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Video: YouTuber builds working Game Boy Color costume based on a Raspberry Pi emulator

Even Mario tested the Raspberry Pie based emulator inside the Game Boy Color costume (Image: Jaryd Giesen/YouTube)
Even Mario tested the Raspberry Pie based emulator inside the Game Boy Color costume (Image: Jaryd Giesen/YouTube)
The working replica of a Nintendo Game Boy Color may not be the most complex Raspberry Pi project of all times, but the creative effort that the YouTuber has put into the creation of his costume is certainly worth your attention.
Enrico Frahn, 🇩🇪

It is no secret that the popular single-board computer Raspberry Pi can be used to emulate and play old retro games. In contrast to the transformation into a Borg Cube or a live-streaming delivery robot for packages, the emulation of classic Nintendo games could almost be called a common use case for the Raspberry Pi (from US$68 on Amazon).

Nevertheless, the likeable Australian YouTuber Jaryd Giesen decided to build his own costume for a local gaming convention that should replicate Nintendo's classic Game Boy color handheld console. Even though the costume was mainly made out of cardboard and hot glue, Jaryd wanted it to be able to actually play old Nintendo games. This is why he integrated an admittedly outdated Raspberry Pi 1 B+ as an emulator into his costume.

In addition to the single-board computer, he used a hard to find 24-inch 12V monitor as well as a portable 12V battery pack with 12000mAh, which allowed for a battery life of around six hours. At the aforementioned local gaming convention, Jaryd garnered a lot of attention with his working Game Boy Color costume and a playable version of a Pokémon game from the early time period of the blue and red edition. We have embedded Jaryd's YouTube below if you want to check out his creative undertaking.

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Enrico Frahn
Editor of the original article: Enrico Frahn - Tech Writer - 938 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
My fascination for technology goes back a long way to the Pentium II era. Modding, overclocking and treasuring computer hardware has since become an integral part of my life. As a student, I further developed a keen interest in mobile technologies that can make the stressful college life so much easier. After I fell in love with the creation of digital content while working in a marketing position, I now scour the web to bring you the most exciting topics in the world of tech. Outside the office, I’m particularly passionate about motorsports and mountain biking.
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Enrico Frahn, 2021-09-27 (Update: 2021-09-28)