NEWS – Holy handhelds Batman! Prepare to part with some cash, because I have what looks like the coolest DIY kit I’ve seen in a long time. It’s called the Clockwork GameShell and it’s a modular kit that includes all the parts needed to build your own pocket-sized gaming system that looks strikingly similar to an old school Nintendo Gameboy.

The open-source kit includes a 2.7 inch TFT RGB 60fps display, a programmable keypad, a 2-channel stereo speaker, the CPU, and all the other parts necessary to build this awesome looking little handheld. You can even choose from 3 case colors: Red, Yellow, or White.

Put the GameShell kit together and then get busy programming the Linux based Clockworkpi OS that comes with a Gameboy Advance emulator to get you up and running with some classic games.

This little weekend project will set you back $159.00 but you can’t put a price on fun right? Head over to for all the details and it’s on Amazon too. And if you’re not a DIY kind of person and want a little Gameboy style device without going to the trouble of actually building it, check out my review of the Bittboy handheld gaming system instead. Just know that you won’t get any geek points for going that route ?

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Tagged: Do-It-Yourself, games

GameShell is a DIY kit to build your own Gameboy style handheld originally appeared on The Gadgeteer on September 12, 2019 at 10:00 am.

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