Game Boy Zero
- Part 1 - Modifying the case
- Part 2 - The Controls
- Part 3 - The Screen
- Part 4 - Mounting and Wiring
- Part 5 - Cartridge Reader and Audio
- Part 6 - Everything else
- Part 7 - Miscellaneous Guides, Tips, & tricks
- Main Board
- Screen Cover
- Controller Input
- Power Supply
- Audio Amplifier
- Usb Hub
- Usb DAC
- Micro USB Port
- Tri-wing screwdriver (the screws in the GB case aren’t normal phillips-head screws)
- Tool to open game cardridges
- Soldering iron (and solder, of course)
- Electrical tape
- Copper tape (for adding new buttons to the controller board)
- Dremel Rotary Tool
- X-acto knives
- Hot glue gun
- Other basics like screwdriver set and all that.
- Could you fit this in a Game Boy Color/Pocket?
- It would be a very, very tight fit and you’d likely have to forego the SD card cartridge reader.
- How do you get audio out of the Pi Zero?
- Adafruit has a great guide for using PWM audio out of the GPIO pins: https://learn.adafruit.com/adding-basic-audio-ouput-to-raspberry-pi-zero/overview . A small USB sound card is also an option.
- What’s the battery life like?
- 3.5-4 hours on a 2000mAh battery.
- Can’t you just buy a Game Boy shell to use since all the insides get replaced anyway?
- The original project used several internal pieces from the Game Boy, including the controller board, headphone jack, power switch and cartridge reader. It is possible to use a custom PCB for the controls, aftermarket power switch and headphone jack, but you would have to forego the SD Card cartridge adaptor.