Gameboy used to hold and control Galaxy Nexus
Retro gaming at its best
Project like this always impress me not only for their creativity, but also as a demonstration of the versatility of the Android OS.
In a more decorative version of products such as the GameKlip, this ingenious gamer has attached a Samsung Galaxy Nexus bracket to an old Gameboy controller and then configured it to function as an input method for playing Nintendo games on Android, namely Donkey Kong in this video.
The control pad is powered by 2 x AA batteries as opposed to 4 when it was a Gameboy and the circuit board of a Wii remote has been wired to the inside to do the Bluetooth communication; even the flashing of the Bluetooth LED is visible at the bottom of the controller.
While its creator notes that the setup is ‘very responsive’, it does only have two input buttons, which would make it rather tricky to play some Super Nintendo games that require all four.
Images and video available over at Instrucatbles