Hi I was wondering if it were possible to replace a standard gameboy advance sp screen with a newer, larger screen and how I would go about doing something like that. Thanks!
Topic by greydon | last reply
Has anyone done the gameboy prosound mod or screen backlighting or underclocking, or would they be able to upload an instructable on it? I have found other articles on it, but there not very clear. I also have found a site where you can buy the kits to do these mods (ill post link when i find it) Thanks alot 8BITE P.S - If anyone else is interested in gameboy mods or chiptunes or anything gameboy related, please feel free to contact me, i dont bite : )
Topic by 8BITE | last reply
Does anyone know how to program? It would be cool to install a USB port into a gameboy cartridge so that the gameboy could read the files and/or play music on it. You would also need to put that code/program onto that GB cartridge. If anyone has any ideas, feel free to speak up! :D -cwix09 also see my related post https://www.instructables.com/community/USB-reader-for-gameboy/
Topic by cwix09 | last reply
Hi, I am working on a little project with my olde Gameboy Color ! I am taking it out of its case, and building a wooden / bronze one in SteamPunk Style. Now to get even Nerdier i am considering to build a "Stirling engine" and power the little machine with a Dynamo attached to it! However this might turn out, i would like to know if the dynamo generates more than 3V if that would speed the Gameboy up, or simply fry it? I will add a Good Resistor to prevent that btw :p
Topic by Schoening | last reply
Hello! Have you ever needed to transfer a file on one of your USB drives to a second usb drive and dont always have a computer on hand? Sucks doesn't it.. I have an idea to build two usb ports into some kind of device with a screen so that you could transfer files. However this would require a skilled programmer and I am not that. So I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. It would be cool to incorporate a gameboy and perhaps make the gameboy into a MP3 player as well. Just sayin: it would be nice if things like kindles or ipads had usb ports! (thats for any apple employees who may be reading this lol) -cwix09
Topic by cwix09 | last reply
From Chiptunes to an LED addon for the screen, there have been numerous creative things done to Nintendo's GameBoy line of handheld consoles. Given the capabilities of these sturdy, nostalgic devices, what kind of things could be made or done to them to increase their awesomeness? Apart from making Chiptunes, MP3 player casings, and some of the usual mods for any kind of GameBoy, is there anything else that a Maker could do to it?
Topic by EngineerJakit | last reply
I saw one for sale on the internet for sale but it doesnt have a charger and i dont want to buy a seperate charger. also if it does need a charger could i somehow hack it to fit standard batterys?
Question by thecookiemonster | last reply
Any fun stuff I can do with this?
Question by buffysissy1 | last reply
I have a gameboy that I overclocked and I underclocked a game boy. with positive results and they work great! i also circuit bent my guitar effects pedaland I've seen a video on youtube of a guy who used a 555 timer to help the game not crashand a variable resistor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypmBP_Pt1Bgi can't figure it out
Question by BobbyMcD1991 | last reply
What is the cheapest way to make an emulator from a gameboy color shell?
Topic by mariomagic22 | last reply
Hello so I am trying to make a setup such that I can use a VGA cable to connect the game boy color to a larger screen (old computer monitor) in my case. I haven't found any specific step by step guides on how to do this and was hoping for some help or direction.
Question by ShaneK44 | last reply
I got a lot of Gameboys, (I bough em cheap to do some hacks) My Logitec mouse uses 5V ofc. My Gameboy needs his 3V. So far I have heard that I should therefore use a 200ohm resistor. The question is, can I hook the Gameboy directly into the Mouses powersupply? Or do I have to add a second usb cable for it's power? Also, do I even need the resistor?
Topic by Schoening | last reply
Hi all, I have an old Gameboy Color that has been sitting around collecting dust for some time, and I was wondering what I could do to make it better/cooler, or to utilize it's parts to do something cool. Anyone have any ideas? My creativity flow seems to have stopped after 2 hours of thinking. Thanks in advanced.
