Here are 10 creative ways to make the most from the game boys that did not make it to 2010!
Yes, this is a Nintendo GameBoy. No, it does not still play games. Yes, it is now an external hardrive… which kicks tail. The screen is actually a printed graphic, and the battery light is actually the hard drive’s LED rearranged to make the mod seem like a working GameBoy.
This has to be the only GameBoy Advance SP in existence… that is controlled by your tongue. The touch sensitive keypad picks up the strokes of your tongue and sends it to a micro-controller chip inside the GameBoy. The micro-controller translates your tongue’s movements into button triggers. You know what I think? That this would be perfect for Yoshi’s Island, but maybe that’s just me.
CD players are overrated. Jordi Bracke had the right idea when he rigged a GameBoy to play CDs via an ATAPI CD-ROM drive. Not so hard to do, really. Just get your hands on a Gameboy, (for casing and track information), a GameBoy cartridge (to connect the ATAPI drive), an ATAPI CD-ROM drive and a 12v-5v power supply… and now you’re good to go.
While it doesn’t have touch screen control just yet, the iBoy rocks. That’s it above; a first gen iPod repacked into the original GameBoy. The buttons were also rewired to control the iPod. This thing just smells of WIN… and, strangely, like 1989 at the same time.
lexis Sepúlveda likes math. And making mods to GameBoys. In a fit of genius and maniacal laughter, he decided to mash the two of them together. This “Calculator Boy” the result.
This is the iPod for games. Kind of hard to accomplish, but this setup is basically just a floppy driver tethered to an original GameBoy. Stock up a floppy disk with ROM games and rock out. You can probably fit 10,000ish games on one disk… but good luck lugging this thing around with you. You’re better off keeping it at home.
Source Worth checking out the source to see his Nuke Cola Quantum mod ( Fallout!)
School sucks. Games are better. Why not take your Texas Instruments TI-8X series calculator and drop in the gizzards of a GameBoy Color? It’s being done (see image above). You can even map the GameBoy controls to match the calculator’s regular keyboard. While those other fools are busy learning calculus and stuff, you’ll be busy owning Super Mario Land.
This is what happens when the original GameBoy and a Casio SK-8 copulate. A DIN connector is the umbilical cord (or something else that’s long and plugs into a hole), and it lets you trigger drum samples with the GameBoy’s buttons. What were the directionals is now a glitch switch that throws effects on the samples being played. Pure funky, zero fail boat.