Gameboy calculator!

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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by limpport » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:53 am

Very nice. I met someone at summer camp four years ago that made one almost exactly like yours, but the cartridge was interchangeable. He brought it to camp because it was his only Gameboy.


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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by KOM(goteking) » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:00 am

Cool!
Please show me how to calculate :wink:

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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by alentris » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:40 am

limpport wrote:Very nice. I met someone at summer camp four years ago that made one almost exactly like yours, but the cartridge was interchangeable. He brought it to camp because it was his only Gameboy.
Mine is too, only you have to take apart the game. If you want to keep the game in the cartridge, it would eliminate it being stealthy.

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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by limpport » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:48 pm

That's exactly what he had to do with his :lol:

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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by vskid » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:54 pm

Why not cut the back plate up so you can remove a piece to change the game? Have it held on by magnets or velcro.
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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by alentris » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:22 pm

vskid wrote:Why not cut the back plate up so you can remove a piece to change the game? Have it held on by magnets or velcro.
Because then the back cover doesn't fit on, and it wouldn't be stealthy.

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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by OMGpedobear » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:58 pm

did you have to take the case of the cartridge to get it in there ?

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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by alentris » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:18 pm

OMGpedobear wrote:did you have to take the case of the cartridge to get it in there ?
yep.

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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by dougymak » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:57 am

I am interested in doing this. Can you post a guide or the process at least? What tools will I need?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by dougymak » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:01 pm

Bump?

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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by alentris » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:36 pm

dougymak wrote:I am interested in doing this. Can you post a guide or the process at least? What tools will I need?

Thanks in advance!
I'm in florida now 8) , so I can't get any pictures, but here's the deal:

You'll need a torx screwdriver for the calculator, a tri-wing screwdriver for the gameboy, a hot glue gun, a very five tip soldering iron, and some black felt.
You'll need to de-solder all of the surface mount items on the calculator pcb, and the led of the gbc.
Follow the traces on the calculator buttons to find the pins and solder them to the contact pads on the gameboy.
You need to remove the foam on the back of the GBC screen to have it fit.
To take apart the game cartrige, pry it with a flathead.
Dremel out the inside of the calculator case except for the screw holes.
You won't be able to use the calculator battery cover.

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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by smitty » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:30 am

I was thinking about doing this one time when I got bored in math class. Though I was thinking of using a TI-30 shell, since that`s what we use in class, and if I had what appeared to be an advanced calculator people would become suspicious. But the TI-30s just too small... Maybe if I got a GB micro...
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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by Ruslan120 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:03 pm

Hello! I'm about to do the same mod, could you please describe in detail the specific solder points? Pictures would be GREATLY appreciated, but if you don't have any and do not wish to take apart your modded "calculator" I totally understand :)

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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by Tibia » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:48 pm

Very nice! Glad to see you used the d-pad as the d-pad.
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Re: Gameboy calculator!

Post by alentris » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:14 pm

Tibia wrote:Very nice! Glad to see you used the d-pad as the d-pad.
I know, using the buttons on the front was my main goal. I'm getting another broken screen calculator from a friend, Revision 2 might be coming around this winter...
Ruslan120 wrote:Hello! I'm about to do the same mod, could you please describe in detail the specific solder points? Pictures would be GREATLY appreciated, but if you don't have any and do not wish to take apart your modded "calculator" I totally understand :)
No pics, but I did send you an email. In case you didn't get it, just follow the traces on the calculator board front, until you reach little holes where you can solder the wires to.

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