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chadnelson31
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So I bought one of the new Raspberry Pi 3 A+ to build a portable retropie/Linux handheld. I found an old psp I had laying around that was used for parts and decided I might be able to use it as the housing for the project.

I did some research and stumbled across your site and was blown away with how much work you have done towards building the handheld (Thanks a ton for documenting everything!). I saw you had built custom boards to work with the Pi zero with version 3 and 4 of the build so I decided to try and follow 2/2.1 and incorporate it with the A+ instead. I guess I have a couple questions:

1. Is there anywhere where I can either purchase or get the files for the 24pin breakout board used in version 2.1?

2. I saw you mention in another thread regarding the Raspberry pi compute module that you would consider the A+ because it incorporates power regulation. How would that change the 2/2.1 build in regards to components needed?

(This is my first custom project so I'm learning along the way and I appreciate all the time you have taken to help me and others!)

 


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othermod
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1. Is there anywhere where I can either purchase or get the files for the 24pin breakout board used in version 2.1?

I don't sell the boards anymore, but I might be able to share the V2.1 files.

2. I saw you mention in another thread regarding the Raspberry pi compute module that you would consider the A+ because it incorporates power regulation. How would that change the 2/2.1 build in regards to components needed?

The 2.1 build should work just fine with the A+.  I believe it has composite video output and the GPIO pins will work the same way. The power requirements are a bit higher though, so you might want to use a beefier 5v boost module.

(This is my first custom project so I'm learning along the way and I appreciate all the time you have taken to help me and others!)


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