Markolomew's Builds - Circuit Sword Builds - UPDATED with CERAKOTE GAME BOY

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Markolomew's Builds - Circuit Sword Builds - UPDATED with CERAKOTE GAME BOY

Post by markolomew » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:27 pm

Build #1 - Original Gray Game Boy with Wine Buttons DMG (OEM) - Kite SAIO PCB.
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My original Game Boy from the early 80s that I found in a drawer. Wish I could have made the Y button hole tighter, but it was my first build and I was still learning.
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Build #2 - Black with Wine buttons - Kite SAIO PCB.
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Build #3 - Translucent Red with Black Buttons, PSP1000 joystick - Kite SAIO PCB.
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Build #4 - White with White Buttons, PSP1000 Joystick - Kite Circuit Sword PCB
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Builds #5-8 Family Photo - Kite Circuit Sword PCB
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Build #5 - Black with Wine Buttons, PSP1000 Joystick - Kite Circuit Sword PCB
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Build #6 - Hydrodipped with Black Buttons, PSP1000 Joystick - Kite Circuit Sword PCB
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Build #7 - Clear case with Black Buttons, PS Vita Joystick - Kite Circuit Sword PCB - 6 button front, 2 button back
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Build #8 - Translucent Green with Black Buttons, PS Vita Joystick - Kite Circuit Sword PCB - 6 button front, 4 button back
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Build #9 - Cerakote Gray/Beige Body with Black Buttons, PS Vita Joystick - Kite Circuit Sword PCB - 6 button front, 2 button back, Analog & Digital Volume Controls
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Re: Markolomew's Builds

Post by CrogDog » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:39 pm

That trans green one with black buttons looks gnarly! I like the trans red one too. Also was wondering what an all white build would look like. Sweet builds 8-)

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Re: Markolomew's Builds

Post by vtboard » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:18 pm

These look fantastic. I am doing a similar build to #4-7 (using Kite's Circuit Sword). I am going back and forth about having 6 buttons on the front, or 4 on the front w/ 2 in back. I prefer Street Fighter games to SNES titles, so I am leaning towards the 6 in front. Are you planning on adding any back buttons? I was also wondering if the 6 in front feels cramped. Thanks

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Re: Markolomew's Builds

Post by HoolyHoo » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:31 pm

Great job Mark! I’m really liking that white on white. Haven’t seen anyone use it before :D

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Re: Markolomew's Builds

Post by markolomew » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:55 pm

vtboard wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:18 pm
Are you planning on adding any back buttons? I was also wondering if the 6 in front feels cramped. Thanks
I love the 6 button front layout. I have it set up as Top Row: L1, Y, X. Bottom Row: R1, B, A. I wasn't going to add back buttons, but I've decided to add PSX games, so I'm doing (at least) 2 buttons on the back using Erik_gee's (glitch'd gaming) board for the L2, R2 buttons. I'm EXTREMELY temped to get Erik_gee's new 4 button back board, but then I'd just be mirroring the L1, R2 buttons from the font with the back. (i.e. Front: Top Row: L1, Y, X. Bottom Row: R1, B, A. Back: Top Row: L1, R1. Bottom Row: L2, R2).

the 6 on the front don't feel cramped to me. It's definitely more natural to use the ABXY buttons over the newly added L1,R1 buttons, but it's not bad by any means. Originally I wanted the front 6 so I wouldn't have to have any back buttons. I HATE that the game boy won't lay flat bc of the back buttons. But oh well. :)
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Re: Markolomew's Builds

Post by markolomew » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:57 pm

HoolyHoo wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:31 pm
Great job Mark! I’m really liking that white on white. Haven’t seen anyone use it before :D
I'm curious how the White on White comes out. I have a white screen protector and white psp1000 joystick for it as well. So White on White on White on White. Just in case it comes out a little plain, I have a back up plan of hydrographics dipping it with that Mario Bomb picture listed next to it. That could make it quite cool as well. We'll see!
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Re: Markolomew's Builds - Circuit Sword Builds - UPDATED

Post by moooarcuuuus » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:48 am

Good work.

Question: On your website you write that you are using a larger 640x480 screen, I assume it is the from Kite. How did you install it? How did you grind the case and how far did you cut out the front?

Can you show a picture with a Gb turned on?

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Re: Markolomew's Builds - Circuit Sword Builds - UPDATED

Post by markolomew » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:23 am

moooarcuuuus wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:48 am
Question: On your website you write that you are using a larger 640x480 screen... How did you install it?
http://8bitmark.com/product/gameboycm3_01/
I'm glad you pointed that out! I ended up not installing the 640x480 screens after all and need to update those links to reflect the 320x240 screens.

Honestly, don't waste your time with the 640x480 screens. They look terrible and are really fragile. The 320x240 screen is really the better choice.

UPDATE:
Site has been updated with correct info. Thanks again for pointing that out!!!
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Re: Markolomew's Builds - Circuit Sword Builds - UPDATED

Post by AntFJ » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:54 pm

The green and red are freaking awesome.

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Re: Markolomew's Builds - Circuit Sword Builds - UPDATED

Post by moooarcuuuus » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:02 pm

markolomew wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:23 am
moooarcuuuus wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:48 am
Question: On your website you write that you are using a larger 640x480 screen... How did you install it?
http://8bitmark.com/product/gameboycm3_01/


Honestly, don't waste your time with the 640x480 screens. They look terrible and are really fragile. The 320x240 screen is really the better choice.
The 640x480 screen is great and the picture is amazing. The problem is the width.
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