I have a bunch of very cool 80s handheld games - some in great condition, others have seen better days.  One I had was totally dead, and no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't throw it away.  So instead I decided to bring it back to life with a modern twist. 

I scoured ebay trying to find the perfect MP4/MP3 player that I could intergrate into the casing of the game without having to do too much damage to the original look of the handheld.  I managed to find the below MP3/MP4 player which with a few modifications actually fitted amazingly well within the handheld. 

MP4/MP3 player

Check out the clip below on the mod in action:

This really was an easy mod which only needed a dremel, soldering iron and a little ingenuity - anyone can make this.

Here's what you'll need to do...

Step 1: The bits and tools you'll need

List of tools:
  1. Dremel
  2. Soldering Iron
  3. Stanley Knife
  4. Screwdriver
  5. Patience!

List of Material:
  1. An old handheld game you don't mind modding
  2. MP3/MP4 Player (the one I used was a touch screen - see intro for details)
  3. Switch
Haha... I used to have this game when I was a kid! Spent wayyyy to much time on it! Excellent instructables Btw.
What kind of MP3 Player is it? Looks like you have had good results, and I tend not to with knockoffs.
It's just a cheap one I found on eBay. Check out the link on the first page. I brought 2 which was fortunate as the first one I tried to add cracked a screen. Overall the mp3 was pretty easy to mod.
was i the only one that cringed when i saw it was an iPod?
No, I cringed to. The author says that it is only a 20$ knockoff though. <br>
you were the only one :p
It's only a $20 knock off.
I love to change buttons and case of products too!
So what did you do to coverup the ugly metal edges of the display? These little things..... Nice job, tho!!!!
The MP3 player actually fitted quite well into the game casing (once a couple of adjustments were made) so the casing itself covered most of the insides of the MP3. Plus the MP3 comes with a black frame around the screen which also helped.
Hey everyone - I've entered my mod into the pocket size comp, if you think it's fits the bill and you like it could you please vote for me. <br>Thanks for looking. <br>Lonesoulsurfer
Heh. The &quot;kid&quot; in me is loving this! Awesome mod!!
Thanks dude.
super class!

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Bio: I've always liked pulling things apart - it's the putting back together again that I have some issues with.
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