Photo credit: Bernard
Nintendo originally released the Game Boy Camera on February 21, 1998 and it was designed to capture grayscale photographs or create original drawings as well as transferring images between units or to the 64DD art game suite Mario Artist. It boasted a 180°-swivel camera that enabled users to capture selfies. Images could be printed to thermal paper with the Game Boy Printer. The cartridge itself contains minigames based on Nintendo’s early games such as the arcade video game Space Fever and the Game & Watch handheld game Ball, and a chiptune music sequencer. Bernard Capulong managed to turn this device into a functional webcam. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
Before attempting this, you’ll need a Game Boy Camera cartridge, Super Game Boy 2, an Analogue Super Nt or a Super Nintendo/Super Famicom console with an upscale, a video capture card, and an external microphone. After putting everything together, you’ll have a webcam that works with Zoom or almost any other video streaming software. As you can see, the one downside is the video quality, but its novelty should more than make up for it.
- Full HD Video: High-definition 1080p 2-megapixel webcam with 1/2.9” CMOS image sensor and built-in stereo microphones. Delivers sharp, smooth video for Skype chats and YouTube recordings
- Live Streaming & Recording: Excellent video quality with 1080p streaming and recording at 30fps. Good performance even in dimly lit rooms. Fixed focus keeps things in focus up to five meters away. Stream and capture clearer and more detailed video, also with stereo sound
- Fast Installation: Conveniently clip this camera onto flat-screen computer monitors and laptop computer screens or stand it on desks and other flat surfaces
- Easy Use: No drivers or software to install; just plug this webcam into your device’s USB port. Compatible with Windows XP, Mac OS 10.6, and Android 5.0 or above
- Package Contents: AUKEY PC-LM1E 1080p Webcam, User Manual