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A project log for LAMEBOY - another ESP12 handheld

fully portable ESP12 project with battery charging and power muxing

davedarkodavedarko 11/03/2017 at 07:132 Comments

I thought about recycling Game Boy Pocket buttons and silicone pads for the Lameboy, but didn't want to redesign the boards just yet (again). So I thought about a little gimmick: why not make a testboard for a little external controller for multiplayer stuff :D it's read out over I2C (with another PCF8574 on it). There's also a race, I've ordered the boards at oshpark and aisler to compare times. I hope every hole is matching the printed things.


deʃhipu wrote 11/03/2017 at 10:41 point

I think this would be generally useful for all people who are building game consoles (or just smart home systems that need some kind of user interface) out od ready modules.

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davedarko wrote 11/03/2017 at 10:56 point

Much better than trying to replicate the same haptic feeling with push buttons :) I just need to get the measurements correct, that's more work in the beginning - could make it a library for eagle, so it helps some people or at least give a measurement / dimensions drawing for replication.

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