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October 10, 2014 AT 8:00 am

Pocket Pi: DIY Game Boy Pocket Conversion to RetroPi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Tis the season for hardcore Game Boy RetroPi mods! Here’s a piece from MAKE covering Travis Brown’s Game Boy Pocket conversion to “Pocket Pi” (article also has a nice shout out to the Adafruit PiGRRL):

…Travis designed the Pocket Pi by removing the guts from an old Game Boy Pocket and replaced them with a Raspberry Pi SBC running Retro Pi to emulate Game Boy games. To get it to fit correctly, Travis had to modify the case a little bit in order to pack the Pi, 2.5-inch LCD screen, modified Game Boy game pad and battery pack, however it still looks good with all the electronics packed into the small area. The best part is that the Pocket Pi can play games from other platforms as well, including NES, Sega Master System and even Game Gear using the Retro Pi emulator.

Of course, this isn’t the first time someone has made a Raspberry Pi-based Game Boy replica as Make reported on a 3D printed Replica from Adafruit back in July of this year (make it so). In that case, the Game Boy clone made use of a Raspberry Pi, SNES controller and PiTFT mini kit to play emulated games. The kicker was that it could be had in several different colors using a customized 3D printed case. It just goes to show what Nintendo fans are capable of when they want to get their retro gaming on! …

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