Game Boy Zero Guides and Giveaway

So here’s the plan:  I’ll be chopping up the Game Boy Zero guide into several chunks.  I’ll be building another one and taking a lot more videos and pictures every step of the way this time around.  When I’m done, I’ll pick a random person to give the finished product away to!  Check out the box at the end of each post to enter.

The first part of the guide should be up in a day or two, and will be all about getting the GB case all drilled out and modified for the bigger screen, extra buttons and all the other stuff we’ll be adding on the inside.

You can find a list of parts/tools required here: ‎

So, either follow along and build your own, or enter below to win one (or both!)!  The end-date on the contest is a little ways out (end of May) because some of the parts are hard to find right now.  See you soon!

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  1. April 10, 2016

    This is awesome !!

    Looking forward to more from you in the future ^_^”

    * also I have subscribed *

  2. April 10, 2016

    OMG, I want to win this!!!!!!!, thanks for your tutorial by the way, if I don’t win I’ll make my own ;). THANKS!

  3. Kyle Leutzinger
    April 10, 2016

    Really exited for your new mods and guides, and i’ve also subscribed to your youtube channel to see what the future has in store. Keep it up dude!
    P.S. Really waiting on the guide so I can build my own.

  4. David
    April 10, 2016

    I very super mega LIKED

  5. Estonah
    April 10, 2016

    Jep, it’s awesome

    I have bought some parts, at the china dealer my confidence. (Delivery time 1 month ^^)
    Many thinks by adafruit are out of stock at this time :/

    In a few months I have my own Game Boy Zero 😀

  6. Darien
    April 10, 2016

    Would be awesome to have a beast like this, can’t believe you managed to fit all of this on a portable system, keep up the good work.

  7. Andy
    April 11, 2016

    This is a really neat build! Can’t wait to see the step by step, might give it a go to as a little project while recovering from chemo. Good luck to everyone entering for the giveaway!

  8. D
    April 11, 2016

    Wait, what about the buttons for L+R?

    • April 11, 2016

      Yep, Kitcsch Bent has some really cool stuff, for sure! There’s just something neat about using actual DMG hardware for something like this though, I think.

  9. April 11, 2016

    Following this since I saw it pop up on Reddit and I’ve gotta say…
    I’d love to buy one / make one .. or successfully won this one!

    But what you got now is amazing, I can’t wait to see if you decide to ever update your build or improve it in someway. Still I’ll follow to keep updated!

  10. Cyberex
    April 11, 2016

    I wanna make this so bad, but the thing is the shipping from US to Romania will be a LOT.

    Is there any other site where i can buy all these parts?

  11. Yannick Labrecque
    April 11, 2016

    Your mod looks so awesome.
    Looking forward to making one myself.

  12. Paulo
    April 11, 2016

    Wooow!! Great job,

  13. Lo
    April 11, 2016

    Really great work, I’m soo in need of this 😉

    Thanks for sharing your creativity !

  14. April 11, 2016

    Amazing Work – we all Love you 🙂

  15. Wil
    April 11, 2016

    Awesome job on this project, I’ve been following it for a few days and already started to replicate what you’ve done here. Got my Pi zero from my local Micro Center last weekend! What wattage did you use for your resistors? Thanks!

  16. f8
    April 11, 2016

    This is awesome. A retro-retro-pi, so to speak 😀

  17. Quicks
    April 11, 2016

    Oh god, damn.. Soooo awesome!!
    Now i’m happy, i didn’t throw my old GB with broken display apart 😀
    looking forward to the guides
    Thank you!!

  18. Yaniv
    April 11, 2016

    Getting a little pricey but I’ve managed to get all the parts and tools minus the pi zero. Can’t wait to get started on this. Thanks for putting together a tutorial, really excellent execution!

  19. @DaveHallmon
    April 11, 2016

    If you had a class or a meetup I would be there 🙂 If you end up selling, I’d be a buyer 🙂

  20. Utopia
    April 11, 2016

    What an excellent idea, this project is inspiring!
    I love seeing creative projects such as this! I’m supporting you all the way and hope that this gets more attention! I’ve entered every option possible and hope I am the lucky one to get my hands on this work of love, crafted by the original creator himself. If not I will take a stab and making one myself but cheers to your idea and cheers to hopefully winning!

