Nintendo officially announced that they are discontinuing the NES Classic. So instead of paying the outrageous prices people are wanting for them on eBay, lets build our own! I designed a case for a Raspberry Pi 3 to make it look and function like a SNES. With it running RetroPie, we can not only play our favorite SNES and NES games, we can play almost any retro video game we want. Lets build a SNES Mini.

SNES Mini 3D files –

Dremel Idea Builder –

Dremel Black 1.75 mm PLA filament –

Hatchbox Gold 1.75 mm PLA filament –

Momentary SPST Push Button –

12V 5mm LED (pre-wired) –

iNNext SNES Retro USB Controllers –

Raspberry Pi 3 with 2.5A Micro USB Power Supply –

Sandisk 16 GB Micro SD card –

HDMI cable 6′ –

USB 1.5′ Extension Cables (need 4) –

#4 3/4″ wood screws (need 5) –

#1 Screwdriver set –

22 Gauge Wire –

Soldering Iron –

Wire Strippers –

2.54 mm Pin Crimper –

2.54 mm Pin and connector set –

RetroPie download –

PuTTY download –

Notepad++ download –

Filezilla download –

Etcher download –

WinSCP download –

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One-upping the NES Classic Edition with the Raspberry Pi 3 and RetroPie

NES Classic is no more, but thankfully low-cost hobbyist boards are suitable for easy projects.

Last Nov., Nintendo astonished everyone by returning to its roots and releasing the NES Classic. The exciting emulator/nostalgia-fest began sudden requirement, including near-instant supply issues and 200-percent-plus markups in secondary markets. So in December of 2016, we decided to build our own version as a substitute. Since Nintendo bizarrely announced that it won’t be making any more of the hard-to-find mini consoles this week, we’re re-running this piece to help those people with a DIY streak yet again build your own. Hardware recommendations have been updated to reflect current availability and pricing for April 2017.

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Meet MintyPi 2.0: Raspberry Pi Video Game Emulator Packed Into Tiny Mint Tin Box

A YouTuber and innovator has disclosed mintyPi 2.0, a project that turns a normal mint tin box into a handheld gaming console.

MintyPi 2.0, powered by the Raspberry Pi tiny computer, is the second attempt at the project, bringing with it a range of positive changes when compared to the original mintyPi.

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JB Hi-Fi Just Received The Mother Lode Of Nintendo Classic Minis

Christmas 2016 will permanently be kept in mind as the year people went legit bananas for a old style NES console. The thing was a piece of plastic that only played 30 games from the 8-bit era – but nostalgia is a ultra powerful thing. So powerful that demand entirely eclipsed supply, causing crashed websites, exhausted stock and a large number of empty-handed shoppers.

For people still on a Zelda-like pursuit to procure this mythical device, we’ve got some nice thing about it: the Nintendo NES Classic Edition is already available in JB Hi-FI stores, In australia. Hurrah!

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