This Man Created a 1989 Gameboy Dock For His Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Posted on Jan 9 2013 - 12:21pm by Brad Ward

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Ever wanted to know what it’d be like to play Super Nintendo with your Galaxy Nexus docked in a 1989 Gameboy? Well, now you can! Chad Boughton took it upon himself to create such a contraption using parts from a 1989 Gameboy, a Wii remote and a Galaxy Nexus case. Chad rewired the Wii remote keys to take inputs from the buttons on the Gameboy. It connects his smartphone through a Bluetooth connection with the Gameboy. A case also seems to have been attached onto the Gameboy to keep the Galaxy Nexus sturdy. It all seems to work flawlessly.

He sets up the Bluetooth connection with an app on the Google Play Store known as Wii Controller IMEThe app costs $2.99.

This is nothing short of amazing.

Furthermore, Chad responds to YouTube goer, Guz Forster, saying that he will create a tutorial on how to make this contraption yourself, which is something that a lot of people seem to be looking forward too based off of comments on the YouTube video and reddit.

@Guz Forster yeah, i will make a how to in the next few days.

I can only imagine what it would be like to use this gutted Gameboy controller on a Samsung Galaxy Note II. Now that would be amazing. Guys like Chad seriously make me wish I knew how to do this stuff!

If you’re interested in checking out his previous work, he managed to tether an old NES controller to an Etch-a-Sketch and controller the Etch-a-Sketch via the NES controller. You can check that out here.

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Residing in Eastern Michigan, Brad is a lover of all-things Android. Technology has always been a fascination for Brad, which has led to an interesting in writing. His first phone was the Motorola Atrix 2. He currently works at The Droid Guy and enjoys gaming, weightlifting, reading, creating ideas and watching start ups.