A short while ago we shared an episode of the The Ben Heck Show where he deconstructed and repaired a Virtual Boy; it was an interesting look into how the machine works.

Now, as promised, a follow-up episode rebuilds it and tries to modernise the device, dispensing of the infamous 'stand' and redesigning it as a head mounted display in the manner of Virtual Reality headsets. The Virtual Boy wasn't really VR (more like a bizarre early-days 3DS) but it's a fun idea.

You can see how it came together below.

It's still a strange device, but the Virtual Man is at least a quirky reminder of Nintendo's lowest selling console / portable / thing.

[source youtube.com]