Gameboy Advanced USB Drive




Introduction: Gameboy Advanced USB Drive

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How to fit a USB drive in to an old Game boy advanced cartridge. For looks...

Step 1: Gather Required Materials

Pretty basic. You need:

1. Small screwdriver, it uses a triangle head but a small enough Philips or Flathead will work with a little pressure.

2. Gameboy cartridge, DONT USE A POKEMON GAME, its a waste :)

3. Razor blade, you can use a dremel, but I dont have one because im poor :/

4. and finally, A USB drive. Can be any size, i used a 2 GB

Step 2: Separate the Halves of the USB Drive

You can use the Flathead for this, you wont be needing the outside case so you can break it if necessary.

Step 3: Take the Game Cartridge Apart

On the back there is one screw and once removed all that you have to do is slide the back up and off :)

Step 4: Start Hacking Away

I took the razor blade and cut about 6 groves along the section i was going to cut and broke them off with the screw driver. The Dremel would be optimal right now.

The cut part on the back side needs to be a little bigger so you can slide the two halves back together.

After that you can fit the USB snugly inside of the holes.

Step 5: Reassembly

Now all that is left is to reassemble it the opposite way you took it apart and your done :D

Step 6: Extras

Two things you can do is to take the sticker off as i have done, and find a way to make use of the slide mechanism that is on the original USB drive so that yours slides in and out of the game cartridge.

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    3 Discussions


    4 years ago

    is there away to build a Gameboy advance game cartridge with Aduino to be able to reprogram the game so it would be one cartridge, but several downloadable games?


    5 years ago on Introduction

    There are several Dremel type rotary tools that only cost about $15-$25.

    I bought a "Genesis" brand rotary tool from for app. $18.

    It is adjustable 8,000 to 30,000 rpm, and the only problem I've ever had with it is the power switch is a standard on/ off toggle that is made from a cheap neon green plastic that can break easily. (but you just email the company and they will send you an entire new rotary tool in the box with all the extras.... and they don't even ask for the broken one back).


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I made one of these a while back. I do recommend you use a Dremel or other rotary tool though, it makes cutting the case easier.

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