Black Gold GBA Motherboard Fully Complete (i.imgur.com)
from v1605@lemmy.world to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 19 Mar 2024 23:14
https://lemmy.world/post/13320187

Took a badly marginal gba pcb and transplanted the CPU and RAM into this new motherboard. The soldering was a nice challenge but I had an issue with the cart slot. A pin was bent, so had to fix that before games would boot. Very happy with the result. I’ve uploaded a picture of the back of the shell as well. imgur.com/a/opXFA5B

Also in person, the plastic is not cloudy at all. The motherboard is here funnyplaying.com/…/gba-custom-upgraded-motherboar…

#retrogaming

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forgetful_fox@lemmy.world on 19 Mar 2024 23:39 next collapse

Now that is a sweet mod!

v1605@lemmy.world on 19 Mar 2024 23:50 collapse

The sleep mode is also pretty cool.

henfredemars@infosec.pub on 19 Mar 2024 23:51 next collapse

That’s some deep magic you’re wielding. Excellent work.

v1605@lemmy.world on 20 Mar 2024 00:03 collapse

Thanks!

ElectricTrombone@lemmy.world on 20 Mar 2024 00:21 next collapse

You can buy a GBA motherboard now? I have a broken GBA which would be perfect for this. What LCD screen did you use?

v1605@lemmy.world on 20 Mar 00:26 collapse

I used their 3.0 ips screen and shell funnyplaying.com/…/3-0-inch-ips-agb-laminated-kit…

ElectricTrombone@lemmy.world on 20 Mar 02:38 collapse

Awesome

superduperenigma@lemmy.world on 20 Mar 01:19 next collapse

Awesome work! Looks beautiful!

But also, Kirby as a Metroidvania worked so much better than it had any right to, really wish they’d do another game in that genre.

I was so excited for that game when it was coming out, my mom bought some weird copy on the Internet for my birthday before it was even released in North America. The game was in English but the manual was in Japanese. Managed to get 99% completion and then my save data got corrupted.

v1605@lemmy.world on 20 Mar 01:30 collapse

Thanks! I’m actually doing my first playthrough now.

the_artic_one@programming.dev on 20 Mar 03:12 collapse

That’s so cool, I love it!

v1605@lemmy.world on 20 Mar 04:14 collapse

Thanks!