Published On: Thu, Apr 30th, 2020

Random: Someone’s Made A Game Boy Game That Can Control Their Air Conditioning

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No matter how many Game Boy games we have knocking around during home, we gamble we don’t have any utterly like this one.

After receiving a Game Boy Color as a gift, Singapore-based developer JinGen Lim motionless to make use of a complement in a flattering astonishing way. You see, in further to a Color’s new estimate speeds and a colour screen, a Game Boy’s inheritor also featured an infrared pier (that black rectangle on a top), and JinGen Lim suspicion that this could make for a singular atmosphere conditioning controller.

After a bit of research, they stumbled opposite a Mission Impossible diversion that could record and replay infrared signals. This valid that a aircon remote speculation could work, and they started to square together all else indispensable to build it, including a illicit diversion cartridge and a programming card.

From there, things get a small some-more complicated. Infrared remotes use a array of light flashes to work a device they’re being forked at, and a patterns used can change between devices. Thanks to this, JinGen Lim had to solder a handle to a strange remote’s IR emitter and offshoot that adult to a mechanism to constraint a signals sent out, all in a bid to know how they competence go about programming such a underline inside a Game Boy cart.

You can see accurately how all of this was achieved by checking out JinGen Lim’s full blog post, though here’s a final result:

What a splendidly stupid approach to get artistic with a Game Boy but carrying to so most as hold a complement itself. We’d utterly like Game Boy remotes for all around a residence now!

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