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Pico-GB GameBoy Emulator Handheld for Raspberry Pi Pico

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Licence CULTS - Private Use
Last update 2023-04-14 at 09:56
Publication date 2022-06-13 at 14:12
Design number 753848
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  • LICENSE.txt
  • Pico_GB_Bottom_Cover.stl
  • Pico_GB_Button.stl
  • Pico_GB_Button_Rubber.stl
  • Pico_GB_DPad.stl
  • Pico_GB_DPad_Rubber.stl
  • Pico_GB_Lens.stl
  • Pico_GB_Start_Select.stl
  • Pico_GB_Start_Select_Rubber.stl
  • Pico_GB_Top_Cover.stl

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Pico-GB is a 3d printed GameBoy emulator handheld for Raspberry Pi Pico that ressembles to the original Nintendo Game Boy released in 1989.

This homemade Game Boy emulator handheld is a fun and creative way to bring back old games on the beloved classic Game Boy console. With just a few basic components and a little bit of tinkering and programming you can build your own handheld gaming console capable of playing original Game Boy titles. All you need is a Raspberry Pi Pico, a LCD display and a couple of micro-push buttons to get started! With a few hours and some basic soldering skills, you can build yourself a beautiful handheld Game Boy emulator to play all your favorite classic games. So, if you're feeling nostalgic for some good old fashion Game Boy gaming then building a homemade emulator handheld is a great and inexpensive way to do just that!

Pico-GB is based on the $4 Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller. The case and buttons are 3D printed. The screen is a 2.2-inch LCD with a resolution of 220×176 pixels and 65K colors. There are 8 buttons: 4 for the DPAD + 4 action buttons (A, B, select, start). The buttons are 6x6x6mm micro push buttons.

The Game Boy emulator used by Pico-GB is Peanut-GB by Mahyar Koshkouei (deltabeard) with some changes done by me to support sound and accommodate SD card menu/save games on the Raspberry Pi Pico.

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