Gameboy Color Pi Emu

Something I’ve wanted to do for a long time was make a handheld Gameboy emu.  It’s been done many times before.  For whatever reason recently I stumbled on XodusTech’s build, and felt really inspired by his set up so I started making one.  <grin>Oddly close to how they did theirs</grin>.  Here’s some pics.  So far some differences are I’m using a Gameboy color (instead of pocket).  It was what was cheap and broken on eBay.  Also I’m using a Pi model A instead of B.   I don’t need 2 USB ports or ethernet, and rather have the lower current consumption.  Also while I have plenty of Teensy’s around, I think I’m going to try using GPIO for my buttons instead of using the Teensy, shaves a few bucks off the BOM and lowers the current consumption even more.

It’s not quite done yet, I’m pretty close to finishing it.

Anyhoo, here’s some pics.

  1. What size screen is that and where can I get one? 2.5? 2.8?

    Thanks

    • if I remember correctly, its 2.5″ TFT from ebay as a backup camera monitor for about 20 bucks. it origibally ran on 12v but once you break it down you can power the screen directly on I believe 3.3v.

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