Elite Wii U Gamepad with RetroPi 3

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Re: Elite Wii U Gamepad with RetroPi 3

Post by IrieMars » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:42 am

BlueWeaselBreath wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:53 am
Thank you! So I reckon the battery charger you just mentioned is the charging board you listed in your materials list but noted that you didn’t end up using.

And I noticed that the best builds I’ve seen don’t use a heatsink. I know every millimeter of space is precious, but I have seen some relatively flat/short Pi heatsinks — did you never have problems with overheating on yours while you had it? I know when I play PSX games on my TV-connected Pi, if I don’t open the top of the case to allow ventilation, I get an Overhearing notification thermometer icon onscreen pretty quickly. I’d just hate to do all this work, then slag my Pi within 20 minutes of playing.
I never had an issue with heating and I believe I played SF: Third Strike and Castlvania SoftN for a good two hour trip with no issues. It did warm up a bit, but not to the point where it shutdown. Not saying it couldn't happen eventually. But it never did for me at least.

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Re: Elite Wii U Gamepad with RetroPi 3

Post by BlueWeaselBreath » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:05 pm

IrieMars, did you you purchase a mini-USB port connector (in addition to the regular USB-A connectors) to wire to the Teensy? I think you mentioned that but I missed that in the parts list.

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Re: Elite Wii U Gamepad with RetroPi 3

Post by IrieMars » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:21 pm

BlueWeaselBreath wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:05 pm
IrieMars, did you you purchase a mini-USB port connector (in addition to the regular USB-A connectors) to wire to the Teensy? I think you mentioned that but I missed that in the parts list.
No. I think the Teensy came with a micro usb to usb. What I did was strip it down to the bare wires. I kept the wires to the micro side in the factory male connector, on the other end that goes into the pie I cut the wires and landed them on the Pi where the USP ports were once.

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Re: Elite Wii U Gamepad with RetroPi 3

Post by Veztibule » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:30 pm

Thank you so much for this in-depth guide of everything you've done. After a quick going over I feel like there is nothing here I can't handle and am looking forward to building my own after picking up an incredibly cheap wii u tablet with a broken screen. I have experience with soldering but have only done repairs so this will be a nice challenge to build something I haven't broken yet.

Going through the shopping list I've found that the ebay link you provided for the pre-soldered PCB/adapter is out of stock. Am I correct in believing that this is the same item? I'd rather ask a stupid question than make a stupid assumption. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1Pc-10-Pin-0-5 ... 3324210278 I'm also having a difficult time finding your recommended ribbon cable in shorter lengths. I can't imagine ever using a 30ft spool.

EDIT: Found someone that cuts to size. :)

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Re: Elite Wii U Gamepad with RetroPi 3

Post by IrieMars » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:22 pm

Veztibule wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:30 pm
Thank you so much for this in-depth guide of everything you've done. After a quick going over I feel like there is nothing here I can't handle and am looking forward to building my own after picking up an incredibly cheap wii u tablet with a broken screen. I have experience with soldering but have only done repairs so this will be a nice challenge to build something I haven't broken yet.

Going through the shopping list I've found that the ebay link you provided for the pre-soldered PCB/adapter is out of stock. Am I correct in believing that this is the same item? I'd rather ask a stupid question than make a stupid assumption. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1Pc-10-Pin-0-5 ... 3324210278 I'm also having a difficult time finding your recommended ribbon cable in shorter lengths. I can't imagine ever using a 30ft spool.

EDIT: Found someone that cuts to size. :)
That looks like it would work.

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