Worklog Unnamed Pi 3 Portable

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  1. Enrique .

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    Going to make my first portable with a raspberry pi 3, I was gonna make my first portable with a Wii but I thought that this would be easier for first time.

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    Heavily modified gameboy case
    3ds sliders
    Ds lite buttons
    2500mAh li-ion battery
    3.5 inch LCD

    The rest of the items would be whatever I can find and or use to make this work

    I already have started on the case here is a look if anyone wants to see it. It's a work in progress so it doesn't look that good

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    Pay no attention to my sandals (I think that how you spell it , idk, I usually just say the Spanish word for it )
     
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  2. Enrique .

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    Okay so I realized I didn't have a start or select opening so I'm going to cut them later on today but I want to use the ds pcb for the start and select how would I cut the board and wire them

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  3. Madmorda Painting Queen Staff Member . . . .

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    If you want to cut out those buttons, you'll have to find a place you can solder wire to for them first. Use your multimeter and see where the traces from the buttons go. Make sure that they become connected only when you press that button. Then I recommend using a dremel to cut the board, and then sand the edges with sandpaper to make sure there are no shorts.

    It would just be easier to solder some tact buttons onto a piece of perfboard though :P
     
  4. Enrique .

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    I would solder tact buttons if I had small ones, the ones I have are too big for my taste

    Edit: nvm I just bought some small ones
    I'll work on the rest of the case until the buttons get here
     
  5. Enrique .

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    Ok so I added the buttons (feels good in my hands) and sanded the case some more and opened up the area for the screen which needs some more work and I added a spot for the start and select
    What color would look better for the case (when I paint it) with the black buttons?

    (Again ignore my sandals )

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  6. Stitches 2 and a Half Dollarydoos Staff Member . . .

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    Personally, I like white with black buttons, but it's up to you really. You could try having a look at some online compliment/contrast swatches for ideas if you really can't decide.
     
  7. Enrique .

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    So after a long long trial and error I finally was able to have my LCD run off 5v
    For some reason it did not want to turn on even tho I soldered the wire to the correct spot. So I literally took off and put back on the same wires and somehow LCD decided to work
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    I think you should go with the Gray Super NES color scheme :)!
     
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    That LCD looks quite nice actually! Do you have a link where you bought it?
     
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  11. Enrique .

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  12. Enrique .

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    Ok so update I'm painted the front and for a first build I'd say it's ok I would do a second one in the future but for now that's how I'm going to leave it

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  13. Enrique .

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    Quick question since I'm using 3ds sliders do I need to put resistors on them or no?
     
  14. Enrique .

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    Ok now is started wiring more things together and tr amount of wires is such mess wish I had a third hand

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  15. Enrique .

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    Even more wires

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  16. Stitches 2 and a Half Dollarydoos Staff Member . . .

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  17. DeoNaught . .

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    Btw, if you are using Pionette's software you won't need to put resistor's on the 3ds sliders.
     
  18. Enrique .

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    Just using a teensy lc
     
  19. DeoNaught . .

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    I know :P

    but are you using Pionette's code for the teensy?
     
  20. Enrique .

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    No I didn't even know about it
    Show me plz if it can help
     

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