Topic by bantris | last reply
So I have my old Gameboy Color and I have my Ipod. The color doesnt have much use as I dont use it very often but I use the Ipod all the time. I want to put the two together to form something cool and/or intersting. I don't want to simply make a case or anything, I would rather wire up a cartridge to display the...display of the Ipod. Added functionality would be in the use of the buttons to change volume and track and whatnot. Any help would be awesome.
Topic by Danielk | last reply
For a rehousing project i am trying to implement a gameboy advanced sp. into a gameboy original case while still using the orignal buttons and board from the original gameboy and i have no idea where to start. thank you magnetobob
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Question by mervinjules | last reply
I just got an original game boy off of eBay, and there are a couple things wrong with it. It has dead pixels, but I know I can't fix that. It's the fact that the screen cover keeps coming off. Is there any specific adhesive or something that I need to use to keep it on, or is double sided tape the way to go?
I have a gamate (taiwanese reverse engineered gameboy) with a dead screen, and since the original screen what junk to begin with, I thought it would be worth while to transplant a higher quality screen into it. what are my options, considering it's c. 1990 technology. I thought perhaps a gameboy pocket screen or gameboy color / gamegear screen. Anyone's thoughts or advise would be welcome.
I have attempted to download the emualtor for the gameboy on my ti nspire cas. But it did not work, i'm pretty sure it won't work, because in the readme file it said they only tested it on the ti nspire.
Question by flashanimator | last reply
It was only 15$ Anyone know how much they are normally?
Question by bubbaman22 | last reply
So i'm selling a broken gameboy color that i took apart to try and make a mp3 player out of it. Then i realized, i have no idea what im doing, no soldering iron, nothing. i started to put it back together, then it slipped out of my hands, and a wire came out and broke or somethign i dont know. Everything else is fine but that little flat wire thingie. So if you want it, come get it. I will post pictures soon. $1 :-)
Topic by alvincredible | last reply
I want to put video inputs on my gameboy advance sp but I do not want to have to purchase anything. I want it to be all home made and I want to put rca jacks on it. Can anybody help me with this?
Question by steve-lane | last reply
I've been playing around with the idea of how one would mod an old Gameboy to open up and be able to contain the guts of a Nintendo DS/DS Lite
Question by Kikurimu | last reply
Hello! I'm giving my girlfriend a GBA SP AGS-101 for her birthday for when she studies abroad so she has something to do on train rides. I'm hoping to make the gift a little more personal by customizing the housing! I'm re-shelling my SP with a new black shell. To customize it, I want to either create the signature Twin Peaks chevron pattern on the SP, or engrave/paint this symbol on the front somehow. Any tips on how to do this most effectively and permanently?
Topic by Time_Paradox | last reply
Hello everyone I am diy enthusiast and been doing a lot of diys But as of late i got into technical and electrical diys And this one diy got my attention and i somehow stumbled upon a great idea. I guess everyone knows of SmartBoy, i am trying to clone it but with a few adjustments. So basically this is the base video i am making a controller with the ideas from Evan Kale https://youtu.be/g2bgjl43Cm8 But the only thing that i don't understand is how did he connected all the buttons i mean how did he made that circuit and copied it to the foil. Is that a common circuit or is there something included which I don't understand.
Topic by HariK131 | last reply
I have an old gameboy and thought it would be cool to turn it into a computer controller or computer hacking device?
Topic by sonicsizer | last reply
I have a request. I have attempted to make a "Gameboy SP" with a gameboy color and an altoids tin. Accidentally snapping the thing in half, i have given up on the project after hours of trying to make my own bit that'll fit those darned screws (i've succeeded and plan on making an instructable about it sometime in the future) and i finally got it opened. then i destroyed it. I noticed that the thing has the potential of becoming an awesome mp3 player because it has the headphone hole, a button for select, and whatever you need! Maybe someone could use an old ipod mini for the project because i've got one that i broke too. Anyway. To summarize, i would like someone to make a Gameboy Color Mp3 player becuase that would be extremely awesome and would make me happy becuase i have a broken gameboy with nothing to do now. Below is a picture of how i feel.
