GBZ build Playstation inspired

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Re: GBZ build Playstation inspired

Post by Warzone1320 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:53 pm

Not much of an update, but started testing out electronic components. First up is the on/off. It is a simple SPDT switch connected to the adafruit 1000c. I did the same connections as Wermy on his custom GBZ build. Circuit tested out good, so i will update next time with any news.
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Waiting on the Screen, ordered the GearBest screen, since it is proven to work.

Tested the V3 controller, the Pi turned ON, but got no response from button pushes. Tried connecting a keyboard to the OTG and also no response. I desoldered the components just in case the Pi was fried.
But the pi works with a keyboard connected without the V3 controller.
Will contact TinkerBoy for any suggestions.

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Re: GBZ build Playstation inspired

Post by Warzone1320 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:42 am

Yay! So I contacted TinkerBoy and he suggested I tried a fresh install of retropie. I did so and the Pi immediately recognized the V3 board.
Will test with ROMs at a later date.

I am thinking of painting it, because I did the hole for the microUSB charging port and it came out so ugly. I am thinking of using plastic or epoxy putty and fixing it back up.
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And this is my test rig. Everyting wired up except for L1R1. I simply jumpered the pads with a small piece of wire while setting RetroPie controller.
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I am waiting on the monitor to come in and I think that would be the final piece so I can start putting it all together.

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