  21. Jonas
    April 11, 2016

    I try to win this, but I would make my own if I don’t win! 🙂

  22. Luc Perron
    April 11, 2016

    Just wanted to enter your contest to win one. This is pretty cool and I would love to show it off.

  23. April 11, 2016

    Man I’m such in awe with your build!! Your Custom Cartidge is by far the best part of the build, kudos to the time and effort you put into it man!

  24. Mike Scharton
    April 12, 2016

    This would be the coolest thing in the world to own!!! If one of us doesn’t win, would you have a price for one? Lack the technical skills to build one.

  25. Lars Reifschlaeger
    April 12, 2016

    Does it need to be a Pi zero or can I also use a Pi 3? It has Bluetooth and WiFi built-in…

    • April 12, 2016

      If you used a Pi 2 or 3 you would likely need to leave out the cartridge reader. On top of that, the Pi 3 uses WAY more power than previous Pis and generates substantially more heat – I think those would both be big problems in a project like this. 🙁

      • Mthngn
        May 9, 2016

        Yes, but you can play in Street Fighter 3 with a Pi3!!! :p

        In a first time, I’d prefer to fab a Game Boy Zero with its fabulous cardbridge but it’s very difficult to find a Pi0.


  26. Joey
    April 12, 2016

    This is a great modification and something that would catch anyone’s attention who’s into emulation or video games. The old gameboy frame with the updated screen and ports looks amazing. great job really! anyone would be extremely lucky to own this!!!

  27. Jessen
    April 12, 2016

    Well done sir. Hats off

  28. Jonas Strassel
    April 12, 2016

    Looks awesome. Will try to build that one with the c.h.i.p. as a base, if I don’t win!

  29. Nico
    April 12, 2016

    This is so undeniably cool! Have been trying to get my hands on one of those Pi Zeros, but turns out it’s quite difficult to find them here in Germany.

  30. Max
    April 12, 2016

    I’m really super excited about your guide. Please keep it up ! I’m not good with electronic stuff, so you’re my main hope to make one myself 🙂
    Do you think it’s possible to make one in a GameBoy Color case ?

    • April 12, 2016

      I’m sure you could get something working, but I think it would probably be thin enough that you would have to forego the cartridge reader. :\

  31. Don
    April 12, 2016

    There’s no way I would ever be able to make one of these so I can only hope to win one 🙂 Also, great work by the way!

  32. Eric
    April 12, 2016

    This is motivating me to get my 9 year old components to build his own computer! Start them young. I would love to be able to do this myself but it is out of my skill set. Hopefully he will build me one in 5-10 years 🙂

  33. April 12, 2016

    I did this for nothing, I’m EUROPEAN :'( :'( :'(

    • Simone
      April 12, 2016

      You can’t have it if you’re European? Where is it stated? :C

  34. Eduardo Moraes
    April 12, 2016

    I’m not a US resident, but I’d gladly pay any shiping costs to have this beauty. So please man, if it happen to me to win the prize, please let me have it, pleeeeease!!!

  35. Eduardo Moraes
    April 12, 2016

    I would never found the pieces necessary to build one my own here in Brazil. Even if I find (probably having to import it from China via Ebay), it would cost at least twice the price! So again, if it happen to me to win, please don’t let me lose it! I will go to the US to get this personally if necessary!!!

  36. Tom
    April 12, 2016

    Hey there. Thanks for your informations, now I want to build my own GBZ too.

    Can you answer me the two questions?
    1. How did you managed the voltage for the display (6-12V) from 5V
    2. Are the resistors parallel or straight wired?
    (sorry for my bad english and greetings from Germany)

  37. Zack
    April 12, 2016

    Thank you so much for putting up this blog! I will be following you every step of the way. I have gathered almost all of the parts needed and I’m kind of a noob to some of these mods so this will really help. Do you think it would be possible to install wifi instead of Bluetooth and be able to switch the micro sd cards back and forth between retropi and kodi? Could even make another cartridge and have one for each. Something I’m considering but didn’t know the plausibility.

