The Gamebox DMG Consolizer Kit is a NEW & completely reimagined way for you to play old Gameboy cartridges that would normally be corroding on your collector's shelf. It turns a normally working (or broken*) DMG handheld into a fully capable home console with a fairly simple DIY modification.
Like mentioned, your Gameboy doesn't have to be totally working to do this mod!
And it takes less effort than a Backlight/Bivert Mod.
Let's face it, we all have broken a few LCDs trying to remove the old polarizer film. The Gamebox DMG Consolizer Kit brings life back to otherwise marked "broken" or "for parts" handhelds.
ARE YOU READY TO NOSTALGIA, LIKE THE MANDELA EFFECT IS REAL?
Using Postman's DMTV PCB to convert the pixel data sent by the CPU into a VGA video signal using a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), you can plug your Gameboy directly into your tv! (Even runs off original battery connections!)
This add-on board allows a direct connection to the LCD ribbon cable on the main Gameboy PCB. Simply remove the old cable and LCD PCB, and plug it into the slot on the Gameboy PCB. (Gameboy not included!)
BUT THIS WOULDN'T BE A 1:1 REPLACEMENT WITHOUT CONTROLS!!!
That's why we added a feature to the DMTV PCB called NES2DMG.
It incorporates an Arduino-based Microcontroller and sends the input of any NES controller to the Gameboy CPU. Our add-on PCB offers a breakout port that connects to Original Nintendo Entertainment System Controller Ports.
(These NES controller ports can be found in broken consoles or various online marketplaces. Not included.)
Most generic NES controllers should work. DMTV has also been tested working with aftermarket wireless controllers.
DID WE MENTION IT HAS GENUINE "PRO SOUND" AUDIO OUT!?!?
The only soldering this kit requires is optional, if you choose to add the Pro Sound Audio Mod. Simply solder TWO wires to connect the signals to DMTV for a clean and crisp chiptune experience! Great for LSDJ, Nanoloop, etc.
OKAY, LAST INTERCHANGEABLE FEATURE WE SWEAR! (OR NOT?)
With modified ocular sensory stimulation Postman was able to virtually emulate a swappable color palette feature that is activated via a button Combo on the NES controller. No V-Chip Required. ;)
COLORIZED DOT MATRIX GAMEBOY GAMES ON YOUR TV.
VGA DMG COLOR IS HERE.
AND IT'S EVEN EASIER!
- DMTV PCB (VGA Video Out/Pro Sound Audio Out/NES Control Input)
- 3D DESIGNED CASE (Choose STL or our 3D Printing Service Options)
- CUSTOM DMG LCD RIBBON CABLE (To connect replacement board)
- DOWNLOADABLE INSTALL PDF GUIDE (Coming Soon)
- LIVE SUPPORT FROM GAMEBOX VIA DISCORD SERVER (Join)
Top-loading Cartridge Slot (Easy Access and Visibility)
- Multiplayer Capabilities (Link to another Gameboy or Consolizer)
- Original Gameboy Accessory Ports (Power In and Link Port)
- Original NES Controls (Controller Port Sold Separately)
- Upscaled & Colorized Full-size VGA Video Out Port
- 3.5mm Pro Sound Audio Out Port
- FPGA Technology (Video Data)
- Arduino Microcontroller (Control Data)
- Easy Install & Assembly (2 WIRES!!!)
THIS IS A PRE-ORDER!!!
Times will vary depending on how quickly the pre-orders fill so in order to successfully manufacture the boards and preparing/printing cases.
We estimate pre-orders to close around the beginning of the new year 2020 and kits to ship early 2020. More details will be available on our blog as we progress.