Who doesn’t love a good DIY project that you can undertake with little more than old stuff you might have laying around the house? For those of you who have been mobile gaming since the days of the original Game Boy and now have jumped to Android in this more recent era, this little project might be right up your alley if you still have that old Game Boy sitting around the house.
One thing that iOS users have had for awhile now is the iCade, a mini arcade cabinet you can hook up your iPad to and play games just like you would if it were a full arcade cabinet, with a joystick and a selection of buttons. One crafty Android user however has built his own iCade style cabinet for his Android tablet.
We can’t say we are surprised someone has developed this little gadget. In fact we are surprised it hasn’t been done sooner than now. Simon Ford, who happens to be the Director of Tools from ARM, has created a USD slingshot to use when playing Angry Birds to get that a little closer to feeling yourself truly flinging a bird and stone block and wood planks.
Earlier in September you may remember Engadget and other sites, such as ourselves, reporting on a DIY project that had someone streaming Wii games to their Android tablet, an Asus Transformer to be exact. Ever wonder how they managed to do that aside from the brief description in the articles? Well here’s how!
Well here is one for the books when talking about DIY projects people do. While there hasn’t been a whole lot of DIY projects in the Android world when regarding the modding of the actual device, we have seen a few like the ripping of keys out of your keyboard to basically make a D-Pad. This one takes the cake though.