Dad creates amazing giant Game Boy for £40 – and it works
Browsing through eBay, dad-of-three Wayne Mulholland came across the retro Nintendo Game Boy and he had a moment of inspiration.
He decided to create his own giant Game Boy, using his TV as a screen.
He completed the project in a few days and it cost him just £40 to make.
The 38-year-old diamond driller and concrete repairer, from Coventry, told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk ‘I built this using 12mm MDF and an old brush handle, and the stand is made from some of the cuts of wood and a set of hinges I had in my shed.
‘I built the Game Boy to cater for the size of the TV and painted it the colours of the original Game Boy using paint I already had in my shed.
‘I had to buy the purple paint, which are sample pots from B&Q costing around £1.50 each, and the timber to make the frame.
‘To make the buttons, I used a small tin of paint, drew round it and cut them out.’
Two days later, they had the huge Game Boy and the family loves the finished result.
Wayne said: ‘I must say once it was finished with the TV and Xbox inside I was really happy with it.
‘My little boy absolutely loved it and I had to set it up for him in the living room so he could watch films and play on the Xbox.
Wayne has a few tips for anyone who wants to make something similar at home.
He added: ‘For people who would like to have a go at a project like this, I would suggest drawing up your ideas and getting the materials you need from a hardware store.
‘Places like B&Q will cut the wood to size for you, and for the buttons you can use templates!’