SwanBerry Pi

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Re: SwanBerry Pi

Post by goosewerks » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:50 am

Orochi Kusanagi wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:05 pm
That is so cool! The Wonderswan was my favorite handheld ever, I still play mine from time to time. It's so awesome to see a project like this.
Thanks! I hadn't seen one before and I'd never seen in person a WonderSwan. It's been a fun build.

I've got a NeoGeo Pocket Color to do next too.

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Re: SwanBerry Pi

Post by obsidianspider » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:56 pm

This is a really cool build, and one I've been contemplating myself. I have a WonderSwan Color and I measured the screen opening to be 62mm x 39.5mm. Could you measure the screen opening of your "regular" WonderSwan for us? It'll help me decide which donor console to get. (A SwanCrystal is out of the picture ;) )

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Re: SwanBerry Pi

Post by goosewerks » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:56 pm

obsidianspider wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:56 pm
This is a really cool build, and one I've been contemplating myself. I have a WonderSwan Color and I measured the screen opening to be 62mm x 39.5mm. Could you measure the screen opening of your "regular" WonderSwan for us? It'll help me decide which donor console to get. (A SwanCrystal is out of the picture ;) )
38mmx52mm is what my caliper says for the "seen" opening. Sorry for the late reply, didn't check my notifications!

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Re: SwanBerry Pi

Post by obsidianspider » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:29 am

No worries! My donors came in the mail last week. I'll be sure to share things once some other parts show up.

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Re: SwanBerry Pi

Post by TessierAshpool » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:19 pm

Really cool project. Dug up some discussion on Wonderswan buttons here: https://www.element14.com/community/thr ... hread=true

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Re: SwanBerry Pi

Post by goosewerks » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:53 am

TessierAshpool wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:19 pm
Really cool project. Dug up some discussion on Wonderswan buttons here: https://www.element14.com/community/thr ... hread=true
That's an awesome bit of info! I actually grabbed another lot of junk WonderSwans to redo this project in a better way. I used steel wool and removed the silk screen on one board, but I think I will be using button membrane switches from Adafruit and just drilling out the PCB to sink them. Tapping the wires was annoying before, especially when I end up cutting the PCBs out as well.

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Re: SwanBerry Pi

Post by TessierAshpool » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:22 pm

goosewerks wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:53 am
drilling out the PCB to sink them
ahh nice.

found these on ebay in addition to the adafruit options:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-New-Matr ... 2028203452
https://www.ebay.com/p/10pcs-Mini-Innov ... /503598129

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Re: SwanBerry Pi

Post by TessierAshpool » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:24 pm

obsidianspider wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:56 pm
A SwanCrystal is out of the picture
Hard to find a donor? Or housing and/or screen size not as convenient?

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Re: SwanBerry Pi

Post by goosewerks » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:28 am

TessierAshpool wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:24 pm
obsidianspider wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:56 pm
A SwanCrystal is out of the picture
Hard to find a donor? Or housing and/or screen size not as convenient?
They're all over $100USD, but a regular wonderswan is $10 or so marked as JUNK.

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Re: SwanBerry Pi

Post by Helder » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:14 pm

I have 2 of these consoles coming and plan to make a plain pcb to hook up easily to a Pi0, if you guys can wait a few weeks I should have something soon you can order from OSHPark or similar place.
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