A New GBZ joins the family.

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MrErickson
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A New GBZ joins the family.

Post by MrErickson » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:01 pm

Ever since I did my first Minty Pi build my boys have been obsessed with seeing the "Gameboys" that dad builds. In short order they all started doing extra chores to earn themselves the parts needed to put together their own Gameboy Zero. My oldest recently earned his final pieces and we began assembly.
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We had a bit of a hiccup putting it together but Kite was kind enough to help me through it and everything is now up and running.

My sincerest thanks to Kite, Helder, wermy and everyone else in this fantastic community for not only helping me to find a hobby I enjoy but to have the opportunity to share all the games I loved and played as a kid with my own children.

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Re: A New GBZ joins the family.

Post by linuxgb » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:37 am

gooooood job
can you show the back two button how to do?
thx

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Re: A New GBZ joins the family.

Post by rodocop » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:21 am

the two tone color combo is very nice!
linuxgb wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:37 am
gooooood job
can you show the back two button how to do?
thx
To answer your question, this looks to use a Kite PCB. So there is an LR rear PCB included, it will use a 3d printed part, along with silicone membrane (cut in hald) and original gameboy buttons. the shoulder PCB is wired to the main PCB, and will use a 3d part like this:

Page two, first post shows a nice picture.
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Re: A New GBZ joins the family.

Post by MrErickson » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:40 pm

rodocop wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:21 am
the two tone color combo is very nice!
linuxgb wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:37 am
gooooood job
can you show the back two button how to do?
thx
To answer your question, this looks to use a Kite PCB. So there is an LR rear PCB included, it will use a 3d printed part, along with silicone membrane (cut in hald) and original gameboy buttons. the shoulder PCB is wired to the main PCB, and will use a 3d part like this:

Page two, first post shows a nice picture.
viewtopic.php?t=5346
For this build I actually used one of Erik's boards. My oldest's build started out using one of Helder's v2.2 boards I had and then Kite released the CS-Lite, after picking those up for my two younger ones I made a deal with my oldest trading the other assorted parts he'd earned and already purchased ( Gear best screen, Helder Board, Safe Shutdown etc ) for a CS-Lite so all three boys had the same set up. His back case had already been drilled for Erik's board which buttons line up just slightly different than Kites.

All that said... Erik's board hooks up in the exact same way as Kite's, you solder hookup wires provided in Kite's kit to the connection Ground and R/L points on the back button board, connecting the connectors on the other end to the side board.

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