Virtual GearBoy

Discussion in '2019 Summer Building Contest' started by HackerBilly, May 13, 2019.

  1. HackerBilly . .

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    So my 2019 entry will be a Virtual Boy inside a gamegear shell.
    This will be the first handheld Virtual Boy ever made.
    It will feature a 3.5" vga screen
    Vga out
    Link Port
    Rechargable
    Button for changing game colors
    All packed inside a gamegear shell
    With a custom display stand and custom glass screen.
    (Temp photo to give basic idea of portable layout)
     

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  2. splain .

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    PlanetVB will flip out over this. Myself included.
     
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  3. RoyalBidoof .

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    I can't wait to see this when its done!
    Wario Land will get a true portable to be played on with original hardware!
     
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  4. splain .

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    Hold up, a button for changing game colors? Will this be a raspberry pi build or an actual VB?
     
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    Can't wait to see it finished. The real portable Virtual Boy!
     
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    I saw something about this a while ago on discord. IIRC there's a custom solution for getting VGA out of a VB, probably what HB is doing since he mentions using a VGA screen. This solution probably allows for customising the backing colour through software. I may be wrong, it's a very vague recollection, but I can't see any other possibility.
     
  7. HackerBilly . .

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    Stitches is indeed correct. This is all OG hardware with the exception of a few custom boards which one of those is the Virtual tap which allows VGA out of a virtual boy.
    But the Virtual Tap also allows displaying different colors rather than just red. So i can do just blue or even just purple.
    It's pretty nice.
    Sadly due to an Eviction Notice. I cannot finish this project in time for the contest.
     
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