Anyone who remembers the original Nintendo Game Boy, which first shipped 30 years ago, will be fully aware of what a compact miracle it represented.
Compressing an 8-bit game console into a durable, mobile design, the Game Boy seemed like an unsurpassable technical achievement at a time when a “portable” computer could weigh 16 pounds.
Well, time — and miniaturization — sure move on, as Houston-based engineer Sage Hansen’s latest project makes abundantly clear.
We’ve covered Hansen’s impressive work before.
For his newest creation, 31-year-old Hansen has found a way to compress an entire Game Boy-style console inside an original Game Boy cartridge.
That includes four buttons, speaker, display, battery, power button, and micro-controller with interchangeable games.