mintyPi Build Log (Spearmint)

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mintyPi Build Log (Spearmint)

Post by Derpatello_ » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:51 pm

Hey guys and gals! I'm building a mintyPi soon, and I wanted to show my build progress here for everyone to see. I'll also be posting questions as I go. Thanks for checking this out!

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Altoids Tin (Spearmint)
Raspberry Pi Zero W
32GB Micro SD Card
3D Parts - Getting Those Printed At My Library Tuesday
Screen/PCB - Making Own PCB/Buying Screen
USB Sound Card
Speaker
Battery Charger
Battery
DS Lite Buttons/Conductive Pads
Power Switch
Tactile Switches
Screws
VHB Tape/Scotch Permanent Tape
Wire
Silicone Thermal Pad
Soldering Iron
Soldering Tip
Soldering Iron Wire - Can Someone Tell Me Where to get this?

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Re: mintyPi Build Log (Spearmint)

Post by TheHappiestBug » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:12 am

Just search "22AWG silicone wire" on amazon
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Keep an eye out for my G4I0. (what could it be?) :geek:

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Re: mintyPi Build Log (Spearmint)

Post by rodocop » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:46 pm

by soldering iron wire do you mean actual solder? Or wire to be soldered. If you mean solder, then I always buy this type:

MG Chemicals 63/37 No Clean (NC) Flux Core, Leaded Solder Wire Pocket Pack, 0.81mm/0.032" Dia.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B072M9 ... UTF8&psc=1

If you mean the actual wire, that you will use for all wiring, then this is what I typically buy. (28awg silicone wire)

Striveday Flexible Silicone 28AWG 300V Copper Hook Up Electric Wire

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01KQ2LHFI/ref ... UTF8&psc=1

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Re: mintyPi Build Log (Spearmint)

Post by Derpatello_ » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:49 pm

I have another question. I don't have Helder's PCB Board, and I'm making my own button PCB. I realize, that I need a place to connect a power switch and a few other things. Any help? A diagram would be helpful!

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Re: mintyPi Build Log (Spearmint)

Post by rodocop » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:54 am

It will essentially be the same as Helders just without the nice PCB. Switch will go after the TP4056 powerboost (or whatever else you are using), and you will run power direct to the pi, or to some other type of power distribution thing (or whatever you plan to put in there.

B+ (from power source) -----------> middle pin on switch --------------> right pin on switch -------------------> pi or power distrobution

flipping the switch to the left will cut power to whatever is after the switch.
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Re: mintyPi Build Log (Spearmint)

Post by rodocop » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:56 am

as for other wiring, you'll need to wire the button board you make to the pi's GPIO's pretty simple, look into adafruit retrogame utility, or just use the minty pi image, and wire your controls to the same ones Helder has used, which are below:

LEFT 14 # Joypad left
RIGHT 22 # Joypad right
UP 4 # Joypad up
DOWN 5 # Joypad down
LEFTCTRL 21 # 'A' button
LEFTALT 16 # 'B' button
Z 26 # 'X' button
X 20 # 'Y' button
SPACE 15 # 'Select' button
ENTER 19 # 'Start' button
A 12 # Left shoulder button
S 6 # Right shoulder button
#ESC 17 # Exit ROM; PiTFT Button 1
GPIO pin numbers not physical numbers

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Re: mintyPi Build Log (Spearmint)

Post by Derpatello_ » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:38 pm

Is there like an email I can reach you with?

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Re: mintyPi Build Log (Spearmint)

Post by rodocop » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:51 pm

if you send me a message via the private message feature on the forums you can send to my actual email (when clicking the Contact speech bubble, email will pop up). But you can also easily reach me on the discord server, with the same username.

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Re: mintyPi Build Log (Spearmint)

Post by Derpatello_ » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:10 pm

rodocop wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:54 am
It will essentially be the same as Helders just without the nice PCB. Switch will go after the TP4056 powerboost (or whatever else you are using), and you will run power direct to the pi, or to some other type of power distribution thing (or whatever you plan to put in there.

B+ (from power source) -----------> middle pin on switch --------------> right pin on switch -------------------> pi or power distrobution

flipping the switch to the left will cut power to whatever is after the switch.
Could you make a small diagram for this? I'm new at circuits, and what about the sound card? How would you hook that up as well? Sorry if I'm asking a lot of questions.

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Re: mintyPi Build Log (Spearmint)

Post by rodocop » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:27 pm

It's fine to ask questions, but all of this is covered in the minty pi written guide and video. I'll post a link, watch the videos and read the write up. Even though you do not have a PCB all other information is relevant. Both guides are relevant.

https://www.sudomod.com/mintypi-custom-parts-guide/

https://www.sudomod.com/mintypi-updated ... are-guide/

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