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I completed another Game Boy build. This one has 10 mods

July 9, 2018  |  Blog, Gameboy, Portable, Retro

Another refurbished old Game Boy finished. I’m selling this on E-bay.

It has ten mods:

– New blue shell
– White backlight screen.
– Bivert chip, for improved contrast and less ghosting.
– Brand new plastic screen lens.
– ProSound mod to the original headphone jack.
– Bass Boost mod for more sub bass.
– A second Bass mod that increases audible bass sounds.
– 1000 uF decoupling capacitor for less noise.
– New green buttons
– New green silicon parts

My Play It Loud Gameboy Clear with 7 mods

May 27, 2018  |  Blog, Gameboy, Portable, Retro

I’m having another round of Game Boy mania at the moment. Been refurbishing and modding the old original and Play-it-loud models. This one turned out pretty nice don’t you think? It’s specifically modded to be used for making music/noises with programs like LSDJ and Nanoloop.

PocketCHIP, a portable device based on PICO-8

July 23, 2016  |  Portable

I got this in my feed a few weeks ago and boy does it look awesome. The PocketChip is like the Commodore 64 all over again, only more hipster and in 2016. Also it’s a lot cheaper than the C64 back in the day, only $49 intro price.

So what does it do? Well, games of course and there seems to be lots of them. And it comes with tools to create your own games or change the code of all existing. Also you can make chip tunes on it, and there’s a sequencer for creating more “professionally” sounding tunes. Click here for more resources on Pico-8 game development.

I also like the technical limitations of the device, as it says on their website: “The harsh limitations of Pico-8 are carefully chosen to be fun to work with (and) encourage small but expressive designs…”