NESPi Electronics Kit

Make your own 'NESPi' Mini NES Raspberry Pi Console,


Follow my YouTube videos for details of the full build guide for my Mini NES project.

The guide is under construction and will have new content added regularly until there's a full step-by-step series.

I haven't done anything like this before. Initially when I built my Mini NES, I only made one, for me.

It's because of the great positive response my project's gotten that I'm making this guide, any feedback will be gratefully received, you can contact me on this blog, Twitter, or even a comment on my YouTube videos (I try to read as many as I can.)


The NESPi Electronics Kit:



I've designed the kit, ordered the PCBs and components and they should arrive in a few weeks time.

The kit is fully plug and play and doesn't require any soldering. There will be a step-by-step assembly guide and video as soon as I get my hands on the circuit boards.

In the meantime I will open this page for limited pre-orders of the first batch of kits, estimated to be ready in 4 weeks, depending on the shipping from China.


The 'barebones' kit will contain:

  • NFC reader and power management board
  • Front 'NES' buttons and LED indicator
  • Front Dual USB extension ports
  • All internal cables required for assembly with no soldering required
  • 3 x Blank Re-Writable NFC tags
  • 1 x cartridge mechanism latch

(optional):

  • Heatsink and 25mm Fan (recommended for cases printed in PLA)

To complete your build you'll also need to buy separately:

  • Raspberry Pi 3B
  • 8GB+ micro SD card
  • 5V 2A USB power supply and micro USB cable
  • 3D printed case parts (available here)
  • Superglue, small Phillips screwdriver

DIY Parts List:


I will write a 'DIY' guide for those who want to build thier own circuit, this will be published after the 'kit' guide is complete. If you're building your own and want to start buying your parts, please consider using my Amazon affiliate links here.

Installation video:








(pre)Order an Electronics Kit:


Shipped Worldwide.

First Batch SOLD OUT!


Batch Two SOLD OUT!


Batch Three SOLD OUT!


Batch Four SOLD OUT!


Batch Five SOLD OUT!






Register your interest in the next batch!

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Thank You, please make any suggestions in the comments here or on my YouTube page.



240 comments:

  1. Just ordered two kits. One for me, one as a gift. Thanks for this!

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    1. Fantastic, I can't wait to see other people's builds!

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    2. Can we order a preprinted parts? I'd love to build this but don't have a 3D printer

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    3. Now it's three. Very exciting!

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    4. Yes thanks Mike for making this available. Just pre-ordered your kit. I can't wait to build and enjoy this project. I ended up selling my original NES a couple of years ago before my wedding in en effort to downsize and get some extra cash and had instant regret. I built this retro system https://goo.gl/LnCnWC to try to fill the void but the experience wasn't the same. Now I can get the whole experience back thanks to your project!

      Enrique

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  2. You've got another sale right here! I look forward to playing the mini NES.

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  3. Will you be selling the case? I don't have a 3d printer, but would love to nave one of these.

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    1. No, the case takes too long to print, it'd be VERY expensive and I don't want to infringe on any of Nintendo's design trademarks by selling them.

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    2. Also, could you recommend a 3d printer and filaments? I want mine to look as good as yours:)

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    3. I've only ever used my 3D printer, so I don't have enough experience with them to recommend any really.

      I'm still testing out a few different filament brands at the moment, I'll link to the best ones in my case print guide coming soon.

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    4. Just ordered mine! Thanks! oh and what 3D printer do you use?

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    5. Microsoft made this program (It came with my PC) where you build 3D objects, and you pay for them to 3D print it and send it to your door, it's called 3D builder

      You can also import models.

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  4. First of all, congratulations for your work. It's just amazing, I'm totally in love with this mini NES. I'm wondering if your are able to ship it worldwide. I live quite far away in a place nobody knows called Argentina. But I really NEED this awesome console and I'm ready to make my order. Thanks Mike!

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  5. Hello,
    Whats the price, wenn you bild it for me, an send me the complete console in functionality to my Adress ?

