Sighted at last week’s Ohayocon 2009 in Columbus, Ohio, some dude went all out with this life size Nintendo Game Boy costume that’s actually playable.
The cardboard Game Boy shell is a little janky, but the wearer deserves mad props for the fully-functional Game Boy emulator, running Tetris on a laptop screen.
Sure, you can pick up a used Gameboy for about $20 bucks over on eBay these days, but why buy one when you could build one for yourself?
Matt over at Liquidware decided to build an “open source Gameboy” (known as the Gamepack) using off-the-shelf parts, including the modder-friendly Arduino microprocessor.
Not only can this portable media player crank out movies and music, but it can play games from classic consoles from Nintendo and SEGA too. It can even charge itself or other devices with its built-in solar panels.
I was buzzing about over on the wonderful world of Etsy today, when I came across these absolutely awesome plush versions of popular portable electronic gadgets. French textile artist Kmila Rodz handcrafts these super special soft systems using felt, needle and thread, with a just a dash of love thrown in.
These ostentatious shoes and boots are embedded with working Gameboys. The best part? You can pop out the Gameboys and play with them!
Like almost every other cutting-edge, kooky techno-fashion mashup, these have been spotted on teenage girls in Japan.
These clever cases may look like retro Nintendo technology, but they’re actually designed to keep your spankin’ new Nintendo DS Lite safe and cosy.
Artist janis13 creates these great classic Gameboy and NES Controller pouches which are just the right size for the DS Lite.
I think some of us in the world would be likely to 1) get frustrated and/or 2) discard a broken handheld electronic game pretty quickly if we couldn’t fix it. Or is it just me? Whatever the answer is, I know the resourceful Josh Burker would bust a different move.
This portable gaming beast not only plays games from three classic Nintendo systems, it runs on the power of the sun. Out of the box, the player can handle NES/Famicom, Gameboy and Gameboy Color titles, as long as you can get the ROMs transfered to an SD card.
What’s got 8 tentacles and the brains of a Nintendo GameBoy? It’s an 8-bit music maker’s dream, that’s what. Electronic musician Joey Mariano (aka “Animal Style“) took an old GameBoy Color system and built a custom controller for it that uses 8 individual foot pedal controllers to jam out on the device.
While it’s certainly not the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, you’ve got to hand it to this casemodder for his gumption.
This supremely modified Nintendo Gameboy has become host to an entire Windows XP computer.
This new MP3 player out of Korea features one special capability that makes it truly stand out from the crowd – it plays emulated video games.
The Plezo PMG-250 media player features technology that lets it play classic (and not so classic) games from Sega MegaDrive, Nintendo NES and GameBoy Color consoles.
If you’ve ever tried to crack open your video game console for curiosity’s sake (or other, more devious purposes), you know how challenging it can be to find all of the right tools to get the job done without damaging your console.