Arduinoboy kits from $16

Frustrated by the limited availability of Arduinoboy kits and the high cost of those that are available, I've produced my own.

Prices are as follows:
Unassembled kit: $16
Assembled kit: $26
Arduino clone: $5
Shipping CONUS: $5

GBC link port for easy use with a dual DMG/CGB link cable.
Headers for MIDI jacks and screw terminals for those that want to put it in an enclosure.
Three power options: gameboy 5v, Arduino USB, or Arduino 9-12v wall adapter.
100% through hole for easy assembly.
An arduinoboy for $16!

NEW! Revision 1.0.1 fixes the link port pinout issue on the last batch.

I've priced this as low as possible so I'm not looking to make a fortune here, I just hope this will get arduinoboys into more hands.

More details and purchasing is up on my shop at

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Have you ever wanted a dedicated cart for all the random music roms you use? Things like mGB, shitwave, and death ray?

Soon, you’ll have the option.

How much will it cost? $10.

Stay tuned for more details.

UPDATE 5/2/2016:

The boards finally showed up! Just waiting on a few final details before they go on sale. In the meantime, here's a quick demo video I made to show it off!

Super simple PS/2 adapter

Here's a little thing I've been working on. It's just a super simple (and cheap) PS/2 adapter for a DMG.

The video says it all:

What do you think about it? Stupid? Cool? Boring? Let me know!

min64: A tiny Commodore cartridge

I'm happy to announce that the min64 is now for sale! It's tiny! The idea is that you can leave it in your Commodore all the time. Oh and the best part? It's only $10 with a flashed ROM!

Limited quantities available, so order sooner than later!

There's not a whole lot to say about it really, just a little eprom cart.

Thanks to Jazzmarazz!

Interest check: MIDI thru box with channel manipulation

Hey guys,

I just wanted to see if there was any interest in a MIDI thru box that's capable of adjusting which channels the data is sent on. Here's what I'm thinking:

One MIDI input

Four MIDI outputs

Each output will be able to select which channel it outputs on. So say you input on channel 1, you could have the through box output on channels 2, 3, 4, and 5. Or, you could leave them all on the same channel it came in on, 1.

A MIDI panic button. Kills the note on all four outputs.

That's basically it. How does it sound? Are there any features you'd really like to see it have? Does that sound dumb? Let me know!

Last edited by catskull (December 4, 2016 3:51 am)

This sounds wonderful tbh

You'd be selling them lower than anyone and basically without charging labor costs

I want it

Sorry, I forgot to ask. Which version would you rather have? The pro micro would be able to be powered by a micro usb cable or the gameboy. The shield would be able to be powered by a usb cable, the gameboy, or a 9 -12v barrel connector.

I am more likely to go for a 9v battery than GB power, but GB power more than USB. I already have too much stuff powered by USB and don't want to drag more power banks into the equation. I like the apparent size of the micro though, so I would probably be leaning more towards that anyways, especially at 35

Last edited by NoyzBotChip (September 18, 2015 5:57 am)

would be great. even assembled ;-)

Super interested in stuff like this. Tried making my own boards, but just spent too much time and effort on the fuck-ups and ended up getting a board. A decent, low price kit would be awesome.

I'd probably be unable to pass up a kit at that price.

Count me in as very interested in the mini, this sounds way cool. What's your timeframe?

Thanks for all the positive feedback!  I should clarify that when I say that shipping is included that means CON US. international will be extra.

As far as timeline is concerned, I don't really have one. Hardware just takes forever to iron all the bugs out. I'm waiting on pcbs right now, so assuming they work, I could have kits within a month.

I can say that the shield style will be the first produced.

I should also clarify that the arduino I'd be selling are the Chinese clones. I have one in my hands and can say it works well enough. Quality is decent but not great. I'd probably recommend you buy an official arduino, but they're so much more expensive.

Those sound incredibly cheap! How awesome! How are you keeping production so cheap?! buying in bulk!

ArduinoBoys for the masses!! It's too cool!

I, also, would be very interested in these becoming available. Like, whoa, yes. I've been sitting with an arduino in my house for months and I can't bring myself to gather all the necessary odds and ends. I would absolutely pay for either option, with a preference for the shield variety.

Anybody want to climb aboard the hype train?

catskull wrote:

Anybody want to climb aboard the hype train?

after gb303? no thank you lol

For 15 bucks, sure thing.