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  6. No case hmmm might be hard with out one but I know where to get one

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  7. Hi how much would you charge me for the case printed? I haven't got access to a 3D printer but really want the case

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  8. Thanks a lot ! just ordered one ! took the kit with Rpi3 and Fan. Is it the Rpi3 B ?
    now I only need an sd card, a 5v power supply, some glue and the 3d printed case and cartridges, right (just to confirm) ?
    and also 2 game controllers of course. really nothing else ?

    one quick question, one top of the two usb on the front (that I will use for bluetooth adapter for two game controllers), is there ethernet on the back, one or two other usb (for a hard drive for example) and wifi ?

    I want the same 3d printed case result as you, with colors and stuff, so if you have any good source of supplier that won't charge 300$ for the case and can even do batch orders for people here, please let us know !!
    Again thank you for your quality work !

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    1. The Raspberry Pi 3 has built-in Wifi and Bluetooth, you don't need a Wifi/Bluetooth adapter

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  9. Zenmaster Jeff12 Aug 2016, 21:30:00

    Will there be a Nintendo logo in the 3d printer plans? Any library or college that offers a 3d printing service had restrictions on copyrighted content.

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  10. If someone could arrange a way to order the 3D printed from a site like Shapeways would be amazing!

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  11. Just to help answer some questions. The pi 3 has Bluetooth and wifi built in already so the USB ports are specifically for controllers. Here in the USA many people us 3dhubs.com to find local people or companies that do 3D printing just in case anyone is looking for a printer.

    My question is how were all of the Nintendo entertainment system and power/reset buttons graphics done? Were these printed or some sort of decal?

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    1. thanks for your answers :) so you mean I wont need bluetooth adapters ? the pi3 can handle 2 or even 4 bluetooth controllers so that I can use the usb ports for external hd ?

      for the graphics, check this post from daftmike :
      http://www.daftmike.com/2016/02/experiments-with-toner-transfer.html

      as for 3d printing services, found that :
      https://www.makexyz.com/

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    2. http://www.daftmike.com/2016/02/experiments-with-toner-transfer.html

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  12. Quick question. In the list of parts above, you don't have the Arduino Pro Micro or proto board listed as an added buy. Are those still needed as well? I just want to make sure I hit amazon for the parts I still need. I'm looking at doing the pre-order today. This would make a fun birthday project for me next month.

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    1. If you buy one of my kits then the Arduino is built-in, programmed and ready to plug into your Raspberry Pi.

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    2. Thanks much. Pre-order is in. Super excited to see thing coming together.

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  13. When will the case models be available for download so that I can start working on this? Also, when do you project the first batch of orders to ship out? I just purchased a printer today and this is going to be my first major project once I get the hang of printing.

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    1. Hi Jonathan,
      I'm preparing to release the case files tonight all being well.

      The first batch of kits, I have no firm idea of the ship date at the moment, I'm still waiting for the board samples to arrive so still a few weeks away at best.

      I'll update everyone as soon as there's progress so keep an eye here and on my youtube channel for news.

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  14. Already sold out? =( When is the next batch of kits due?

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  15. Amazing, ordered a kit and have already printed a cartridge and put a metroid label on it:
    http://teamautobot.com/images/metroidcart.jpg

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    1. Very cool David, have you thought to post it to the Thingiverse page "I made one"?

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    2. Done!
      http://www.thingiverse.com/make:246842

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  16. I love the design.
    I ordered one kit today

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  17. How many grams of filament would you need for the top, bottom and each cartridge?

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    1. I'd say roughly 50g of each colour for the top and bottom shells and the other coloured pieces.
      The cartridges are around 15g depending on infill.

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    2. Thank you! Could you recommend some NFC tags? Thank you for your help!

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  18. Hi. I living in japan and I'm Japanese
    (sorry. maybe my English is pretty bad... I'm 16 don't judge me)
    I love this Mini NES design but I don't have 3D Printer
    What should I do ?

