This project is for transforming a non-functional SNES into a retro-emulation powerhouse using a Raspberry Pi.
As with most people during 2020, I began to rediscover old video games that I either loved to play or never got a chance to finish. I’m a Nintendo fanboy at that, and in 2020 I came to the unsettling realization that I had never owned a Super Nintendo. With the rising price of retro video games and consoles, I thought it might be fiscally irresponsible to attempt to build out a full library of games on a new (to me) console. I was, however, able to purchase a SNES that met its unfortunate fate after a spilled soft drink fried its motherboard (according to the eBay seller).
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