Topic by alvincredible | last reply
I was just wondering if it would be possible to make a gameboy into a simplified computer with some small (?) upgrades. IE higher resolution, modern screen, extra buttons, wifi? I'm mainly thinking about it in terms of playing games like the following: www.bay12games.com/dwarves/ www.spelunkyworld.com/original.html www.youtube.com/watch These are just a small few of what I had in mind for the proposed system, but I am unsure of the plausibility of all of this. Keep in mind though that these are all free, free to share, independent games with file sizes much much smaller than traditional games. I do know that Texas Instrument calculators of the 73 line and higher have the capability to be rigged up for some simple games, so I got to wondering.... Anyways, let me know what you all think about this :)
Question by Schisler7 | last reply
I'm absolutely stumped by this. I have my gf playing my old gameboy color but the screen cover is pretty scratched up and I don't feel like peeling it off until I find something to buff the scratches out. I've nearly googled it to death and all I come up with is random websites selling gameboy advanced tv out adapters. I know this HAS to be possible as www.hackaday.com/2008/11/29/gameboy-color-on-an-led-matrix/ The guy says in his comments on the youtube page that he does IN fact have a real live gameboy color hooked up to the LED matrix. Yet he does not explain how he hooked it up, obviously he did it somehow. Does ANYONE have any bloody clue as to how this is done? I'm not afraid to do some soldering as I know that'll probably be required but really how hard can it be.
Topic by Punkguyta | last reply
So I recently found out about the Raspberry Pi Zero earlier last week. After looking at the size of the board and comparing it to the size of a GameBoy/Color/Advance/SP cartridge along with the back of a Gameboy Color/SP system, I had an interesting thought. I know that the RPi's have a great use as a video game emulator (with some case or hardware modification to the original gameboy system). I even saw one DIY article that had a GameBoy cartridge hollowed out and a Micro SD card adapter put into it, just so a heavily modded GameBoy Brick with most of its guts replaced with other techbits (mainly an RPi Zero and plenty of wires) could be used to play NES, SNES and GameBoy games while on the go. So since the Zero is slightly larger than a GBA cartridge, would it be possible to make the Zero connect to the hardware of say a GameBoy Color via the cartridge slot on the back of the console? Or what about other RPi's with other GameBoy consoles? I would try to find out about this myself, but i missed out on buying a Zero when they were first announced and i dont want to buy one from a scalper.
Topic by EngineerJakit | last reply
I got a replacement DS rechargeable battery and it looks similar to my gameboy advance battery can I put the ds in my gba with out frying it ?
Topic by clasic_traveller_diehard | last reply
I reached in and grapped it immediatly and a toweled, hairdried, and Q-tipped it off. Symptoms, at first it would work with a blurry screen (with sound), then it would work (with sound) and a blank screen, and now it wont turn on and it will not accept a charge from the wall. I am thinking i will take it to slackers and have them try a new battery in mine and see if it works. Has anyone had any experience with this before, am i just completely out of luck? Does anyone want to buy a gameboy?
Question by MechEngineerMike | last reply
I want to build a laptop inside my old gameboy SP. I have considered the beagleboard, gumstix, flashcarts, and even the ITX mini. So far, I think the beagleboard wins, because it's self contained and just the right dimensions. Is there any other sort of board I should consider before I blow $100 on a beagle board? It has to fit withing 3"x 3" and preferably run linux or windows. Thanks for your ideas! -WiLL
Question by flyingchainsaw | last reply
I'm not looking for a cartridge, just a plug and play style thing like the one used in this tutorial: http://www.ladyada.net/make/gamegrrl/make.htmlI would use the same one but I can't seem to be able to get hold of one.Thanks Zealous
Question by Zealous | last reply
Hello Instructables community! I just purchased 10 Atmel AT49F040 flash chips off eBay (I couldn't buy just one..) and now I'm wondering how in the world I'm going to program them. I'm hoping to desolder the ROM chip from a Gameboy cart (yes, I'm using a tutorial) and replace it with this flash chip. It seems easy enough, but I'm not sure I want to spend $45 on a Willem Programmer.. Anyone have ideas for how to program on the cheap? Thanks, Derp
Question by Derpancakes | last reply
The GBC games cannot fit into the DS lite due to small notches inside the DS. i was looking, and it seems as though a bit of modding on the cartridge will allow the cartridge to be inserted. now, if i were to do that... 1. would the game still stay in? 2. would the game still play?
