I have been making progress building the Gameboy Color Advance! I have the front half of the case mostly built, and I have almost all of the parts that need to be moved on the board moved to their respective places. I am currently working on moving the buttons. My plant for those is to create a button board from a prototype PCB or a recycled one.
The process I used to create the missing parts of the case was to mould existing parts. I made a mould using epoxy putty and plastic wrap, then put them in the place I wanted those parts, and put more epoxy putty there to creat the missing corners in place. This was an interesting process, not overly accurate, but very effective. I may do this to recreate (and eventually modify) the front to use for the back as well.
I have been able to get the Game Boys cartridge slot turned 90° so that the game can be inserted like in the Game Boy Advance. I also have moved some of the components to allow for the cartridge to fit.
One thing that I have planned for the system, is to use an RGB LED as the power indicator so that I can have three indicators in one spot. The normal red power indicator, and a blue charging indicator, and a green done charging indicator most likely.
The battery unit I have is a 2200 mAh lipo with a USB charging unit. It will allow for approximately 30 hours of battery life with out the front light turned on. And I can charge the battery while playing!
I don't happen to have pictures of the game boy sanded to shape, or of the board yet, those will be posted with another blog post though.
Anyway, here are some pictures, this project is part of the BitFix 2015 GameBoy Classic competition.