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  19. So awesome! Just started building a RetroPie. Will now hold off until I get the kit. In the meantime, where are the images for the cartridges coming from? I haven't found a site that has them. Torrent?

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    1. I took photos of my original carts and scaled them down.

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  20. a Great Project
    I've also just a kit ordered
    am already on Print
    but you also have the file for the controller?
    sorry, my English is not that good

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    1. No, I haven't published the controller files. Most of the feedback I got was pretty negative so I haven't cleaned the files up for release.

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    2. i love the controller! It's amazing as a display piece but also functional too--it's very cool! I hope you consider releasing it :)

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  21. hello,
    i am ready to buy this kit ! but i have 2 questions.

    1.in your list is not arduino but a code to program it ( which arduino and how is it connected ?)

    2.you have created a manual and the file for the game case released ?

    best

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    1. The Arduino is incorporated into the kit, you don't need to buy one separately.
      The cartridge files are available here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1710104

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  22. Hi Mike, great project been watching since your first visit.
    Just some quick question?
    Is it possible to make the payment in £'s rather then $?
    Secondly how long would you estimate the wait to be for people ordering in the second batch?

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    1. PayPal should convert the currency for you. I cannot give a firm estimate on the wait at the moment, I will know more later this week.

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  23. Thanks Mike.
    Can't wait to place my order just waiting for pay day :)

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  24. I'm super excited about this project! I just ordered a kit. :)

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  25. Thanks for all the amazing work you've put into this so far. Kits, 3D models your skills and time.

    As things come together, I have a question I haven't seen answered yet.
    Will you also be releasing the files for the controller, and possibly making a guide or kit for that as well?

    As is, I'm already tempted to try the Pi Zero based one as well as the Pi 3.

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    1. I didn't plan to, it seemed to be the least well received part of my original build.

      But a few people have asked about the controller recently so I might clean up the files for release.

      It'll need a custom pcb though, so might be a bit expensive. I'll look into it after the kits have shipped.

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    2. Thanks for the info. I didn't read all the wall of text before asking.
      I would love to get the files if you end up with the time and want to. Obviously it's a lower priority than the kits you are working on.

      Again, thanks for all the amazing and hard work you've done so far!

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  26. Sorry to be anonymous, I don't like publicly posting these days.
    My mate recently purchased a 3D printer and I believe had pre-ordered from you. I am getting the bug and am excited to see the 3rd round. Hopefully some news will be posted soon.
    I have to say your mini cartridge system is genius.

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  27. How do we place our order?

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    1. Batch three is now available for pre-order.

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    2. Sorry if this sound like I'm asking the same question. When do we place the orders? Thur a web site?

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    3. There's a PayPal link at the bottom of this page.

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  28. Soooo I am dumb at this stuff, but i want it.
    Can anyone make this happen for me???

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  29. I'm trying to order a kit, but the pay link only goes to the paypal homepage. How should I send money to make an order?

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    1. Sorry about that, the link should be ok now.

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  30. Hey daftmike,

    Thanks for the email regarding the 2nd batch update. I was curious if you'd be releasing a DIY video guide for the electronics before the kits are shipped, so we could build our own while we wait?

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    1. I'll try to put something together next week for the DIY-ers.

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  31. Will you sell the PCB only too?

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    1. I didn't intend to, but maybe I will.

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  32. You deliver overseas? Brazil?

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  33. Printing all the plastic parts now. Could you help come up with a switch system that turns the system on when you push the cartridge carriage down ? I want to make one cart not one for every game, user inserts cart and pushes it in.. this starts the pi and emulator for game selection.

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    1. Something like that would be pretty straight-forward. If you look at the code in my original blog post it should give you some ideas on how to do it.

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  34. Thank you for sharing your very neat project.
    I was searching for miniature nes case and power switch chip, then i found your project and were so thrilled. When i found that you also supply kits for this i just typed really fast question if its compatible with b+ that i forgot my manners :)
    So exited to start putting it together.

