My “Nuclear Powered Gameboy” uses Tritium tubes as the energy source, which produces a mere 1.5 microwatts of power (that’s 1.5 millionths of a watt).Continue Reading
Bring pixel art to the third dimension with this easy cut out technique.Continue Reading
Travis Brown designs a Game Boy Pocket clone using a Raspberry Pi running Retro Pi emulation software.
All of the electronics were gutted from the case, which was then modified to fit the RPi and other electronics.
The Game Boy Pocket hit the market back in 1996 and is still popular with fans of the handheld gaming system that they can still be bought today. Yeah, there’s nothing like gaming on a black and white screen, which was better than the pea-green screen of the original Game Boy. Those who are fans of the Pocket but would like to have a color screen and be able to play games from other systems should take a look at Travis Brown’s Pocket Pi.Continue Reading
This “Gamegirl” 3D printed Gameboy replica by Adafruit features some seriously upgraded hardware to mark the original’s 25th anniversary. The Raspberry Pi processor allows it to run Gameboy, or even MAME ROMs, and the color touchscreen allows for much better graphics than the original’s grayscale display. Adding to these significant upgrades, the built-in rechargeable battery […]Continue Reading
Apparently, Laura Gallant will be snuggling up with her boyfriend under this handsome gameboy blanket that she made for their anniversary.Continue Reading
This morning’s post about remote controls prompted Austrian maker Markus Hirsch to send a link to a project he’s working on: a GameBoy Advance remote control. The project, which is still in development, calls for adding an ATMEL AVR tiny44 microcontroller, an IR diode and an IR receiver to a GameBoy. Basically, the tiny44 and […]Continue Reading
Today I checked in with Make: Labs to see what our faithful interns are working on, and Kris Magri showed me the setup pictured above. A while back she was given a Tomy i-Sobot and tasked with hacking it. The thing she liked least about the i-Sobot is how complicated and clunky the remote control […]Continue Reading