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By AMUSEMENT

NAME: Game Boy Android Gamepad

AUTHOR: Chad Boughton who also created a Mac Mini inside a NES.

DESCRIPTION: Instead of buying one of the many controllers available for smartphones, Chad Boughton invented his own gamepad to play Nintendo emulators on his phone. Since he wanted to go back to the original Nintendo experience, a 1989 Game Boy was the obvious choice. He gutted the old game console to integrate to install a special case for the phone and placed inside the circuit board of a Wiimote that he wired to the buttons. The Wii Controller IME, an app which connects the Wiimote to Android phones, did the rest, and voilà! All the emulators can now be played on the Game Boy and also -in theory- many other Android games. Go on Instructables for more details on the construction of the device.

AMUSEMENT RATE: You might face a problem when you try to play games that require more than the 2 buttons of the Game Boy. Besides that, this mod is great. The responsiveness is quite amazing, especially for a 24-year-old console. Forget the new Nvidia Project Shield, put yourself to work and you will have a perfectly fine gamepad for your phone as well as the satisfaction of doing it yourself.

Source: Geekosystem


Tags: , , , , , , , ,

By AMUSEMENT

NAME: Game Boy Android Gamepad

AUTHOR: Chad Boughton who also created a Mac Mini inside a NES.

DESCRIPTION: Instead of buying one of the many controllers available for smartphones, Chad Boughton invented his own gamepad to play Nintendo emulators on his phone. Since he wanted to go back to the original Nintendo experience, a 1989 Game Boy was the obvious choice. He gutted the old game console to integrate to install a special case for the phone and placed inside the circuit board of a Wiimote that he wired to the buttons. The Wii Controller IME, an app which connects the Wiimote to Android phones, did the rest, and voilà! All the emulators can now be played on the Game Boy and also -in theory- many other Android games. Go on Instructables for more details on the construction of the device.

AMUSEMENT RATE: You might face a problem when you try to play games that require more than the 2 buttons of the Game Boy. Besides that, this mod is great. The responsiveness is quite amazing, especially for a 24-year-old console. Forget the new Nvidia Project Shield, put yourself to work and you will have a perfectly fine gamepad for your phone as well as the satisfaction of doing it yourself.

Source: Geekosystem


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