We've often shared our admiration for the technical wizardry that's often applied to console mods and creations, as talented gamers see how far they can push readily available tools for unique results. Now there's what is possibly the smallest Game Boy in the world doing the rounds, and it works.
A keynote from the 2016 Hackaday SuperConference is below, in which the creator of a tiny Game Boy shows how he made it. The outcome is impressive, even to the point that he shows it attempting to run modern-day games; it's not technically a Game Boy, but it's awesome enough that we don't really care. The keynote and some further details are below.
Jeroen Domburg, aka Sprite_TM, did just this, building a key-chain sized Game Boy Color that functions just like the original with a few extra secrets inside.
Based on a color OLED screen, and driven by an ESP32 micocontroller, this tiny Game Boy includes direction pad, buttons, audio, and the ability to load new games wirelessly. Sprite_TM discusses the design and build process in this talk he presented at the 2016 Hackaday SuperConference.
It's another fun project to admire, and it makes the NES Mini look like an over-sized beast. Let us know what you think of Sprite_TM's project in the comments.