For this project, I set out to design a more camera-like experience for the Game Boy Camera while still retaining the nuances of the Game Boy, such as swappable cartridges.
Here’s a list of mods I performed:
• lowered the cart slot for flush Camera
• 1455 mAh rechargeable battery
• USB Type-C charging port
• handmade wooden grip
• dedicated shutter button
• backlit IPS display
• adjustable screen brightness
• Pentax 110 lens mount
Since the battery cavity needed cut out to fit the lowered cartridge slot, I needed to find a different solution for containing the battery. So, I decided to make a wooden grip to not only house the battery, but to give it more of a camera-like feel. I thought a dedicated shutter button would add to that appeal as well.
Below are additional photos of the creation process.