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Assomnia
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February 18, 2017 10:50 am  

Hello everyone !

Before I start to talk about anything I would like to congrats othermod for the great idea and the work, this project is just awesome. Also cool to see that you made a board for the V3, gonna be very handy.

Also I'd like to add that I have (almost) no electronic knowledge (school basics) and no Linux knowledge either XD (Even tho I have a Raspberry 3, running several things in multiboot.). Which gonna make my own project very difficult to realize.
Nevertheless when I start something I usually go to the end with success and I really want my ideas to be realized. In other words, I'm fully involved here !

This said, I wanted the opinion from people who knows there subject and therefore I have many questions and ideas. I'd like to ask and talk about it to get my own project working properly and as the title say, add a bit of evolution here.

(I didn't buy any material yet)

For my own project I'd like to start with othermod idea. Go for the V3 board, and go for the "basic" PSPi.
But I'd like to add to that several things, tell me if there is any chance that it would work, or if its just crazy :

- I saw that there are posts about a HD screen, somebody finally tested the screen ? Is it manageable in this project ? What about the Touchscreen ?
- I saw on other websites that you can use a wifi dongle, dismantle it to keep just the board and fix it on a Pi Zero. Would it be ok in there ? I actually would like a internet access somehow on the device. The link is a video that explain how to do it :

>>>>>>>>>> Youtube Video <<<<<<<<<<

A card with bluetooth and wifi ?

- Even more crazy I saw some 4G cards to access the phone antenna. What about that ? Maybe to big but I ask anyway ;).
- The idea is also to have several boot on the device. Be able to start a Raspbian distrib for example. (Use the pad to choose the boot, possible ?). I saw that the V3 gonna introduce the use of the joystick of the PSP, any chance to move the mouse with this on the distrib and use the Left/Right shoulder button for the clicks ? Using : xboxdrv, qjoypad, js2mouse, antimicro for example ?
- For the keyboard on the distrib maybe use a Virtual Keyboard, like Florence ? Or the touchscreen ?

Those are my ideas for now. I don't know if it's possible. If the battery is enough, if the space in the case is enough.
Let me know if I'm just nuts or if my ideas could work

Thanks for reading me and good luck to all for there projects !

Asso'

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othermod
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February 18, 2017 2:52 pm  

You're totally nuts. I'm nuts too though, and most of this sounds doable. Bluetooth and WiFi can be added if they are small, but you'll also need a very very small USB hub.

I haven't really talked about this before now, but the USB attaches to my V3 board using a small adapter. This leaves the option of adding a hub, probably on the left side since it's mostly empty space.

HD screen is possible. I've got an HDMI screen and driver that I've been tweaking and trying to fit into the case. Touchscreen might be tough.

Using the joystick as the mouse should be possible. It works off the up/down/left/right keyboard keys and the triggers use the lctrl and rctrl, so it would just require some software that uses those keys to move the mouse.


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Assomnia
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February 18, 2017 3:11 pm  
Posted by: othermod

 

You're totally nuts.

Haha ^^
Well looks like everything could work out, very nice !
How would you do for the wifi ? Wire and put the board on the left (like the video I posted) or just plug in the USB with a adaptor, like you did on the left on the mini USB ? Didn't really get that.
Ok for the touchscreen, but HD would be awesome, let me know which screen you would recommand.
For the multiboot, grub would be a good option ? Usable with the pad from the console to start everything from the list that grub provide ?

Noob here, sorry if my questions are stupid

Edited: 4 months  ago

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Assomnia
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February 18, 2017 3:17 pm  

Found this about the screen :

4.3 HD screen

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Assomnia
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February 18, 2017 9:50 pm  

A other thing that came into my mind. Is there any way to plug in a HDMI so that you can connect the console to a TV or screen and take over from there ? Cool stuff if you want to go on with your work from a screen on a desktop for example.
Bluetooth could be handy for a keyboard and mouse all in one like this (for desktop work):

Suddenly you have a portable computer/console/mediacenter connected to internet with the possibility of a desktop computer.

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othermod
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February 19, 2017 6:04 am  
Posted by: Assomnia

 

Found this about the screen :

4.3 HD screen

   

That LCD is basically the same as the one I'm using in the builds.

The HDMI port is still acccessible in V3. You would probably need a low profile 90 degree cable to access it.


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Assomnia
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February 19, 2017 8:05 am  
Posted by: othermod

 

Posted by: Assomnia

 

Found this about the screen :

4.3 HD screen

   

That LCD is basically the same as the one I'm using in the builds.

The HDMI port is still acccessible in V3. You would probably need a low profile 90 degree cable to access it.

