By the end of this series, we will either have a working GameShell or a total disaster. Let’s hope it’s a working GameShell. Starting from today, you will get to see the journey of the GameShell assembly from start to finish.
[Disclosure: We would like to thank Clockwork for sending us a unit of a GameShell. ]
We will be using a spruce cutter and a blade. Spruce cutters can be purchased at your local hardware shop or any toy modeling shop. A blade will do the job but it won’t be the best. So do get a cutter if you can.
Today we build the Screen (I) and Mainboard (II).
Day 01 – Screen
1. Cutting the pieces.
2. At instruction ‘C1’, don’t be afraid of flattening the cable.
3. There is a green tab that holds the protective layer for the display. Remove it by peeling it off. Although it isn’t mentioned in the instructions, it seemed logical to do it.
3. Next we put on the display casing.
Day 01 – Mainboard
1. This is the mainboard.
2. Attach the mainboard casing.
3. Also included is a Micro SD card.
4. Insert the card into the Micro SD slot.
Day 01 – Completed
Here are the completed display and mainboard. Overall, today was pretty straightforward, save for some minor guessing!
Ready for the next step?