As you may or may not have noticed, I’ve been on hiatus from SixtyGig for the past couple months. In addition to being a little bit overwhelmed by the new school year (I’ve thankfully started to get a better handle on things, starting to reintegrate myself to minecraft now) I’ve been spending a most of my free time up until now on an electronics project I decided to try.
I had the idea of putting a Raspberry Pi
(read: credit card sized computer, kind of like Arduino) inside of an old NES console, programmed to play old games. In my research I discovered that I was not the only one to have this idea — in fact, it had been done quite a few times in the past, but sadly not very well documented. Despite that, I had a lot of help with the hardware from this video
of people who did the same thing, although it seems they left out a few steps.
What follows is a long and detailed explanation of the technical features and how I did things, with some pictures too!
Before that, though, here's the final result, and a screenshot from FFVI/III:
Long and detailed explanation:
I've been having a ton of fun putting this together, but now it's time to get back into MC.
There used to be something here..