I plan to make my GBZ look as close to the original Gameboy as possible. Aside from the glaringly obvious full colour screen, at first glance it should hopefully look just like an original Gameboy, a sleeper GBZ if you will.
- 4 original colour Gameboy buttons
- DMG-01 style screen protector
- Tactile L/R buttons
- Internal WiFi
- Battery meter
- Tiny front-facing low battery/charging indicator
- Raspberry Pi Zero (obviously)
- Teensy LCD (obviously)
- 320x240 Composite 3.5" TFT LCD
- Powerboost 1000
- BangGood 2x3W Class D Audio Amplifier
- Custom 4-button PCB Thanks to grenade44!
- 3M Double-sided phone tape
- Safe Shutdown Circuitry
I managed to source a DMG-01 with missing LCD lines and a corroded battery compartment, so I split the case and cleaned everything thoroughly.
Inside I'm using the existing cartridge slot, and will be retaining the battery compartment mostly intact.
Here's the first cut of the screen window. I plan to make a screen protector with a grey border to hide the unused portion of the LCD.
A quick mock-up to see what things will look like.
Here's where things start to go a little wrong. I cut these holes one day before my 4-button PCB arrived. A second faulty Gameboy is on its way. My plan for this case is to hack up the original PCB and add some buttons for a second GBZ, but that can wait for now.