12/31/2017 at 00:15 •
So i have been gettling lots of requests from people wanting a TinyPi, so i thought i would float a few on Tindie
Currently awaiting Validation, and some parts for stock!! but its coming very soon!!
10/08/2017 at 21:00 •
I'm selling my TinyPi prototype to fund future development works
Please bid or share to help the cause 😁
05/31/2017 at 08:13 •
So i have been playing with the CAD again, and come up with casing 2.0
printed in red Z-Ultrat, but it looks almost like safety orange :P i have kept with my initial idea to keep the casing as small as possible
but of course the best bit of it all!! the 2 halves are screwed together now, rather than relying on pegs or clips or the like
i forgot how much i love a shiny stainless steel capscrew!!! i actually ran a tap into the plastic, which worked really well. The screws hold well, i have not tried to push it to the limits. but it is looking good!!
05/18/2017 at 09:07 •
So you have a tiny Pi based project, but you cant go taking it out and about while it is naked! that would just be wrong!! So I thought I would knock up a bit of a case for it. But we dont want to go making some massive box that will remove all the skinny goodness, we want to keep the casing as minimal as the rest of the project...
So I signed up to OnShape and got designing.....
and the result was thus
Looks pretty good!! even if I do say so myself!!
The design is not perfect though :( i had designed the back piece with little pegs, which i thought would push through the holes in the pi and pcb, locking it all together.
Apparently these are too difficult to print, and the sizing comes out way too big anyhoo, so there is nothing but an elastic band holding it all together at the moment. I will rethink the mounting, maybe some screws or something so it is nice and solid.
To be continued.............
05/05/2017 at 15:00 •
It realized i hadnt actually mentioned my PCB :o
well it is a little Purple Wonder from OSH park, and is the same size as a zero. I decided to stick with my SMD mounting for the Pi to keep the size down, and i had the boards made 0.8mm thich to help with the Tinyness. There is a cutout in the copper to allow the wifi to work better, and some tented vias so the purple isnt interupted
We have a nice silkscreen that never gets the light of day normally :) The board isnt perfect, missed an air wire!! but you can have a proper look over on OSH park
05/02/2017 at 10:00 •
So i finally got round to installing RetroPie onto my Tiny Pi. it is of course just as easy as installing it for anything else!! install retropie, install the fbtft bit, add fbcp, and adafruit-retrogame, and we are away!!
You are a bit restricted on the games you can play, purely from a readbility point, but the handheld console games work well
its amazing to see the size difference
and lets not be biased, lets give the sega some love
i didnt have a million batteries to run this wireless :P never realised just how washed out the gamegear screens were...
ready for action!!!