This is a fully CNC machined aluminum housing for the Game Boy DMG with a Raspberry Pi CM3 Module. This fits Kite's All in one board kit that makes use of the Raspberry Pi CM3 to turn a classic Game Boy into a fully functional handheld gaming computer. Parts will come clear anodized*
Weight: 0.62 lbs
Includes machined front housing, machined rear main housing, machined rear button access panel, and fasteners
Rear button panel uses hoolyhoo's 4 button PCB and DS Lite buttons
The 3 Kite PCB components will simply drop in and fasten to the rear housing with included fasteners
Holes in the front are ready for your choice of colors for A, B, X and Y front buttons
The rear housing touches the Raspberry Pi CM3 board and will serve as a large heatsink
Large rear access panel allows room to disconnect battery, and room to work
Important: Some versions of the PCB have a black plastic piece that holds the CM3. If it's black, you will need to simply snap off one side as this gets in the way. If the piece is white, no modification is needed.
4 rear DS Lite buttons (two X and two Y are recommended)
** The clear anodize is an anodized surface that is clear and helps protect from oxidation and scratches, and finger prints.
***These parts are not mass produced, and as such should be considered hand made. Examples of which are: machining marks are typically visible on close inspection, and anodizing can vary from slightly from part to part. We think this does not take away from the overall product, however if disagree upon receipt- we will gladly refund to make you happy!
This is for the CM3 module only, not the CM3+. The CM3+ is taller, so you would need to find a way to grind the rear shell. It's possible.
Q: Do you have aluminum buttons?
A: I do not have aluminum buttons available yet. I hope to have these in early 2020. Good news is, the PCB mounts to the rear housing, so it's extremely simple to swap out buttons in the future.
Q: Why so expensive?
A: I get it, this is extremely expensive, and I can empathize. It's a very large piece of aluminum (higher material costs) and requires a ton of machining time.
Q: How heavy is an assembled unit?
A: 1 lb for fully built unit, assuming Helder's battery is used (Reference: Stock DMG unit with AA batteries is 0.67 lbs)