Student Made a Fulldleged “GameBoy” Inside a Watermelon

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Student Made a Fulldleged “GameBoy” Inside a Watermelon
Over the previous few years, we have now seen individuals make some distinctive tasks with a budget DIY pc board, Raspberry Pi. Back in 2019, we noticed the hand-held gaming console, “Lyra”, completely made with the Raspberry Pi. Now, a pupil from Singapore has created an identical gaming console. However, it’s inside a watermelon!

Part-time YouTuber and a pupil of the Singapore Management University, Cedrick got here up with the concept of making this distinctive piece of tech all by himself. According to him, the inspiration for this “watermelon Gameboy” got here to him when he was losing interest in his place in the course of the lockdown because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Making a console has always been a favorite project for the rpi [Rasberry Pi] community, it’s one of those things you definitely need to try if you are in the scene. I decided to attempt the project myself with an added personal twist :)”, he wrote in a press release to VICE.

A GameBoy Inside a Watermelon

Now, coming to the machine itself, Cedrick took a Raspberry Pi, an LCD display screen, a speaker, and a few buttons and linked all of it collectively. After organising the {hardware}, the Singaporean pupil added a number of traces of code to the config file. This was for the audio configuration. He additionally downloaded some libraries to configure the display screen and add the button inputs.

With all of the {hardware} arrange, now it was time to make the distinctive watermelon casing for the console. So, Cedrick took a watermelon and scooped the within clear. After this, he made the required cut-outs on the watermelon to suit the buttons, display screen, and speaker. And after a number of moments of wrestle to suit all of the parts contained in the watermelon, the YouTuber lastly created a working gaming console inside a watermelon.

Now, Cedrick takes this “Watermelon Gameboy” to grocery shops to play “Pokemon Emerald” and switch some eyes. Seeing somebody play a recreation on a watermelon actually intrigues most people. In reality, to show some extra eyes, Cedrick truly travels with this “Watermelon GameBoy”.

The YouTuber not too long ago shared a video showcasing the entire growth strategy of the console. You can test it out proper under.

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