ZEGA MAME BOY +GameBoy Zero Raspberry Pi Mod Kit

A custom PCB kit designed to fit perfectly inside a GameBoy shell. Runs on a Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero 2 and allows you to play thousands of retro games using Retropie. Uses rechargeable lithium batteries which can be recharged via USB-C. Includes safe shut-down and power-off and offers crisp, clear digital audio.

Pre-Soldered Zega Mame Boy+ GameBoy Zero Raspberry Pi Mod Kit

GameBoy Zero Raspberry Pi Mod Kit
Price
$59.99 USD
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SKU: ZL2001
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A custom PCB kit designed to fit perfectly inside a GameBoy shell. Runs on a Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero 2 and allows you to play thousands of retro games using Retropie. Uses rechargeable lithium batteries which can be recharged via USB-C. Includes safe shut-down and power-off and offers crisp, clear digital audio.

The Zega Mame Boy Plus / Gameboy Zero kit is the newest variation including 4 button support, shoulder buttons support and simple Raspberry Pi installation. Raspberry Pi soldering is no longer required with a Raspberry Pi that has pre-soldered pins.

Includes the Mainboard with 2.8 inch LCD, charging / audio board with battery extension cable and audio jack with speaker. Soldering is required to complete the installation. Please ensure you download and read the Pre-install and setup guide from the Zega Mame Boy main page.

INCLUDED:

  • 1x Mainboard
  • 1x 2.8" Serial LCD
  • 1x Charger board with integrated lithium charger, battery level and safe shutdown
  • 1x Headphone jack PCB
  • 1x Speaker with cable and connector
  • 1x Mainboard to Charging board ribbon connector
  • 1x Audio jack cable with connectors
  • 1x Battery Extension Cable (*see notes)

PAIRS WELL WITH:

DOCUMENTATION:

NOTES:

  • *The battery extension cable needs a battery with 2mm connector. This does not come pre-soldered to allow you to use your own battery set-up if needed.
  • Mame Boy + kits requires a Raspberry Pi with a header. If you have a Pi with a pre-installed header, no soldering required. If not, you will be required to solder the header to the Pi.
  • Although not required, adding the additional 2 front buttons will open up more games to play on the Zega Mame Boy. Some shell modification is required. You can also purchase a ready drilled shell from the Zega store.
  • You can use any DMG shell for install, however, you will need to prepare/modify the shell. Please see documentation.
  • You will need an original sized/non-IPS lens/screen for this kit.
  • PCB color may vary. As of 2/7/24 the PCB is black.
  • Raspberry Pi, shell, buttons, membranes, lens, battery not included.

    WARNINGS:

    • Please ensure you are confident in your soldering ability to attempt this project. Under no circumstances will any refunds/replacements be made if soldering has been attempted.
    Shipping Information

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    Which Raspberry Pi can i use?

    RASPBERRY PI ZERO

    Best for battery life

    RASPBERRY PI ZERO 2

    Recommended

    Pre-configured image ready to go

    A ready-made image is supplied for every Raspberry Pi variant that is compatible with the Zega Mame Boy Advance (Zero & Zero 2). Simply download the required image and burn it to as SD card (minimum of 32GB). Your Zega Mame Boy Advance will be ready to use with no additional setup required.

    ZEGA MAME BOY+ DOWNLOADS

    Simply download the image for the Raspberry Pi you will be using & burn to an SD Card. Images are pre-configured for the 2.8" serial LCD, Digital Audio, Safe-shutdown & Power-off and GPIO input

    RASPBERRY PIZERO

    Min 32GB SD Card Required

    RASPBERRY PIZERO 2

    Min 32GB SD Card Required

    STEUP GUIDE

    Pre-checks and setup

    DRILL GUIDESTL

    3D Print File

    SHOULDER BUTTONBRACKET STL

    3D Print File

    LEGACY ZEGA MAME BOY DOWNLOADS

    Simply download the image for the Raspberry Pi you will be using & burn to an SD Card. Images are pre-configured for the 3.2" serial LCD, Digital Audio, Safe-shutdown & Power-off and GPIO input

    RASPBERRY PIZERO

    Min 8GB SD Card Required

    RASPBERRY PI ZERO 2

    Min 8GB SD Card Required

    SETUP GUIDE

    Pre-checks and setup PDF

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I use my own image?

    Technically yes, but you would need to install all the required drivers manually for the LCD, GPIO input and audio output yourself. I do not support 3rd party images. If there are any issues while using your own image, I'm afraid I cannot help. Why not do it the easy way and download my pre-configured image

    Is there any soldering involved?

    The only soldering required is to solder the battery extension cable to the charging board.

    Do you have an installation guide?

    Pre-check and installation guides are available in the download area.

    Can I use my Game Boy cartridges?

    Unfortunately not. The Zega Mame Boy kit replaces the original GameBoy PCBs

    Can I use AA batteries?

    No, this kit uses a lithium rechargeable battery than can be supplied with the kit (within the UK), or you can choose to purchase your own

    Buttons are registering intermittantly?

    If you find you are having to press hard to register an input I would recommend cleaning all the buttons contants and membranes with isopropyl alchohol.

    Where can I buy the batteries?

    link coming soon

    Need Help?

    Check out the Zega Mame Gear Portal from Zarcade Limited

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