booted up but powering with USB worked as expected.

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LCD test before closing
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Nice and sealed picsShow
Size comparison with a Pi zero. Green and blue buttons are mapped to start and select. The A buttons hole was a tad bit bigger than expected; had to improvise. the screen is 2.2inch SPI 320x240
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Side view has HDMI out, MicroUSB Power in, Indicator LED and Full size usb port.
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From the top we have a switch, charging and done charging LEDs
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The Viper frontendShow
The frontend Viper has two Systems view that can be used currently. This one is Pages View and the one bellow is List View
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The Gamelist View has optional Boxart images support
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Viper also has theming support so different systems look different
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Hope you guys liked it. :D I had lot of fun making this simplistic build.

Config :
  • Raspberry pi Zero
  • 2.2 inch 324x240 SPI LCD
  • 8 buttons (GB/GBC/NES style)
  • Mono speaker
  • Ability to broadcast all audio over FM
  • TP4056 Battery charger + 1000mAh battery
  • Full size USB otg female port
Cost breakdown:
  • Battery 5$
  • Switch 1$
  • Pi 5$
  • SD card (variable)
  • TP4056 1$
  • LCD 6$
  • buttons 1.50$
  • speaker 1$
total ~ 20.50$
Sent from 20,000 leagues under the sea

My Cardboard GBZ build : http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2851

EmulationStation optimization for Pi Zero : http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2922

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Re: Hex's 2nd Build, Christmas Special CardyPi

Post by DieselDummy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:08 pm

This is cool.

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Re: Hex's 2nd Build, Christmas Special CardyPi

Post by VeteranGamer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:15 pm

love it....

now i was going to say....
i like the thinking outside the box, but not sure if it should be thinking inside the box (either way, i like it)

also liking the simple frontend (great for the smaller screens)



ps... and a point to all, you dont have to spend big to pull of a build....
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Re: Hex's 2nd Build, Christmas Special CardyPi

Post by Double0EK » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:13 pm

Cool build! I was thinking of using one of these..

https://goo.gl/images/sEhmmD

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Re: Hex's 2nd Build, Christmas Special CardyPi

Post by Hex » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:41 pm

Yea why not. Would work well. Plus it would be easily serviceable is case of problems
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My Cardboard GBZ build : http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2851

EmulationStation optimization for Pi Zero : http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2922

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Re: Hex's 2nd Build, Christmas Special CardyPi

Post by abrugsch » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:59 am

how did you spend $5 on a BL-5C? or did it come with a 'free' phone ;) (surely you could've got that down to practically ~$0 by either digging through your (or a friend's) box of old phones... (almost everybody has a box of old nokias don't they?) :P

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