Arduinoboy Lite is a special fork of the arduinoboy project. It is designed to improve LSDJ’s MIDI out mode in reliability and add features such as MIDI clock and on-the-fly channel switching. However, it only does MIDI out in LSDJ. If you want to use MIDI in or mGB, grab the Teensyboy Pro instead! The MIDI output uses a 3.5 TRS jack (Type A) and a TRS to DIN MIDI adapter is included.
For a full list of differences, view the readme.
Like all of my arduinoboy offerings, Arduinoboy Lite is fully compatible with all Gameboy models except the micro. If a Gameboy Pocket/Color link cable is used, power is supplied via link cable. If a classic Gameboy (DMG) is used, a USB-C connector should be used to supply power. The USB port is only used for powering the device and does not include USB MIDI functionality.
To use this product you need a copy of LSDJ and a flash cartridge capable of running it. This product is shipped fully assembled and tested.
Here is a table that explains the difference between various Arduinoboy models:
|Variant||Price||USB MIDI||DIN MIDI||Notes|
|Arduinoboy||$16-$22 (kit)||✕||✔||DIY kit only.|
|Arduinoboy Lite||$25||✕||✔ (out only)||Uses special fork of Arduinoboy code the improves midi out, but only does midi out.|
|Arduinoboy Pro Micro||$33||✔||✕||It's tiny! About the size as a thumb drive.|
||$45||✔||✔||Functionally identical to Arduinoboy, but smaller. USB-C connector, 3.5mm TRS jacks for MIDI In/Out|
Credits to trash80 for original Arduinoboy design and coding, and ledfyr for the aboy-midiout-lite software.