• DaftMike Clone DIY Electronics Kit

    This has been a long time coming! ANNOUNCING AVAILABILITY of a DaftMike Clone DIY Electronics Kit !!!! If you already have a 3D printed case, raspberry pi, arduino, NFC reader, and all you are missing is something to tie them all together. This kit is for you!! I can answer questions here, by PM, or email thatdecade@gmail.com Special thanks to Joshua Kane, Jared Kirchgatter, Jason Victoria, Dave Hicks, Ruud Lok, Jeff Moore, and everyone else who helped me debug the design! This kit fixes several issues with the DaftMike’s original design: broken mosfets, non working controllers, and other assembly difficulties. Assembly Guide is here:http://www.westaby.net/nespi/arduino_electonics_assembly.html

  • MiniNES – Non-NFC Guide

    Here is a step by step guide for non nfc builders.http://www.westaby.net/nespi/assembly2.html Thanks to Evan and his original work..https://www.facebook.com/groups/miniNESbuilders/permalink/489956341190644/

  • MiniNES: Projector

    I found an $50 micro projector on ebay that has a USB power output. The 480 resolution is plenty for all the game systems!  Fits perfectly below the MiniNES case! I do get undervoltage warnings, but I should be fine as long as I have a clone image to use when my SD card goes corrupt.  Here is the link if anyone wants to take a chance on a “untested” “might be broken” “sold as-is” “no power cable included” projectorhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/332073234702

  • Mini NES Build w/ Functioning Cartridge Loader

    This is a summary post about my Mini NES build.  This project is a derivative of the original efforts of DaftMike.  I used his 3D print files and basic source code, then reverse engineered the circuit from his Electronics Kit that allows the Raspberry Pi to talk to a NFC reader and an Arduino to control power.  Improving on the design with added features such as Fan Control and NFC Writing.  While also fixing bugs including lost Controller Configuration, Bad Power, and allowing  Out of Order Assembly. If you are interested in making one of these, you can checkout my build instructions here: Complete Guide: How to make a Mini NES~!

  • MiniNES Progress Update

    Progress update on my rev2 boards. Returned from holiday and am picking up this project again. New boards fix all issues found on rev1 boards (see previous post and sale for those). I am not taking sales yet. However, I can say that my kit will require soldering (difficulty=easy) and include the following: the PCBs pictured, switches, LED, USB jack. Not included: wire, solder, raspberry pi, arduino pro micro, fan, and NFC. Features: This is a daftmike clone. Has identical features such as NFC, usb extender, fan control, and multicolor status LED.

  • MiniNES: NFC Wiring Diagram

    This wiring guide matches the .ino arduino code titled “NESPi NDEF Reader/Power Controlller v0.1 [mike.g|jun2016]” and python code titled “NESPi Cart Reader v0.1 by mike.g”. Be sure to test the rPi power circuit with a multimeter after assembling before wiring into your rPi. Note 1: This schematic is a draft, see comments for latest revision.Note 2: The MOSFET part numbers listed are for surface mount kind, you can substitute with most any through hole package that supports 5 volts or more.Note 3: This wiring diagram will become outdated if and when Mike posts updated arduino code.