Igor's Blog

This entry follows on from the previous entry: Raspberry Pi in a NES Case - Part 1 - Wiring up the front panel and external connectors

The controller ports only need 5 of the wires to be connected, there is quite a bit of documentation online for this. The GPIO driver has all the necessary information.

There are pinouts for the NES ports online too.

I used some ribbon cable to connect the ports and added Dupont single pin connectors to the end so they can be plugged into the GPIO ports on the Raspberry Pi.
CIMG3889.JPG

CIMG3890.JPG


Wiring to the GPIO port is a little messy since some of the pins are shared. I ended up making extensions to some of the pins with 2 and 3 pin headers on one end and a Dupont connector on the other, that way I could plug in 2 and 3 other wires into those pins, respectively.
CIMG3891.JPG

CIMG3892.JPG


Putting it all together with an extra USB hub plugged in so I can access a USB port from the cartridge bay later.
CIMG3885.JPG



The case is sealed up. The lid is a new colour now of course, the original plastic was becoming yellowish so I thought black would make it look nicer. 6 coats of black and 3 coats of clear later and the result is pretty good.
CIMG3893.JPG

CIMG3898.JPG

CIMG3899.JPG


After all the software is installed and the emulator is running, I have a functional NES/SNES machine!
CIMG3901.JPG


-i

, , , , , , ,
About — I'm an enthusiastic software engineer and consultant interested in many fields including J2EE, programming, electronics, 3D printing, video games, wood working and gardening.
See my Resume for more information.
The views expressed in this blog are my own and not those of my employer.
comments powered by Disqus
My other posts you may like...
Programming, DIY, Games, Hacks, Tech and more.
Follow me on...
Current and Past Projects
See my Resume

Subscribe


RSS Feed

My Other Web Sites

Igor and Elise's Travels
Riverside Expressway Cam
StrFunc() Online
300 George St Blogumentary
Guru JSON-RPC Tester
Extrudifier Object Designer

Recent Blog Posts

NeoOffice Viewer macOS Word Document viewer vs Preview and Microsoft Word

Importance of cleaning the internal fans and heatsinks in a MacBook Pro

Adding an email subscribe feature to your Blog with Blogtrottr

How to remove Google's logo from your G Suite applications

Pedestal fan transformed into a ceiling fan

Testing the Velvet WiFi Hotshot signal strength

Improving slow download speeds on the PS4 and PSN

Add batch image resize functionality to macOS using Automator

Show transfer percentage and speed when copying files in Linux and Bash

So I finally got to try eating some space food

Recent Galleries

Space Food - Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips

Legeod Star Wars AT-DP kit

DIY spare parts computer build with a RAIDMAX Anura case

Fake 'Lepin' brand Lego packaging

Hardwood garden bench with clear resin void filler

Fixing a 3D printer extruder that stopped heating up

Easily increase disk space in a Lenovo Ideapad 100S 14" laptop with an M.2 SSD

Making a multi-piece 3D printed solder spool holder stand

DIY indoor apartment grow light wiring

Good Friday Electronics fun Easter Bunny LED PCB Kit IBEABU-01.0

Top Categories

Blogs I follow

Matt Moores Blog
Georgi's FlatPress Guide
Perplexing Permutations
The Security Sleuth

Friends

RAWS Parts Online
Alpha Dimensions Hosting
Kristensen Photography
Ilia Rogatchevski
Travelling Fairy

Blog Activity

Blog Activity
Please follow me on...