A YouTuber has constructed a big Sport Boy and referred to as it a Sport Man.
Selecting up a online game and taking it wherever you go was one of many largest promoting factors of the unique Sport Boy again within the early 90’s. Lengthy automobile journeys and boring household get-togethers had been a bit extra bearable because of the trusty handheld and its compact dimension.
Very similar to cellphone sizes, handheld video games saved getting extra compact, till bigger screens turned a precedence. With that in thoughts, one YouTuber determined that they wished a bigger model of the retro console. Grumpy Modeler is a designer and inventor who constructed a Sport Boy that’s roughly 4 occasions the dimensions of the unique, and referred to as it the Sport Man.
The Sport Man is basically an even bigger model of the Sport Boy, with larger buttons, d-pad, outer shell, and display screen. The one distinction is that it says Sport Man the place the Sport Boy branding was initially positioned. The issue with this scaled up model is that as cool because it seems, it’s a bit too cumbersome for steady gameplay. Within the video, Grumpy Modeler mentions that it performs fairly effectively, however urgent the A and B buttons on the identical time is tough. “It is utterly impractical and pointless,” in their very own phrases.
Nevertheless, the YouTuber has added a few of their very own twists to the Sport Man. As an illustration, the unique headphone jack port has been became an AV port that may be linked to a TV. This switches off the Sport Man’s onboard display screen and turns the console into a large controller. Grumpy Modeler additionally made some modifications to the console’s charging port through the use of a 9v energy provide.
Moreover, the Sport Man can run NES and Famicom video games however within the building instructions, the YouTuber mentioned that it may play virtually any retro console recreation through the use of a Raspberry Pi system within the total construct. The YouTuber has additionally put down an inventory of e-commerce hyperlinks for lots of the components you’d have to construct your personal Sport Man.
One other home-brew Sport Boy construct you’ll be able to try is a line of do-it-yourself kits for the Sport Boy Advance SP that flip the hand held right into a mini arcade machine.
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