MelonBoy: Watermelon Game Boy with Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
There’s still time for watermelon, even this late in the summer. MelonBoy is a particularly summery watermelon mobile gaming project from Cedrick, an information systems student at the Singapore Management University. Here’s more from MOTHERBOARD:
“Making a console has always been a favorite project for the rpi [Raspberry Pi] community, it’s one of those things you definitely need to try if you are in the scene,” [Cedrick] wrote. “I decided to attempt the project myself with an added personal twist :)”
The watermelon actually makes a nice casing for the hardware, as it’s malleable enough to make a snug fit for jamming the buttons into the rind.
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