Jul 29

3D Printed Raspberry Pi Mini NES Outclasses Nintendo’s Effort

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The attention to detail in modder DaftMike’s 3D printed replica of the original NES is astounding. Not only does the Raspberry Pi-powered emulation station match the look of the classic console, it also has a fully-functioning cartridge slot that is able to load games using an NFC reader.

By inserting mini cartridges that are embedded with NFC tags, similar to the things that are in amiibo, the NESPi is able to read the data on them and load the appropriate game from the Pi’s SD card.

Not content with just making a mini NES, DaftMike also designed and printed a scale version of the original NES controller. It is not the most comfortable, or even practical, controller out there, but it does actually work and it provides a nice complement to the NESPi.

A full breakdown of the NESPi’s design and creation process are available on DaftMike’s personal blog.

Nintendo’s miniaturized version of the NES, the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, is set to launch on November 11 for $59.99.

Source: GamesRadar

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