  38. Jeff
    April 12, 2016

    This looks great! Thanks for setting up the site and providing the step-by-step instructions, I have wanted to make one of these for a long time and this will be a huge help.

  39. Aztectrev
    April 12, 2016

    With the display was there a specific reason to go with composite? I’ve gotten a HAT 3.2 display which clips directly on the PI so perhaps I’ll do it that way

  40. aoisoraa
    April 13, 2016

    Your site looks really clean 🙂

    If I may enter to win the gameboy that you make then I would be ecstatic.

    Playing old games on my phone with emulator has always been possible but it never felt right using on screen controls.

    Would love to make one of these myself since you posted instructions but I can’t solder…

  41. Tom morawski
    April 13, 2016

    That is awesome but I never win and don’t have skill to build it so I will just enjoy your videos and wish

  42. Weston
    April 13, 2016

    I really want this let’s hope that I get lucky (it is in the month of my birthday after all

  43. April 13, 2016

    On so many levels I’m excited for this product and guide into how we can make such an awesome pocket emulator! Personally i really want one, but I would love to make a more durable version for my younger autistic brother. He is a huge fan of so many games and it has become a challenge to keep track of all the old game disks and consoles for him to continue to enjoy all of his games. With something like this he would have so much more freedom to enjoy his games where ever he wants all from one console. For myself i would love to have such an amazing gaming tool. Anyways i could ramble on for awhile about how cool this product is… but i just wanted to get it out there I want to learn this craft so i may help my brother!

  44. Charlotte Adamowivcz
    April 13, 2016

    Hi !
    This stuff is awesome !
    I don’t live in the USA ( so, I’m not a resident of the united states… ) , but I have a shipping adress there ( in Nevada ).
    Can I enter the contest ?
    I have never tried doing such a project, but since I have all the tools, maybe I’ll try to get the materials and give it a try anyway !
    I can’t wait to see your guides !

  45. April 13, 2016

    Hey! First of all, I just wanna say wow. This is awesome and you are awesome for doing it but above all else you are awesome for making an in depth how to (even if you haven’t quite done it yet). I did some math based on the list of things you typed up and also included the cost of a usb bluetooth dongle and including individual shipping costs I’ve estimated this is about a $200 project, and for what it accomplishes I’d say that’s pretty amazing.
    That being said, I’m curious about what all you can do with this thing. Obviously it can run all kinds of emulators, but my first question is where is the roof on that? Could you play something as intensive as a PS1 or N64 emulator? Or are you limited to SNES, Genesis, and lower generations? Also, what exactly do you use the bluetooth capabilities for? Could you potentially connect a second controller and map it out for use? Could you run software on this that is capable of playing your media files? If so, is the playback or output limited in quality or could you potentially drive 1080p through the HDMI out without issue? Other than emulation and potential media playback, what can this thing do? I’m dying to know the full potential of this device, honestly.

  46. NC
    April 13, 2016

    You should edit the blog with some referral links to Amazon. May put a few dollars in your pocket for the hard work!

  47. Luca Hofmann
    April 13, 2016

    You are awesome!!! Waiting for more. I want this so much!!!

  48. Greg Griswold
    April 13, 2016

    twitter and instagram entrys not working for me. i tried on different computers.

    • April 13, 2016

      Hm, I’m seeing a ton of them pop up. anyone else having issues?

      • Dave
        April 29, 2016

        It’s not letting me enter at all. Keeps saying I already have on everything 🙁

  49. D
    April 13, 2016

    Pi zero just popped up on Ada, snagged one plus some of the other bits, awwwww yis

  50. Michael
    April 14, 2016

    I know this may be a dumb question, but are you able to save your games progress in this particular build?

    • April 14, 2016

      Yep, saving games works fine, and you can even bring up an emulator menu to do save states and stuff too.

