Prize Parts - New GBZ - Need help too...

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Prize Parts - New GBZ - Need help too...

Post by Xero » Mon May 14, 2018 9:49 am

Hi all,

Thanks again to everyone who put forward for the competition, which as a result, I won a nice starting point for a new GBZ but I need to now gather the remaining parts and unsure where to start!

So I have:

Screen + Glass
Screen Bracket + Button Bracket
R+L Buttons + Bracket
Cambles Safe Shutdown (1.2)
Case
Battery (Dex)
Speaker
TinkerBoy V2.0
PiZero

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What else do I need?

Wiring?
USB ports? Micro and normal?

3D printed parts? Suggestions?

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Re: Prize Parts - New GBZ - Need help too...

Post by RxBrad » Tue May 15, 2018 12:21 pm

Not sure where you stand on tools, but you honestly have almost everything you need for a working Gameboy Zero.

Looks like you need a common ground PCB button board. Depending on which one you pick (whether or not it had onboard audio), you may need parts for a PWM audio circuit or a USB soundcard. Then you'll also want a headphone jack & a volume wheel. And get some silicone-insulated wire.

Check the wiki... That's plan #1.

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Re: Prize Parts - New GBZ - Need help too...

Post by CrogDog » Tue May 15, 2018 3:51 pm

I think with the Tinkerboy 2.0 he should have the button pcb and the audio stuff out of the way. I just used a TB 2.0 on a GBZ I built as a gift for my brother, it was really easy to work with. TB has a retropie image on his site you can download too with all the buttons already set up for GPIO. I think you'll need a charge circuit for it, I used the Adafruit 1000c in the two GBZ's I've built, but I've heard the Banggood one is good and it's quite a lot cheaper. I'm not sure which safe shutdown you got but I think Camble makes a version for both. Congratz on winning the giveaway! :mrgreen:

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Re: Prize Parts - New GBZ - Need help too...

Post by MegaLoop » Thu May 17, 2018 8:12 am

With that screen bracket, you will end up needing to hot glue or make something else to hold everything in proper locations. I used a piece of thin clear poly-carbonate sheeting in my build(Makralon 1mm/.040"). Drilled and tapped, held M2 thread securely.

Alternatively you could print a new bracket:
https://www.tinkercad.com/things/79roQf39c1O
TB suggested this to me, seems the quickest route. Maybe there are other options out there, but I'm not familiar.


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