[tinkerBOY] Game Boy 3 - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [COMPLETED]

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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy 3 - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [COMPLETED]

Post by gilbertotron » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:22 am

Man, I love how this build came out! So clean and tidy. Love the colour scheme too! ALL BLACK ALL THE TIME!!!
Quick question though, I see that the start and select buttons are grey, could you not get black ones or is that intentional for your look?
thanks for sharing, it's an awesome build. Well done.

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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy 3 - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [COMPLETED]

Post by tinkerBOY » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:50 am

gilbertotron wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:22 am
Man, I love how this build came out! So clean and tidy. Love the colour scheme too! ALL BLACK ALL THE TIME!!!
Quick question though, I see that the start and select buttons are grey, could you not get black ones or is that intentional for your look?
thanks for sharing, it's an awesome build. Well done.
I would love a black Start and Select buttons but I didn't have those when i started building it.
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy 3 - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [COMPLETED]

Post by tinkerBOY » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:01 am

Yeah i bought a hair dye last week but not tried it yet. Will update this thread soon.
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tinkerBOY Controller v1.1 - simple pcb button
* DPI Adapter - better display for GBZ
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy 3 - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [COMPLETED]

Post by jakejm79 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:16 am

Great let us know how it turns out, I have that on my todo list to finish up my FPZ.

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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy 3 - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [COMPLETED]

Post by tinkerBOY » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:54 pm

tinkerBOY wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:01 am
Yeah i bought a hair dye last week but not tried it yet. Will update this thread soon.
I tried it but didn't work. I left buttons soaked for 2 days but nothing changed. :(

Anyway, my Game Boy Controller v2.0 is currently on sale. It has builtin low/high pass filter and audio amp.
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tinkerBOY Controller v2.0 - GPIO buttons and builtin PWM Audio and Amplifier
tinkerBOY Controller v1.1 - simple pcb button
* DPI Adapter - better display for GBZ
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy 3 - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [COMPLETED]

Post by superjoltman » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:12 pm

So for the brightness on this monitor do you just keep it at a certain voltage with the boost converter? And do you find yourself having to adjust it ever or is there a voltage you keep it on and it runs bright enough? I am wiring up for my build but just noticed that I need the boost converter and didn't want to try powering it on without one. Also if I didn't have a couple Helder boards already I would totally be buying a couple of yours, they look great :)

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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy 3 - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [COMPLETED]

Post by tinkerBOY » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:52 pm

superjoltman wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:12 pm
So for the brightness on this monitor do you just keep it at a certain voltage with the boost converter? And do you find yourself having to adjust it ever or is there a voltage you keep it on and it runs bright enough? I am wiring up for my build but just noticed that I need the boost converter and didn't want to try powering it on without one. Also if I didn't have a couple Helder boards already I would totally be buying a couple of yours, they look great :)
I just set the boost converter to 19V which is pretty bright enough.
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tinkerBOY Controller v1.1 - simple pcb button
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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy 3 - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [COMPLETED]

Post by fdeluxe » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:11 pm

tinkerBOY wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:52 pm
superjoltman wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:12 pm
So for the brightness on this monitor do you just keep it at a certain voltage with the boost converter? And do you find yourself having to adjust it ever or is there a voltage you keep it on and it runs bright enough? I am wiring up for my build but just noticed that I need the boost converter and didn't want to try powering it on without one. Also if I didn't have a couple Helder boards already I would totally be buying a couple of yours, they look great :)
I just set the boost converter to 19V which is pretty bright enough.
Wouldn't it be possible to just add a transistor after the boost converter to control the voltage flowing to the backlight? Something like a PN2222. This could be controlled via PWM

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Re: [tinkerBOY] Game Boy 3 - RPi3 and DPI screen in 24-bit mode [COMPLETED]

Post by Merlin » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:20 pm

This screen looks identical to the Gearbest screen (just without the blue pcb board)
Do you think they are the same?
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