Regular readers of these pages will be increasingly familiar with the work of The Ben Heck Show, which provides some interesting engineering-focused videos. It does this, often, with a focus on gaming systems, including teardowns and customisations of iconic consoles from various companies, including Nintendo.

The latest to get the treatment is the Virtual Boy, an intriguing part of Nintendo history. In this teardown we get a good look at how these worked, and also get to see a clever fix for the common ribbon tape issue that can cause issues in these ageing units.

The next episode will be taking the parts of the Virtual Boy and creating an alternative device, so we'll keep an eye out for that.