Game Boy / Nintendo

A Game Boy Pocket... with a hinge? It's a Game Boy Pocket SP

I’ve seen so many Game Boy mods in the last 4 years and they never cease to amaze me in their simplicity or complexity. Allison Parrish’s design falls in the former category and I adore it. Her Game Boy Pocket SP is, in her words, “a Game Boy Pocket motherboard that she cut in half and then put into a custom-designed shell with a hinge,”:

The build has a pair of custom-designed flex PCBs to make routing signals between the two halves of the board easier. Along the way I taught myself CAD (with FreeCAD), PCB design (with KiCad) and 3D printing. The 3D models and PCB layouts for the Pocket SP are available on GitHub.

As for the reasons behind making such a beauty?

It started out as sort of a joke[…]

Well, it’s one of the best constructed joke I’ve ever seen.

(Header photo: “Ryu” by Nathan Rupert is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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