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Portable Emulator Cartridge

This is most definitely 100% the coolest hack on this page, and perhaps even this site. Someone put a portable media device into a NES cartridge, installed emuators and roms on it, and then connected the NES controller buttons to be able to control the device and play NES games on it. With good cutting, soldering, and gluing skills, along with the right hardware and equiptment, you can make one of the coolest NES mods EVER! If are experienced in soldering and modding in general, I would definitly suggest that you give this project a try, as it would test your skills.

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Game cartridge with a Portable Emulator inside

Nintendo Entertainment System NES System Console Controller Cartridge Game Retro DIY Hack How To Project Mod Modification


Alright so obvious credit goes to darkeru for the idea.

YOUTUBE VIDEO of it being played here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJXPfznWLPU
^^^^ EDIT ::: got asked this so much... the sound is sped up in mario due to me using a PAL rom. and the system running it at the speed of a NTSC rom.

My nesP is basically a noname china brand portable media player, with the advantage of being able to play nes roms, and a nes controller hacked to the controls. First off the buttons on the original media player just sucked, they were so small and tight that my fingers could not easily push them. So I got the idea of modding a nes controller to it, that’s when I remembered about the above mentioned mod, and thought maybe I can cram this inside of a cartridge case with the controller. Well it worked perfect, it was like it was made to fit, I didn’t use any hot glue or anything other than some double sided tape to hold the battery in place. It’s a really tight fit though. It’s got 4gb built in memory, with a sd card slot in the inside so you could expand the memory if needed, and not only does it play nes games, but it also plays gameboy and gameboy color roms as well. 2.8” TFT LCD, built-in rechargeable lithium battery, Video player, MP3 player, FM radio, Picture viewer, Audio recorder, it’s got a camera and video camera (but I disabled them to fit in the case), built in speaker, and the best part… TV-OUT !!! so you can play on the big screen! The unit has 2 additional buttons on the front, ones power, and the other is used to navigate the main menu, basically it’s a ‘back’ button. And there is a small hole drilled in the back with a reset button behind it. The unit has 3 plug ins on the right side, AC power (to charge the battery) Mini USB (to put files on the thing) and the TV-OUT plug. I also spent some time and redid the images used for the main menu and the game selection screen.

Nintendo Entertainment System NES System Console Controller Cartridge Game Retro DIY Hack How To Project Mod Modification Emulator
i cut the original game board down and glued it in so it looks as if the game board is still inside.

Nintendo Entertainment System NES System Console Controller Cartridge Game Retro DIY Hack How To Project Mod Modification Emulator
nice clear lcd.

Nintendo Entertainment System NES System Console Controller Cartridge Game Retro DIY Hack How To Project Mod Modification Emulator
small hole in label is reset button.

Nintendo Entertainment System NES System Console Controller Cartridge Game Retro DIY Hack How To Project Mod Modification Emulator
insides.

Nintendo Entertainment System NES System Console Controller Cartridge Game Retro DIY Hack How To Project Mod Modification Emulator
more insides.

This post was taken from: http://www.forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=33844

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