NanoPiBoy, tiny weekend retropie build

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NanoPiBoy, tiny weekend retropie build

Post by The F00 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:43 pm

Hey Sudomod.
I built this little guy last weekend after getting insprired by all the projects I've seen here.
My design goals where to make it as small as I could while using easily accesable parts so that it could be made by anyone with basic sodering skills and some common sence (hmmm).
Its using a 1.44 spi tft, which is nice and clear but a little too small for anything much higher res than NES



Looks like those tags dont work. Any ideas on what I have to do?

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Re: NanoPiBoy, tiny weekend retropie build

Post by moosepr » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:19 am

nice work!! Your games sound like they run a little fast. Is that just a video edit or have you tweaked some settings?

also your vape stick is pretty loud in the video :P
Get a small cheep LCD in your project https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2312
Wrap it all round a battery https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2292
Or use a custom PCB to make it really small https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2512
or make it really really really really tiny!! https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2919

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Re: NanoPiBoy, tiny weekend retropie build

Post by Palmore » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:31 pm

Great Build!

I like that its abit wider and easier to hold, mine puts the battery below the mess and causes a tall stack of parts =(

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Re: NanoPiBoy, tiny weekend retropie build

Post by The F00 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:32 am

moosepr wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:19 am
nice work!! Your games sound like they run a little fast. Is that just a video edit or have you tweaked some settings?

also your vape stick is pretty loud in the video :P
Yeah, I think they are running quick, especially the need nes games. Any ideas what I need to do to fix it?
Also, I meant to mute that vape noise, it's obnoxious isn't it
Palmore wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:31 pm
Great Build!

I like that its abit wider and easier to hold, mine puts the battery below the mess and causes a tall stack of parts =(


Thanks man. The battery is right under the screen, it's just not very big. Although it's a mm or two but than the one I designed it for so there's a bit of a bulge. So I'm planning a redesign to make it tidier. The first lipo got killed in the build process at some point, rip. . .

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Re: NanoPiBoy, tiny weekend retropie build

Post by gamingbro » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:43 pm

can u post how to make it

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Re: NanoPiBoy, tiny weekend retropie build

Post by The F00 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:35 am

gamingbro wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:43 pm
can u post how to make it
Yeah, I am going to put a tutorial togher once I've refinde the case design a bit. Should be done by the weeken I think

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Re: NanoPiBoy, tiny weekend retropie build

Post by gamingbro » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:08 am

coool thx

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Re: NanoPiBoy, tiny weekend retropie build

Post by moosepr » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:23 am

in case you didnt notice, you hit the big time ;)

https://hackaday.com/2019/01/29/the-tiniest-retropie/
Get a small cheep LCD in your project https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2312
Wrap it all round a battery https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2292
Or use a custom PCB to make it really small https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2512
or make it really really really really tiny!! https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2919

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Re: NanoPiBoy, tiny weekend retropie build

Post by The F00 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:01 pm

moosepr wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:23 am
in case you didnt notice, you hit the big time ;)

https://hackaday.com/2019/01/29/the-tiniest-retropie/
Cheers man. I did see that. I am pretty sure the TinyPi is a fair bit smaller, isnt that one of your projects?

They actually posted my other one a few weeks ago. https://hackaday.com/2019/01/03/2600-in ... woodgrain/

About 10 years ago I was a regular there (doing psp stuff mostly). Seems like theres been a lot of the projects from this forum have been on there too. I am pretty sure that's how I found the place

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Re: NanoPiBoy, tiny weekend retropie build

Post by moosepr » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:45 am

Yeah TinyPi is my baby :) it may be a little smaller, but you cant just print one on a normal printer (mainly because i have not shared :P)

Your other stuff looks great!! you cant beat a bit of wood grain
Get a small cheep LCD in your project https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2312
Wrap it all round a battery https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2292
Or use a custom PCB to make it really small https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2512
or make it really really really really tiny!! https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2919

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