This cartridge allows you to listen to “old-fashioned” music on a Game Boy

This cartridge allows you to listen to “old-fashioned” music on a Game Boy
This cartridge allows you to listen to “old-fashioned” music on a Game Boy

A project developed by Orangeglo allows you to transform a Game Boy into a real FM radio, using a simple “special” cartridge to install.

Here is the Orange FM Prototype, a fun radio compatible with any Game Boy // Source: Orangeglo

Transform a Game Boy into an FM radio. This is what the Orange FM Prototype allows: a somewhat special cartridge prototype, since it has an antenna and everything needed to enable the adorable Nintendo console (but also the Nintendo Game Boy Advance , Super Game Boy and even the recent Analogue Pocket, among others) to receive sweet chants via the most common radio frequencies.

Developed by Orangeglo and detailed at this address, the project also allows you to connect an external antenna to the Game Boy via its 3.5 mm jack, in order to boost frequency reception. But of course, the interest of this prototype, entirely integrated into a cartridge, is to work with any console compatible with Game Boy games. Please note, however, that some of them will be able to broadcast the radio through their own speakers… but not all.

No marketing in sight, at least for the moment

Orange FM supports frequencies 87.5 – 108 MHz for most of the world, and 76 – 95 MHz for Japan “, explain the developers on their site “ There is also a “full range” mode which allows you to access the 64 – 108 MHz band. You can choose between spacing options of 200 kHz (e.g. 88.5, 88.7, 88.9, etc.) and 100 kHz (e.g. 88.5, 88.6, 88.7, etc.) .) ”, we read.

Welcome details, even if the precise nature of the device is not specified. Indeed, Orangeglo does not explain how the components are assembled in such a small space, nor how the whole thing works in terms of software, for example.

In any case, the developers indicate that they have no immediate plans for commercialization. The thing should eventually come to fruition, but later, because at the moment those responsible for the project admit to not knowing exactly how much it would cost to produce… and therefore what its selling price would be.


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