    • April 14, 2016

      Welllll, we actually do use some of the internals. The headphone jack, the on/off switch, and (most importantly), the controller board. If you want to also do the SD card reader cartridge, you’ll need the cartridge reader part as well.

      What you could do, and is actually a pretty great idea, is buy a broken one even if it’s in horrible condition for dirt cheap, and also buy one of those housings. Even a broken GB, chances are all the parts we’ll be using will still work fine.

  51. Joey
    April 14, 2016

    Holy crap this is cool! Hope I win fingers crossed:)

  52. Tom Visscher
    April 14, 2016

    How long does the battery last?

    • April 14, 2016

      I haven’t done a good test yet (I really need to, I get that question a lot), but based on past projects I’ve done I would estimate 3.5-4 hours.

  53. April 14, 2016

    Hi wermy.

    Tank’s for this really beautiful raspberry intégration on a fat game boy. Because i doesn’t leave in USA and can’t contribut to your game for win a gameboy by wermy, i wait for your step by step tutorial ! :).
    Tank’s a lot for your tutorial. They have many custom console but not a lot of good step by step tutorial…

    For information, today, they have a little stock of pi zero in adafruit seller ;).

    Have a nice day !

  54. Andrea Milani
    April 14, 2016

    Hi wermy, I’m an italian guy. I’ll hope you’ll go on with this guide because I can’t partecipate to giveaway 🙁

  55. Droobs
    April 14, 2016

    I’m struggling to find an alternative to the Lipo charging board. Ada is out of stock and I’m too dumb to be confident in purchasing something else…. Anybody have a link to another equivalent they’re willing to share?

    • D
      April 14, 2016

      theyre in stock now

  56. Brynjar
    April 14, 2016

    This is an awesome project. I am going to be doing a lot similar to what you did but I will 3D print my housing and use another speaker. Will you release a guide/the code behind the buttons on the device ? It would help me a lot

  57. Nico
    April 14, 2016

    Mmh… couldn’t really enter with retweeting nor subscribing. Instead pop-up told “You have NOT entered by retweeting on Twitter” I assume it’s to local restriction, right? damnit! Germany’s too far away 😀 Anyway, love the project. Keep it up, I’ll try it myself with your upcoming guide. Greetings from Berlin

  58. Nerdbird
    April 14, 2016

    Want to build one of these myself, probably use a lot of your instructions. I would like to use a pi 3, to try and play n64 and possible ps1. For these I kinda want to add extra buttons, maybe a z and some c buttons. In your opinion do think there would be room?

    • April 14, 2016

      Honestly I really don’t think a Pi 3 would work well in it, unfortunately. For one thing it uses a LOT more power, and it also creates a lot of heat. I really wouldn’t recommend it for a project like this.

  59. Maxime
    April 14, 2016

    Hello ! Good work i need one !!
    Just one question :
    Is it possible to use hdmi display instead of composite one ?

    • April 14, 2016

      Well, you certainly could but you’d have to rearrange things, and find a small enough HDMI display for it.. Most of the HDMI displays I find are not the right aspect ratio. I used composite because it fit the screen area perfectly and there are just two wires to solder on the Pi to make the display work.

  60. WermyFan
    April 14, 2016

    Hello, first of all, a big thanks to you for making us excited !!! When are you going to release your first guide ? I am checking your youtube channel every hour :p

    • April 14, 2016

      Should be this weekend. 🙂 I just got my DMG-01 for it the other day!

  61. Sky
    April 14, 2016

    Hey Wermy, please don’t feel as if I’m rushing you. But when can we expect your video tutorials to begin? I want to make sure I have most, if not all required parts.

    • April 14, 2016

      First guide should be this weekend, and will be all about properly drilling out the case.

      I would have done it sooner but I wasn’t expecting such a huge response from the first video, and didn’t have any extra parts to start on a guide. 🙂

      • D
        April 14, 2016

        i have almost all the parts ordered, ready and waiting
        super excited to make this 😀

  62. Alexei A van Ingen
    April 14, 2016

    Gotta say.. Super excited about this guide.. as a second.. I really dig the rewards fuel format of collecting votes! I will totally be using this in the future and here is to me winning the Game Boy! Love your show

  63. Nathan
    April 14, 2016

    Is it possible to do this the same way to a gameboy color as well?

