Raspberry Pi case looks like a tiny Nintendo NES console


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/05/raspberry-pi-case-looks-like-a.html


#2

Cool. I need to make an emulator with one some day,


#3

I wouldn’t get that one. The RetroFlag case is much better built but does cost a little more.

https://www.amazon.com/Functional-POWER-Button-Retroflag-Rasberry/dp/B073ZC4TZY


#4

Yup, that RetroFlag one is awesome for the little extra money.


#5

Any of these accept genuine carts?


#6

Or if you have access to a makerspace with a 3D printer:


#7

Anything more like this available: https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/famicom-EVS.jpg ?


#8

They are Raspberry Pi cases, they are roughly the size of an NES cart, but probably about twice as thick. Also, the Pi doesn’t have a card slot to read the NES cartridges and isn’t hardware compatible with the NES.


#9

Oh, well, never mind then. Though that would be 120% cooler if it did, huh?


#10

You want a retron unit for that. Basically an emulator which reads the ROM from the cartridge. Top loading too for less blowing and praying.


#11

Oh, but those don’t look like the old hardware designs. Kinda ugly.


#12

I recall that someone made a Pi music box, and it would “play” cassettes by IDing the one inserted (RFID tag?) and selecting a playlist from its library.

You could do the same with an NES emulator and 3D print a bunch of scale game cartridges. (The legality of having a library of ripped NES games, I leave as an exercise.)


#13

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