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  35. Hi Mike, I'm looking forward getting the kit. Do you have any ideas how to make the NFC reader also write to the cartridges? I'm thinking putting a blank cartridge in pressing both buttons and then writing the tags. Would that be possible? Do you have any tips were I can find information about how to do that? I have very limited programming skills but I might be able to do some cut and paste If I'm able to get some good resources and if it turns out not to be too hard to do.

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    1. This will be in the final firmware. I'll show off all the features in an upcoming video.

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    2. Wow, thank you!

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  36. Hello,

    how much is the kit?
    and how long does it take to ship to europe to Austria :-) ?


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    1. Yeah... How much?

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    2. Batch Four of the kits are available to pre-order now. The barebones kit is 60USD + shipping with estimated delivery in early November.

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  37. I'm trying to order a kit, but the pay link only goes to the paypal homepageto sign in. How should I send money to make an order, I have paypal but how will you now my shipping info? A
    When you send the kit with tracking # attached? Thanks daftmike keep the good work man

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    1. That should be how it works. The link will take you to PayPal, and you sign in and checkout on their site.
      Tracked shipping is an optional upgrade that I'll offer closer to your individual ship date.

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  38. hi, is the first batch out for delivery?

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  39. I havn't recieved mine so I can only guess that it wasn't sent out on the 19th. I live in Sweden and usually packages from Great Britain takes less then five days. I havn't recieved any email updates from Mike either. Maybe he will send out the first and second batch at the same time?

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    1. Hi guys,
      Apologies, there's been a short delay with the kits. I've sent emails to those affected.

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    2. No worries Mike. A few delays seems quite normal under the circumstances. Thank you for updating us.

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  40. Thanks for the e-mail update. Delays happens. Looking forward to assemble my kit!

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  41. Has anyone used a 3D printing service to print the case and everything else needed in this project? If so please share your thoughts on the quality and info so others that don't have access to a 3d printer could get the items printed. I would be very grateful for this information.

    Thanks.

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  42. Do you have a Tutorial for the Software installation and configuration? I could not find any.
    Rgds Dario

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    1. Hi Dario, I'm working on the software guide video at the moment, look out for it soon.

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  43. Hi, you can delivered to FRance?

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  44. And I don't have a 3D printer should I upload the format of the nes to a website that will ship it to me

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    1. Option 1: Buy a 3d-printer 2. Use a 3d-printing service. 3. Buy a NES classic when it comes out and modify it. 4. Build the case in some other material like wood/cardboard.

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  45. Well that fourth batch sold out fast. Any idea if and when you'll be able to take more pre-orders?

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    1. I'll make a new batch available to pre-order on Monday with delivery expected in early November.

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    2. Sweet. Bought 2, thanks.

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  46. Thanks for making a new batch available! pre-ordered!

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  47. Anyone else having an issue finding the Cool Grey Filiment? I had to order it from the UK in the end which ended up costing 3x as much as purchasing local filiment (Australia). But at least it will be spot on.

    Thanks Mike for sharing your project (I pre-ordered with Group 3), I have most of the bottom case, cart's and internal case parts all printed in preparation. I also used one of those 128GB Sandisk tiny USB flash drives for my rom storage (Retropie OS is on an 8GB micro sd card)

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    1. It seems there aren't many 'Light Grey' filaments out there, especially ABS.

      Has anyone found a good source?

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  48. Hi, I want to order the barebone kit, sorry don't get paid till Friday, can you hold one? althehater@gmail.com

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  49. Have you had another delay Mike? I ordered early from the first batch and I can't see that it has shipped from my PayPal receipt information . According to the dates above the first two batches should have been shipped by now. Please update the shipping dates :)

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    1. You're right, I'm running a little behind the dates listed above, they are just estimates though :/

      If you're in the first batch then your kit will have shipped this week at some point, it seems not all the PayPal information updated though, I'll look into it tonight.

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  50. Hi Mike, any idea as to when Batch 2 will be shipped out? I haven't received any updates on my PayPal account and I was just wondering.

