Released in 1995, the Nintendo Virtual Boy is essentially a 32-bit tabletop portable video game console developed that was marketed as the first one capable of displaying stereoscopic “3D” graphics. Unfortunately, the head-mounted display caused many people issues since it involves placing the head against the eyepiece to see a red monochrome display, while the games use a parallax effect to create the illusion of depth. Read more to see a portable version that took Shank Mods 1-year to complete.
Fortunately, this portable version replaces the 3D display for a standard IPS LCD panel, but it does keep the Virtual Boy styling for the case. Other features include a VirtualTap by [Furrtek] for the VGA output that drives the LCD panel as well as tricking the Virtual Boy motherboard into believing the servo-actuated stereoscopic display is still connected and an open source power management board developed by GManModz.
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