For those of you new to Gameboys and/or Chiptunes, it may not be the worst idea to take a look though some of the strange new vocab you'll be seeing both in the Instructable, and out 'n' about in Chiptune forums! (Clicking the link will open a new tab with an example!)
: As the name implies, a Chiptune is an analog or emulated tone created by some kind of 'chip'- or rather an IC. In most cases though, these tones are brought together forming music! Think Atari and NES, or in our case, Gameboy!
: A Fancy little part that essentially vibrates electrical signal that can be honed to a very accurate frequency. Commonly used to keep time, you'll see later we can mod the Gameboy's to make it run quicker/slower!
: DMG's that once/still are clear. Most are painted from the inside, creating an awesome effect! (check out step five to se my Clearboy!)
: A common nick-name for your standard original Gameboy, the letters DMG come from the first part of the model number's printed on each Gameboy.
- Gameboy Advance
: Other types of Gameboys, not normally associated with Chiptunes, as they're new aged ways of audio processing sound no where near as good using LSDJ,as the old ones!
- Gameboy Color
: A bit smaller, and with a colored screen, the Gameboy Color is still very mod-able! Pay close attention though, as somethings, such as the backlight require completely different parts!
- Gameboy Pocket
: A smaller, model of the original DMG, that contains a much more clear screen. These guys are almost identical in circuitry to the original Gameboy, so many DMG mods will work on here too!
: Unlike the psychological drug, LSDJ, or Little Sound DJ, is an amazing little program that's most common in the Gameboy Chiptune world for making music! Check Step 14
for more information!
: An older connector for keyboards and mice, you can use a PS/2 keyboard to play sweet tunes on LSDJ like a piano! Checkout Step 12
for more info!
: An uncommon screw type, that also just happen's to be Nintendo's favorite! Be sure to pick on of these up before we begin!
*Confused on a term and it's not here? Comment! This list will be updated quite frequently!*