Make a Raspberry Pi 5 Game Boy lookalike with the PiBoy DMGx handheld gaming console kit

Experimental Pi’s PiBoy DMGxis is a kit that converts the Raspberry Pi 5 into a handheld gaming console that looks like a Game Boy with a 3.5-inch color display and all the controls found on the original Game Boy.

The company has launched several PiBoy portable game console kits for Raspberry Pi SBCs over the years, so the new PiBoy DMGx for the Raspberry Pi 5 should come as no surprise, and the company says it should be able to run emulators for N64, PSP, Dreamcast, Wii, Gamecube, PS2, and others.


Raspberry Pi 5 game boy

PiBoy DMGx kit specifications:

  • Supported SBCs – Raspberry Pi 5; with adapters: Raspberry Pi 3 and 4
  • Storage – MicroSD card slot (11)
  • Display – 3.5-inch display with 640 x 480 resolution (3)
  • Video Output – Micro HDMI port from RPi 5
  • Audio – Speaker (5), 3.5mm audio jack (7)
  • User inputs – D-Pad (10), analog stick (9), 6x mappable buttons (4), Start and Sselect buttons, and L & R shoulder triggers (14 and 16)
  • Networking – Gigabit Ethernet port, WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5 connectivity
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB Type-C port for charging (6)
  • Misc – Power switch (13), volume control (8), built-in heatsink and cooling fan
  • Battery – Replaceable 4,500 mAh LiPo battery (15)
  • Dimensions – TBD


PiBox DMGx side connectorsRaspberry Pi 5 handheld game console

The Game Boy-inspired portable game console is not a full system, but just a kit, so you’ll need to purchase and install your own Raspberry Pi 5, prepare a microSD card with the PiBoy DMG image on RetroPie, and load any games you may want to play.

It’s not for sale right now, but the Pibox DMGx handheld game console is listed on the company’s store for $149.95.

Via Liliputing and Tom’s Hardware

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