NINTENDO Gameboy Custom FLASHCART – Electronics & Programming – Part 1



PART #1 of 5 —————-
This is an Instructional video that I’ve made to show hobbyists how to build a Programmable FLASH cartridge for the Vintage NINTENDO Gameboy Handheld.

This will allow you to execute your own assembly code or custom Game files on the Gameboy itself.

Soldering & De-soldering techniques are shown and I have also provided an 11 page “Step by Step” guide in PDF format for you to download. It contains detailed Procedures and several photographs of the building process for building a duplicate version of this Flash cartridge.

This Flash cartridge design was originally released back in the early 90′s by
Reiner Ziegler. This Fellow Hobbyist is the King of Gameboy DIY Flashcarts if you ask me. His Website is full of resources and some amazing projects are available to download and try out.

You can check out his website at the link below:

http://www.reinerziegler.de/index.html

I hope you all enjoy this DIY project that I have laid out here for you. :)
It was a lot of fun to assemble…..Give it a try !! :)

You can Download My accompanying Instructional PDF Guide off my Website at the link shown below:

http://www.digital-circuitry.com/GameBoy.htm

(My site is under construction so please excuse the crudity of the layout)

Also, if you’re having trouble and want to coordinate with other Hobbyists that are working on Similar GameBoy/Sega Game Gear projects, please join the GAMEBOY ELECTRONICS YAHOO GROUP that I have started up. This is to help everyone with their GAMEBOY/Game Gear related development projects.

JOIN THE GAMEBOY/Game Gear ELECTRONICS YAHOO GROUP TODAY!!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GAMEBOY_Electronics/

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COMPONENTS & TOOLS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROJECT:
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- “ZELDA DX” Gameboy Cartridge.

- 32 PIN ZIF Socket (If you decide to use a ZIF socket instead of a PLCC socket.
Ebay Sale Link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/32-pins-Universal-ZIF-DIP-IC-test-Socket-2-pcs-Pack-/3204…

DIP-32 to PLCC-32 chip adapter.
(In case all you have are PLCC-32 format flash chips) And still wish to use a ZIF socket.
You can wire one up yourself by using an extra 32-Pin Leaf socket and a 32-pin PLCC socket. See the links below for parts.

- 32 PIN PLCC BURN-IN TEST Socket.
Ebay sale link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/P2832R-PLASTRONICS-LOCK-NEST-32-PIN-PLCC-TEST-AND-BURN-IN-SOCKET-OPEN-TOP-/121193409084?hash=item1c37b0aa3c:g:MfcAAOxyHntSWi9c

-32 Pin DIP package Leaf sockets (If you are wanting to build a PLCC to DIP adapter.
eBay link shown below:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-10-x-32-pin-DIP-IC-Sockets-Adaptor-Solder-Freeship-/2…

- 30 AWG insulated Wire:
Ebay Sale Link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/30-ft-Green-Kynar-wire-wrap-wire-30-awg-modding-/25051862…

- ATMEL PLCC FLASH CHIP AT49F040
Ebay Sale Link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4x-AT49F040-4MBIT-512KX8-5V-FLASH-PLCC32-/131175782496?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e8aaf9860

Atmel AT49F040 Flash Chip – DIP 32 pin version:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AT49F040-12PC-Manu-ATMEL-Encapsulation-DIP-32-4-Megabit-512K-x-8-5-volt-Only-/380663890248?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58a1560148

-A single 47K Ohm Resistor.

- WILLEM Universal Programmer with PLCC 32 PIN socket.
Ebay Sale Link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEWEST-Willem-EPROM-Programmer-PIC-BIOS-Shipfrom-USA-/310…

TOOLS REQUIRED:

- Soldering Iron with Fine tip for SMT soldering.

-Copper wire Sponge Ball for proper cleaning of your soldering Iron Tips.
(This is Highly Recommended)
eBay Link below:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Soldering-Iron-Tip-Cleaning-Wire-Sponge-Ball-/35040827949…

-Wire Wrap/Strip tool (For stripping “30 AWG” wire.
See eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/Goodtronic

- Magnifying Lamp (Recommended)

- Spool of Solder (Flux core is ok too)
Steer clear of “Lead Free” solder it’s very messy,
(This is just my personal preference so use your own judgment).

- Solder Wick
- Rosin Flux Solution with Brush Applicator (125ML Bottle)
- Isopropyl alcohol (16 Oz Bottle)
- Cotton Swab Applicators (Q-tips)
- Standard Electric White Glue Gun
- Dremel Tool Cutter for Precise cutting of Cartridge Enclosure
- PC Computer with USB or Printer Port for Running Willem Software

That’s It Folks,
Enjoy!


Post time: May-21-2017

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