At the turn of the Millennium, Burger King handed out adorable tiny Game Boy Colors with fake Pokémon cartridges. Sixteen years later and a modder, armed with a Raspberry Pi Zero, has turned one of the dummy units into a working console. Paired with a two-inch display from Adafruit and Retropie’s software emulator, the title will play Game Boy Color and Advance titles with its now working buttons. Although, of course, since there’s only A&B, you might struggle with titles that need the shoulder bumpers too. It’s not the first time that we’ve seen Raspberry Pi’s tiny board being used in this way, with a full-size Game Boy being turned into an emulator earlier this year. Given how many broken handhelds are available on eBay, we imagine everyone’s going to devote a weekend to building their own.
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NTSC/PAL (Television) TFT Display – 2.0″ Diagonal: Yes, this is an adorable miniature television! The visible display measures only 2.0″ diagonal, the TFT comes with a NTSC/PAL driver board. The display is very easy to use – simply connect 6-15VDC to the red and black wires, then connect a composite video source to the yellow and black wire. Voila, a television display! There’s a little button to adjust the LED backlight brightness (5 levels) – there is no other adjustment available but we found that the color and contrast look great right out of the box. Read more.
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