This is my first project, and like many people's first attempts at a new hobby, it's not going to be perfect. But while it may not be perfect, it has a lot of heart, and truly, isn't it the journey that matters more than the destination? I would like to think that for now, so I'm going to!
For this part I would like to just focus on getting things powered, then I'll start working out the USB ports and audio.
The components I'm using are:
-Raspberry Pi 3a+
-BW variant 11 3.5" composite screen,
-Banggood 5v converter,
-DIY power strip (I feel this may be the source of my problems?),
-Random power switch,
-LiPo 505060 battery (stashed in a cartridge in cartridge slot),
-Lots of hot glue,
-Lots of perf board.
My battery charging circuit is working and functional... I think. Before I attached the RPi to the power strip, a red status LED would show when charging, and a blue LED when it was powering something. Now, the blue light just flickers very quickly and faintly.
The RPi doesn't turn on while connected to the I don't think, and the screen doesn't either - although I don't know if that's just because it won't turn on without a signal or because I've broken something. I've probably broken something.
I assume I've done something wrong, but I don't know what. I'm hoping someone will be able to tell me!
Here are some progress photos: