haha, talking about "favorable emulation station".thanks for the hint. I'll update the values.
thanks a lot and have fun building it.
Thanks for your vote.I've added the design featuring the external USB port: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2790453I can really say if all the fake SNES controller are 100% the same but I would think so.
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in you picture all letters should connected. It like all switches are connected to the same ground line.
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first of all thanks for the vote :)the charging is described in "Step 4: Wiring: the Power Circuit". On the first picture you can see a female micro USB jack. The wiring diagram says "female micro USB jack for charging the battery". You can shut down the Pi cleanly from the emulationstation main menu:press the Start button in the main menu, select QUIT, select SHUTDOWN SYSTEM
thanks a lot.
Thx. Don't forget to vote for it in the contests :P
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The 3rd sentence of this instructable says:"It is powered by a smartphone Lithium Ion battery which lasts up to 3 hours (depending on the emulator running)."
thanks for the kind words. Actually this build presented here is my second iteration of this device. The fist one featured an internal USB hub and a external USB jack (see attached picture). I dropped the hub for this build since the Pi Zero W comes with bluetooth and it's super easy to bind it with some (for example) PlayStation bluetooth controllers for some multiplayer action. If you're interested I can send you the 3D model (stl file) with the external USB jack.
Thank you very much.
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you could just use the unused composite video output of the pi.https://www.adafruit.com/product/2881
IMHO this quite a simple build but I am maybe the wrong person to ask.
the signals at the audio jack of the Pi would be spitted. There would be sound coming from the amp and from the headphones.
I've added a new back case which now supports a Intenso S5000 powerbankhttps://www.thingiverse.com/download:4808813
If we want to be super precise:Type: ScrewModel: ISO7380Socket: Hex Socket Head: Button Head Thread: M3 (3mm)Length: 18mmYou'll need a length of at least 17mm so the screw takes the whole nut .
The question for the battery life was already raised below - and answered. It lasts for 4,5 hours.
Did you installed Teensyduino next to Arduino? If so check the configuration (see picture)
Certainly you could use other battery packs. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that the min. output current should be 2A. Most of the cheaper/smaller packs only have around 1A or 500mA. This one ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071NP9PGR ) should power the Pi properly. Unfortunately the electronics of different packs won't fit the 4 holes for the "battery load indicator lights" on the back of the GamePi.
thanks for the appreciation. The 3D printer sits in an self-build 50x50x50 enclosure. When printing ABS you need a constant ambient temperature of around 40°C or the printed object will warp and crack. The foam is some cheap acoustic isolation foam. The printer is cheap so it's also noisy. I added the foam inside the enclosure to keep it quiet. I am already 3D printing (sometimes selling) parts to friends and colleagues ;)
Check out the picture of "Step 12: Wiring: Power". The top left micro USB jack i where you plug in the charger (5V micro USB, e.g. the same as you use to charge your phone)
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Good point. I have an arduino pro somewhere around - gonna use it in the next version.
OK so I measured battery life using a camera filming the Pi while running a SNES game. The GamePi died after 4,5 hours.
easiest way is to swap the used HDMI display with a display which is using the composite video output of the Pi. So you could use the HDMI port to connected the Pi to your TV.
I tried acetone vapor on another version of the case - but it went horribly wrong. So I stayed with spray paint and sanding.
oh, man. I should have googled the name before :D
Thanks for the critics. This build wasn't really much about saving costs. Good point using a rear view cam monitor - gonna try it in the next (cost effective) build. I was thinking about a pi zero w in the first place but in another build ( https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2790453 ) I noticed that PSX game are not running that well - so I went the the Pi 3.
Thanks. You can check the list of supported platforms here:https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/Supported-Systems
yep, that's the right - somewhere around $160. As I said you can safe a good amount of money if you get the parts from ebay, aliexpress, or somewhere cheap.
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