One of the coolest characters on Adventure Time is my all time personal favorite BMO (pronounced Beemo). For those of you who haven't seen the show, Beemo is Finn and Jake's cute living video game system. He's a handheld portable game device that sort of resembles a mixture of old Nintendo video games, so I decided to fully play up on this aspect.
Every gamer owns or at least has owned a Game Boy Color
at one point in their life, it's one of the basic staples of any Nintendo fans! So I knew that if I was going to make my first video game mod, I wanted it to make it simple so it could appeal to every gamer. I also love how the Game Boy Color is like a miniature suped up version of the NES system
, so I took a bit more liberties with his design to make it look more Nintendo- evocative.
The key factors I wanted when I started this build were:
Make Beemo look exactly like his hand drawn counterpart
Play as well as he did on the show
Make him a giant throwback to Nintendo- so that even if visitors have never seen the show before, they could still tell he was a portable gaming device.
Now admittedly this Instructable is going to be very difficult for me to categorize because, like the character, it's an amalgamation of so many different things. Not only is a fully realistic replica of the character from the show but Beemo is also part workshop project, part electronics project, part arts and crafts, part plush figure and also a little bit of a chemistry experiment, all of which were incredibly fun for me to work on.
So the way I'll be presenting this build, is in sort of a two-build process both in terms of ease. The first half will be slightly more simple and straightforward, and this the less electronically interested fans who simply want an adorable plush replica of the character, and the second part is for the more dedicated engineers out there who want to take it a step further
and modify him to play real video games, namely a Game Boy Color
. So not only is this build perfectly adorable, he's also perfectly functioning.
: Sorry to go off on tangent again. I know I've posted a couple of pretty interesting animated replicas in the past, but believe me when I say Beemo is definitely one of my all time favorites. I've been literally planning out this build for months now, ever since my December break and spent a lot of weekends putting him together. So yes, I am indeed "invested in this very cute video game".