GBZ - Kite's Circuit Sword CM3 with Qi CHARGER build

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GBZ - Kite's Circuit Sword CM3 with Qi CHARGER build

Post by Kayumba » Sun May 13, 2018 6:28 am

Hello everyone,
Here is my first "GBZ - Kite's Circuit Sword CM3 with Qi CHARGER build".

- November 2017 i bought Kite's Circuit Sword.
- February 2018 i finally received Kite's PCB Circuit Sword with other parts from Ali and i started my build.
- 6 month later i finished my build but always trie to make some improvements with 3D printing, to fixe some parts with no glue (that i hate so much).
T'ill now i still continue to improve it.
Here is the final result !
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Gray version (update Juin 2019)
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Update pictures Juin 2019
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Techicals parts :
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- Kite's PCB Circuit Sword : https://github.com/kiteretro/Circuit-Sword/wiki
- SanDisk Memory Card Extreme microSD UHS-I microSDXC Class10 U3 100 MB/s 32GB : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/SanDisk- ... Title=true
- GB case : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/1set-Ful ... Title=true
- Speaker GHXAMP 1 POUCE (28mm ) 4Ohm 2 W (VERY GOOD QUALITY) : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/GHXAMP-1 ... 0.0.HMShyy
- Joystick (Analog Joystick For PSP 1000) : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Black-3D ... Title=true
- Analogique Joystick grip (Nintendo New 3DS XL/LL 3 DSXL 3 DSLL 2DS) : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Analog-J ... 0.0.NRzrNL
with PSP 1000 BLACK 3D Analog Joystick Stick Cap : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/5-PCS-LO ... Title=true
- Conductive Silicone Push Button (for L&R buttons) : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/20pcs-lo ... Title=true
- Color SNES Plastic Buttons A B X Y : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Pour-SNE ... Title=true
- 4Pin Batterie Connector : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/3PCS-New ... 0.0.XsNLnH
- GB Cartridge : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/1x-For-G ... Title=true
- Volume Wheel (volume rocker) : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shi ... Title=true
- Battery Mbuynow 4800 mAh Lithium-Ion : https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B00NM9TAAM/ref ... eml_rv0_dp
- 3-Pin Connector plug with Wires : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/10SETS-L ... Title=true
- 2-Pin Connector Plug with Wires Cables 120MM : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/50-SETS- ... Title=true
- Kapton Tape : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/20mm-33M ... Title=true
- Caps 6x6mm for L1,2/R1,2 buttons & mode button :
https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/10pcs-A1 ... Title=true
- Gorilla Glass custom screen cover for GBz/cm3 (by YaYa) : https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic ... 240#p61240
- Glue Less Support Bracket for Kite's Mode/Power Switch Board by HoolyHoo (improved for my Mode button) : https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=5321
- micro switch (for Mode button) : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/R300-02- ... Title=true
- LCD screen holder HoolyHoo's AIO bracket for Kite's SAIO Board (by HoolyHoo) : https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=2553
- L1,2/R1,2 bracket for CSO Button Board (by kubino) : https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=5397
- Case Bag for New 3DS XL 3DS LL 3DS XL 3 : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/High-Qua ... Title=true
Kite's PCB Circuit Sword all parts at home (3 month of waiting) :
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Cutting box:
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Good to know :
I begin to do my build with Gray color Gameboy but after some mistakes to drilling holes i decided to choose the Black one.
After what i have seen that there is a very big difference between a quality of plastic.
The Black color plastic is much more solide than Gray one.
My advice to you : Buy 2 or 3 more Game Boy case.
Cause if you buy some parts from Ali, it's takes long time to arrive to you,
so if you make some mistakes with drilling your button holes or cutting case, you have another one.
:)

