Monday, January 16, 2006
Last week I bought my worst digital camera ever (even worse than the Kodak DC20 I used in 1998), a Game Boy Camera, which cost me 6,66 Euros on eBay. I don’t have a Game Boy, so I subsequently bought the cheapest I could find on eBay, an old model aka. “Grey Guy” (although the transparent version) for 10 Euros, including (unexpectedly) another camera. Of course, I am into low-res 2-bit greyscale thingies, so I don’t consider the camera bad at all.
I have to shop for a cheap link cable, the one you use to connect two Game Boys, so I can make a parallel port cable for transferring the pictures I made with the GB camera to my computer. Dragan (who is also responsible for the great Assoziationsblaster site and one half of lo-fi pop heroes Bodenstanding 2000) has a page here explaining the software and the cable you need. (And please have a look at Dragan’s Battle of the Lofi Digi Cams.)
The reason I bought the camera anyway was to play around with the included “DJ game” which basically is a 16 step sequencer with 3 voices (wave, fm and noise) you can use for a very very basic and short music loop (things better done with the decent LSDJ and Nanoloop cartridges).
And now that I have a transparent Game Boy, it would be cool to put in some LEDs for illumination…