Raspberry Pi 3a+ & Funnyplaying IPS V2 compatible with Freeplay CM3 PCB?
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Hi all, I know the CM3 PCB is meant to work with the screen sold by Freeplay, but I already own a Raspberry Pi 3A+ and I was wondering if I should go with the Freeplay or the Funnyplaying V2 screen? Now, The ribbon connector would be something that I'd have to manually solder to the "Display" connector on the Pi, or the GPIO, right? I have found the GPIO pinout but haven't yet found a pinout for either screen. If someone could help me please. THANKS!
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Hi virtualnate.

No, I think this wouldn't work out for you. I think your Pi 3A+ could be made to work with the Freeplay Zero, but we don't have any of those in stock at the moment. We're working on a redesign that might be ready in a couple weeks.

Another guy paired the Pi 3A+ with the Freeplay Zero. You can see how that worked out here: https://forum.freeplaytech.com/showthread.php?tid=4781

The Funnyplaying IPS screen has nothing to do with the Freeplay kits or any Raspberry Pi stuff. I think you're getting things mixed up. The Funnyplaying IPS screen is meant for an actual GBA system circuit board. The Freeplay stuff is meant to fit in a GBA style shell, but it's not a GBA.
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(01-19-2022, 05:22 AM)Flavor Wrote: Hi virtualnate.

No, I think this wouldn't work out for you.  I think your Pi 3A+ could be made to work with the Freeplay Zero, but we don't have any of those in stock at the moment.  We're working on a redesign that might be ready in a couple weeks. 

Another guy paired the Pi 3A+ with the Freeplay Zero.  You can see how that worked out here: https://forum.freeplaytech.com/showthread.php?tid=4781

The Funnyplaying IPS screen has nothing to do with the Freeplay kits or any Raspberry Pi stuff.  I think you're getting things mixed up.  The Funnyplaying IPS screen is meant for an actual GBA system circuit board.  The Freeplay stuff is meant to fit in a GBA style shell, but it's not a GBA.

Thanks so much for the clarification. I wish there was a way to at least solder the LCD screen you sell to the 3A+ GPIO or even the Display connector. In that case, I'm stuck with a 3A+ board without a proper screen unfortunately Sad . Do you know of a good compatible screen the size of the GBA for the 3A+? Almost all of the screens that I've seen for the Pi 3A+ are not really designed for gaming but rather for sensors and stuff and there's tons of screen tearing, flickering, and FPS dips. Oh boy, I'm such a noob!  Huh
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(01-21-2022, 01:18 PM)virtualnate Wrote:
(01-19-2022, 05:22 AM)Flavor Wrote: Hi virtualnate.

No, I think this wouldn't work out for you.  I think your Pi 3A+ could be made to work with the Freeplay Zero, but we don't have any of those in stock at the moment.  We're working on a redesign that might be ready in a couple weeks. 

Another guy paired the Pi 3A+ with the Freeplay Zero.  You can see how that worked out here: https://forum.freeplaytech.com/showthread.php?tid=4781

The Funnyplaying IPS screen has nothing to do with the Freeplay kits or any Raspberry Pi stuff.  I think you're getting things mixed up.  The Funnyplaying IPS screen is meant for an actual GBA system circuit board.  The Freeplay stuff is meant to fit in a GBA style shell, but it's not a GBA.

Thanks so much for the clarification. I wish there was a way to at least solder the LCD screen you sell to the 3A+ GPIO or even the Display connector. In that case, I'm stuck with a 3A+ board without a proper screen unfortunately Sad . Do you know of a good compatible screen the size of the GBA for the 3A+? Almost all of the screens that I've seen for the Pi 3A+ are not really designed for gaming but rather for sensors and stuff and there's tons of screen tearing, flickering, and FPS dips. Oh boy, I'm such a noob!  Huh

Check out a YouTube channel called ETA Prime, you should be able to find something there. 
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