Worklog Card boy retropie handheld

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This is the worklog for my retropie handheld using a raspberry pi 3b I had lying around, I am very new to this and am currently working out how it will be powered but I have a design measured and will later try and make a cad model for it, I am hoping the skills I learn from this will help me in the future to make a Wii portable which is my end goad but I figured I need to take baby steps yet, heck I haven't even got a soldering iron yet but I'll buy one with my next paycheck.
 

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started work on the model but gave up due to not knowing the software that well, gonna do more research, im using freecad pls tell me if you know a better alternative
 

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Fusion360 is a free and easy to learn CAD software that most of us use. There are heaps of official tutorials for it
 
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im going to use 3ds stickboxes cos i like them and i think they might be easier to customize, ive just ordered them in red and black
 

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3DS sliders may need manual calibration due to the range on them being lesser than a conventional joystick or joycon joystick
 
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the cad model is finished, im proud of what i have done, i am now going to order it off pcbway since i dont have a 3d printer, im not going to implement full removability of stuff because 1, glue is easy 2, i can transfer all the files i need onto it wirelessly, and 3, im lazy. ive ordered the 3ds sliders and caps although i am not sure how exactly im going to get the buttons, either resin casting or sanding wood to fit, custom button pcbs will be ordered after i get it in hand and get a idea of how much space im working with.
 
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just found out how hard it is to have 2 joysticks and a d pad so left joystick and left d pad will share inputs
 

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The pi probably needs to be flashed with a module to support said screen. There are many 30 pin LCDs and they all require different handling
 
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