Freeplay, Raspberry Pi CM3 Aluminum Machined Shell
Freeplay, Raspberry Pi CM3 Aluminum Machined Shell
Freeplay, Raspberry Pi CM3 Aluminum Machined Shell
Freeplay, Raspberry Pi CM3 Aluminum Machined Shell
Freeplay, Raspberry Pi CM3 Aluminum Machined Shell
Freeplay, Raspberry Pi CM3 Aluminum Machined Shell
Freeplay, Raspberry Pi CM3 Aluminum Machined Shell

Freeplay, Raspberry Pi CM3 Aluminum Machined Shell

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 Freeplay Emulator Shell

This a fully machined set of aluminum front and rear housings designed to be a drop in fit for Freeplay Tech's PCB.  Freeplay's board uses the CM3 Raspberry Pi. 

Features

  • This latest design is now two parts - a front and rear
  • Full screen - This housing allows the screen to drop in, and use the full screen size
  • This is for the front and intermediate housing only. Buttons/D-pad, front glass and other parts are now purchased separately
  • The new rear shell has space for heat sink, fan and mounting of one (or two) speakers
  • If holes are drilled, rear buttons can be used
  • Front housing has cutouts to use two Sony PSP-1000 joysticks

Other items you will need:

  • Freeplay CM3
  • Replacement plastic shoulder buttons available as a set.  You will only need the top trigger buttons 
  • Replacement conductive button silicone.  You'll only need the D-pad silicone from the set.
  • A custom glass lens - This is a custom boxypixel lens that has a black boarder sized for full screen viewing.  
  • Buttons - The A,B,X,Y buttons and the directional keypad are machined aluminum and available for purchase.  Any plastic game boy advance D-pad can be used.  HOWEVER the A,B,X,Y buttons are custom to this shell.  You can purchase them here, or download and print 3D printed buttons I have uploaded on thingiverse.
  • 2x Sony PSP-1000 joysticks

Basic assembly help is here.

 Other items you will need are listed above.  If you are interested in add a laser etching to the front of your shell, add the laser etching service  to your order.

Freeplay info on adding the joysticks: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13ztk8Kr4_ORlY7lxX8KTQxo5e22cAsnQaAz2oZtT_ok/edit

If you find a part out of stock, visit our central location for part availability. It shows what colors are on order and also an estimated time to receive parts.  Here are updates on parts:  https://www.boxypixel.com/pages/product-availability   

Please refer to our FAQ page if you have further questions.

Notes:

1.  These parts save considerable time vs. cutting a plastic shell.  However, there still needs to be some DIY ability to correctly wire, configure, and adjust some Nintendo parts to fit.

2. Unfortunately, these cannot be mixed with previous version.  (The rear from this will not fit the front from an old version)

3. Freeplay allows a few different configurations for buttons on their boards.  In order to use these boxy pixel shells you must use the Freeplay silicone "nipple" type switches for the A,B,X and Y buttons. (See sample PCB in images)

4.  This housing may (or may not) fit the Freeplay Zero if your PCB board has 4 rubber nipple type buttons. I cannot offer support for fitting if you chose to do so.

5.  The included fasteners may be too long in some instances.  Do not force, and either cut them, or order M2x4mm long fasteners.