Raspberry Pi Emulation Handheld Packed Into A Game Boy Pocket

Raspberry-Pi-Game-Boy-Pi-PocketOver the last few years we've seen some incredible uses for the Raspberry Pi computer, from miniature arcade machines to Amiga disk drive alternatives. The latest of these makes the most of the Game Boy, Nintendo NES, Master System, and Game Gear emulators available for the Raspberry Pi, all of which are now contained inside a Game Boy Pocket.

This creative modification strips out the contents of a clear Game Boy Pocket and somehow replaces them with the Raspberry Pi itself, along with a Li-Ion rechargeable battery, Color LCD, and a Mini Audio Amplifier. Without a cartridge connector in sight, the Pi-Pocket instead uses the combination of an SD Card and game selection menu, allowing its creator - Travis Brown - to cycle through the many titles loaded onto this handheld.

Capable of providing a whole 3 hours of gameplay, the Pi-Pocket offers several benefits over its inspiration such as a backlit screen and colour display. Looking at the video of the Pi-Pocket in action, it appears to run everything exactly as we remember, and at full speed too. The only downside we could notice is that the 4:3 display doesn't quite look right with original Game Boy titles, something that can easily be overlooked given the expansive selection of emulators and games it can run.

Those of you talented enough to create a system like this yourself will be pleased to known that Brown has carefully detailed the entire process on his blog, along with all of the required components.

Pi-Pocket (Raspberry Pi Emulation Handheld)

Link: The Raspberry Pi Game Boy Pocket (Pi-Pocket)

Last Updated ( 14 July 2014 )  


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