I’ve begun work on a new project that I am tentatively referring to as the PiBoy Advance. This will be a portable multi-emulator machine built into the modified case of an original DMG-01 GameBoy. I’ve seen plenty of similar mods like this but I’ve never run across one built around a Raspberry Pi. So, what all will this build include?
2.5 inch Color LCD (possibly upgraded to 3.5 at some point)
Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB RAM)
4 Face buttons, 2 Shoulder buttons
32GB of storage
8400 mAh Battery pack (providing about 9 Hours of continuous play)
Many thousands of games across platforms such as: SNES, NES, Sega Genesis, GameBoy, GameBoy Advance, GameGear, MAME, Neo-Geo, and PS1)
I will be posting a fully detailed build log once the project is completed but for now I will be making updates as I rech milestones in the process….
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