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The Ghosts of Portables Past returns from the Great Beyond for the Fourth Annual Halloween Event! Every year the Ghosts of Portables Past Event partners with a modding community to haunt their user-base and their shelved/defunct projects. This year we gather the spirits and bring our vex to the members of the BitBuilt Modding Community!
 
Have a project that you would like to finish, but are wondering about eligibility? Tread carefully as we delve deeper into the haunted night.
 
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Eclipse Fever hit North America by force, and throughout all the traffic and cardboard box pinholes, many great photos have been published across the internet. None however, quite capture the beauty of astronomy aesthetics like an eclipse with a photo with a Gameboy Camera. Put on your ISO 12312-2 approved solar filtered glasses and marvel at Reddit users zhx’s photography, capturing the moment through the eyes of a Gameboy Camera.


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Ghosts of Portables Past 3 is live and it’s time to dig out some old projects. This year we are continuing work on the Nomad Jr, a GOAC with a 3D printed case modeled after the original Sega Nomad footprint, but smaller. This post will be updated all month and will go live on the 31st (or sooner if finished early, don’t hold your breath on that though). You can view this now if you desire or visit the (Bitfix Gaming) forums for updates, just be sure to check back at the end of the month.
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The Ghosts of Portables Past is back for the third year, and once again will be hosted on the Bitfix gaming forums. As a means to clear out our workspace desks, storage boxes, and project logs, we dedicate the entire month of October to work on and finish older, neglected, or defunct projects. Will we finish a project in time? Third time could be the charm. If you have an old project you can join in to our unholy witchcraft as well. Read on!
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15 Years have passed since the creation of one of the first few homemade portables made (by our recollection), along with Ben’s VCSp and the Portendo. To create his NESp, Tighe used readily available parts from Radioshack and electronic stores for an attainable Bill Of Materials for others to create their own style of NESp, before there was really any community at all to discuss such DIY endeavors. So let’s frost those tips, put a Nelly band-aid under one of your eyes, and drop Train’s Drops of Jupiter into your Sony Walkman and let’s take a trip back to 2001 as we walk to the theater to see the first Harry Potter Movie.
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It has been over 16 years since Ben Heckendorn was sitting at his desk on hold during an IT call, doodling on a napkin dreaming up the possibility of turning an old Atari 2600 into a portable console. Little did he know he would, As Ancient Astronaut Theorists Believe in our opinion, change the Hobbyist Landscape forever making way for companies such as Hyperkin to mass produce portable consoles, and for tiny computers like the Raspberry Pi and C.H.I.P. alike. Created in 2000, this may or may not be the first homemade portable console made, but it was definitely the most influential.
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