Do you have any example vector files you'd be happy to share?I'd like to get a quote from some local (UK) laser cutting suppliers, but don't want to go through the whole process if the price will be too high! Thanks for the instrucable though, pretty keen to try it out for myself.
Thanks for this! Will try re-wiring and confirm back.
Hey, my second attempt at this and still can't get the sound right. Do I just suck at soldering?I'm using the same amp and headphone jack, just no speakers hooked up.I have bad static at all sound levels. Left channel goes down to no sound, right channel at lowest level still has sound though (both have static).Is this just bad soldering? any tips of getting rid of the static?Honestly think I might just unhook it all and try it without the potentiometer and see if that works :)
What are the speakers / amplifier specs on the v2.1 design?
Is there an updated list of parts for the v2.1 design?Power and buttons are fine (on Thingiverse), but what about audio? It looks like it's now two smaller speakers, so I'm not sure if this needs a different amplifier or anything.
GamePi - the Handheld Emulator Console
Mostly pictures of the bottom side with the volume dial, audio jack etc. as that area is so cramped. I've bought a hot glue gun for my second attempt to try make this easier. And hopefully my soldering will be cleaner haha!Will definitely add photos to the sharing section.
Yeah I had to widen the hole a bit to make it fit. As you say, just be careful to not make the hole too big so it slips through when you plug USBs into it.
Hey Araymbox,Thanks for the instructable. My first attempt works like a charm (except for the audio jack issue with my pi). Pretty good for zero experience with soldering or anything like this.I was wondering though, do you have any high-definition photos of your v2.1? The photos on Thingiverse aren't too good to zoom in on. Would love to get some so I get my 2.1 attempt really clean. Might take some myself as I go through the build process and share them.
@JonasG31 I didn't find a solution unfortunately. I would follow Araymbox's advice below.I've read that the Pi's analog audio isn't well insulated or is just low quality, so not sure there is much else that can be done.For my problem, as it's one of the last steps I did and therefore quite small areas left in the case to work in, I think my soldering/wiring quality is terrible. I did my best to get these into the case without a hot glue gun so the idea of ripping it all out and starting again is too much for me!
Anyone have an issue with the audio? Mine is massively crackly and almost entirely overpowers the actual music with the noise. If I go into settings and the mixer and massively increase the gain, it improves it but by that point it's so loud that my earbuds are now loudspeakers (even with the potentiometer turned right down).The issue is the same plugged into the soldered on 3.5mm jack or the actual raspberry pi 3 3.5mm jack. Could this be wiring? or is this a Raspberry Pi issue? Have read that their analog output has issues, but doubt it's a bad as what I'm experiencing.
GamePi Zero - the Favorable Emulation Station
@JonasG31 here it is in all it's first attempt glory. Brown is ground wire, so you can see it just connects all 3 other buttons. Then signal wires are on the other side/corner of each button. Thanks to @araymbox obviously but hope this pic helps show it too
Have you managed to figure this one out? If not I can upload a detailed photo of mine tonight. Tested and working through my Teensy/Computer.I used 2 pieces of wire (with no insulation) and soldered A-C & B-D. Where these wires cross (E) I then just made sure the wires were touching and added solder there. Not sure if this is a terrible method, but it looked like what was in the picture and it's definitely working.
Looks clean man, good work!I'm building your GamePi2 currently and noticed the "Better button ducts" on this build. Is there any chance you'll be able to update the GamePi2 back-case and buttons to the same as this version? They look like they'd be much more reliable and I'm clueless as to editing myself sorry.