Raspberry pi zero plus original gameboy = nostalgia overload

I have very fond memories of the original Nintendo Gameboy. I spent countless hours and troves and troves of double AA batteries curled up in a chair somewhere. It had a few problems though the screen had no backlight so playing in a poorly lit room was almost impossible, and that little yellow and black screen, although good for the time, doesn’t hold up to today’s standards.

Enter Wermy, a tech enthusiast on YouTube who builds and shows off some pretty awesome creations. His latest he calls the Nintendo Gameboy Zero a modified original Gameboy . The modification leaves the Gameboy feeling completely stock, although it does add two extra buttons on the front stolen from an SNES controller and two discreet buttons on the back act as the L and R buttons. The screen is also new out with the yellow and black screen with the huge bezels in with a 3.5-inch colour display.

You might be thinking what powers this awesome device, and if you were thinking a Raspberry Pi you would be correct. In this case, it’s the Raspberry Pi Zero, along with a modified game cartridge. No more fumbling with AA batteries, though, because they have been replaced in favour of a 2000mah lithium ion battery.

Unfortunately, there aren’t any instructions to build one yourself, but Wermy is answering questions in the YouTube video comments section. So if you’re technically inclined and don’t mind forking out 5 dollars for a Raspberry Pi Zero give it a shot.

Have you worked with a Raspberry Pi before ? let us know what you’ve made in the comments below, happy tinkering.

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3 thoughts on “Raspberry pi zero plus original gameboy = nostalgia overload

  • April 7, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    This is absolutely awesome! Game Boy SNES version is AMAZING! Need that now! Better than emulate SNES ROMS on my smartphones as it gets the true feeling of Nostalgia while playing. Love it!

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:34 AM

      Couldn’t agree more. There are few things more nostalgic than the original gameboy

  • April 8, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    I think I’m going to buy a few Raspberry Pi’s when they become available again… we tried at the beginning of the school year, but they were on back-order… I wanted to start my sons on learning the ins and outs of programming


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