    • Rob
      April 15, 2016

      I’ve seen it done with the gameboy pocket, the color should be similar, it requires quit a bit of trimming since you have a lot less space, it’s quite cramped inside but it’s possible

  64. Lotty
    April 14, 2016

    Thank you for the work you have done so far and I look forward to your guides to create one of my own. I do have one question, would the original smaller work as it’s also 8ohms?

    • April 15, 2016

      It should technically work yes, but it was originally designed for playing little chip-tune music and sounds from the Game Boy, so it’s not going to be nearly the quality that you’d get out of the speaker I listed. Plus the new speaker is only a couple of bucks. 🙂

  65. Lotty
    April 14, 2016

    Sorry speaker*

  66. Erhan
    April 15, 2016

    Hey man, You are becoming like a Rock Star. I have a question about it. What do you reckon that how much experience needed when assembling all of these parts together?

  67. Rob
    April 15, 2016

    Hey, noticed the screen is a little pricey, how well would one of those generic car screens work? They run about 15 bucks and run on 12v but can be modified to run off 5, wondering if this would affect battery life, otherwise I would go for the more expensive TFT you linked.

    Also was thinking of maybe salvaging a couple of Z triggers from an N64 pad to use in the back instead of 2 regular round buttons to give it more of a trigger feel.

    Never done anything like this but I’ve always wanted, thank you for posting the original video, got me inspired to try and was even able to order a Pi Zero off the pi hut that same morning before they sold out yet again

  68. Fleder
    April 15, 2016

    Well, the Twitter one, does not recognize i am already a follower, but i still got a view entries, though.

    Thanks again for sharing your knowledge with us and another one for doing this giveaway!

    Thank you and keep building things!

  69. Max
    April 15, 2016

    One thing I don’t understand. Why did you use a Teensy LC instead of the GPIO of the RPI ? Thank you for your work !

    • Rob
      April 15, 2016

      I was wondering the same thing, he mentioned he used the teensy in case he wanted to upgrade the zero or something like that, since the teensy is standalone and would not require any extra steps to make it work on a different board I guess

    • April 15, 2016

      I just like the simplicity of having it show up as a USB device, and the flexibility of being able to make it act as a keyboard, or HID joypad, or whatever you want.. No kernel modules to install or anything like that.

      Also I like the idea of being able to easily upgrade the Pi Zero in the future if I want to (they actually announced there is a Pi Zero with some kind of new frequently-requested feature coming soon).

      You could certainly do it through GPIO if you prefer, though.

      • Max
        April 15, 2016

        Alright, so now I understand your choice.
        I’ll probably not use it, and use the GPIO : it’s 15 bucks saved and a card in less 😉

    April 15, 2016

    Twitter entry seems to be broken

  71. April 15, 2016

    Hey, I understand you’re busy, but I was hoping to get a response to some of my questions before determining whether this is a project worth investing in for myself.
    In case you don’t feel like digging for my original comment, my questions were basically this:
    – What’s the highest generation of emulation possible with this? Genesis/SNES?
    – What do you use the bluetooth for? Can it be used to connect a second controller?
    – Can this run software capable of media playback (video/audio files)? If so, could the mini hdmi out send 1080p media to an HD TV, or is that just asking too much of this device?

    • April 15, 2016

      Hey, sorry I missed your comment last time!
      – I would recommend just looking on youtube for “raspberry pi zero retropie” and you’ll see hundreds of videos of people showing how it performs with various systems. I use it with GB, GBA, NES, SNES, Genesis, Neo Geo and MAME and they all work great. I haven’t tried anything beyond (mostly because there aren’t enough buttons) that but I have seen videos of PS1 and even a few N64 games running fine.
      – You can really use it for whatever you want. I have used it with a bluetooth controller, yes, and that works great.
      – Yep, you can play 1080p content just fine with it. Search youtube for “raspberry pi zero kodi” and you’ll see it running the Kodi media center software just fine. There is even an a beta option to install Kodi alongside RetroPie.

