NESPi DIY Parts List


Amazon UK

Amazon US

Raspberry Pi 3 Raspberry Pi 3
Arduino Pro Micro Arduino Pro Micro
NFC reader NFC reader
NFC tags NFC tags
Latching Buttons Latching Buttons
USB Connectors USB Connectors
2x5 Female Pin Header 2x5 Female Pin Header
25mm 5V Fan 25mm 5V Fan
WS2812 LED WS2812 LED
5x7cm Prototype Board 5x7cm Prototype Board
Cartridge Latch Cartridge Latch(3pk)

Cartridge Latch (Brazil) (thanks Marcus)


Recommended Low-cost 3D Printers


Monoprice Maker Select (US)
Wanhao i3 V2 (UK/EU)




Filament sources 1.75mm(EU-based)

Faberdashery.co.uk

Available by the metre (approx 20m of each colour)
For the top shell
For the bottom shell

3DPrima.com

Available on 750g spools (my personal preference)
For the top shell
For the bottom shell


Filament sources 1.75mm(US-based)

Amazon.com

I haven't tried these filaments personally, but the colours look good.

For the top shell
For the top shell (alternate)
For the bottom shell
For the bottom shell (alternate)



65 comments:

  1. thank you! i never do soldering, but i wanna try, i will waiting the video for that, because i wanna create a different button for my PS1 console :) thnak you very much!

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  2. There are a couple of electronic components that I'll need to add to this list if you build the full circuit. I'll update the page when the final schematic is ready.

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    1. has this been provided yet? I would like to make it so an actual schematic would be great.

      Awesome work btw.

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  3. Looks like the US link for the 2x5 Female Pin headers is "currently unavailable"

    Would these work? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00TX2ZHHC/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1THAZDOWP300U

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  4. what about the square led for the front?

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    1. It's a 5mm round LED behind a 3D printed piece, I couldn't find a decent source for small quantity on Amazon but any red LED would work fine.
      I'll cover it in more detail in the main guide.

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    2. Cheapest one I found on the US Amazon site that was just for a single LED:

      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MEL7HI6/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=

      Everything else is for 50 or more!

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    3. JP Garcia: search for local electronic clubs. They will likely have leds by the thousands and ive yet to engage a club that hasn't been happy to help.

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  5. I'm not seeing the heatsink you mention in the optional list of the preorder in the parts list, just the fan?

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    1. I'm assuming he means the usual RasPi3 heatsinks. I've used these on several. Seem to work great with a fan:

      https://smile.amazon.com/Addicore-Raspberry-Heatsink-Aluminum-Sinks/dp/B00HPQGTI4/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471012375&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=Rapberry+pi+3+haet+sink

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  6. Ive composed a list of my own using ebay. Ebay I found was cheaper overall (except for the usb connector). I ended up buying enough parts to make at least two nes minis myself. If you plan on only building one and not making any mistakes it might be cheaper to get individual parts but anyway here is my list if anyone is interested
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vgnECz1LZjkXRR6TXm8p0qlsPb_7f7CbOCDo1l6RNjA/pubhtml

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    1. the document require permission, i ask for it. thanks for all the job you do :)

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    2. I got your request... but it really shoudnt require that... try this link "https://goo.gl/1pzLKt"

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    3. I should also note that I live in canada. But most of the ebay stores ship world wide. And there also may be cheaper options local to your own country, but you can at the very lease get an idea from these links

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    4. What did you use for the USB extension cable and the board that plugs into the 2 USB connectors? Thanks!

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  7. The nfc reader is not available ?
    Which one should I get.
    I'm from Germany.

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  8. Hey daftmike,

    In your newest video, it looks like you used a USB Micro-B Breakout Board to bypass the power, but I don't see it in the DIY parts list. Is this correct?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KLDPZVU/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    1. Yes, although if you're not using the kit I assume that you're comfortable with soldering. I'll show in a later video how I modded the Raspberry Pi so I could use the built-in micro USB for power.

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    2. Soldering is not an issue :). Thanks!

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  9. You also mentioned a USB extension cable?? Is there a link for that as well?

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    1. That will be custom made as part of the kit, I didn't find anything suitable for sale.
      Again, I'll show in a video how to solder the USB extension yourself if you're going DIY without the kit.

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  10. Hello and thank you for your wonderful work and your sharing!

    In your editing video on http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1727668, you install a second micro-USB power connector but I do not see the reference in your list. can you please forget this was remedied

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    1. forget my message, I just read the comments :)

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  11. Hi, do the 3d plans also apply for raspberry pi 2? I only see the rpi3 mentioned.

    Best regards

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    1. Yes, all Raspberry Pi Model B boards have the same layout/footprint.

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  12. Hey daftmike,

    You mentioned using a 3D printed "part" for the led, but I do not see that in any of the 3D files. Is it possible to obtain that STL?

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    1. I've just added it to the rest of the files on Thingiverse. Should accept a 3mm led but because it's quite small it might need some sanding/cleaning up after printing.

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    2. Will you be uploading the Micro USB holder?