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    1. He said above that he is running a little behind. I ordered in first batch and mine was sent out the 13th of october. Havn't recieved it yet.

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  51. Hi Mike, If I buy it barebones kit, when can you send it?

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    1. see above: batch 5, Estimated ship date - 7th November

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  52. Hello there, gratz, incredible build, you are a retro hero :)
    I live in Brasil and i want to buy your kit, is it possible ??

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  53. There are lots of people asking for someone to print this for them. Would it be possible to enable 3DHubs printing: https://www.3dhubs.com/3d-printing-designs/thingiverse (There are instructions on that page). Then when people ask, you could just point them there to buy them.

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  54. Hi Mike, I ordered 1 barebones kit, which is batch 5.
    by the way, How Could I know that you sent me or not?
    Will you give the tracking number to my email? or some other way?

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    1. You will see if it is shipped if you log in to your Paypal account.

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  55. Hey Mike... thanks a lot for all this effort you put on it. I'm building one without NFC-functionality but using a Powerblock from Petrockblock ( http://blog.petrockblock.com/gadgets/powerblock-another-power-switch-for-the-raspberry-pi/ ) for power management which technically works already very fine. I'm having a challenge still to align the power connector to the back though.
    For the USB I will try to use shortened connectors and shielded cables leading to the USB connector on the front. If you have any suggestions, let me know.

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  56. Sold out? Tried to order, but got "sold out".

    Hope thats not the case.

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    1. No you can order it now. I also ordered it.
      by the way...where is Mike?
      He doesn't answer since 13th Oct.

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  57. latest preorder says it isnt availble when i try to order. Has this been sold out as well?

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  58. Can't see I can agree that an estimate date is +- 3 weeks, still waiting for my kit from batch 2. Looking forward to some information soon.

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    1. Is Mike never answer your request?
      Did you contact him using email?

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    2. Sorry for the lack of details about the delays.
      I've posted some new info and will be maintaining daily updates of shipping progress starting tomorrow.

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    3. Thank you :) Don't care if it takes weeks or months, as long as I know I will get it ;)

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  59. Hi ! How can I find all the pieces to make things like the kit or when can I order a new kit ?

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  60. hey! Are you gonna sell anymore electronics Kits?

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  61. will there be a another batch sold?

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  62. Very interested in the next batch.

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  63. Is possible buy the completed console?

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  64. Hope there's another batch, I missed out on the others.

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  65. Mike I would suggest putting a request pre-order where those who are interested can give your their email address and when you have enough people in the list create another batch. This way individuals will be on a waiting list that will get email notification for the next batch (if you do another batch). The pre-pre-order list will only be for notification of any future batches posted. I would also like to purchase thirty of these as I want to have a raspberry class where people can make this as an advanced project. (all free of course).

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  66. Hello,
    I'm interested in making a DIY version, sorry not much money, i think gonna be cheaper. I'm not sure if i'm understanding the pcb's image...Is the scheme available somewhere? Would be very kind and useful.
    Thanks!

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  67. Hello,
    I'm interested in making a DIY version, sorry not much money, i think gonna be cheaper. I'm not sure if i'm understanding the pcb's image...Is the scheme available somewhere? Would be very kind and useful.
    Thanks!

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  68. could you release a schematic for us doing it ourselves. would be very helpful.

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  69. If you ever sell a kit or case email me. Patrickd39601@hotmail.Com. I have a decal machine for labeling the system and cases.

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  70. When can I expect to be able to order a kit :)

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  71. Can you release the schematic of the powerboard. I would like to use to make my own once.

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  72. hey -- like above, can you release schem for the power board that attaches arduino/pi headers?

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  73. Hello, is there any updates on any more pre-orders? I have the case being printed as we speak. Would be great to get the bare bones kit soon so I can put it all together. Thanks!

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    1. IF you don't mind sharing, where did you get the case printed?

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    2. I went through 3dhubs.com and a guy about an hour from me is printing it now for 70 dollars.

