* Login 
* FAQ    * Search

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Samsung Blackjack in a Game Boy Case -Build Log-
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 31, 2004 7:09 pm
Posts: 261
I am planning to put my old Samsung Blackjack into an original Game Boy case. The QWERTY keyboard gives me plenty of connection points to wire buttons for various emulators. Below is a concept image. The only issue is that the Blackjack screen is slightly smaller than the Game Boy and I need to make a new bezel. How should I make a bezel that looks original but is fit to the new screen?

Image

_________________
ImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Samsung Blackjack in a Game Boy Case -Build Log-
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 31, 2004 7:09 pm
Posts: 261
Holes drilled for the buttons. I still need help on that bezel. I am researching the pinout for Samsung's proprietary connector so I can rewire it to use regular USB and a 3.5mm stereo jack. I am also trying to see if it would be possible wire the Micro SD slot to fit regular SD cards.

Image

_________________
ImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Samsung Blackjack in a Game Boy Case -Build Log-
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:37 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 31, 2004 7:09 pm
Posts: 261
Update:

Blackjack screen mounted inside of Game Boy LCD holder.
Image

Screen mounted inside of Game Boy
Image

Tracing holes from Game Boy board onto new controller prior to modification so it will screw directly into Game Boy case using existing screw posts.
Image

Samsung main board and modified 20-pin connector ready to be affixed to rear of screen.
Image

More to come soon.

_________________
ImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Samsung Blackjack in a Game Boy Case -Build Log-
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:41 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 31, 2004 7:09 pm
Posts: 261
The only question I currently have is how to replace the power button. The Samsung Blackjack power button has three leads rather than two so I was unsure if a standard tact switch would work and if not what should I use to make a new power button?

_________________
ImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Samsung Blackjack in a Game Boy Case -Build Log-
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:29 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:37 pm
Posts: 221
Nice job so far. I'm not sure about your question but I wanted to drop in and say good work.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Samsung Blackjack in a Game Boy Case -Build Log-
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:58 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 31, 2004 7:09 pm
Posts: 261
Here is a picture and a diagram of the buttons that are confusing me.

Image

Image

When pressing the power button a circuit is completed between points 1 and 2. When pressing the volume rocker up a circuit is completed between 1 and 3 when pressing it down a circuit is completed between 2 and 3. I am not sure what #3 on the power button and #4 on the volume rocker is for. I would like to replace these buttons with tact switches or something but not sure what I should use as I cannot figure out these extra connections.

_________________
ImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Samsung Blackjack in a Game Boy Case -Build Log-
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:40 pm
Posts: 5
the gameboy lcd holder came from this gameboy or one of the newer models? your build looks fantastic! i've seen one build where a guy used an ipod nano and he used a plug in controller to make soldering the buttons and the layout easier. you can fill in the gaps left by the smaller lcd screen by ordering a replacement screen for the gameboy and painting it. they're super cheap on ebay.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group