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LXL15 (OP)

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The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
« on: November 23, 2012, 02:30:27 pm »
Hi guys,

Finally finished this project. It's for a friend's birthday, and is a Dingoo A330 inside a GameBoy Original. Took me forever, luckily the A330 was the perfect size.

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWKhb6EOgJQ

Full write-up (WARNING, lots of pics):

www.casingthejoint.wordpress.com/gameboo

Cheers,
LXL15

hiredgun

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Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 12:23:57 am »
That is what I call talent!! Music was a nice touch! ;D

pcercuei

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Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 12:50:58 am »
Very nice! Should be on Hackaday  ;)

LXL15 (OP)

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Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 07:07:49 am »
Cheers guys. Forgot to mention, but the only change in terms of functionality is the power switch doesn't have a 'hold' position anymore, and you have to take the Gameboy bit apart to reach the sd card slot.

K-77

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Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 09:59:22 am »
Very nice! Should be on Hackaday  ;)

+1

BTW where is Darth_Llamah's GBA320 project? :D
« Last Edit: November 25, 2012, 10:02:17 am by kowkar77 »

darth_llamah

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Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2012, 09:39:42 pm »
BTW where is Darth_Llamah's GBA320 project? :D
Still not finished (waiting for components and for some free time.....)

toastytwo

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Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 03:01:30 am »
Hey LXL15,

just seen your great Mod and your FANTASTIC Blog post about it! And I used to think no one else on this planet would be THIS geeky about old Nintendo stuff!  ;)

I've done a very similar Mod back in April.
Used a A320 and took a little different approach but the outcome was also very fine:









The whole mess:

Resoldering the Display was really annoying and took me hours...

Working:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvUFVLSamiU" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvUFVLSamiU</a>

Greets, toastytwo


LXL15 (OP)

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Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 10:57:37 am »
Hey toastytwo,

That's sick! I love the reset button on the side, I wish I could've done something nice like that. Mine's still a paperclip in a tiny hole arrangement haha. Yours looks super clean too. Using the smaller USB connecter was a great idea, maybe I'll grab it off my mate and change mine haha...Also the custom firmware looks so much better than the stock. Much more slick.

I seriously love that these two projects are so similar. The global reach of the internet still amazes me sometimes...

Have you modded anything else?

Cheers,
LXL15
« Last Edit: January 16, 2013, 10:59:28 am by LXL15 »

toastytwo

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Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 11:39:29 am »
Hi,

yeah, I was also amazed to see, that this Mod has also been done (independently) on the other side of the globe!  :o

You're running dingoo native? I could pass you some files (GB Logo?  ;)), maybe they are of some use for the A380 as well.

I've done some modding before,
a NES PC sits in the living room:



A wireless NES Controller, based on the Zeemote:



<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvwf3DR19U4" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvwf3DR19U4</a>

and a wireless SNES Controller, based on the Wiimote.



there's also a great (german) tutorial for this here:
http://circuit-board.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=3686

Greets, toastytwo
« Last Edit: January 17, 2013, 11:46:22 am by toastytwo »

 

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