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Published on Aug 27, 2012

A small project using a Raspberry Pi and a broken NES i purchased for £2. I cannot take any credit for any of the software used as it is all available from the following sources;


Retro-Pi Setup Script

The controller wiring is identical to the one described on the RetRockBlog site

You can get the NES Pinout and lots of information about the NES controller setup here.

I did have to modify the code for the SNESDev driver to work with the NES controllers and also to utilise the RESET button. I will fork and publish the code on GitHub when i have time. The 5V is provided to the Raspberry Pi through a voltage regulator directly to the +5v pin on the GPIO, I DO NOT recommend doing this unless you are 100% sure that the voltage you are providing to the Pi is correct, if you get this wrong you will cook your Pi as there is no over voltage protection on the GPIO. I accenp no responsibility for any damage you may cause to your Raspberry Pi, yourself or anyone else.

Music by - Ten Ton Tabby (Stone By Stone)

*** UPDATE ***
Below is a link to my fork of the SNESDev Code that i modified to utilise the NES controller

Here is a thread i started on the forums, there are a few pictures of the internals etc..


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