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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...
First I took apart the geiger counter and measured its PCB if it would fit in any way into the new case.
Surprisingly it fitted like a charm after cutting out the bottom of the battery compartment with my electric scrollsaw.
The next step was to make sure, i could use the original power switch. So i just cut it of the gameboy's main PCB (including the power jack).
I tried to use the original gameboy speaker, but it wasn't loud enough, so I went for the geiger counter's piezo - that indeed did have nearly the sam...
I had to cut off a bit of the front PCB for the piezo speaker to smoothly fit in.
Next was to cut a window for the old 4-digit-LCD into the front PCB. To be honest, I just marked an estimate of what i had to get rid off. I later had...
On this image you can see the PCB on which i rewired the original buttons (start, A, B) to control tiny relays. one bistable relay (for changing audio...
This was the most annoying part: remove the LCD and put it onto a extra PCB so it could be placed right behind the original gameboy screen. Thirtyfour...
So this step here called for the artist in me - I needed something to cover the disturbing surface of the PCBs. I finally ended up with the startscree...
Okay, on for the power supply. This was maybe the simplest part - I (gently) ripped open a rechargeable 9 volt battery and discovered these tiny gree...
The final step before closing it - soldering the batteries together, securing them with a very small amount of hot melt glue. After connecting them to...
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Posted:Aug 6, 2012
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