Game Boy Zero

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Recommended Tools

  • 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
  • Epoxy
  • 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?
  • 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.