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Hack Like Heck

6 Posts authored by: davedarko
screen issues  I'm that much out of ideas, that I've bought another display, just to check if I haven't zapped this one. Nevermind, there is an ON/OFF pin that you should definitely want to keep high now it only needs some tweaking with the colors! This will be updated tomorrow! All clear, I changed the 0x7F013 to 0x7F014 at one point and the colors were off, now that it's changed back, it works!   So I've decided on using the Mode 3 (2nd) of the pinouts for RGB565 as seen here htt ...
I have spent waaaay too much time on the design so far and I'm only at 75% of finishing it. It seems like the parts will arrive this Friday, so it's going to be a long weekend. I've set up a "war zone" for the project, a "FAME BOY only" table of 100 x 60 cm2. Today the button boards arrived from aisler.net, with a bit of drilling and snipping some plastic posts I was able to fit almost everything but the shoulder buttons. I've ordered a set of buttons again, this time in black! Every part you se ...
What a perfect fit of colors, but sadly this PLA wont print on both of the companies Zortrax M200. There's an option to load external materials on the Zortrax M200 for a while now and I was too shy to test it out (Zortrax is closed gcode and was closed filament). Since I've printed with PLA on my 2014 printrbot simple already, I didn't think there could be too many problems though and so I did a little trip to 3dk.berlin, that was 4 metro stations away from home. Sadly the printer won't even loa ...
Still looking for the right material to print the case in, but on Saturday I will go to the store of a local filament maker, worst case scenario they could mix up a DMG colored PLA plastic. But I'm sure I'll be happy with one of their 5 greys they have in store so I don't have to pay 240 Euros for 5kg of filament. I also spoke to a friend of mine who works in the copy shop I used to work and he had some great ideas about the screen bezel. I might be able to grab some better new buttons and silic ...
*still hoping this is the right place for build logs, cheers   Much buttons - such board   I'm done with the boards for the buttons! that's the most sloppiest board I've ever "designed". My main focus was on getting the dimensions for everything right. Hopefully every plastic nibble has the corresponding drill hole. The angles should be right. The shoulder button might be on the wrong side of the board, but maybe it's just right for the biggest lever I could achieve with the buttons. ...
I hope this is placed and tagged right   Okay, wow - the competition is strong. So I thought in case I'm in the TOP10, I'd use that sweet screen and go another route, instead of using a classic DMG case! Here's a mockup of what I'd like to do, drawn in 123D Design, since I doubt there's enough time for me to learn fusion360 and finish the design in it. The cartridge reader is supposed to fit classic Game Boy cartridges and Advance games, therefor the dummy cartridge is a mix of both. This ...