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Ode to the Gameboy: 10 Projects Based on the Iconic Portable Nintendo
Original Nintendo Gameboy. Photo by William Warby CC BY 2.0.
Original Nintendo Gameboy.
Photo by William Warby CC BY 2.0.

When the Nintendo Gameboy was first released in 1989, it was a tremendous commercial success. Gameboy developed a following among gamers that is in many ways still alive to this day.

Here are 10 awesome projects inspired by the venerable Gameboy. Some merge the latest maker electronics with late-80s Gameboy technology. Others are more nostalgia pieces without much function, but plenty of creativity. Any way you look at it, these are lots of fun. So check them out!

Click a project from the list below or use the numbered buttons at the bottom of this post to navigate through these wonderful visits to the mis-spent youth of early 90s kids.

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Andrew Terranova is an electrical engineer, writer and author of How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers. Andrew is also an electronics and robotics enthusiast and has created and curated robotics exhibits for the Children's Museum of Somerset County, NJ and taught robotics classes for the Kaleidoscope Enrichment in Blairstown, NJ and for a public primary school. Andrew is always looking for ways to engage makers and educators.

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