I always wondered what a horizontal Game Boy would play like and thanks to the Adafruit Game Grrl http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:382485 now I can find out! I am trying to fit everything in the original footprint so I’m excluding a speaker.
The unit in the picture is a test fit with a bad print.
I’ll do a version that’s quartered for people with small print beds once I get one built and I’m sure everything will fit correctly.
Problems With current .stl files:
-No holes for screws to hold case together. Easily fixed with a drill but I’ll fix the .stl files
-Power switch needs to be changed. It interferes with the placement of the Pi B+
-Mounting an audio jack at the top will be tricky at best.
-Yeah I put the USB for the charger where your left palm sits.
-The holes for the buttons are slightly too small
I will update the files I find and fix more problems. Right now I have no intention of adding a speaker or shoulder buttons. That may well change.
It’s currently a work in progress, but it looks like it’s coming along nicely. We can’t wait to see it finished!
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