July 25, 2014 AT 6:00 am

Super Mega Ultra Pi Boy 64 Thingy Build @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

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This awesome (and thorough!) tutorial from John Hassl shows you how to buid your own Raspberry Pi Powered Gameboy. The tutorial also cites two Adafruit guides: the Adafruit Guide To Excellent Soldering and Adding Arcade Controls!

I had recently bought an original Gameboy DMG from Good Will for a whopping $5.00, condition unknown. Taking a gamble, I purchased it and took it home to find that it had severe damage caused by a battery that exploded and leaked all over the mainboard.

I had also recently started looking on eBay for the elusive Gameboy Light. It’s a system I have always wanted but could never allow myself to buy since they are pretty expensive on eBay. The Gameboy Light is the Gameboy Pocket with an Indiglo light and was only released overseas in Japan.

I had bought a Raspberry Pi a while back and really didn’t know what I wanted to do with it. At that moment, like a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup, it dawned on me – could the Raspberry Pi be used with a Gameboy?

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