'How to build a Nintendo Switch' for coronavirus #StayAtHome gaming

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/04/15/how-to-build-a-nintendo-swit.html

Huh, that wasn’t what I was expecting. Based on the headline, I initially assumed they were hacking something together with equivalent components, wondering how that was possible. It isn’t, of course (maybe someday…). Still, it’s a bit wild to see that the parts are all available (I’m assuming scavenged from retail units) and that it’s relatively easy to assemble them…

I’ve replaced various components on many of my small consumer electronics, so this project appeals to me. I was able to snag an Animal Crossing edition Switch at MSRP a few days ago by using one of those online store trackers, and by being in front of my computer at the right time, but if it had taken another week, I’d have been going this route.

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Here’s another Switch inspired story of true nerd love.

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