- scottyParticipant09/23/2014 at 22:36Post count: 8
As an avid video game fan and collector I had amassed a decent collection of systems over time. Unfortunately my garage which was the home for this collection, did some collecting itself during Hurricane Sandy; 3 feet of water. This left me with a pile of non-function video game systems. Coming across this site I decided to discard the rusted guts and reuse the game cases for Raspberry Pis. I had done an NES and had so much fun I decided to do an SNES too. I also have a Atari in the queue with switches that look like tootsie rolls from corrosion.
I looked at dozens of these projects to get ideas, and every implementation appears to be a little unique so besides being fun someone may learn something! I know I did.
I did a little better at documenting the before and after the second time around.
RetroBrite couldn’t save the case, and I tried.
So a new paint job
Used SNES USB adapters and carved the adapter with an exacto to fit in. Super Glue keeps them from moving.
Here is the inside.
Created a custom label and slapped it on a flooded game. Its just for show doesnt do much else but look nice.
Here it is all setup.
emilio3kParticipant09/27/2014 at 20:02Post count: 5
Very cool setup. Is your repro controller (the right one) good? I bought recently a retro-usb snes controller from ebay and the d-pad was messy, very sensible touching the up button by pressing the left or right direction. I replaced the piece with the original snes part but didn’t help much.scottyParticipant09/27/2014 at 20:06Post count: 8
It was 7 bucks and works, but the dpad is squishy as hell and sometimes gets stuck. The cord is also very short. I probably will get another original on eBay, flea market, or my local used game store.emilio3kParticipant09/27/2014 at 20:12Post count: 5
damn d pads.. original controllers are the best.scottyParticipant09/27/2014 at 20:14Post count: 8
I don’t play 2 player that often so its usable. But I wouldn’t want it as the primary controlleremilio3kParticipant09/27/2014 at 20:21Post count: 5
i have 2 original snes pads but i bought the usb one to play it on pc without carrying the big ass adapter wvery time to save space. my adapter has 2 snes port so it’s big. Did the 2 port adapter works if you know?
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