#9 - Final Front Layout​

A project log for Game-o-Tron Mini

A roughly credit card sized gaming handheld

david-boucherDavid Boucher 08/28/2017 at 19:190 Comments

I've now finished the layout of the front and printed a new test piece:

Barring any major problems, this means that the layout of the controls, the positioning of the screen, and the overall dimensions are set in stone. The piece above also has the speaker and amplifier fitted as discussed in a previous log.

That said, there is one things that I am thinking of changing which is the screen mounting. The screen has four holes at the corners of its PCB and these sit over cylinders in the case front that hold the screen in position. Because these cylinders are quite small in diameter, they are fairly fragile. They also make the screen and Teensy carrier fiddly to fit.

The change that I'm thinking of making is to move these cylinders onto the Teensy carrier and remove them from the case front. This will mean that I can assemble the screen, Teensy and the carrier piece as one unit outside the case and then screw it into position. If I do this I probably won't need to print a new test piece as I can just snap the support cylinders off the current one.

In other news, I've started working in the graphics routines and looking at how to provide power, but those are matters for another log.