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Can’t find an old Gameboy or unwilling to destroy one? You can still get a cool Gameboy hack with Adafruit’s DIY Gameboy. The PiGRRL is a Raspberry Pi based game emulator built into a 3D printed Gameboy case. The PiGRRL web page on Adafruit’s site includes all the info you need to build one for yourself.

Print your Gameboy case in whatever color you like.Photo by Noe Ruiz CC BY-SA 3.0.

Print your Gameboy case in whatever color you like.
Photo by Noe Ruiz CC BY-SA 3.0.

Parts for the PiGRRL DIY Gameboy.Photo by Noe Ruiz CC BY-SA 3.0.

Parts for the PiGRRL DIY Gameboy.
Photo by Noe Ruiz CC BY-SA 3.0.

3D printed Gameboy case.Photo by Noe Ruiz CC BY-SA 3.0.

3D printed Gameboy case.
Photo by Noe Ruiz CC BY-SA 3.0.

Soldering the PiTFT mini touch screen.Photo by Noe Ruiz CC BY-SA 3.0.

Soldering the PiTFT mini touch screen.
Photo by Noe Ruiz CC BY-SA 3.0.

Assembling the Adafruit DIY Gameboy. Photo by Noe Ruiz CC BY-SA 3.0.

Assembling the Adafruit DIY Gameboy.
Photo by Noe Ruiz CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Andrew Terranova

Andrew Terranova is an electrical engineer, writer and an electronics and robotics hobbyist. He is an active member of the Let’s Make Robots community, and handles public relations for the site.
Andrew has created and curated robotics exhibits for the Children’s Museum of Somerset County, NJ and taught robotics classes for the Kaleidoscope Learning Center in Blairstown, NJ and for a public primary school. Andrew is always looking for ways to engage makers and educators.


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