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Awesome iPod Touch (1st gen) Game Boy Color Case

Step 1: Opening the GameBoy

because those bastard at nintendo are so afraid people will tamper with the gameboy's insides, they decided to be total losers and make the screws, not an X or I, but a Y (grrr)
because of this unfortunate circumstance, we will have to make our own special screwdriver for this special screw. (that is, of course, assuming you dont have a compatable screwdriver)

what you need:

a dremel
a rough sander attachment
a vice is extreemly useful
a well lighted area (the cuts are going to be small)
a high attention span
a gameboy color
a small (really small) hex wrench

Step one

clamp the hex wrench in the vice REALLY tightly. make sure your dremel is on the lowest power setting, and insert the rough-cut sander attachment.

Two

sand the tip of the hex wrench down to a triangle, each of the three corners matching up with the notches on the screw.

Three

put on the fine-cut sander bit and sand the SIDES of the triangle inward, untill the wrench fits into the screw notches.

Step 3: Next Step

keep the circuit board inside the gameboy, and cover it with a piece of black duct-tape or felt, to prevent the back of your ipod from being scratched. be careful with the on/off switch though, because it tends to fall off a lot. if you choose to paint your gameboy, take off the screen and buttons, so that the gameboy looks legit when its done.
I would still steal that cause its a freakin gameboy
I have all of these tools but,NO GAMEBOY!!!!!!
Oh the irony!
Madrias3574 years ago
I hate asking this kind of question, but seeing as you left all the guts in there, does the Game Boy still work?
Oi23 Madrias3572 years ago
They cut out the battery area. So no,probably not,but if you were to get a AAA or AA battery holder,run the wires to the points where the Gameboy accepts the battery's energy,and put batteries in the holder,it'd probably work.
smonokoppa2 years ago
That's ultra-cool! However, I have a few comments...
- A triwing screwdriver isn't that expensive!
- When you screw everything back together, you can replace those pesky security screws with regular Philips screws. A trip to the hardware store and a few bucks would save a headache later, especially if you stripped the screws.
- To paint the GBC (or any handheld), one can use vinyl dye as well. It is a special paint for plastics that won't chip and actually seeps into the plastic instead of making a layer above it! Cool, right? Krylon Fusion is also a good option. (I don't think it's a true vinyl dye, but for this application, it should work.)

Cool stuff!
i do this all the time for my friends, but for the ipod touch i used a Game Boy Advance, and for the the ipod video or "classic" i used a gameboy pocket. I will post it up soon. It will be epic and blow your mind. still needs a few things to make it perfect. greenranger will save the day.
mr_goodbytes (author) 4 years ago
or you could make one in ten minutes and buy an ice cream cone from dairy queen with that $2 :)
For me, who collects and cleans the internals of the things, they help a lot. Now i need the two gamebits for the N64 and the various carts...
 Could you make the coice any easier? Ice-cream it is!
chainfire954 years ago
Or you could spend $2 and buy the correct screwdriver online.
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