Figure I would update since it has been quite a while since last time. And most of the wait has been because it takes forever for stuff to arrive from China or other places. Right now I have every part except for my Joystick.
So what have I done up until now, well I have modded the case quite a bit and it took a lot of sanding and scraping and what not to get everything to fit and for the screen to be centered (this was a pain in the ass). I have 3d-printed a lot of parts and test parts for my shoulder buttons and joystick and screen and raspberry pi. I also painted my game boy and added some waterslide text on it, the paint turned out great but the waterslide is "soso". I should probably have followed the instructions better.
The screen was a pain in the a** to get to fit properly, I sanded and scraped and cut the inside edge of the gameboy pocket down to like 1 mm so it would be centered. That took at least a week and was very never wrecking. Used 80 grit ->200 grit sandpaper and a razorblade knife.
Used shoulder buttons from a joycon and they fit somehow and they work quite well. I have them glued to some tactile switches. The holes were made with a dremel and sanding so they would end up perfect. I kind of just eyeballed it which is what i've done with most things in this project.
I want to say my camera is not that good and i'm not that good at taking photos. I might put up a video when im done with the project so you can actually see what it looks like.
I pretty much only have some soldering to do and I will try to do some tomorrow and print out/make something to hold down the battery unless I just glue it on. I think the project will be done by the end of next week since ive already done most of the programming needed. I will update hopefully by the end of next week or during it. I am seriously impressed by people who post constant updates. It takes quite some time to write and take pictures etc.
Painted with 5 layers of chaos black
Painted with waterslide on and sanded a bit with 1500 grit
With matte varnish and sanded a bit with 2000 grit to get rid of some uneven parts