      Hope this helps!

      • April 15, 2016

        That’s freaking amazing! Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Based on that info, I’m absolutely gonna try to make my own now.

  72. Ian caddick
    April 15, 2016

    You my friend are amazing.. So kind to give this away…

    If you picked me i would be soooo happy

    Much love from the UK…..


  73. Zack
    April 16, 2016

    I have a 3.7v 2500mAh battery, the same one as this one from adafruit. I know you mentioned in your video you were thinking of upgrading. Do you think it would work with this setup or should I go out and get the 2000mAh like what you used? Thanks!

  74. Yves
    April 16, 2016

    Is there a other good Display on market?
    because ours one is out of stock by adafruit 🙁

  75. Rauf Tomen
    April 16, 2016

    I´m from Germany and your Video, how you customized your Gameboy, blew my mind.
    I have showen this Video everyone I know because it fascinated me.

    Sincerely yours,

  76. WermyFan
    April 16, 2016

    Hi boss, we are waiting for your next video.

    • April 16, 2016

      It’s coming! Either today or tomorrow. 🙂

  77. chiz
    April 16, 2016

    Hi Wermy

    You pretty much started a revolution here! 🙂 Eagerly waiting for the step-by-step video.

    I noticed after you posted your video youtube:
    – old gameboy units has increased demand over at ebay
    – added more increased demand for the ever unavailable RPi Zero
    – you appear to be more popular now than Eben Upton! LOL

    Do you consider adding ads to your site to get some bucks in return?
    How about adding a donate button so we can at least donate for the great work you’re doing?
    Also do you consider selling some of the parts or kits so it’s easier for folks to source out the parts?

    Keep up the great work!

    • D
      April 17, 2016

      Or the sticker, sell the sticker for the cart

  78. D
    April 17, 2016

    What wattage are the resistors?

  79. divinehan
    April 17, 2016

    The good old days.

  80. BoyPI
    April 17, 2016

    Still waiting for the video but nothing 🙁

    • April 17, 2016

      Later today. 🙂

      • D
        April 17, 2016

        awesome, cuz i just got everything to do the case part 😀

  81. Simon
    April 17, 2016

    Hi Wermy,

    All parts are ordered, and most I have already received. Can’t wait to begin the project. I have a friend who is also undertaking the project with me and is quite talented with these kind of projects. He wasn’t happy with the copper tape for the additional buttons and will be doing up the schematics for the pcb to include two additional buttons from

    I have a question about the bluetooth. What purpose does it serve? The only thing I can think of is if you wanted to connect a bluetooth mouse/keyboard?

    Thanks for the post/blog and I look forward to your upcoming guides. 🙂

    • April 18, 2016

      That’s awesome! The copper tape actually worked very well, but a custom PCB is obviously better. 🙂

      Bluetooth is for whatever you want, really. I use it for a bluetooth controller while it’s plugged into my TV. But really it’s just a spare spot on the internal USB hub. So you can put wifi in there if you’d rather, or remove it altogether and save yourself some battery.

    • CandyManCriminal
      April 18, 2016

      but would it be possible to spread that custom PCB around for everyone?
      post it on the forum or something?

  82. Batman-with-gameboy
    April 18, 2016

    Thanks for your 1st guide !!! When are you going to release your 2nd guide ?

    • April 18, 2016

      Aiming for next weekend! I only get to work on this after work and family time, so I can’t just crank through it in a few days unfortunately. 😉

      • CandyManCriminal
        April 18, 2016

        how dare you have a life outside of teaching us how to make this glorious device!

  83. LemGambino
    April 18, 2016

    Good to see you’re making a guide for this, and good luck to those who entered the giveaway. I just have one problem though…What about the shoulder buttons for SNES games? I’d think those would be kind of important.

    • April 18, 2016

      It has them — check out the video. 🙂

  84. April 19, 2016

    Could you list the tools you used and their sizes. Where to buy them would be a plus as well. Thanks! Awesome work!

