Installation guide

Megabit Electronic Kit NFC Guide

This is the installation guide for the megabit electronic kit, really similar to daftmike..

 

The kit is fully plug and play and doesn’t require any soldering and come preprogrammed.

So ready to start to install your amazing electronic kit? Let’s go!

Remove the SD Card

Please remove your SD Card installed in the Raspberry Pi, this one will be damaged if you try to insert your Raspberry Pi in your case.

Install the Catch&Lock

The Catch&Lock is included in your kit, just insert it in the square hole and final position.

Front Button Assembly

The front buttons, Power and Reset, are already solder on the front pcb and mounted on the front support.
The Power button is a latching switch, the reset button is a momentary switch.
The red LED is solder on the front pcb.

1- Check the front button holes on your case, these holes must be clean, without plastic chips.
These little plastic chips of 3d residue can make obstruction on the buttons.
2- Align the Power / Reset buttons in the holes and insert the front support to the final position.
No glue is needed but optional.
3- Check your buttons if these one move free. If you feel a resistance, you can remove a little bit of material.
4- Pass the wires between the Catch&Lock and the front of the case, in this way, its will be easier for you to install your raspberry pi & usb extender in the next step. See photo.

The front button is installed.. easy? 😉

USB Extender

1- Insert the usb extender in the lower usb ports of your raspberry pi.
Note – If you have a wireless usb receiver like on the Rii i28C, you must connect it at this time.
2- Pass the wires under the raspberry pi, between the solder, the wires can be crushed by the pi solder and your raspberry could not properly seated on the supports.
3- Wrap the Ribbon cable around the edge of the Raspberry Pi next to the SD Card Slot, see video.
4- Install the Raspberry Pi into the Mini NES Case – Please make attention to the front button wires
Be sure the Raspberry Pi is properly seated on his supports before you screw it.
5- Keep a light pressure on the Raspberry Pi and screw the 4x screws and 4x washers
8- Turn the usb socket in the good orientation and put it into the final position.

                   TIP: Several attempts can be necessary.. keep the wires between solder can be a little bit tricky but an easy task after some try.

The USB Extender and raspberry pi is now installed.. still easy? 🙂

Connect the Mainboard

1- Press down the usb extender wire to clear aera.
2- Align the black connector (Headers 2×8) on the first gpio pins of your raspberry pi (pin 1 to 16) and puch down the mainboard on the final position. see video
***Warning!!! Installing the mainboard on the incorrect pins on the Pi can damage your electronic kit and your raspberry Pi

The Mainboard is now installed.. Already? 🙂

Install the NFC Card reader

1- Under the cartridge tray, figure where the NFC Card reader will be fixed (see video).
2- Take the 2x glue dots(included in the kit) and stick it in place under the cartridge tray.
3- Press down firmly the NFC Card reader at the final position on the glue dots
4- Check the movement to make sure the cartridge tray move free.

The NFC card reader is now installed.. OMG its too easy! 🙂

Install the 5v Fan 25mm

On the latest NES Case model M3, the fan mount is built-in under the top, no screws/glue are needed
*The fan must push the hot air out of the case.
Insert one side in the support and press firmly the flat side at the final position.
On the previous model or Daftmike model:
1- Install the fan mount, you can add 2-3 drop of superglue “crazyglue” to make sure the fan mount is solid.
2- Screw the fan 5v with 4x screws

The Fan is now installed.. Well, I look forward to connect the components…

Connect the components!

On the mainboard:
1- Connect the buttons connector
2- Connect the NFC Card Reader connector
3- Connect the Fan connector
4- Insert your mini SD Card

Your Electronics Kit is now assembled.

Almost done!
Proceed to the Software Install guide to download and add the new files in your Raspberry Pi.