James Lewis
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RetroPie in a Super Famicom

Why 3D print a classic case when the classic SFC case is perfect for a RetroPie?

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RetroPie in a Super Famicom

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
I used a 3B since it emulates up to a PS1 very well. But any Pi with the 2's mounting holes will work.
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Super Famicom
You only need the shell. The main board and RF Shields won't be used. The only modification necessary is on the front panel's board. Solder to the existing LED and clip the resistor's lead. (You only need to clip resistor lead if 5V is applied to the controller ports.)
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Raspberry Pi Soft Power Controller
Controls the power to prevent killing power when Linux doesn't expect it. (Link coming soon)
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Laser Cut Mounting Plate
SVG provided on the attachment page
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3D Printed Rear Panel Replacement
STL Provided on the attachment page
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Adafruit Panel Mount Barrel Jack
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Adafruit Panel Mount HDMI Plug
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Slim 2-3 Port USB Hub
Stuck mine inside the controller area. It isn't attached (yet). Nice for keyboards or additional controllers.
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8bitdo's SNES30
Bluetooth controller that works and feels like original SNES/SFC Controller.
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Software apps and online services

RetroPie

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Laser cutter (generic)
Laser cutter (generic)
3D Printer (generic)
3D Printer (generic)

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

SFC Back panel cover

This piece replaces the Super Famicom's stock rear panel. There are holes for the panel mount DC Jack and HDMI connector.

Pi Mounting Plate

Mounting plate to attach a Pi to the SFC's stock mounting holes. I laser cut on 1/8" acrylic, but you could also 3d-print the same pice. Check the 10mm reference. I don't think Illustrator exports SVGs correctly.
Sfc bottom rev2 v8 dqrrbiahnm

Credits

James Lewis

James Lewis

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Enginerd at night. Electrical Engineer on paper. Fan of making things that blink, fly, or beep. Creator of: http://addohms.com

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