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I cut also for a Micro USB charger hole.
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L&R buttons :
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First i made a holes only for L&R buttons, but after i decided to use Kites L1,L2/R1,2 PCB that he include in package.
Not really easy to do cause i have no holes guide.
Size of buttons Caps 6x6mm :
https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/10pcs-A1 ... Title=true
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Buttons holes :
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Screen holder from HoolyHoo including the hole guide 3D part, that helps you tu drill in right place.
Only for joystick there is no guide part :(
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Holes for leds :
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Hole for Battery pins holder :
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Screen holder including joystick holder (by HoolyHoo) :
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The screen holder from HoolyHoo is the best one.
It's including Joystick !
But it's not really easy to do the right hole in the middle for joystick!
One you done it, you are really happy !
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For screws i used cuts parts that i put it inside. It's better than just plastic ABS.
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Joystick (PSP 1000) :
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I spend a lote of time to find the right one schema how to solder joystick wires.
You need to take off the black "membrane" of joystick, other way you can not fit it inside.
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Joystick cap :
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My super Mixte of 3DS cap and PSP 1000 Joystick cap.
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Mode button :
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Glue Less Support Bracket for Kite's Mode/Power Switch Board by HoolyHoo (improved for my Mode button 6X6mm cause i wanted to use the same button cap like for L&R buttons)
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I soldered the pins of switch button really at the end and bend it like that.
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Volume Wheel :
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Not really working (many bugs), still waiting for updates from Kite.
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Screen protection - long story with Happy End :
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Without screen
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I tried all before i decided to buy screen of YaYa :)
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Take off the color from original screen with Acetone doesn't worked well.
Plastic was deformed and border color still here even after scratching.
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I bought one screen glass and tried to paint the border, but the paint doesn't adheres well.
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T'ill i finally bought YaYa screen !
Happy end!
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Adding additional wires for Micro USB and Qi Charger mode :
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Inside :
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Battery - easy put in/out :
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My prototype for battery pins holder.
Still working on holder for 3 pins battery connector.
Waiting for 3D parts.
last update 12 may 2018.
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Hole for charger battery pins.
Foam to fit the battery better with little close headband to take off battery easy.
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Battery cap - Qi charger mode (induction) by Kayumba :
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If somebody are interested of my Battery cap - Qi charger mode, let me know ;)
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Final result !
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Wires for Battery cap - Qi charger:
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Bag for Game Boy and final touch :
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Little Goonies keychain made by my daughter with Fimo Polymer.
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Now i'am happy!
Big Thank's to Kite!
Thank's for all community, this web site, and everyone who contribute on it.

Now i can play on it, see my favorite movie on my bed (using Kodi), and it's always with me when i'am out of home!

Never give up guys !
Last edited by Kayumba on Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:29 pm, edited 19 times in total.

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Re: Game Boy retropie CM3 Build with Qi charger

Post by Nicode70 » Sun May 13, 2018 7:23 am

great built! and i really dig the qi charger thing!
any change you could point me out t the part you used and where you did solder the wires on kite's CSO?
was that on the power in ports between the micro usb reader and the usb-c plug?
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Re: Game Boy retropie CM3 Build with Qi charger

Post by matta » Sun May 13, 2018 8:46 am

So cool! Thanks for the detailed description, you have inspired me for my upcoming build ;)

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Re: Game Boy retropie CM3 Build with Qi charger

Post by Kayumba » Sun May 13, 2018 9:05 am

Nicode70 wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 7:23 am
great built! and i really dig the qi charger thing!
any change you could point me out t the part you used and where you did solder the wires on kite's CSO?
was that on the power in ports between the micro usb reader and the usb-c plug?
Hi Nicode70,

Here is how on images.
If you are not interesting of "micro USB" module IN (for charging your Game Boy with "micro usb cable"), you can solder the wires directly in "POWER IN VIA + & -" (see on the picture).
Hopes that helps you.
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All you need :
5 V 1A Qi Standard Charger
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https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/5V-1A-Qi ... 0.0.h5UWSZ

Cover case For Nintendo Game Boy Battery
(i tested Gray and Black color. Black is much more stronger plastic, it's better)
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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Nin ... 2e0eOlANga

Nickel Soldering Strip
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https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Sunkko-P ... 15986.html

Good to know : After some movements of battery cover (take off/in) nickel strip will take a exact form of your holes and il will fit as original cover.

If really many people will be interested for that i can make it by my self and see how much it will cost form me + shipping etc.
Good luck to every one!
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Re: Game Boy retropie CM3 Build with Qi charger

Post by Kayumba » Sun May 13, 2018 9:06 am

matta wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 8:46 am
So cool! Thanks for the detailed description, you have inspired me for my upcoming build ;)
Yeah!
Never give up!

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Re: Game Boy retropie CM3 Build with Qi charger

Post by YaYa » Sun May 13, 2018 3:22 pm

Great post :D
Nice to see details and pictures !
Enjoy playing now ;)
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Re: CM3 Build with Qi charger

Post by kite » Mon May 14, 2018 1:57 am

Amazing work!! :D

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Re: Game Boy retropie CM3 Build with Qi charger

Post by Kayumba » Mon May 14, 2018 1:59 am

kite wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 1:57 am
Amazing work!! :D
It's will be nothing without YOU Kite ;)

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Re: GBZ - Kite's Circuit Sword CM3 with Qi CHARGER build

Post by JonnyT » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:11 am

This is so cool! I'm just about to build my first ever Game Boy Zero using Kit's Circuit Sword and you've inspired me!
Thank you so much for sharing.

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Re: GBZ - Kite's Circuit Sword CM3 with Qi CHARGER build

Post by Kayumba » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:38 pm

JonnyT wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:11 am
This is so cool! I'm just about to build my first ever Game Boy Zero using Kit's Circuit Sword and you've inspired me!
Thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks!
Will waiting for YOUR finished build.
Let me know.
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