I still have the same NES that I played with when I was a little girl. Sure, the games of today are fun too, but there is nothing quite as nostalgic as playing Donkey Kong or Super Mario Bros. Those 8-bit graphics and simple sounds still bring a smile to my face. If you’re looking for an homage to the classic NES, you might like this Raspberry Pi mod that turns a Pi into an NES emulator.
As you can see in the pictures below, this mini NES Raspberry Pi mod is small enough to fit in your pocket. Now you can take a little bit of retro with you everywhere you go. You don’t have to just play NES or SNES games on it either since it can run several emulators.
This adorable cutie used to be for sale, but it’s not available anymore. Don’t worry though, it turns out, you can build one for yourself. I found two Thingiverse links with a complete list of files, materials and instructions. Just click over to BabyNES Raspberry Pi B+ Case or Nintendo Style Case for the Raspberry Pi.
I was just talking to my friend yesterday about how there are unlimited fun things to do with a Pi. It just never gets old. If you are getting bored with your Xbox games, this might be just what the doctor ordered. Don’t you want to see what it’s like to shoot fireballs and save the princess?
I have no doubt that retro gamers everywhere will smile when they see this mod. If you click over to this page on Thingiverse, you can see all the different customizations people have put on their mini NES emulator. If you end up making one of these for yourself, I hope you will come back and put a link in the comment section so we can all check it out!
Make your own! (links above with instructions)
Diana is a USC graduate, tech entrepreneur and member of the Apple Consultants Network. She has written 4,200+ blog posts around the blogosphere. She loves innovation, creativity and grande Java Chips. She’s also a frequent user of the force. Connect with her on Twitter at @adamsconsulting or email me at [email protected].