Modding Game Boys

Hello all, I know I haven’t updated this blog in a long time – like over a year – but I will try harder this year, I promise.

Anyway, one of the more fun bits that I’ve been up to last year was modding original Game Boys. I saw some back light mods by Joe, a friend on twitter, and did a bit of digging. It’s not a terribly difficult mod, only needing to solder two wires for the basic effort, going up to adding a hex inversion chip for biverting the display.

Scanlines

Scanlines. If you hear someone talking about scanlines when discussing video games, you know they’re a dork. I talk about scanlines a lot. Mostly with @damienmcferran and @michaelheald. What’s the deal then? Well, when we played video games on CRT televisions, there would be faint horizontal lines between the rows of pixels. Kinda didn’t notice…