Video: YouTuber builds working Game Boy Color costume based on a Raspberry Pi emulator
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 This is why he integrated an admittedly outdated Raspberry Pi 1 B+ as an emulator into his costume.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.