After being inspired by a few handheld gaming consoles uploaded by other creators on Thingverse, user 'MrGunnerman' decided to take it upon himself to create a DIY Game Boy design that works as a portable video game emulator.
The 'VertBoy' runs on a Raspberry Pi 2 micro-PC and features the same kinds of switches and buttons as Nintendo's classic design for the Game Boy. True to its name, the device operates vertically for easy button-pressing. The project is deal for ambitious individuals who want the satisfaction of building a fully functional game emulation unit.
In addition to encouraging play and experimentation, the rise of maker culture is inspiring a new generation of creators to design exactly the kinds of entertainment experiences they are looking for.