The GeneBoy is Finished!

Posted: 03/10/2012 in Current Project, General News

So after 4 weeks, this project has been put to bed! Fully functional, fully awesome! Though I admit, I beat the hell out of the finish when I put the components on the inside and closing it up was kind of ugly, I’m happy to say it’s over with and now I can start to move on to the next project. Haven’t decided yet what that will be, but it won’t be long before I start up a new one! Here is a video and some specs to view if you so desire.

Size: 1-7/8″ Thick x 4-3/4″ Wide x 6-1/2″ High
Weight: About 1.5lbs
Battery: 7.4V @ 4Amps
Screen: 3.5″ TFT Back-up Screen
Sound/Amp: 1 20mm Speaker & Mini iPod Amp
Power Switch: SPDT On/Off Rocker
Power Charge Port: Single Size M Charger Port
PS1 Controller D-pad
3rd Party Super Pad Controller Board & Buttons
Custom 3 Part Vacuum Formed Casing

Feel free to hit me up with a comment or just subscribe to the Blog or You Tube! Love to hear what you think!

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  4. Cadu says:

    How many hours of gameplay with a full charge?!

    • Downing says:

      I dunno the exact number it’s supposed to get, but I haven’t charged the batteries since I first wired up the system and I’ve played it for probably about two hours total. It got 4Amps and the screen and the system both take very little draw so who knows, probably get 3.5 or 4 hours per charge. That’s just a guess.

  5. Ben C says:

    Nice build, maybe restore the buttons with a bit of Retr0Brite

    http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com/

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  7. GRUNGER says:

    Good job! Great Job! 🙂

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  9. fr4nk says:

    Nice!
    What kind of back-up camera did you use? All the ones I ever find are widescreen.

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  11. julien says:

    Original, this is a good idea. Good Job !

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  18. medwardl says:

    Which model Sega did you use there are 3 of them 4 if you count the retro game thingies? Would be great if you could add the Sega CD to it maybe possible if you just add the eye and the motor leaving the disc exposed or maybe stuff it into an old Walkman.

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