Thursday, February 17, 2011

Game Boy Printer

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.


  1. Wow I haven't seen one of these in a long time!

  2. Talk about blast from the past! You should keep this five more years and you might get a nice bargain in ebay.

  3. that's so awesome. i wish i got a printer back then. i'm glad you managed to keep yours intact

  4. This is the first time I've heard that such a thing exists. What exactly does it print? The screen of an oldschool gameboy?

  5. I've never heard abou it. Interesting