daftmike
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My Raspberry Pi mini NES Classic replica

Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:51 am

Hi, I recently finished a project I've been working on using the Raspberry Pi and RetroPie and thought I'd share it here.

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The case is 3D-printed and designed to look like the original NES console at 40% scale.
I modelled the cartridge slot to accept little replica carts with embedded NFC tags and rom filenames written to them.

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An arduino reads the tags and sends the filenames to the Pi over serial. The Pi then waits for a button press to launch the game.
I had trouble reading NDEF records with libnfc on the Pi itself but found an arduino library that worked for me.

I made a detailed write-up including all the code on my blog here: http://www.daftmike.com/2016/07/NESPi.html

And a quick video going over the features: https://youtu.be/3dgnD93pwX0 more pictures here too: http://imgur.com/a/OkHGP

Big thanks to this community for providing the information I needed to build this project.

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TonyD
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Re: My Raspberry Pi mini NES Classic replica

Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:36 am

Cool project :-)

I like the idea of using NFC tags in the "game carts"
Tony

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dasmanul
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Re: My Raspberry Pi mini NES Classic replica

Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:04 pm

Totally pointless --- and extremely cool! 8-) Seriously, I can't stop grinning and I don't even have any nostalgic memories of the NES to start with. :D Well done!

Higgy
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Re: My Raspberry Pi mini NES Classic replica

Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:53 pm

OMG - liquid helium cool.

Nice work!

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