Flash Memory Adapter for Game Boy

J.Rodrigo created this adapter board make it easier to flash a Game Boy cartridge:

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Flash Memory Adapter for some Game Boy Cartridges

You only need to solder 3 or 4 wires and the adapter board to an old cartridge, PCB adapter boards are manufactured on OSH park to ensure the best quality of castellations.

Compatible Cartridges:

  • DMG-A02-01: MBC5 + ROM (256/512/1024 KB) + RAM (32KB) + Battery
  • DMG-A06-01: MBC5 + ROM (256/512/1024 KB) + RAM (8KB) + Battery
  • DMG-A07-01: MBC5 + ROM (256/512/1024 KB)

JRodrigo has shared the board on OSH Park:

Flash Memory Adapter for Game Boy

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Flash Memory Adapter for Game Boy

Smaller version of GameBoy Zero

moosepr designed this small and simple GameBoy-style device using the Raspberry Pi Zero:

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I’m not overly fond of ‘rats nest’ wires, and I have a bit of an obsession with making things as small as possible, so this is what I came up with.

Tis just an ILI9341 screen, a Pi Zero, 2 navi switches (5 way), and a battery (with charge/protect circuit)

petay has shared the board on OSH Park:

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Here the board is in action:

 

Smaller version of GameBoy Zero

TCPoke and the Internet of Pokemon

Pepijn de Vos created this method to trade and battle Pokemon over the Internet:

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TCPoke

a collection of projects that allow you to connect your Game Boy to the internet and trade or battle with the first and second generation Pokemon games

KiCad design files of Teensy 2.0 shield for a Game Link Cable:

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Arduino sketch runs on Teensy 2.0 and talks to a Game Boy via raw HID mode:

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TCPoke shield kit is sold on Tindie:
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TCPoke and the Internet of Pokemon

Pokemon Go on the Gameboy Pocket

Hackaday reports on this mix of Pokemon Go and DIY electronics:Beware Of Tall Grass: Pokemon Go on the Gameboy Pocket

[Pepijn de Vos] was excited to interact with the world’s most popular augmented reality pedometer, Pokemon Go, and was extremely disappointed to find that his Blackberry couldn’t run it. Still, as far as he could tell from behind his wall of obsolete technology, Pokemon Go is all about walking distractedly, being suspicious, and occasionally catching […]

TCPoke shield kit on Tindie:

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Pokemon Go on the Gameboy Pocket