I have decided to share a few of my projects that I am working on in my spare time. The first project is a Game Boy Printer.
My family recently moved from a 3 bedroom house into a 2 bedroom house. The room that was lost was my office room containing my books, desk, computer, etc. Since we were downsizing, I had to sort through my possessions and get rid of as many things as I could. During the sorting process, I came across a box containing numerous portable gaming items. I did not have any intention to play these games anymore, so I decided I would donate them to my mom who frequently watches over my nephews. But while I was going through the box, I became more and more attached to them due to the memories I have playing them when I was younger. I did donate most of the games but I kept a few. Some of the things I did keep were a Game Boy SP, Game Boy Camera, and Game Boy Printer. I was so amazed at the condition of the camera and printer (considering that they are over a decade old) that I could not let my nephews ruin them (maybe just an excuse, but a good enough one for me).
The only thing I am missing from the joy that is the Game Boy Printer is the cable to connect the printer to the game boy. I rummaged through my gaming and wiring boxes, but the only cable I could find was the Game Boy Advanced link cable, which did not work. Through some research I discovered that I would need the Universal link cable. I was happy to also find out that the Game Boy SP is compatible with the Game Boy Printer. This is good because I always traded in my old Game Boys for discounts on the newer ones. I ordered a Universal link cable on Amazon and it should be here today or tomorrow. I am hoping the thermal paper I have for the printer is still good. I read that the paper degrades over time, so I might have to find new paper. But once I get the cable I will see how everything works and go from there.