Question by p4trick95 | last reply
I know the ribbon pins of the GBA sp AGS-101 backlit screen,(there are 34 pins total) and I want to hook up the pins to a vga cable to connect to the tv/monitor, (and I know how to connect the audio, that's not a problem) but the problem is, I don't know what these pins are, or do? Please help, there is a picture of a vga diagram.( I am trying to make a GBA sp Console) 1 - VSHD 2 - DCK 3 - LP 4 - PS 5 - VSHD 6 - GND 7 - LDR5 8 - LDR4 9 - LDR3 10 - LDR2 11 - LDR1 12 - LDG5 13 - LDG4 14 - LDG3 15 - LDG2 16 - LDG1 17 - GND 18 - LDB5 19 - LDB4 20 - LDB3 21 - LDB2 22 - LDB1 23 - SPL 24 - CLS 25 - SPS 26 - MOD 27 - REVC 28 - P2-VDD 29 - P2-VSS 30 - COM 31 - VDD5 32 - GND 33 - ??? (U83 on AGS-001) 34 - VDD5
Question by 8BITR | last reply
What Ninty game systems have you owned?I have owned:Gameboy Colour x2 *Gameboy Advance *Gameboy Advance SPNintendo DSNintendo DS Lite *and a Wii. *I'm pretty new to Nintendo consoles, but I've been through many handhelds. * means I still own.
Topic by Noodle93 | last reply
I have been looking around for wires, and most places, I check don't have it, or Ebay, and Amazon is too expensive for what I am willing to pay. I have GBA connector wires, and GCN extender cords. Can I use these to "make" a gameboy advance to gamecube wire, and how would I go about doing this. -On a side note, could I also make an edit to supply it to a NDS?
Question by Zinyin
Hey instructables crew, I have an old skool original black and white screen gameboy clear. I havent used it for years but after cleaning up my office found the little gem sitting there and felt like i had to put it to good use. I really dont know what I want to do with it but it needs to be cool, gadety and electronic. I am currently studying for my Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering so building something electronic doesnt scare me. I just dont know where to start. The gameboy lends itself so much to having some cool mod/hack done to it I just cant leave it sitting there. I was thinking something like keeping with the gaming theme and pulling down a psp or something to stick in there or like a portable media storage with display screen but am open to any ideas. Please help I am aching to build something
Question by ausdragon | last reply
Hi all Well, after considering installing a working Gameboy into a bag, I have downgraded my plan due a sincere lack of soldering experience/ability (as in, I've never done it before). So, to keep my theme and still make an awesome hangbag, I've decided to mount just the buttons from an original Gameboy into a console-shaped fabric applique. However, the technical side stumps me. I've seen a how-to on getting to the PCBs, but I'm under the impression the 'click' of the buttons is because of a mechanism underneath them. Would there be a way to preserve this mechanism if mounted through fabric (maybe through an eyelet)? I'd also love to keep the switch and have it power on an LED 'power light', but I'm not sure of that yet as it involves electronics and I've not experimented for fear of ruining the only original Gameboy I have current access to. It was only £5 inc. shipping but I'd rather not wreck it needlessly. Additional: Slide 11 of 12 of this explains the buttons, but doesn't help me mount them: http://www.pcworld.com/article/162588/gadget_autopsy_the_nintendo_game_boy.html Presumably the 'springy' feel to the buttons is caused by the silicone pad underneath them, but I wouldn't know how to mount this between two layers of fabric. Thanks for any help, chaps and chapettes :)
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