GameBoy Color Costume

game boy costume

Okay, okay. We know it’s November now, but when [John] sent this project in, we just had to share it. He made a fully functional Gameboy Color costume!

The costume makes use of a Raspberry Pi (located on his back), running RetroPie, which is an open source project dedicated to creating a universal console emulator.  To create the controllers he used two Teensy microcontrollers in his gloves, setup to emulate two USB keyboards on the Pi. Since he’s using Teensy 3.0, it supports capacitive touch sensing, so all he had to do was wire pieces of aluminum to the input pins to create touch-sensitive metal buttons on the gloves. He then slapped a cheap 10″ LCD from Adafruit onto his chest, stuffed a few 12V LiPo batteries in his pockets, and was ready to be the hit of any party he went to.

The costume was a great success, although a pesky pair of Mario and Luigi kept holding his hands all night… Stick around after the break to see a demonstration video!

Comments

  1. Error_user_unknown says:

    Why do I find this disturbing for some reason … ?

  2. This is just added another reason to lessen my frequency of visits to hackaday.

  3. Cory Greco says:

    This was actually pretty cool… why even comment if your going to hate?

    • Sven says:

      It is a really great idea, but also you have to think about the kind of person that makes a costume intended to have people touching your hands all night.

      Also he looks a bit creepy in that picture.

  4. eternalnoun says:

    he’s playing pokemon ruby, and it’s not for gameboy color xD

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