Mounting Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi is mounted to the piboy-bottom.stl
part with 2 #6-32 x 1/2' Phillips screws. Position the Pi into the bottom enclosure and hold it in place while you fasten the two screws.
The Last Two Wires
Solder wire #2 to the Positive+
pin and #6 to Negative-
pin on the PowerBoost 500.
Solder wire #6 to the negative- pin on the PowerBoost 500.
Mounting LiPoly Charger
The MiniLipo charger is mounted to the piboy-bottom.stl
part with 2 #4 x 3/8' flat Phillips screws. Position the charger near the bottom right of the enclosure with the USB port facing the hole.
Mounting PowerBoost 500
PowerBoost 500 is mounted to the piboy-bottom.stl
part with 2 #4 x 3/8' flat phillips screws. Lay the PCB in the center of the part, just below the Pi with the JST facing towards the bottom. Hold it place while you fasten the screws.
Position the 2200mAh lithium battery to the bottom of piboy-bottom.stl
with the wires facing up. Press it into the clips to snap it into place.
Installing Gamepad PCBs
Grab a chunk of fun-tac or putty and separate it into three pieces. Roll these pieces into strands and carefully tac them to the surface of the three pillars in the center of the piboy-bottom.stl
Position the three PCB over the corresponding platform and press it down to hold it into place. Lay the piboy-top.stl part over and check to see if the traces line up with the button cut outs. Keep adjusting and checking the position of the races to get consistent alignment.
Once you have good alignment, hold the piboy-top.stl part with the inside face up. Place the buttons and elastomer gaskets into the enclosure. Still holding the top part, grab the piboy-bottom.stl (containing all ze electronics) and place it top of piboy-top.stl and snap them together.
This guide was first published on Jul 02, 2014. It was last
updated on Nov 19, 2018.
This page (Final Assembly) was last updated on May 04, 2015.
Use 4 #6-32 x 1/2' flat Phillips screws to secure the piboy-bottom to the piboy-top.stl