Large Game Boy Design

Large Game Boy Design by Dave Delisle

There are portable SNES and NES systems that are very large in size, due to the big cartridges that they cater to. One cool thing about these systems is that they can be turned into a normal console, just add some controllers. You even have the option of connecting them to a TV.

I would like to see a Game Boy that is similar in size to those aforementioned systems, with the same controller and TV functionality. The 5-inch screen alone would be a worthwhile selling point for many gamers.

To switch from portable mode to console mode, I included a built-in adjustable stand which also doubles as a cover for the SNES controller ports:

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I chose SNES controllers because those ports are smaller, plus I find the SNES controllers to be more comfortable in general.

I went with a built-in stand because this system would have a thinner profile compared to those other large portables, so some help was needed to keep it upright.

Ghostbusters External GPU Case Design

NVIDIA Ghostbusters Trap External GPU Case Design by Dave Delisle

External GPU cases have been around for a few years. You take a desktop graphics card, stuff it into one of these cases, then plug it into a laptop for a performance boost in graphics. Ideal for turning a sluggish laptop into a gaming laptop.

One design idea for such a case is the Ghostbusters ghost trap. Not only would it be life-size, but it could store 2 graphics cards (I don’t think external GPU cases can juggle multiple cards just yet). Also NVIDIA cards have LED logos on the side, so they can emit a ghost green light as well, perfect for a ghost trap.

Green Lantern Bluetooth Speaker And Headphones

Green Lantern Headset and Speaker by Dave Delisle

This is a Bluetooth Speaker and Headphones combo, allowing users to toggle between both audio options for their smartphones. I also added a wireless charging pad for a smartphone — because the Lantern needs to recharge something, right? The wireless pad is optional, I imagine many people would be happy with just the first two items.

Fix It Felix Jr. Mini Tool Set

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This Fix It Felix Jr. idea began as a full-size arcade cabinet that stored a tool chest and tool organizer (may post that design one day soon), but I felt a mini tool set would have wider appeal, so I went with that here. This is a functional mini arcade game that doubles as a case for a set of tools.

This opens up like a book to reveal the tools. It’s possible for the arcade to emit the phrase “I can fix it!” when opening the case, but that might get annoying after awhile.

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The tools are for gadget-minded folks, no hammers or wrenches here. Included are a pair of pliers, wire cutters, wire strippers, precision screwdrivers, and more. I know the character used a hammer, but that would’ve made this too big. 

Hyperkin Retron 77 Redesign

Hyperkin Retron 77 Redesign by Dave Delisle

Last year Hyperkin unveiled their Retron 77, an Atari clone system with HDMI output. It has a similar look to their recent Retron 1 HD and Supa Retron HD systems. The company makes good-looking clone systems so I’m a big fan of theirs.