Game Boy Original DMG CNC Machined Aluminum Shell

Anodize: Black Anodize
Sale price$119.00

By far the biggest Game Boy we have made yet.  This is a CNC machined from billet aluminum housing for the Game Boy DMG.  Includes machined front housing, rear main housing, battery access panel, thumb screw and fasteners.

Main features:

  • Cutout for screen in the front housing is larger to accommodate larger aftermarket screens - no housing cutting should be required
  • Can use 4xAA batteries if you purchase the 3d printed battery contact holders and the metal battery contacts
  • Room to modify - There is a type C cutout on the bottom and also additional room in the battery compartment if you would like to add a battery, type C board and a voltage regulator.  We do not yet have instructions for this modification - stay tuned!  
  • Any plastic buttons will fit, or you can choose our metal buttons
  • Screens that fit
    • Stock Screen
    • Funnyplaying screen kit- You will need to devise a method to hold the screen and the glass is slightly too large.  
    • RIPS V5 screen kit - Fits, however you will need to use a 3d printed bracket to locate the screen. This is not yet available
    • One chip OSD kit (Q5 screen)- Fits, however you will need to use our 3d printed bracket to locate the screen.
    • In general, there are many versions of screens out there.  All backlit screens and boards should "fit" without trimming. Positioning/holding the screen may be needed as the screen locating parts included with some screen kits may not fit properly.

    Parts list:

    Nintendo board and plastic power button from your original game boy.

    Button set (Plastic buttons can be used if desired)

    3d printed top battery isolator

    3d printed bottom battery isolator

    Battery contact - Quantity 3 in total are needed

    Buttons silicone set

    Screen bracket - Used to locate the OSD screen

    Optional Download 3d print files: Adapter to locate your aftermarket screen

    If using a type C charge board, use this bracket to hold in place. (Thanks Xipher!)

    Front glass - Keep in mind the stock screen painted rectangular opening is smaller than most aftermarket screen kits, so get the correct one.  NOTE: The Funnyplaying glass is ever so slightly too large to fit these aluminum shells.  So close in fact, that some do actually fit.  You could make the glass fit by sanding the glass edge.

     Here is a quick video showing an example assembly using the OSD RIPS V5 screen.

    If you find a part out of stock, visit our central location for part availability. It shows what colors are on order and also an estimated time to receive parts. If not listed, we do not yet have an update.   



    1. These parts are not mass produced and  we use multiple machine shops, so surface finish, texture, and color may vary between batches. Colors may also look different depending on your screen, the lighting, and variations in anodizing.

    2. Please be sure to review our refund policy for cancelled and returned orders.

    3. Please see our FAQ page for information about international orders, import fees, and tariffs. We do not change the value of the shipment and we do not have control over your particular country's fee/tariffs/taxes.

    4. Brass parts come as machined and may show oxidation/discolor and some small machining or small scratches are possible. Assume you will need to do your final surface finishing using a flexible 3M sanding pad.  (The 3M 7448 usually works well).  After polishing, apply clearcoat, poly, or other coating to maintain the shine.

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