A freeform version of the epically bad LCD game
After soldering all of the frame and connection a rebuilt handheld is finished. As ugly as the game itself:
Game LCD and COB was inverted and super glued together to make a "game module". Then using 0.1mm copper strands connected to rest of the frame/circuit.
Frame was made out of 2 mm copper (ugly as to represent the actual game). Frame was used as ground in the circuit.
After disassembly some short reverse engineering session ensued. All the buttons were mapped to their corresponding controller pins.
Take note of the 4 thick traces on the left of the COB. These are the game selection jumpers.
If shorted to ground the game is changed (You need a different LCD for that). This orange one is Soccer. I had Racing and of course City fighter (Brawler). City fighter is selected when no jumper is present.
That leaves an option for a 4th game. I wonder...
This project was inspired by the Atari punk console. To make a freeform game, whether a full console of something similar. A sketch later the idea of King of Popstation was born.