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tinkerboy 2.0.1

Post by ToyRoBoHoBo » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:05 pm

so i am using the tinker boy 2.0.1 and im not sure y the controller inputs are not working. I wired it up from the guid . is it the silicone pads that i am using. my multi meter shows continuity.

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Re: tinkerboy 2.0.1

Post by tinkerBOY » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:34 pm

Make sure the Adafruit utility software is running from the background. Check if it's in /usr/local/bin/ directory and see if its configured to run from boot by checking /etc/rc.local.

I have also updated the wiring diagram for the tinkerBOY Controller v2.0.1 for the PWM audio. So instead of GPIO18 it uses GPIO13 for the PWM audio. You can just use the new pre-built RetroPie image with GPIO controller support I made.
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Re: tinkerboy 2.0.1

Post by ToyRoBoHoBo » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:02 pm

i have tried to follow what o need to do but i am new can u add a step by step on how to un comment please

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Re: tinkerboy 2.0.1

Post by tinkerBOY » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:06 pm

ToyRoBoHoBo wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:02 pm
i have tried to follow what o need to do but i am new can u add a step by step on how to un comment please
This is a commented line:

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# /usr/local/bin/retrogame &
So just remove the '#' character to uncomment it like this:

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/usr/local/bin/retrogame &
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Re: tinkerboy 2.0.1

Post by ToyRoBoHoBo » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:16 pm

sorry but my issue is that i dont know were to go to get to # /usr/local/bin/retrogame & . i did the one in the boot

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tinkerboy 2.0.1 gpio help

Post by ToyRoBoHoBo » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:02 pm

ok so ive tried to preform this In order to use the Adafruit Retrogame program for the GPIO controller inputs with the tinkerBOY Controller v2.0.1, you just need to uncomment the line # /usr/local/bin/retrogame & from /etc/rc.local and edit the file at /boot/retrograme.cfg to match your GPIO configuration. i have tried to do this via pc and in cmd console...i am beyond lost on how to un # the comment. please refer to my eailier post https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=7369 . if i can get a step by step that would be greatly appreciated i am unsure of what i am doing at this point and lost on google. I have found the /boot/retrograme.cfg but the other ones i cant locate. i am using what tinker boy has said to use for the image

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Re: tinkerboy 2.0.1

Post by correia5022 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:22 pm

Does your Emulation Station boots up?
If it does, if you have a spare usb port, you must connect a keyboard... Press F4 to enter terminal (like ms-dos)
Otherwise, must use a usb gamepad to go to retropie settings and activate ssh. This way you can use putty on you PC to access your pi and enter terminal mode also.
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Re: tinkerboy 2.0.1

Post by ToyRoBoHoBo » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:13 pm

so i did sudo nano /etc/rc.local and then i comment the line /usr/local/bin/retrogame & then go back and still my pad dosnt respond. in the retrogame cfg file do i have to un comment their as well

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Re: tinkerboy 2.0.1

Post by infinitLoop » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:26 pm

ok, so, just a shot in the dark... is your board grounded?

also, maybe try just testing them as buttons, and see if you get anything with that. here's a video and sample code that will let you do a simple test:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TDJ4FmtGgk

https://github.com/simonmonk/raspberryp ... /switch.py

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Re: tinkerboy 2.0.1

Post by ToyRoBoHoBo » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:29 pm

i will try this and let you know lol thanks

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