After not being able to buy an official Classic NES (or Famicom), I decided to build my own version with a RetroPie. While looking through Thingiverse, I noticed there are tons of projects to 3D-printed Raspberry Pi cases styled like classic game consoles.
Then it occurred to me. Why not be different and put the RetroPie inside of a retro system?
I picked the Super Famicom for two reasons:
- As a kid, I wanted a Super Nintendo, but could not afford one. and
- While in Japan, I picked up a broken Super Famicom at Super Potato (Tokyo) for $5.
- I like the Famicom look better. (I know I said, two.)
The key to the project is using the Raspberry Pi Soft Power Controller I built. It enables the SPST power switch to work. (Turns out, a slide switch is way more complicated than a push button.)