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Game Boy Color Crammed Inside A TI-83 Calculator

Game Boy Color Crammed Inside A TI-83 Calculator

TI-84 & Game Boy Color (Images courtesy Mark Bowers)
By Andrew Liszewski

I’m going to file this one under ‘things I wish I’d thought of when I was in high school.’ I can’t tell you how often I relied on a graphing calculator to get me through a boring class, whether it was high school french, or even university-level script writing. But Mark Bowers has taken things one step further by sticking an old Game Boy Color into a broken Texas Instruments TI-83 calculator. (Even though that’s actually a TI-84 in the photo.)

What’s particularly cool is that he actually mapped the TI-83’s 4-way directional pad and various other keys to the directional pad and A, B, Start & Select buttons on the Game Boy Color. While the screen on the final product suffers from a bit of letterboxing on the sides because of the smaller GB display, and the underside features an unfortunate bulge because of the batteries, from the top I doubt of any of Mark’s teachers would discover his clever ruse.

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  • Dunvi

    That's a TI-84+. Not that it really makes a difference, but the case is definitely bigger.

  • Dunvi

    That's a TI-84+. Not that it really makes a difference, but the case is definitely bigger.

  • Dunvi

    That's a TI-84+. Not that it really makes a difference, but the case is definitely bigger.