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    3. Probably not, at least not yet. It still needs work before I'm completely happy with it.
      It'll be included as part of the kit so people won't need to print it themselves.

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    4. Boo... LOL

      I understand. I'll see if I can make something to mount my Micro Breakout board to.

      Thanks!

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  13. Will there be a kit or at least a video showing how you wired the switches, front USB and power without the NFC components? The NFC tag is cool but I don't think i'd use it much.

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    1. No kit, but I will cover it when the rest of the guide gets published.

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    2. Great! what about the small piece you printed to mount the micro usb power port? will you add that file to the 3D print files?

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  14. Are you sure you linked to the correct Arduino? Yours in the video has a bunch of ports like where the buttons get plugged in. The linked one doesn't.

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    1. In the video the Arduino is soldered to a PCB and the buttons are connected to it, not to the Arduino itself :)

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  15. Do you think they would fit into the case as an alternative for your USB-PCB?
    http://s.aliexpress.com/ZVzAzyuq

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    1. Possibly, it'd be tight though. I did look at using some USB connectors similar to those but they were too long :(

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  16. Hi Daftmike,

    Do you have an eta on the schematics/guide/code for the DIYers'. I would like to give this to my son for Christmas.

    Many Thanks

    Ben

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    1. I too am waiting on the DIY guide. I have sourced all the parts, and just need the guide to get this project going.

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    2. I too am waiting on the schematics for the DIY people.

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    3. Guys, a quick question. Do you know where can I find the schematics for the cartridge? Thanks.

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  17. Im waiting for the DIY guide too. I have bought some parts form your ebay links but im waiting for te realese to get this project finished.

    If anyone need the printed parts i have a 3D hubs :)

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    1. can you post a link to your 3d hub? I've been checking that out as an option for printing but it's hard to find someone with the right colors

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  18. Waiting on the DIY guide myself. I'll gladly buy a kit once they are open for purchase again, but in the meantime I'm trying to put this together for my wife as a Christmas present. Here's hoping we get the guide before then. :D

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  19. I too am awaiting the DIY guide. It's the Arduino/switches/NFC reader wiring diagram I need to get this project completed - hopefully before xmas as mine is being built for a gift too. Really great work Mike and thanks for making the files freely available ;-)

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  20. do you know when the diy guide will be uploaded? I am looking to make a super Nintendo and other consoles as well. are you also going to release a guide showing how the controllers are made both small and big controllers. Your work is great thanks.

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  21. Where's the diy guide exp since we cannot get kits I want to build this so bad

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  22. Hi,

    Anyone who has received the kit, could you post high res images of the main board top and bottom. That way I can draw up a schematic for the DIYers.

    Thanks

    Ben

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  23. I have the whole circuit figured out except how he powers the raspberry pi without the under current error (rainbow box) showing on the pi. The arduino VCC pin I think he is powering the pi from has max output of 500ma. the arduino will you approx 30ma so that leaves only 470ma for the pi, not nearly enough. Anyone have any idea's?? or high res pics of the board :)

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    1. Can you share a diagram and images? That would be so helpful! Thanks!

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  24. Hello,
    Is there any chance a wiring diagram can be made available. I think some of us could figure most of it out but it would be great if it could just be supplied. I have just about all the parts and have printed all the files. Thank you so much for doing this!

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  25. Hi mike !

    The NFC reader in the amazon us website is not available anymore. Can I use this instead? http://amzn.to/2g9ZvD2 Thanks ! :)

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    1. Also the LED breakout. . . Can i use this instead? http://amzn.to/2gX2NIw

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  26. Hello
    Can anybody help me for the push-butttons ? I think one is self-locking (power) and the other is momentary (reset). But on the list part there are all self-locking. Maybe I can put on in momentary mode, but I am not sure.
    Also I find these, is there one better than the other ?
    https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Dip-Mounting-7Mm-X-7Mm-Locking-Tact-Tactile-Switch-6-Pins-5-Pcs/32770256056.html?isOrigTitle=true&isOrig=true#extend
    https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/30-Pcs-6-Pins-Square-Shaped-8Mmx8mm-Latching-Action-Dpdt-Mini-Push-Button-Switch/32750753179.html?isOrigTitle=true&isOrig=true#extend
    Thank you !

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    1. If you take apart the latching switch you can remove a pin and make it into a momentary switch. It's a bit of a pain because the parts are tiny, but it's doable. (See the original http://www.daftmike.com/2016/07/NESPi.html post for details on that).

      If you're using the STL designs as-is to print from, I believe that they are based on 7mm by 7mm switches.

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    2. Many thanks !
      I'll go for the 7MM x 7MM
      :D

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  27. https://www.facebook.com/groups/miniNESbuilders/

    I created a facebook page for us to coordinate further discussion on this project. I recommend posting questions there.

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  28. Thank you so much for making this list, it was very nice of you!!

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  29. Arduino needs the sketch?

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  30. Hi has anyone found a tutorial on how to set up the NES with the DIY parts list and where to solder the parts accordingly. DaftMike doesn't seem to be responding to any messages or inquiries I'm looking for someone who has completed the process successfully and can help. Thanks again!

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