   

Excellent !
After my holidays I will start the project. You advise me to order the V3 board now, or in a month it's still fine ?
Thanks for all the answers.

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woozer
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February 20, 2017 2:50 pm  

Just a heads up, you were talking about HD, but these screens do not have a HD resolution. Most are 480X272

If you find another 4.3 inch screen with a higher resolution, let me now! 😉

 


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Assomnia
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February 20, 2017 3:54 pm  
Posted by: woozer

 

Just a heads up, you were talking about HD, but these screens do not have a HD resolution. Most are 480X272

If you find another 4.3 inch screen with a higher resolution, let me now! 😉

 

   

I'm interested, can you send a link to see how it looks like ?

EDIT : Othermod, are you gonna do a tutorial on how to for the 3rd version ?

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Assomnia
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February 21, 2017 11:13 am  

I could get a PSP 2004, would this work or is it to small ?

EDIT : Found the answer on a other topic on the forum, sorry...
The V2000 or V3000 are to small for all that. I'll go and grab a V1000 from somewhere then 🙂

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othermod
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February 21, 2017 2:44 pm  
Posted by: Assomnia

 

Posted by: woozer

 

Just a heads up, you were talking about HD, but these screens do not have a HD resolution. Most are 480X272

If you find another 4.3 inch screen with a higher resolution, let me now! 😉

 

   

I'm interested, can you send a link to see how it looks like ?

EDIT : Othermod, are you gonna do a tutorial on how to for the 3rd version ?

After my holidays I will start the project. You advise me to order the V3 board now, or in a month it's still fine ?

 

   

Yes, a full tutorial will be made for V3.

Also, to answer your other question, I've got a large number of the boards on the way. You don't need to rush to order it. I'll be selling these for a long time.


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Assomnia
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February 23, 2017 6:23 pm  
Posted by: othermod

 

Posted by: Assomnia

 

Posted by: woozer

 

Just a heads up, you were talking about HD, but these screens do not have a HD resolution. Most are 480X272

If you find another 4.3 inch screen with a higher resolution, let me now! 😉

 

   

I'm interested, can you send a link to see how it looks like ?

EDIT : Othermod, are you gonna do a tutorial on how to for the 3rd version ?

After my holidays I will start the project. You advise me to order the V3 board now, or in a month it's still fine ?

 

   

Yes, a full tutorial will be made for V3.

Also, to answer your other question, I've got a large number of the boards on the way. You don't need to rush to order it. I'll be selling these for a long time.

   

Great ! Thanks a lot. See you in a month then !

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khronus
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March 1, 2017 12:22 pm  

Are you sure it is the same display? Under details it shows a lower resolution

http://www.banggood.com/4_3-inch-TFT-LCD-HD-Digital-Monitor-Color-Screen-For-Car-Rear-View-Reversing-Camera-p-998019.html

Resolution 320x240

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Assomnia
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April 3, 2017 3:28 pm  

Well yeah no HD screen...

I'll go for the screen of othermod.
I choose the Pi Zero W.
I found a PSP as I was on holidays it a retro gaming shop. It's a V1002 and actually running properly (so damn lucky). Got it for almost nothing, the guy made a awesome price. I'm super happy !

Everything has been order :).

Can't wait to start the project !

Also a big thanks for the tutorial it will be very helpful

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Assomnia
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April 10, 2017 8:49 am  

Hey there !
Othermod, can you give me some advices about the tools I should get to have a good and proper work ? 

- soldering iron : how many watts ? which brand would you recommand ? which down (if this is how it's called)
- cables : which size of cable ?
- clamp bracket or simple clamp ?
- which solder ?

other things I forgot ?

Thanks in advance

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othermod
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April 10, 2017 3:32 pm  

This soldering station has done a great job for me

http://ebay.to/2hsbQmR

Lead-free solder that works well. It's not as good as leaded, but there's less toxicity.

http://amzn.to/2ojPa9H

Everything else I use is custom-made, so others will have to help you there.

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Assomnia
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April 11, 2017 8:33 am  

Thanks for your answer, I will check for the rest online as well. If anyone have other tips, please feel free 😉

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othermod
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April 11, 2017 1:47 pm  

If you're using it for the Version 3, then I recommend leaded solder for the Pi Zero connection. I haven't purchased any in a long time, so I can't really specify which one to buy, but any well-reviewed one should do. The key is the lower melting temperature that the lead gives.


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Assomnia
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April 14, 2017 10:04 am  

A other question, what about the size of the cable that I should use to connect everything ? I saw online that you can buy a "carton" box sort of with different cable colors etc... Good idea ?

Thanks

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othermod
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April 27, 2017 7:12 pm  

For most of these projects I use 24 or 26 gage for power and 28 or 30 for data/signal.


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