The Super Pi

Discussion in 'Raspberry Pi' started by The Next Guy, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. The Next Guy Sun Dried Cases .

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    So over the last 2 weeks, I've been working on a project using the Raspberry Pi 3 as a portable gaming device. (Very original huh?) I made an attempt with it before using some really silly stuff inside of it: A USB SNES Controller, 18560s, RPI default audio... and so on. The final case thickness turned out to be 38mm, which is absurd. This time around I've done a much better job at managing parts and space. Features:
    • 192Kbps I2S Audio DAC with headphone switching
    • 5" TFT Screen
    • 3.7v 4000mAh Battery
    • Arduino Pro Micro AT32U4 for controller mapping and control
    • Raspberry Pi 3B+ for smooth emulation
    • USB Type-C Charging Port (Cause it's more common on my devices, 2.0 support only.)
    • Li-poly Charger/Step Up with Power Path
    • Modified Retro Pie software
    • 2 Watt loudspeaker, deactivated when headphones plugged in.
    It took about 4 days for parts to arrive, case to be designed/printed, components stuffed in, battery conditioning, and testing. The Black one below was the original, put together in a rush so I could take it to the field. The white one was completely redrawn after I got back with more internal supports and screen lowered. I also replaced the barrel jack with a Type-C connector. You will immediately notice how much better the v2 case printed out. Pics Below

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    Comparison Between v1 and v2

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    Guts of v2, it slightly looks like spaghetti. Don't ask what v0 looked like with the 18650s

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    Nice top and front view, notice the external USB port and the headphone jack.

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    Nice Back view, notice the Triggers, Type-C port, Power Button, and SD Card

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    Bottom view with the screws in, they just out a bit but I like it that way. In case somebody spills water, it will flow right under the case.
     
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