It took me a while to get the USB NES controller from RetroBit working with glint-nes for the Raspberry Pi so I thought I would share my findings.
(See attached photo. Sorry about the terrible quality!)
As mentioned previously on twitter after months of hiding in a box in storage I finally found the time to complete my NesPi Project (NES + Raspberry Pi).
When I first learned about the Raspberry Pi I immediately placed a preorder and began planing all sorts of projects. The Pi took 4 months to ship from my preorder date so I had plenty of time for planing and preparation.
Having plenty of experience modding systems before, including a NES portable, My first thought for the Pi was emulation. Although more towards MAME and replacing my Xbox as a media center.
There are already users who’ve shared similar projects, however this project was my own idea without outside inspiration. “Great minds think alike”.
It also won’t be my last project involving a Pi 😉
I really wanted to keep the NES in its original condition without cutting new holes and sacrificing the cartridge slot and the ability to insert a game and push it down. In case you don’t already know, I have OCD, so it had to be perfect.
And It’s my OCD right now that’s been keeping me from sharing pictures with you because I want everything at least look presentable. It’s for this reason that I will be delaying the photos until I can make the unit somewhat more presentable in its appearance.
For now just think what an original NES looks like and how it works. That’s pretty much what I’ve done. I even use the NES power supply 🙂