Not so long ago we reported that one industrious individual had turned the Nintendo Power Glove into a device which could control a drone. Now, Gautier Hattenberger has gone one better by turning his dusty old Game Boy into a remote control for his Parrot AR.Drone 2.0.

Hattenberger - who is Assistant Professor of Flight Mechanics and UAV Systems at France's ENAC school of Civil Aviation - recounts the thought process behind the venture:

Some time ago, I found my old Game Boy at my parents' house. So the first thing that came to my mind was: can I fly a drone with this?

While that's not the first thing most people would have thought of (we would have been looking for a copy of Super Mario Land, personally), the end result is pretty impressive and Hattenberger has posted the code required on GitHub, should you feel tempted to try this out.

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