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A project log for Portable Raspberry Pi gaming handheld

Made from a Raspberry Pi 2 B, a 4,3" TFT screen, a powerbank and a modified SNES controller.

LumorLumor 12/22/2015 at 22:313 Comments

I had to remake the entire case because when i ordered the PVC i accidentally ordered the side-strip too small (25mm instead of 27mm), i thought i could fix it and use the 25mm strip anyways but i was wrong, there wasn't enough room for the buttons left. I re-ordered the side strip with a width of 27mm this time and remade the entire case.

I learned from the mistakes i made on the first case so i did some things better. I was a little more neat with the hot glue, i sanded the PVC more carefully and cleaned it with acetone before glueing. Just like last time, i glued it together with PVC glue and reinforced it with hot-glue.

Also... the screw-holes now match up perfectly with the front plate (the previous case was a little crooked because of the bending).

I still have some holes to make for the charging port, SD-card slot and the shoulder buttons.



(Top one is the old case, bottom is the new case. I also cut away the sticker for the screen)


(I secured the D-Pad in place, i hot-glued the PCB onto a patch of electrical tape and stuck that to the battery. This way i it is in place securely but not glued permanently to the battery)

Discussions

Craig Hissett wrote 12/23/2015 at 00:37 point

I love this case mate!

Such a great finishing touch to the project. Definitely tempted to ditch the gameboy idea for something like this!

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Lumor wrote 12/23/2015 at 18:43 point

Thanks Craig, i'm quite pleased with it aswell. Although my mistake was using those big batteries, with small lipos the case could be literally twice as thin. Maybe next time :) On the plus side: this thing will have a very long battery life, but if i were you i'd use those thin lipo packs.

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Craig Hissett wrote 12/24/2015 at 00:25 point

Cheers for the tip mate. I'd quite happily add a bit of girth for a long battery life :-)

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