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February 5, 2015 AT 3:00 pm

PiBoy B+ Horizontal Layout #3DPrinting

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SpaceMonkeyBoom shared an sweet remix to our DIY gameboy project that makes it work with the model B+ and in a horizontal layout.

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:
[2/3/15]
-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!

Check out the STLs on thingiverse


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