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Super Mega Ultra Pi Boy 64 Thingy Build - Raspberry Pi Gameboy Mod

07-21-2014, 10:17 AM
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Super Mega Ultra Pi Boy 64 Thingy Build - Raspberry Pi Gameboy Mod

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So I had been looking (again!) into getting a Gameboy Light, but just like before, found that they are still expensive and mostly in bad condition.

I recently found a Gameboy at Goodwill for $5.00, but the battery had leaked and the PCB was not salvageable.

Anyways, long story short, I started working on incorporating a Raspberry Pi with the Gameboy. I had seen some done in the past and this looked like a great little project to get involved with.



Here's the complete detail with some overview videos, build log and everything I went through to get it built.

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Last edited by MicroByte; 07-21-2014 at 10:19 AM.
07-21-2014, 10:51 AM
#2
Cool. I use to own a video game store, I had no idea those would be sought after one day.

07-22-2014, 08:56 AM
#3
really cool that you made that yourself, but why not just jailbreak your phone and have access to every pre ps1 system, without the need to carry around a second device with you. i just bring my phone and a ps3 controller and i got everything from pokemon to symphonies of the night ready at a moments notice.
07-22-2014, 09:48 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mekanikal fiend View Post
really cool that you made that yourself, but why not just jailbreak your phone and have access to every pre ps1 system, without the need to carry around a second device with you. i just bring my phone and a ps3 controller and i got everything from pokemon to symphonies of the night ready at a moments notice.
But by carrying a PS3 controller, you somewhat are carrying a second device, aren't you?

I did this more for nostalgic reasons. As a young teen, the Gameboy blew me away when my friend got one. I was amazed by the fact that you could play Mario anywhere. Over the years, it has remained one of my favorite systems/handhelds and it was something that just seemed like a fun & challenging project to go through (which it was).

I really don't play as many games on the go, most of my gaming happens at home so I don't really carry it around with me.

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Jetpack Joyride: all 125 medals :: Golden Tophat winner :: Special Half-Brick Prize
Playing: Sonic Racing Transformed | Giant Boulder of Death | Dead Trigger 2 | Jetpack Joyride
07-22-2014, 11:33 AM
#5
This is very cool. Did you see that this made it on Polygon? http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/22/592...y-raspberry-pi
07-22-2014, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by laxking97 View Post
This is very cool. Did you see that this made it on Polygon? http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/22/592...y-raspberry-pi
I saw that, could not freaking believe it!

Also found it here:

http://time.com/3019189/game-boy-raspberry-pi/

http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/21/thi...classic-games/

http://www.gonintendo.com/s/233482-g...oles-portables

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Jetpack Joyride: all 125 medals :: Golden Tophat winner :: Special Half-Brick Prize
Playing: Sonic Racing Transformed | Giant Boulder of Death | Dead Trigger 2 | Jetpack Joyride
07-28-2014, 07:23 AM
#8
Great way to use a Raspberry Pi
07-28-2014, 11:04 PM
#9
Oh wow I actually read about this in an article the other day. Congrats on the internet exposure.

I was planning on doing something similar-ish with an NES. The pi really is a nifty little device.

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