Retro Challenge - 2015/07 - Day 3

Battery & Charging Circuit

Well some parts I'd ordered arrived so I decided to solder them together to test out the chargeable battery.

Here is the current charging circuit connected to the mains and the Gonbez. I can remove the power from the main socket and the battery takes over.

This should hopefully provide a 5v input which will charge the LiPo battery when the unit is plugged in. I intend to wire a switch in between the charging board and the step-up board so that I can turn off the machine without stopping it charging.

The charge circuit takes 5v in but the battery is 3.7v. To be able to supply the 5v needed for all the internal boards I am using a step-up board that will take the 3.7v to 5v. I have tried it with the Gonbez board and it runs this ok.

Mini TV Screen

I have a very small TV screen which I bought. The next step is to wire up the screen check it works with the output from the BBC.

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