    • BigP4nda
      April 19, 2016

      *facepalm* just looked at the projects page. nvm! I am having trouble with the twitter and instagram follow entries though… idk why

  85. BigP4nda
    April 19, 2016

    Anybody else unable to enter the contest via Twitter? failing the authentication process. I think Fuel Rewards app might have been suspended (that’s what 10 minutes of google researching has taught me at least)

  86. CaHu
    April 20, 2016

    I am unable to leave replies in the forums, but I think I got some interesting information for the guys looking for shops shipping to Europe. There is a Adafruit-Reseller in Germany called Flikto ( who has got even the power boost 1A and teensy for fair prices!

    • April 20, 2016

      Sorry about that, I just sent you an email, hopefully you can log into the forums now.

  87. Jack Westgarth
    April 24, 2016

    Do you have a copy of the code you used for the teensy? I have been inspired to make one but I can only get one button working.

    • April 25, 2016

      Yep! I’ll be posting the second part of the guide later tonight, and the code will be attached.

  88. Eric Olesenko
    April 26, 2016

    I like this, but it is a bit too hard to make for me as I do not have enough experience, so I’m commenting for future reference.

  89. April 27, 2016

    Hey i was looking at prices for the screen and there is like no difference in price between the screen on the list and a touch screen one would there be a problem if i put a touch screen instead of the recommended one??

  90. Fabi
    April 27, 2016

    Hi Wermy!

    Thanks for this great project!
    I will try to build one for my wife as a christmas present.
    As I see your avatar picture now: I just had a dream of myself being followed by a xenomorph alien. I think this was some kind of presage: Your project eating up my free time… 😉

    Will you answer user questions, if someone is stuck at some point?

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    • April 27, 2016

      Sorry for the nightmares. 😉 Of course you can ask questions! I would recommend doing it on the forums though, as there are lots of helpful people on there that will see your questions, in addition to myself:

  91. Scott
    April 27, 2016

    One of the best projects I have seen yet. I would love one of these for me and my son. I tinker with electronics but I know my skills are limited and I am crap at soldering. Started to enter comp was looking forward to having a chance of getting one of these then after I subscribed etc I noticed it’s for us residents only. What a bummer!!! Lol Would probably even buy one. Anyway well done my man on your creation should be proud of yourself and hope you got and get a lot of enjoyment out of it. All the best for you and your future creations.

  92. Anonamoose
    April 28, 2016

    Kudos sir this is by far the best mod I have seen in keeping the old case and battery in the same place as well as using a cartridge as part of the system… that right there is IMPROVING and yet at the same time Honoring the old GameBoy! As a child of the 80’s I mowed my neighbors lawns in the summer of 91′ all summer long to save for one. Between that and birthday money from parents/grandparents instead of gifts I got it by August that year! Sadly my mom yard sold it when I was in college but that was the coolest thing ever even in the late 90’s with Pokemon Red I was still cool for having one.

  93. MuhannaVamp
    May 3, 2016

    wow! this is quite impressive!

  94. Arvin Lleva
    May 10, 2016

    I’m so happy that you’re making a tutorial for this!
    If I don’t win I’ll just make my own!
    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge to the human race!!

  95. May 16, 2016

    I tired entering all the ways I could, Kept getting “You are NOT entered” **sad face** great tutorial, Very Detailed.

  96. B. Magnusson
    June 7, 2016

    You can find a list of parts/tools required here:

    this link connects me just to the new forum site, Where is that part list?
    Sorry if I’m that blind but i just cant find it anywhere in the forum.. #help

  97. June 11, 2016

    i entered but i know i’m not going to win.. i was surprised that i can’t buy a premade unit… i would like to see these hit the market… Being new to the “pi” scene, i would like to buy this as 1 i would use it every day, and 2 i’m no good at soldering…

    well, i will have to wait and see… stumbled on to this contest looking to buy a premade working unit…

  98. Paavo
    June 15, 2016

    Awesome project. I will be looking forward to making a similar kind of thing, but that’s gotta be after the military service. This would serve me perfectly there, I’ll cross my fingers! 😀

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