A Solder Free Game Boy / Raspberry Pi mod kit

A custom PCB kit designed to fit perfectly inside a GameBoy shell. Runs on a Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero 2 and allows you to play thousands of retro games using Retropie. Uses rechargeable lithium batteries which can be recharged via USB-C. Includes safe shut-down and power-off and offers crisp, clear digital audio.

Design your own Zega Mame Boy

Choose your own combination of colours to build the perfect Zega Mame Boy. Complete with Shell, Buttons and Lens in either original 2 or modified 4 & 6 button versions.





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Zega Mame Boy - Full Kit - Design Your Own
ZMB Shoulder Button PCB and Bracket
Zega Mame Boy +
Supports 6 buttons
8ohm 2w speaker
With pre-soldered wire and connector
Zega Mame Boy Power/Audio Board
2.8 Inch LCD Replacement (Solder)
Compatible with the Zega Mame Boy Plus
40 Pin Header (2.54 Pitch)
40 Pin Male Header for the Raspberry Pi
GameBoy DMG Lens
Various colours
32GB SD Card
All drivers pre-installed
2000MAH Battery
Fits the Zega Mame Gear and Zega Mame Boy. With 2mm connector.
GameBoy DMG 2 Button Shell
Replacement GameBoy DMG Shell
GameBoy DMG 4 Button Shell
Pre-drilled 4 button GameBoy shell for the Zega Mame Boy+
Zega Mame Boy Button Bracket
Holds the additional Y and X buttons in place
GameBoy DMG Button Rubbers
Replacement Button Rubbers
Gameboy DMG Buttons
Various Colours
Precision Solder Paste Dispenser
Easy Solder Paste Dispenser

Which Raspberry Pi can I use?


Raspberry Pi Zero

* Best battery life


Raspberry Pi Zero 2



Raspberry Pi CM4



I supply a ready made image for every Raspberry Pi variant that is compatible with the Zega Mame Gear (3a+, Zero, Zero 2 and CM4). Simply download the required image and burn it to as SD card (minimum of 8GB). Your Zega Mame Gear will be ready to use with no additional setup required

Zega Mame Boy Downloads

Simply download the image for the Raspberry Pi you will be using & burn to an SD Card. Images are pre-configured for the 2.8" serial LCD, Digital Audio, Safe-shutdown & Power-off and GPIO input. Pre-configured images for download or sale do not contain ROMs.

Raspberry Pi Zero

Raspberry Pi Zero 2

Raspberry Pi CM4

Zega Mame Boy STL downloads

Please feel free to download the STL files if you are able to print them yourself. I would recommend resign printing as this will provide a more accurate and precise fit.  

X,Y Button Bracket

Shoulder Button Bracket


Check out the Mame Boy Portal 

Frequently Asked Questions

 Can I use my own image?

Technically yes, but you would need to install all the required drivers manually for the LCD, GPIO input and audio output yourself. I do not support 3rd party images. If there are any issues while using your own image, I'm afraid I cannot help. Why not do it the easy way and download my pre-configured image.

 Is there any soldering involved?

Not if purchasing the Pre-soldered version. The kit comes pre-assembled ready to use

 Do you have an installation guide?

I have added a pre-check and installation guide to the portal.

 Can I use my Game Boy cartridges?

Unfortunately not. The Zega Mame Boy kit replaces the original game gear PCBs

 Can I use AA batteries?

No, this kit uses a Lithium battery than can be supplied with the kit (within the UK), or you can choose to purchase your own

 I live outside the UK, where can I buy the batteries?

I purchase all my batteries from AliExpress. You can order them here. I usually buy them in packs of 10 to save a few extra pennies. The Zega Mame Gear can use 2 lithium batteries but will happily run on one

 Buttons are registering intermittently?

If you find you are having to press hard to register an input I would recommend cleaning all the buttons contacts and membranes with isopropyl alcohol

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