GameBoy Zero Upgrades

Sorry for the no activity recently but I’m now hoping to get things going again.


While I was searching AliExpress/eBay and came across this LCD. I picked this up for about £15. I couldn’t wait to try this out. I download there image and flashed it to my sd card. Used this with my PI2 and quality is amazing from this screen and the touch worked great. Touch isn’t needed tho for this build. I had to upgrade the firmware to get it to work with my Zero W.


I started taking the screen apart and removing the unneeded bits. I wired the screen to the Zero w gpio pins and also soldered the USB test pads to helders v1.4 AIO board. I tested it and seem to work fine with my retropie.


It looks like this build is going to be nice and clean with Helders AIO board. Due to issues I’ve had with my GBZ I will be upgrading my Slim Green GBZ. I need to find out if I can pull the hdmi audio into Helders board.

Until next time.

Gameboy Zero Almost 100% Finished

I have now almost finished my Gameboy Zero build. It in a built working state but missing audio. I had audio working but then add issues with my usb hub. I now currently have just one USB socket connected up which currently has the WIFI dongle. I have the battery connected up and sticking out the top of the cartridge hole.

 

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LCD glued in with buttons in place.

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I made this screen protector from the LCD screen protector from the rear view Backup LCD. Thanks to Chiz for the idea.

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I made new screw mounts from the ones I removed and an old IDE bracket I had laying around. Thanks to Wermy for the idea.

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Heres a Picture of the screen protector in the shell. I currently have this stuck down with double sided tape (which came with an Iphone repair I did). some dusty has got in but im looking to replace the protector with a lasercut bit of glass/Plastic screen protector sometime in the future.

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Wired up the original DC socket and Power switch.

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I now have the button board screwed in and the speakerin place ready to be soldered to my amplifier.

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The amplifier is glued in and connected up. The volume wheel is also currently connected up but not glued in place yet.

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Wiring up my Button board to the GPIO pins and power cables connected up to my powerboard breakout board.

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I have now changed the USB cabling since this picture was taken. Im now using an old damaged usb cable which fixed all the problems I was having with my USBs. L and R are also connected up and glued in place and soldered to the correct GPIO pins. Powerboost and battery are connected up also.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Welcome!

Hi, Welcome to my blog.

I have started this blog to keep a record of my RetroPie Nes build. I currently have a RP1 running RetroPie version 3.3.1. I have recentally enabled retroachievements  and i think its great that you can earn achievements on such old platforms.

I will update soon.

Adding Achievements to RetroPie

I love the fact you can now earn achievements on RetroPie.

If your interested it is very easy to do so.

You will need to make a account on http://retroachievements.org/

You will want to edit your settings in /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg

You will want to add these to your settings.

cheevos_username = yourusername
cheevos_password = yourpassword
cheevos_enable = true

Save and reboot your RetroPie. Enjoy

Welcome

Hi, Welcome to my blog.

I have started this blog to keep a record of my RetroPie Nes build. I currently have a RP1 running RetroPie version 3.3.1. I have recentally enabled retroachievements  and i think its great that you can earn achievements on such old platforms.

I will update soon.