Circuit Gem VMU

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Re: Circuit Gem VMU

Post by kite » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:57 am

smoki86 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:56 am
Wow that was a quick response ^^ No, Only L, the other post was from me ;)
Ah :D my bad i didn't even read the names I just read all the comments! Ok i'll look in to it tonight and get back, it should hopefully be something simple in software..

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Re: Circuit Gem VMU

Post by smoki86 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:53 am

OK....I opened the lid up about 10-15 times and the cables broke :)

But I think I came up with a very solid idea to mount the buttons in the lid:
- No more case modifications! Only make 2 holes in the lid
- Just 2 drops of hot glue to glue the buttons in place
- It is almost a perfect fit
- I added connectors so I can replace the buttons when I need to
- I added way too much hotglue :) Need to clean this up later (....which is never
- the 800mAH still fits just fine!

Bonus points: Lid sits more secure and you can use L/R when charging!
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Buttons just glued downShow
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Closes perfectlyShow
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@Kite : So here is my recommendation for v2 gem: add 2 connectors for L/R in those places! They would barely fit on the other side when all LEDs were moved in the middle maybe
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Re: Circuit Gem VMU

Post by djbriane » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:54 am

Nice work! I was thinking of doing this same thing with mine. I do worry about that much hot glue on the RPi though, seems like it'd get pretty melty as you are playing games.

Also - any reason why you added the connectors in there? seems like if you direct wired them you'd save a bit of space / trouble.

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Re: Circuit Gem VMU

Post by smoki86 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:11 am

Oh yeah. I was playing around with these connectors, trying to fit them into the lid (no chance). You could totally just wire the switches and skip all my horrible glue work :) But I like the idea of having connectors somewhere around there on the gem instead of the PI, would make adding buttons as easy as drilling to holes, soldering two cables and putting two drops of glue down.

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