If you are a fan of consoles and retro games, nothing better than combining its aesthetics with the possibility of playing an immense catalog made up of up to 2.400 titles. This is what a community user has achieved by having the simple and interesting idea of introducing a Raspberry Pi Zero at inside a genuine NES cartridge. Thanks to this, something as simple as maintaining that aesthetic that reminds us so much of our youth has been achieved while offering the opportunity to have a powerful console.
This interesting and easy-to-create idea has been presented by zach by Howchoo. Thanks to it, we can create our own classic console with a quite original and striking design and, above all, without spending a large amount of money. As a detail, especially if you are interested in carrying out the project, just tell you that, in addition to the cartridge and the Raspberry Pi Zero, you will need a small USB hub and some adapters so that everything works perfectly. Truly use of USB hub is optional since it serves for those who want to connect several controls.
Create your own retro console with a Raspberry Pi Zero and a NES cartridge.
Regarding the necessary software, let me know that the author of this project has opted for the well-known RetroPi, an emulator software that gives access to a wide variety of consoles. The result of all this is nothing less than an interesting and small portable console equipped with a mini HDMI port, USB ports for controls and a micro USB as a power connector. Undoubtedly an idea more than interesting, attractive and that everyone can carry out.
If you want to follow the whole process step by step so as not to get lost, tell you that it has been detailed and documented in the Zack's website.
Further information: Howchoo