hueblo's GBZ build(complete)

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hueblo's GBZ build(complete)

Post by hueblo » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:25 am

I've been posting images everywhere else might as well post them here. I was pretty much following the guide until I saw all the custom parts being developed. Not sure on the ETA, waiting on Cambles shutdown PCB to be ready and having a weird wireless issue where its powered up but not detected by retropie.

Update: added parts list. Mostly to see how much I've spent :lol:

Update: Finally finished my GBZ. Mostly followed the guide except for the custom parts. Decided to take out the cartridge read feature since the cartridge insert I purchased failed and just decided to forgo it.

Shot out to the homies
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@helder
@camble
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@felder
@dominator

Parts
Broken Gameboy: ebay
Raspberry Pie Zero: $5
Adafruit Screen: $44.95
Adafruit PowerBoost 1000C: $19.99
Adafruit Speaker: $1.50
PSP 1000 Analog stick: $3.50
Micro usb breakout board: $2.19 (took to long, don't recommend it)
Tactile buttons: $3.02
Helder's AIO: $41.28 (with shipping)
DMG buttons: $3.50
kitsch-bent SD cartridge incert: $18.00
Camble's shutdown switch: $15.83
Dominator's Screen Surround: $19.00 (with custom labels)
RadioShack 10K-Ohm Wheel Potentiometer: $1.99


Accessories
Edimax Wifi: $8.99
Plugable Bluetooth: $13.95
8bitdo Retro Bluetooth Controller: $39 (returned it, current firmware is broken 1.70)
Targus USB hub: $11.56 (bought it for testing)
Helder's PWM Audio: $3 (for testing)

Tools
Dremel 4000 with 50 Accessories: $132.49 (was on sale when I bought it)
Innova Multimeter: $27
Vastar Solder Iron: $15.99
Vastar Solder Removal: $8




Case mods
[spoiler="Case Mods pretty much done, not my best work"]Image[/spoiler]

5V conversion along with kitsch bent custom pcb
[spoiler="Adafruit 5V conversion"]Image[/spoiler]

got Helders all in one in, having current issues but think it's a bad 1000C (helder already helping)
[spoiler="AIO"]Image[/spoiler]

Finished Product
[spoiler="Finally"]This was my last image i took before I closed it up, also when I realized the power wires were too shortImageImage[/spoiler]

Custom Labels I created for the community. My tech skills are minimal so my contribution are my photoshop skills.
[spoiler="Custom Labels"]Image
Image
Image[/spoiler]

Custom Splash screen I created. I got a few more in mind.
[spoiler="Game Boy Zero Slash Screen"]https://youtu.be/JaMwmF3wmHY
Image[/spoiler]
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Re: hueblo's GBZ build

Post by username 123 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:50 pm

Dude, I really like those custom cartridge decals! I want them just to stick on anything.

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Re: hueblo's GBZ build

Post by hueblo » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:25 pm

I have couple extra Zelda and Robocop themed labels. Ill take $1(each) +shipping if you are interested.

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Re: hueblo's GBZ build

Post by sabrettep » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:33 pm

Those labels are awesome!
Check my GBZ in progress here!

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Re: hueblo's GBZ build

Post by KaiKona808 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:51 pm

Nice build going on. I really like the bezel trim from the old screen.

Just joined the site a few days ago but have been reading info on GBZ from here for about a week. About to start my project hopefully next week. Just taking time to read, learn, and mock up at least on paper for now what I want to do.

Would love one of those Zelda decals for my cartridge.

Can you message me payment info if still available (paypal?)

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Re: hueblo's GBZ build

Post by hueblo » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:38 pm

Finally done

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Re: hueblo's GBZ build(complete)

Post by fdeluxe » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:37 pm

Congratz on your first build! Why did you make such a big hole for the analog stick? oO

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Re: hueblo's GBZ build(complete)

Post by hueblo » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:32 pm

fdeluxe wrote:Congratz on your first build! Why did you make such a big hole for the analog stick? oO
Because I'm an idiot and its the very first thing I did without really reading up on it =|

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Re: hueblo's GBZ build(complete)

Post by fdeluxe » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:40 pm

Such a shame. A hole a little bit smaller than the analog stick cap would have been enough :D

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Re: hueblo's GBZ build(complete)

Post by hueblo » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:46 pm

fdeluxe wrote:Such a shame. A hole a little bit smaller than the analog stick cap would have been enough :D
Looks good enough for me I don't mind.

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