So there's the guts out of a standard landline telephone. Hey, the way it's shaped kind of looks like a good spot for a screen of some sort...
... Like this worn and weathered plasticy stuff.
Alright, let's make a screen using some precise and careful engineering, using the proper tools.
Right, let's glue some bits and bobs on here, and see what the screen'll look like. Not too shabby, I just have to sand down the corners and such to get the right feel.
As for what's going on under the screen, I've got some thin clear sheets of plastic that I want to adhere some stickers to and place in layers in order to give a proper sense of depth like we had on the original Game Boy. But here are a few mock-ups that I'm trying to decide what to go with.
I'll be picking at it more tomorrow or this weekend, we'll see how things progress. I may even see about incorporating a little power light on it. But that's what I've got so far. I'm interested in hearing any opinions or advice you've got. (And yes, despite the earlier picture, I did find a proper black phone cord to go from the gizmo to the little back-belt part. Future pics'll show that better.)