Rodocops 14th Gameboy Zero

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Rodocops 14th Gameboy Zero

Post by rodocop » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:40 pm

Hey there, so here's my 14th GBZ, made to order for a customer. He requested a original shell, with oem buttons, and the original screen size. This is using a 3.2" spi screen, which has been scaled down to fit the original opening.

The shoulder buttons were placed higher than usual on this build because the customer wanted the option of putting the gameboy in his HyperBoy, the shoulder buttons above the battery bay would have prevented that.

Other things of note in this build, it's using a simple PCB with GPIO controls, as well as USB audio, with one speaker and a headphone jack. A TP4056 is used with a 3500mah battery (also a barrel jack is used to help keep a stock appearance). No boost module is needed since everything runs fine off the battery voltage. I am using an altered version of the Minty Pi image, in conjunction with an ADS1015 for battery monitoring as well. (I removed the combo script from the image, and used the minty battery monitor scrip only, i also needed to change the GPIO pins, since I wired to different ones that the minty pi default.)

I think that about says it all, check out some pictures now! This build is very similar to my 11th build in looks, and it was just coincidence that the buyer wanted a stock looking GBZ
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Re: Rodocops 14th Gameboy Zero

Post by Lpoolm » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:51 pm

Really nice, looks better then I expected with the smaller screen!
I'm still having trouble adjusting my overscan on my spi screen, did you do anything special or is it simply adjusted in the config?
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Re: Rodocops 14th Gameboy Zero

Post by rodocop » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:42 pm

Lpoolm wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:51 pm
Really nice, looks better then I expected with the smaller screen!
I'm still having trouble adjusting my overscan on my spi screen, did you do anything special or is it simply adjusted in the config?
Thanks
Thanks!

As for overscan. Try this out. I used this script. And then manually adjusted a little bit after to get it perfect. This let's you do it on the fly. You'll need a keyboard connected. Cant do it over ssh.

https://github.com/ukscone/set_overscan ... /README.md


Before I knew of this script I would adjust overscan values in the config.txt. then restart to see the changes. It always took too long.

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Re: Rodocops 14th Gameboy Zero

Post by FlashyFrank » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:16 am

Can we get a peek under the hood?

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Re: Rodocops 14th Gameboy Zero

Post by rodocop » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:19 am

FlashyFrank wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:16 am
Can we get a peek under the hood?
Sure. This is about the only internal pic I could find. I did a little more wire management after this pic. But this is pretty much the way it was when I closed it up.
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Re: Rodocops 14th Gameboy Zero

Post by Italian77 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:28 pm

Nice build as always. You are a workaholic man! If I blink too long I'll see a post that says Rodocops 20th Gameboy Zero. lol
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