LPs Circuit Sword - CM3

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LPs Circuit Sword - CM3

Post by Lphillimore » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:23 am

Hi Guys,

In the process of updating some of my links, posts etc. A few recent builds don't feature so thought I would add these.

First one being my Kite CSO.

As we know, Kite produces an amazing boards that improve with every revision. This means the CSO was fairly easy to put together :mrgreen:

I have, as yet not decided on the cartridge slot finish.... Will I modify an original cart shell....or print one of the design ideas from other members etc...?! Maybe I'll leave it as is? As yet undecided so a little Raspberry sticker sits there in wait.... :lol:

This was my first build that utilised a joystick so I trialled out drilling the hole on an early 2017 shell that never made the cut. Or rather....was cut incorrectly so sat in the spares pile until now :D - 10mm was a good fit for me, allowing the joystick to cover the hole and allow for a full range of motion.

Hoolyhoo did a great job on his latest screen surround which incorporates the mm perfect fit of a PSP joystick. The drill stencils work perfectly for a great fit so hats off for that work! Thanks to Pixel for printing 8-)

Ran into a slight issue with the power switch support which I know has already been addressed but was able to glue in a 3d print support. I also swapped out the tactile on the PCB for a slightly bigger one so that it protruded from the original DC hole about 2mm.

Aside from that, everything was super easy. Really nice clean finish and love the USB-C charge slot and white, crisp look. It plays like an absolute dream and the 4000mah battery lasts a good 3 hours +

Currently it's hard to gauge heat levels playing N64, for example (see aforementioned cartridge slot info) as there is plenty of air flow in its current state. I also opted for the fan which is actually pretty quiet.

I never documented every cut, drill, etc but here are a few pictures for your viewing :mrgreen:

Kite has his own support section so any queries and answers can likely be found here:
https://sudomod.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=51

Feel free to ask if specific to this build, however 8-)
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Re: LPs Circuit Sword - CM3

Post by rodocop » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:19 pm

Nice build! Looks awesome!

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Re: LPs Circuit Sword - CM3

Post by craptastrophe » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:25 am

Wow, great build! How did you mount the shoulder buttons?


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Re: LPs Circuit Sword - CM3

Post by Lphillimore » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:52 pm

craptastrophe wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:25 am
Wow, great build! How did you mount the shoulder buttons?
I got inspiration from these from VeteranGamer as these are an enhancement from the original tactile switches that poke through the middle screw posts.

You can get the caps here:

http://s.aliexpress.com/yUZjieMV?fromSns=Copy

There are a few ways to achieve this, some definitely cleaner than mine.

You basically need to widen the screw hole on the outside to allow the cap to fit and move freely. Incremental drilling will achieve this. (Drilling too slow and you'll tear the plastic). I then dremel the screw wells inside about half way and use the 12mm tactiles with caps. A bit of testing should see you line them up exactly where you want then. I use a little hot glue to fix in place then epoxy to harden as these get a lot of use.

Be careful when drilling, Dremeling as glueing so not to create an uneven surface or let glue / epoxy into the screw well else those tactiles will become ornaments 😎

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Re: LPs Circuit Sword - CM3

Post by craptastrophe » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:58 am

Lphillimore wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:52 pm
craptastrophe wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:25 am
Wow, great build! How did you mount the shoulder buttons?
I got inspiration from these from VeteranGamer as these are an enhancement from the original tactile switches that poke through the middle screw posts.

You can get the caps here:

http://s.aliexpress.com/yUZjieMV?fromSns=Copy

There are a few ways to achieve this, some definitely cleaner than mine.

You basically need to widen the screw hole on the outside to allow the cap to fit and move freely. Incremental drilling will achieve this. (Drilling too slow and you'll tear the plastic). I then dremel the screw wells inside about half way and use the 12mm tactiles with caps. A bit of testing should see you line them up exactly where you want then. I use a little hot glue to fix in place then epoxy to harden as these get a lot of use.

Be careful when drilling, Dremeling as glueing so not to create an uneven surface or let glue / epoxy into the screw well else those tactiles will become ornaments 😎
Maybe I am missing something obvious here, but did you have to remove the middle posts from Hoolyhoo's bracket to put the tactile switches in?

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Re: LPs Circuit Sword - CM3

Post by Lphillimore » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:56 pm

craptastrophe wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:58 am
Maybe I am missing something obvious here, but did you have to remove the middle posts from Hoolyhoo's bracket to put the tactile switches in?
You can remove the screw posts if you like but I Dremel down the Game Boy shell posts enough that the tactiles do not interfere or come into contact with them. If you get it just right the bracket posts will sit flush behind your tactile switches.

You'll still need to glue them in place though :D

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