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    3. He praint it himsel with a 3d printer

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  74. Hello i have bought all the parts to make a DIY kit, but i need the guide to do it an the schematic of the powerboard
    my mail fondero@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  75. I can also make the printing works for everyone that need them ( i have 3dhubs )
    Thanks!

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  76. Will there be a batch 6? I am very interested in buying a kit. I am getting a friend to print me the case sometime this week. Thanks!

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  77. Hey, where can I buy the board for the usb connector? Great work!

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  78. Hello i have bought all the parts to make a DIY kit, but i need the guide to do it an the schematic of the powerboard
    my email jamiematthewward@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  79. Any chance you could mention how you made the Power/Reset board? Was it like from 123D program circuits or something?? I'm really only interested in the Power/Reset board for my kit as I am not going the card reader route. I'm getting my case printed this week and would love to know. I know it is similar to the PowerBlock boards that are being made, but is not quite the same. Thnk

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  80. First off, great job. Impressed of what you have put together. You should consider selling these components individually as well (NFC reader, USB Extension, Buttons and light indicator board, Controller board). There are multiple applications where these could be used individually. For inspiration maker "petRockBlog" has setup a component shop and ModMyPi also has a Breakout Board section where they sell maker boards.

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  81. Hi Mike, I find your mini NES a true masterpiece and can'take wait to build my own via your design! Do you have any details about when a next batch will be ready? Please let me know via sonnydinkelaar@gmail.com. BR Sonny (Netherlands)

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  82. I am being told possible mid Dec. He is currently trying to send the other batches out before putting a new batch up for sale. Make sure you register before its too late.

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  83. 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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    1. No just really want everyone to get thisbefore christmas.

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    2. 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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    3. I'm keen as beans to get an electronics kit from you. I've marked down on the list to be notified, but if you've got too many requests for you to keep up with, I'd really appreciate a DIY tutorial so I can do it myself :)

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    4. Looking back over Mike's original NESPi post, his calculation all seem to max out at ~400-450ma (even with the NFC Reader active). Now I realize that the original build used a Raspberry Pi 2B (need less power). However, this does seem to at least partially validate for circuit.

      Mike can you provide any clarification of the power needs of the system? There are a bunch of us itching to get going on the DIY build, but need a bit of guidance.

      Thanks!

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  85. Hey Mike! This is awesome. Did you do anything to the parts after printing them to smooth out the printing lines? They look pretty good. If it just came out this way, what printer are you using?

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  86. Aussie - great to see you are trying to get the DIY route moving - I too am at a standstill now and just need a diagram of connections for the power switches/Arduino/nfc parts etc - xmas is getting closer and mine is a gift for my eldest son so the pressure is building!!! LOL - what info do we have so far? can anyone post something? keep up the excellent work guys!

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  87. I'm also in the same boat; waiting on the DIY instructions. I've had everything ready to go for about a month now, and getting it all together by the end of the year would be wonderful!

    Aussie- I'm glad you're trying to get the ball rolling for us DIYers while Mike is busy with these kits, tutorials, videos, and probably real life. I've been checking intermittently over the past week to see if anyone posts up pics of the board. I haven't had time to sit down with all the components/partial schematics/software to start troubleshooting the power issue you're stuck on. If pics (or a DIY by Mike) aren't posted by this weekend, I'll give it a go and share any ideas that come to me.

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  88. hi when will you get more pre order?

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  89. Just ordered everything needed for the DIY. I added some RGB ribbon, USB A Male right angle DIP's to make the extension cable for the USB. I also ordered some cheap NES USB controllers from amazon. I figure I can get the case printed, Raspberry Pi running and front facing USB running until the DIY is published. I'm making this for my wife who is a huge retro game fan. I would love the full DIY guide before christmas, but at least I can get the unit up and running until all the arduino stuff is solved.

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    1. Amazon sells a wireless nes controller called nes30. I got it to work with mine. No lag at all and I get to sit on the couch lol

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  90. Hi Guys just about got everything working.. I will post as soon as I draw up the schematic in Eagle.

