In this blog we have talked many times about many alternatives and homemade recreations of the old Nintendo NES, a game console that impacted a generation. A few months ago we heard the news that Nintendo itself would launch its own recreation and we can already say that it is on the street.
Thousands of people have had the Nintendo NES Classic and the odd few hours ago has taken the opportunity to see the interior of this NES Classic. And although it seems that it is touching the fields of Free Hardware, the truth is that Nintendo has imposed serious restrictions when it comes to manipulating or customizing the hardware of this new "old console".
The new Nintendo NES Classic is comprised of a sbc board like a Raspberry Pi but it has a custom design, 256 MB of ram and 512 MB of internal storage. Everything will be powered by an Allwinner Quadcore processor and a Gnu / Linux operating system.
The NES Classic SBC board does not allow any modifications to the internal storage
The rom or internal storage is soldered to the board so we cannot expand the memory or include new video games without loading the game console, but it also has good things.
This recreation of the NES is interesting because we can make our own customizations. The first that comes to mind is replace the NES Classic board with a Raspberry Pi 3 card and thus be able to insert any video game that we want. In addition, since it has a Bluetooth and Wifi connection, the Raspberry Pi 3 is an ideal candidate to be in the NES Classic since it will allow us to use it without having to make extra holes.
Personally, I find the publication of these photos interesting because we can see the inside of the NES Classic and be able to make customizations and other uses of this retro game console. Surely en a few days we get to know new customizations and new projects Do not you think? And you, What do you think of the new NES Classic? Do you think it can be interesting with a Raspberry Pi 3?