It’s a mini SNES that can do anything the Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 is able to do! Skip to the instructions below if you don’t care about the back story.
I have two sons that are getting old enough to take an interest in video games. I had my wife’s old SNES in storage so we pulled that out late last year. The boys loved it, but having wires everywhere in true 90’s fashion wasn’t going to cut it. I made this Mini SNES to run Recalbox with a bluetooth controller so my boys and I can enjoy the games I loved as a kid and not have to deal with the inconvenience of being tethered. It also gives you the advantage of having modern audio and video connections so it will work with most current AV systems.
Credit for the base full-size SNES design goes to RSants over on GrabCAD:
https://grabcad.com/library/snes-console-2 . His model saved me a lot of time that would have been spent measuring and modeling from my original SNES.
If you print this, be sure to share your make here on Thingiverse and tag @andrewbougie on Twitter and Instagram. I love to see what others do with my models!
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3D printing adds a lot to electronics. A couple of years ago I worked in electronics department and one of our most difficult tasks was to make a case. Now it is much easier as I can do this even at home.