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  91. Very cool Aussie! Please share soon. A wiring diagram on paper will do.

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  92. Looking to order, when will a new Batch be available?

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  93. Great work Aussie! WOW! Looking forward to seeing some progress at last and a massive thanks for your hard work getting us DIYer's closer to finishing our builds in time for Xmas! Please keep us updated ;-)

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    1. Havent forgot about you guys.. Hopefully will have it uploaded tonight if I have enough time.

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    2. Thanks Aussie - will you have a component list with it? Itching to get things underway - keep us posted! ;-) Cheers

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  94. Good stuff Aussie! Can't wait to see it and get to work.

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  95. Aussie, where were you planning on uploading it when you get around to it?

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    1. I'll upload to GitHub. Just waiting on the mosfet then I'll test it. Should get it this Arvo.

      Ben

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  96. Any progress Ben? Wondering if you will be able to upload before end of weekend at all? Let in know how the testing goes - fingers crossed! ;-) NY

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  97. Hi Mike, I ordered a kit as part of batch 3 - I got an update e-mail a few months back saying things were in the works, but no follow-up - has anything from batch 3 shipped yet? I also replied directly to the message you sent out, but no response so far. I'm sure you're swamped with messages and the like, but I hope you see this :)

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  98. Aussie? How did you go mate? any news............ ;-)

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    1. Uploaded some stuff to Github now.. It is not complete Do at your own (raspbery pi :) ) risk

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    2. Link? Thanks in advance. Still waiting for parts, but I got my raspberry pi yesterday, loaded retro pie, hooked up old school NES controller and had some fun.

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    3. Oops https://github.com/benmprojects/NESPi_DIY

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    4. Hello Aussie,
      Thanks for your effort. I've seen you made some changes to the code. Which board are you using? I see you use the pin 7 for the reset button but then the attachinterrupt is on int0. Can't find the schematic, front led and led breakout aren't my biggest trouble, can you share what you already have? I can't figure it myself and christmas is coming...
      Thanks a lot

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  99. Anybody have any idea on how to make the USB extender piece?

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    1. I made mine out of 2 old usb cables - cut off the ends and opened them up - cut and soldered and then fitted to the pi3 usb ports - hot glues them in place but can be removed at a later date if required - works a treat. They are a tight fit as space is limited but once trimmed they fit nicely!

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    2. Yeah, I was going to buy these.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/50x-Lot-New-USB-3-0-Male-3-Piece-Motherboard-Plug-Jack-Port-Type-A-For-Cable-End-/301776312206?hash=item464345178e:g:iWkAAOSwcUBYRChj

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    3. I suspect if you use two female connectors separately, they're not going to fit as well as a single dual-port connector.

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  100. Hi Mike ! Thanks for your swift response. A couple of questions: Where can i find the .STL for the cartridges? Thanks ! and when the kitts would be available? Many thanks !

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    1. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1710104

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  101. How much's the electronics kit? (an estimate price)

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  102. Aussie - thanks for uploading and the link. I don't seem to be able to find a schematic though?

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  103. Anyone have a circuit diagram yet? All I need is a circuit diagram and a component list and I can get soldering and get this built - same a quite a few others no doubt ;-)

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    1. As I switched the NFC to I2C the pin 2 interrupt for sleep function can no longer be used. When I looked at the datasheet for the ATmega32u4 pin 7 can be used as interrupt but it is not supported by the IDE.. so not sure what to do next.

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  104. https://www.flickr.com/photos/dwest2/31443177925/in/album-72157675847460091/

    This is a basic schematic / circuit diagram for the Raspberry Pi Power circuit. As DaftMike did in his original prototype, you can wire this up on a protoboard without a custom pcb. Review the arduino source code for where to route the wires for NFC, switches, lights, and UART.

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  105. Nice work Dustin! That's a big help - going to have a crack at it - do you have a component list or a key to the component identifications on the circuit please ? - sorry I am a bit of a novice but keen to have a go ;-) Cheers!

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    1. Description updated with part names.

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