September 23, 2013

The "GamePi" - Raspberry Pi Game Boy case modification

Due to the size and power consumption of the Raspberry Pi computer, it can be inserted into many places other computers cannot. One example of this is a hack documented by Raspberry Pi forum member "FalconXY". They managed to replace the original electronics and LCD of a Nintendo Gameboy with that of the Raspberry Pi, a small TFT LCD and a 2S lithium-ion battery to power the device. A fair bit of case work is required to make space for such connections as the USB sockets, however the final result is an interesting combination of 20th and 21st century technology:

It's surprising how much you can do with a small space - to find out more visit the Raspberry Pi website. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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And using the module is made simple - we have tutorials and drivers for both the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms - great for experimenters or those who use both systems. Furthermore, check out the forum where members are already creating modified drivers to rapidly increase the display speed. For more information including our Quickstart guides - and of course to order - visit the OLED Module product page

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