I am realizing that AA batteries are a wasteful solution and that the battery holder is causing the screen to freeze randomly, so I’m switching over to rechargeable batteries using a Adafruit Powerboost 1000C. I don’t see a short and there aren’t any bridged connections causing a short. When I plugged in the Pi Zero to a wall outlet, it runs perfectly fine. I did a test connection with the powerboost 1000c and the Pi Zero powers up just fine. Not only that, people will be able to plug in their system to a wall outlet for long play sessions or to charge the battery at home then play on the go. Portable power that should last much longer. I will update once I 3d print the new shell today.