Hacked Game Boy with Raspberry Pi Power


This Game Boy is like no other - there have been a few versions out there that have been hacked - this one is just a little bit special.

 Tech Whizz Wermy - explains how he does it in the video below:

So this is no ordinary Game Boy and has some totally amazing features. The thing that makes it stand out the most is the original Game Boy cart that has been adapted into a SD card reader to act as a custom Game Boy cart with SD Power with Retro Pi!

 Hacked Game Boy Raspberry Pi 3

So you have emulation station running as a top emulator - you can download so many games and systems here - Game Boy Advanced to MAME so you can fire up arcade games too. All you retro gaming options are here. Just imagine playing Game Gear or Atari Lynx games on this too! All safely saved on the cute custom Raspberry Pi cart. We want one! 

Here is a list of parts used - text taken from Wermy post on Youtube.

You can follow him here: WERMY YOUTUBE

3.5” composite display: https://www.adafruit.com/products/913 
A word of advice on these composite screens: make the wire connecting it to your Pi as short as possible to reduce noise. Adding some shielding helps too. You can get them cheaper elsewhere, especially if you rip one out of a backup camera system on ebay or something, but the Adafruit one is well documented, easy to convert to run on 5v, and I knew the size of the controller board and screen housing before buying, so that was nice.

Micro USB breakout for charging port: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12035

2000mAh LiPo battery: https://www.adafruit.com/products/2011
There is actually a little more room in there, so I will likely upgrade this to the 2500mAh battery adafruit carries.

Lipo charging board: https://www.adafruit.com/products/2465

Audio amplifier: https://www.adafruit.com/products/2130

Speaker: https://www.adafruit.com/products/1890
Sounds pretty good and fits well inside the original speaker spot

Teensy LC: http://www.amazon.com/PJRC-Teensy-LC/...
Used this to wire up the controls and have them show up as a USB keyboard in Emulationstation. You could use GPIO for the buttons if you want, but I wanted a Teensy to add some multicolor status LEDs later on down the road anyway. Plus it makes it easier to upgrade the Pi Zero in the future if they come out with a Pi Zero 2 or something.

Hacked Game Boy Raspberry Pi 2 

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