GAME BOY 1UP (Florian Renner concept)

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GAME BOY 1UP (Florian Renner concept)

Post by uke » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:42 pm

Hi everybody.

Since I found out about @wermy project, I've been wondering if we could make something along the lines of Florian Renner's concept reality. It's an awesome design, one that combines retro appeal with a modern approach masterfully.

I still haven't finished my GBZ project (on a trip actually) but I'm just putting this out there in case it sparks anyones interest.
I'd guess that with a 3D printed case and most of GBZ's project parts, with the exception of a different screen maybe, it should be pretty simple, along the lines of the Wii U gamepad project.

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To see more images: http://florian-renner.com/game-boy-1up

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Re: GAME BOY 1UP (Florian Renner concept)

Post by Momiji » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:16 pm

I really love the clean design of this case and if I had a 3d printer I would definitely give it a shot. One of the problems I'm seeing would be figuring out a way to get the cartridges like that. I assume it would be possible to use a cartridge such as the r4 or a modded ds game and one of the spring cartridge slots to allow you to boot retropie directly off of it. Definitely an interesting concept and I would love to look into this more once I finish my GBZ project.

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Re: GAME BOY 1UP (Florian Renner concept)

Post by Camble » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:04 am

I need dis.

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Re: GAME BOY 1UP (Florian Renner concept)

Post by grenade44 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:14 am

Camble wrote:I need dis.
Tell me about it

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Re: GAME BOY 1UP (Florian Renner concept)

Post by Ford873 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:04 am

That is gorgeous!! great design. I def want one!!

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Re: GAME BOY 1UP (Florian Renner concept)

Post by Camble » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:11 am

kite wrote: I would LOVE one of these! Add a thumbstick somewhere :)
Plenty room under the D-pad anyway!

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Re: GAME BOY 1UP (Florian Renner concept)

Post by Daniel_N » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:37 am

I would love to build one with this case, but they are only render images, no measurements or anything similar :(

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Re: GAME BOY 1UP (Florian Renner concept)

Post by uke » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:16 am

I don't think it could be that hard to come up with our own measurements, based on the screen we want to use.

I would probably want a square screen since everything we could play in it was released in a square-like ratio. With a 5" or even the same 3"5 in the GBZ, you could set the measurements for the rest of the thing. Designing this from scratch, the interior could have little poles meant to be used as a docking system for parts, making it easier to make.

On the other hand, I don't think cartridges are needed. I'd just make a little hole for a microSD card and be done with it.

¿Do we have an experienced modeler here who could chime in an give us some insight in how difficult this could be? I'm doing some blender courses right now but I'm afraid I'm a novice.

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Re: GAME BOY 1UP (Florian Renner concept)

Post by ill-tempered » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:18 am

I'd love to be able to build something like this. Off to learn Fusion 360...

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Re: GAME BOY 1UP (Florian Renner concept)

Post by lukelex » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:37 pm

Holly cow!

I have a 3d printer but a I suck at actually drawing the 3d models. Still, I'm totally gonna give it a try :)

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