I recently came up with a broken gameboy classic, so i wanted to use the case for something useful. My first idea was to put in a tiny television (aka  LG's HB 620 T) But due to the bad software used in it, i decided to cancel this. Another try with a slightly bigger portable television didn't leave me happy, as i would have had to change the display window of the gameboy too much, which would have led to losing it's original face.

So I left the case in the closet for some weeks until I stumbled upon an old russian geiger counter I bought some 15 years ago on a flea market.

At that time I totally messed up the original case and never was happy with it (obviously!)

my costs for this project were:
 40 $ for the geigercounter (long ago, so somehow not addable )
 15 $ for the half bricked gameboy
 4 $ for the rechargeable batteries
 5 $ for both relays
 4 rainy weekends sitting in my workshop :)

Step 1:

First I took apart the geiger counter and measured its PCB if it would fit in any way into the new case.
I very much appreciate all your nice comments so far! :) <br> <br>if you like, you can also vote for this instructable in the &quot;fix and improve contest&quot; <br>- you can use the &quot;VOTE&quot; button on the top right of this page... <br> <br>thanks a lot, <br> <br>chriss d:)
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/406029 game boy DIY front light ,I got some pcs and changed the back light of my game boy
wow that is a new way to recycle two old things to make one cool new thing good job
I was going to say that this reminded me of Alex Rider's geiger counter hidden inside a Gameboy Advanced SP from Skeleton Key, but then I found that you hadn't heard of Alex Rider when you made this.
Remove the lead shielding that surrounds the geiger tube, it will become more sensitive ( the lead stop beta particles )
did u get this idea from anthony horowitz's alex rider series <br>
no, never heard of it until now - but some googling revealed some interesting details about alex rider... might be some of my next books ;) <br> <br>the idea originated from the need of finding something that somehow fitted in the gameboy case - and was low budget :)
ok well in book 2 or 3 he has the same principal and both a geiger counter and a bug detector for when he is staying as a &quot;guest&quot; in cuba
Impressive!!! <br>After Fukushima, I think everyone should have one of these &quot;Radboys&quot;. <br> <br>How much?
thanks - at some point i was thinking the same :) <br> <br>the guys at safecast developed some devices that might really be useful - though not so much fun ;) <br> <br>you can check them out here <br>http://blog.safecast.org/devices/ <br> <br>I added a list of my costs to the instructable...
....highly impressive. this is the first time i've ever seen anything like this. i'll have to locate a geiger counter and see about making one of these for myself. if nothing else then to say i made it lol. <br> <br>oh btw? you were using a scroll saw, not a jigsaw. i was wondering how you could cut a pcb with a jigsaw w/o shattering it, then i noticed what it really was when you showed it in the pic. you must have used a very fine blade on that.
maybe the diygeigercounter would then be something for you - <br>reasonable price and some nice display... <br>https://sites.google.com/site/diygeigercounter/ <br> <br>thanks for the hint - of course - never trust a online dictionary ;) <br>i changed it in the text... there are a lot of alternatives for the german word &quot;laubs&auml;ge&quot; ;) <br>
WANT! That is super cool. Reminds me of a PIP-Boy from Fallout. XD
Wait.. just noticed the youtube vid of Fallout. hah.... yeah.
Nice case transplant.

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