First Time Help

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First Time Help

Post by Josh_E » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:33 am


I saw a video online of someone building their game boy zero and I instantly decided to have a go myself. I love to make things myself and have a product at the end that I will enjoy to use.
So I have slowly been collecting parts over the last couple of months. It has been a bit of a pain finding some parts or the wait times for bits aren't the best.

So I currently have:

DMG-01 Shell
D-Pad Button
4x X/Y buttons
Buttons Pads
Tinker Boy Button PCB V3.0.1 (Headphone Jack built in)
Micro USB Breakout Board
Powerstrip PCB
Plus the 3D printed parts used by Wermy

I know that I am missing some parts but am getting closer to having everything I need.

I just needed some help with the more tricky parts of the build. So I have never soldered in my life or had to work out the electrics of anything so this is all new territory for myself but I am excited to have a go.
I have some 22 gauge wire but didn't know if this would be suitable to use for a project like this? If not then would somebody be able to suggest something that would be suitable.

Also I have been toying with the idea of some way to keep track of the battery level. Just wondered if anyone had any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any help and I can't wait to have my very own gameboy zero that I can say that I made myself

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Re: First Time Help

Post by gambino37 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:14 am

22 gauge wire is too thick and overkill anyway. For 5V connections I use 26 and for everything else you can use 30 or even smaller if you want. I use this: ... 205&sr=8-4

Tinkerboy just released a script that enables battery monitoring on the V3 pcb.

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Re: First Time Help

Post by tinkerBOY » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:17 am

Here's the Battery Monitoring for tinkerBOY Controller V3.

If you haven't bought any powerboost, i have one remaining stock for my tinkerBOY PowerSwitch with Safe Shutdown. Stocks will be replenished for about 1-2 weeks.
New! tinkerBOY PowerSwitch v1.0 with Safe Shutdown
Game Boy Zero Controllers available @ * Support
tinkerBOY Controller v3.0 - built-in usb controller, usb audio, and usb hub
tinkerBOY Controller v2.0 - GPIO buttons and builtin PWM Audio and Amplifier
tinkerBOY Controller v1.1 - simple pcb button
* DPI Adapter - better display for GBZ
* keyboard converters - IBM XT/AT Soarer's Converter | ADB to USB Converter

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