A Raspberry Pi computer has been modded to play Super Nintendo games and accept the original console controllers. Yes, you can get an original console for under £50 from eBay, but we think this is way cooler.
The Raspberry Pi is the famous $25 dollar computer. Its aim is to work its way into the hands of wannabe tech professionals, as a learning tool, and petRockBlog founder Florian has proved that at least some are using it as intended.
He created an adaptor for the simple circuit board computer, which enables plugging in an original Super Nintendo controller. The retro gaming setup uses the work-in-progress RetroArch emulator, and is planned to have a full GUI that takes you straight into the gaming goodness, rather than plain old Linux. Florian has gone into much greater detail on the project on his blog.
A case that keeps all the gubbins in one neat housing is yet to be made, but – surely – could you do any better than an original Super Nintendo shell?
The first Raspberry Pi batches sold out at lightning speed – with 700 selling per second following the computer’s launch. It’s still not readily available, although the next batch is expected to arrive soon.
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