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Dingoo Official Firmware => Hardware => Topic started by: LXL15 on November 23, 2012, 02:30:27 pm

Title: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
Post by: LXL15 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
Title: Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
Post by: hiredgun on November 24, 2012, 12:23:57 am
That is what I call talent!! Music was a nice touch! ;D
Title: Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
Post by: pcercuei on November 24, 2012, 12:50:58 am
Very nice! Should be on Hackaday  ;)
Title: Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
Post by: LXL15 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.
Title: Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
Post by: K-77 on November 25, 2012, 09:59:22 am
Very nice! Should be on Hackaday  ;)

+1

BTW where is Darth_Llamah's GBA320 project? :D
Title: Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
Post by: darth_llamah 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.....)
Title: Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
Post by: toastytwo 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:

(http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab231/toastytwo/Gameboy%20meets%20Dingoo/IMG_20130115_011421_330_zpsa9edeb6a.jpg)

(http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab231/toastytwo/Gameboy%20meets%20Dingoo/IMG_20130115_012413_587_zps274f5708.jpg)

(http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab231/toastytwo/Gameboy%20meets%20Dingoo/IMG_20130115_012036_328_zpsfed7c401.jpg)

(http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab231/toastytwo/Gameboy%20meets%20Dingoo/IMG_20130115_011831_022_zps54ce0146.jpg)

The whole mess:
(http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab231/toastytwo/Gameboy%20meets%20Dingoo/06042012150354_zps889145fe.jpg)
Resoldering the Display was really annoying and took me hours...

Working:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvUFVLSamiU

Greets, toastytwo

Title: Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
Post by: LXL15 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
Title: Re: The Gameboo (modified Gameboy/Dingoo)
Post by: toastytwo 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:

(http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab231/toastytwo/NesPC02.jpg)

A wireless NES Controller, based on the Zeemote:

(http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab231/toastytwo/RPi%20meets%20eighties/nespad.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvwf3DR19U4

and a wireless SNES Controller, based on the Wiimote.

(http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab231/toastytwo/IMG_20130117_123042_903.jpg)

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

Greets, toastytwo