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Tag: Game Boy

Game Boy Controls a Drone: Nintendrone

Game Boy Controls a Drone: Nintendrone
Get that old Nintendo Game Boy out of the attic folks. It just got a new modern use. Gautier Hattenberger has figured out a way to control a drone using the old handheld gaming brick. Now he’s flying with power!

A Working Pokémon Game Inside a Game Boy Advance Inside of Minecraft

A Working Pokémon Game Inside a Game Boy Advance Inside of Minecraft
Minecraft is the digital equivalent of LEGO. You can build almost anything you can imagine inside the game. People imagine quite a lot and they all build their dreams. Redditor Requag recently built a working version of Pokémon Fire Red within the world of Minecraft. 

Game Boy Bottle Openers: Nintendopeners

Game Boy Bottle Openers: Nintendopeners
The next time you are working up a thirst playing games on your favorite retro handheld from the ’80s, grab the appropriate bottle opener and have a cold beer. These Game Boy Bottle Openers are perfect for the occasion.

Hyperkin Smart Boy to Launch in December for Android

Hyperkin Smart Boy to Launch in December for Android
Remember that Hyperkin Smart Boy case thingy that we saw last year? It was a case that slid onto an iPhone and turned it into a GameBoy from the Nintendo days. Turns out it was originally an April Fool’s joke, but enough interest was there that Hyperkin decided to build it.

Raspberry Pi Game Boy Case Mod Has microSD Card Slot in Cartridge: Game Boy Zero

Raspberry Pi Game Boy Case Mod Has microSD Card Slot in Cartridge: Game Boy Zero
Another day, another Raspberry Pi retro emulator in a Game Boy case. But Redditor wermy426’s Game Boy Zero deserves its own post because it has a couple of neat features. The main one is that he loads software on the Pi by inserting a cartridge, just as you would load a game on a normal Game Boy.

Raspberry Pi Zero Game Boy Case Mod: Maker Man Zero

Raspberry Pi Zero Game Boy Case Mod: Maker Man Zero
We’ve seen the Raspberry Pi 2 stuffed inside the case of the original Game Boy to make a retro handheld gaming sytem. Redditor bentika did the same but with the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero. The tiny board made the project cheaper, but no less complex.

Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Runs On An Actual Game Boy: Nestendo

Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Runs On An Actual Game Boy: Nestendo
We’ve seen a couple of huge Game Boy replicas, but they were actually running off of a Raspberry Pi. With the help of Parker Dillman aka The Longhorn Engineer, The Ben Heck Show was able to connect a Game Boy to a VGA monitor to create a nearly 7:1 scale replica.

Adafruit PiGRRL 2 Raspberry Pi Gaming Handheld: Make Boy

Adafruit PiGRRL 2 Raspberry Pi Gaming Handheld: Make Boy
Adafruit made it easier to turn the Raspberry Pi into a retro gaming handheld by designing 3D printable cases. Now they’re simplifying the process by designing an internal component: a custom PCB for the gamepad. Adafruit says its custom circuit board cuts the PiGRRL 2’s build time in half because with it you don’t need to wire the buttons.

Beautiful Big Screen Game Boy Concept: Game Boy XL

Beautiful Big Screen Game Boy Concept: Game Boy XL
This Game Boy concept from German designer Florian Renner is sleek and beautiful. It re-imagines the classic handheld Game Boy for the modern world. It’s called the “game boy up1”. I like it. Hell, I wish I could buy it.

Pixel Vision Retro Portable Game System: Game Boy Advance SR

Pixel Vision Retro Portable Game System: Game Boy Advance SR
A few months ago we checked out Love Hultén’s PE358, a retro handheld inspired by the Game Boy Advance SP. It seems like that got a lot of people’s attention, because Love is now offering the Pixel Vision, a limited edition production version of the PE358.

Provenance Retro Video Game Emulator for Apple TV: The Past of Television is Here

Provenance Retro Video Game Emulator for Apple TV: The Past of Television is Here
Here’s the funny thing about video games. It gets harder to get a hold of games from 5 to 10 years ago, but it becomes easier to play games from 30 years ago. Aside from their original consoles, you can play 8-bit and 16-bit games on your computer, mobile device or on your own DIY console.

Game Boy Electric Guitar: Play It Loud

Game Boy Electric Guitar: Play It Loud
Bit Fix’s Game Boy Classic modding competition brought us Mod Purist’s silly Game Boy fridge. Here’s fibbef’s contribution to the contest, an electric guitar that also looks and plays like the classic Nintendo handheld. Fibbef used a Raspberry Pi B+ and RetroPie for the emulation, then made the buttons and guitar body from scratch.

Game Boy Refrigerator Mod: Now You’re Playing with Freon

Game Boy Refrigerator Mod: Now You’re Playing with Freon
When Daniel d’Entremont aka Mod Purist saw the FreezerBoy Game Boy fridge magnets, he asked himself the classic Maker’s Question: Why not? So he turned a mini fridge into a functioning Nintendo Game Boy. Daniel’s Cold Boy is powered by a Raspberry Pi 2 running RetroPie, which means that it can emulate other old consoles as well.

Love Hulten’s PE358 & Battlecade: Game Boy & Game Twins

Love Hulten’s PE358 & Battlecade: Game Boy & Game Twins
Retro gadget maker Love Hulten recently showed off two of his latest creations, both of which are gaming systems. The PE358 is a Nintendo emulator inspired by the Game Boy Advance SP, while the Battlecade is a kickass two-player arcade machine inspired by the likes of Battleship.

Raspberry Pi Retro Console with Two Halves: Game Boy SPlit

Raspberry Pi Retro Console with Two Halves: Game Boy SPlit
Inspired by Adafruit’s PiGRRL, Thingiverse member Jooxoe3i made his own Raspberry Pi retro console. But he wanted to make it as small as possible, so he came up with a two-part build. The upper half of the console contains the Raspberry Pi and the PiTFT 2.4″ screen, while the lower half is the USB controller.

Ayaka Matsuno’s Retro Geeky Cookies: Game Girl Scout

Ayaka Matsuno’s Retro Geeky Cookies: Game Girl Scout
Ayaka Matsuno loves to make edgy cakes, cookies and other pastries. Her edible pop art ranges from depictions of sneakers, cartoon sketches and animals. She also made cookie versions of classic geek items: life-size Game Boy cartridges and cassette tapes as well as a tiny Super Famicom with an equally small TV.

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