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Analog resonant low pass filter that fits inside of the battery compartment of a classic Nintendo DMG01 Gameboy.

About the Project

The Works, Ltd. Gameboy Analog Filter is a project to incorporate a resonant low pass analog filter into the classic Nintendo DMG-01 Gameboy.  

The filter is nested inside the battery compartment and is powered from the same 6v adapter as the Gameboy.

External controls are provided for Cutoff, Resonance, Bypass, Envelope Follower and an internal Mode selector switch.  Please see the demonstration video for a brief introduction to these controls.

The filter can operate in mono mode, effecting the entire signal from the Gameboy.  In stereo mode, the clean signal from the Gameboy is panned hard left, while the filtered signal is panned hard right.  This allows the performer to selectively program what elements of their audio will pass through the filter.

The Envelope Follower allows the filter to be automatically animated by the dynamics of the signal.  This is particularly useful for imparting filter characteristics to resonant basslines. 

About this Kickstarter

The circuit board layout and prototype for this project are completed.  Please see the demonstration video to listen to the sound quality of the filter.  The purpose of this Kickstarter is to fund full scale production.

Completed units from stock include a 6v adapter and shipping.  These will be available a few weeks after the funding is dispensed.   

There is also an option to supply us with your own DMG-01 Gameboy to be modified with the analog filter.  This is not a repair service, the unit you supply to us must be in good working condition and an original DMG-01.  The completed unit includes a 6v adapter and return shipping.  

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    This reward level is for a bare bones DIY kit. Includes the filter PCB built up with all surface mount components, a bill of materials to assist in the procurement of the remaining thru-hole components (all readily available online) and a work sheet to assist in the installing of the mod. Includes GLOBAL shipping.

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    Please select this level if you would like to ship us your personal Gameboy to be modified. The unit MUST be an original DMG-01 Gameboy in good working condition. This is not a repair service, but a mod to add the analog resonant low pass filter. Includes 6v adapter and return shipping GLOBAL.

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    Complete modified Gameboy with analog resonant low pass filter. Includes 6v adapter and shipping within the USA.

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