A 13 Year Old's MintyPi

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A 13 Year Old's MintyPi

Post by NarxElectronics » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:37 pm

Hello people/geniuses of sudomod! Just wanted to show off my mintyPi:

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Note: I did this all by myself so the build is a bit of a mess. Going to transfer it into a new tin soon.

Suprised I pulled this off, especially since this is my first project of the kind. And because it was, I ran into some flaws that I'll share to help beginners:

Flaw: couldn't get continuity on some of the GPIO holes
Solution: Directly connect them with wires to test pads (thanks for adding that Helder)

Flaw: shorted my ground connection
Solution: DON'T FORGET TO ADD KAPTON/ELECTRICAL TAPE!!

Flaw: Went through two tins because of messed up holes
Solution: Don't mess up while drilling and use metal files like wermy did

Flaw (Sort of): Used RadioShack 30 Gauge wire.
Recommend: the Adafruit silicone covered wires would have probably made it easier

Flaw: Don't make the wires too long.

Also, DON'T USE TOO MUCH SOLDER, and don't make the mistake i made when starting by using thick solder, go for something thin like 0.032" 63/37.

Finally, don't be discouraged to do this project. With practice and the correct equipment, you can pull it off.
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Re: A 13 Year Old's MintyPi

Post by YaYa » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:36 am

Very good that your are giving feedback about the flaws so other people will learn from you :D

And congratulations for your build, 13 years old is pretty young and you have done it well !
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Re: A 13 Year Old's MintyPi

Post by Lphillimore » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:05 am

This is great work, congratulations. Impressive feat for someone your age!!!

Coolest kid in school with one of these bad boys!!

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Re: A 13 Year Old's MintyPi

Post by NarxElectronics » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:19 pm

Thanks guys :D

Thinking of tackling a GBZ with later on, would that be a good step up or should I consider a different project?

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Re: A 13 Year Old's MintyPi

Post by YaYa » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:41 pm

Gbz is not that hard compared to other projects, you can do it ;)
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Re: A 13 Year Old's MintyPi

Post by wermy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:15 pm

Great job! I don't know many 13 year olds who would be able to tackle this (and end up with a working unit). :)
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Re: A 13 Year Old's MintyPi

Post by NarxElectronics » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:31 pm

wermy wrote: โ†‘
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:15 pm
Great job! I don't know many 13 year olds who would be able to tackle this (and end up with a working unit). :)
It wasn't always working but after countless fixes (glueing down microlipo, positioning power switch perfectly because I ran out of glue, adding electrical tape) it worked out :lol:

Wouldn't have been able to pull it off without the inspiration and help from this community!

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Re: A 13 Year Old's MintyPi

Post by Robochris » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:52 pm

Nice work. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
If you want a good challenge, I'd recommend doing a gbz without and AIO board. Feels more rewarding when it's completed. ๐Ÿ˜„

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Re: A 13 Year Old's MintyPi

Post by abrugsch » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:02 am

Robochris wrote: โ†‘
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:52 pm
Nice work. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
If you want a good challenge, I'd recommend doing a gbz without and AIO board. Feels more rewarding when it's completed. ๐Ÿ˜„
That's a challenge for people who have done plenty of modding ;) (if you include making a 4 button panel from the original PCB...)
but if you decide to tackle that one, PLEASE make sure your donor DMG has a broken screen (horizontal lines for black splodges always visible, or just plain smashed. vertical lines can be fixed...)

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Re: A 13 Year Old's MintyPi

Post by Eccho » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:24 am

Congratulations on your build!
Robochris wrote: โ†‘
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:52 pm
If you want a good challenge, I'd recommend doing a gbz without and AIO board. Feels more rewarding when it's completed. ๐Ÿ˜„
I've a Kite SAIO and Helder AIO build but I want to switch to a more complex build as well. I have always been too lazy to dig into the forums where to start, but can you remember anyone from the show-off corner having such a build? (besides VeteranGamer :lol: )
abrugsch wrote: โ†‘
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:02 am
That's a challenge for people who have done plenty of modding ;) (if you include making a 4 button panel from the original PCB...)
but if you decide to tackle that one, PLEASE make sure your donor DMG has a broken screen (horizontal lines for black splodges always visible, or just plain smashed. vertical lines can be fixed...)
You are mentioning Wermy's original build right?

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