Make a Paper Gameboy

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Introduction: Make a Paper Gameboy

This instructable will show you how to make a Gameboy-like "handheld" out of just paper and glue.

Step 1: Materials

For this project, you will need:

Cardstock,
A printer,
Scissor/Hobby knife,
Some elmers or a gluestick (recommended use elmers),
One of my templates (just rightclick-save image and then copy into paint or word).
More colors coming soon!

Step 2: Assembly 1

First print out your template on cardstock after saving it and printing it.

IN ORDER TO PRINT FROM MSPAINT YOU MUST SET THE PAGE LAYOUT AS LANDSCAPE AND THEN SELECT FIT TO PAGES 1 THROUGH 1 VERY IMPORTANT!!!!

Step 3: Assembly 2

Now cut out and score your template.
Cut out the template on the very outer lines.
Now score the template with your knife or scissors on the green lines. (Careful you dont cut too deep)

Step 4: Assembly 3

Now fold the model along your scores and glue on these.

Hold the box together tight for a few second while the glue gets firmer.

Congratulations, your paper Gameboy is now done!

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    22 Comments

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    TheKnexChicken
    TheKnexChicken

    4 years ago

    Looks like half a DS without the shoulder buttons.

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    mason0190
    mason0190

    11 years ago on Step 2

    there arent any shoulder buttons

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    supertoria12
    supertoria12

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    yeah, and the d-pad looks a little off too. plus micro's don't come in yellow, or at least to my knowledge.

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    mason0190
    mason0190

    11 years ago on Introduction

    did anyone else notice the right button layout is that of the xbox/x360???

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    lapiosaatana
    lapiosaatana

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    yeah lol :D i have gameboy micro and thers only the a and b

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    mason0190
    mason0190

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    by which i mean the 4 buttons on the right

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    firemonke
    firemonke

    11 years ago on Introduction

    its a really nice concept, and its pretty cool to me, but, yeah u should add a pdf so the printout is a bit cleaner

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    JshDav
    JshDav

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Its a file type, one of the most commonly used (probably second to microsoft word) file types used for printing, you need to do some research if you don't know what they are - almost any document you download off a businesses website will be in .pdf, maybe youguys have heard of the program that makes .pdf files, Adobe Acrobat ?

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    JshDav
    JshDav

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Ahh yeah well the files you read with it (or make if you bought it/got a free alternative) are .pdf files

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    griffiegrrl
    griffiegrrl

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    That totally looked like "pedophile" for a second. Anyway man, great instructable!

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    fire bat
    fire bat

    12 years ago on Introduction

    this is cool, I gave these to my guests at my winter-een-mas party
    god *shudder* i made 25 of these*insert cry here* soooo much cutting and gluing

    lol see nintendofr3k they do have a purpose lol

    jks jks jks all