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TOPIC: My Nintendo Entertainment System with OpenElec

My Nintendo Entertainment System with OpenElec 4 years 3 months ago #1

  • G0rd3n
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Hello,

today in want to suggest my Nintendo Entertainment System with OpenElec.
Like the name says, i Build it out of an old Nintendo (NES).

But first, what Hardware is Build in:
Mainboard: ZOTAC FUSION350-A-E with AMD E350 Dualcore @ 1,8Ghz and an Radeon HD 6310
2GB DDR3 Ram, 500GB Sata System HDD, Hama MCE RC,
Futaba MDM166A USB VFD Display, PicoPSU-120 DC/DC (120 Watt) + AC/DC 120W Adapter.

Before the Modding of this Nintendo, the Mediacenter was in an Coolermaster Elite 120 Case, but it was to big for me.
So i searched hours and hours for an smaller Case that will be fit, specially for the Futaba Display.
But i didn´t find a case that fits. OK i found an Origen AE M10, but over 300 Euro are to expensive for an Case.
So one day i looked at my Super Nintendo i think, the Mediacenter will fit in an old NES.
One day later i bought an old one on eBay for 18 Euros. And the Modding started.

The nearly finished project is shown in the pictures below.


My System:
ZOTAC FUSION350-A-E with AMD E350 and Radeon HD 6310, 2GB DDR3 Ram, 60GB Kingston S-ATA System SDD, Hama MCE RC, Futaba MDM166A USB VFD Display, PCTV Pico Stick 74e DVB-T USB Stick, PicoPSU-120 DC/DC (120 Watt) + AC/DC 120W Adapter. All that in an Nintendo NES Case. TV: Samsung UE46D6500...
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AW: My Nintendo Entertainment System with OpenElec 4 years 3 months ago #2

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Really cool!
Like the display position

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My Nintendo Entertainment System with OpenElec 4 years 3 months ago #3

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Hello,

the last days I continued building on my Nintendo HTPC.

Now I have the front USB ports again replaced by the original Gamepad ports.
Then I have a USB port built into a NES Gamepad and connected it via the original Gamepad connector
to the internal USB connectors from the Mainboard.
I have also modified the "Start button" from the Gamepad, so that turns the System ON and OFF when pressed (Like the Powerbutton from the System itself).

At last, i replaced the OpenELEC Splashscreen with the Beautiful Nintendo Logo.

Please find the new attached photos of the "almost" finished piece. U know, there is always something to do. ;-)
I would be pleased about feedback. Thank You

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My System:
ZOTAC FUSION350-A-E with AMD E350 and Radeon HD 6310, 2GB DDR3 Ram, 60GB Kingston S-ATA System SDD, Hama MCE RC, Futaba MDM166A USB VFD Display, PCTV Pico Stick 74e DVB-T USB Stick, PicoPSU-120 DC/DC (120 Watt) + AC/DC 120W Adapter. All that in an Nintendo NES Case. TV: Samsung UE46D6500...
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Re:My Nintendo Entertainment System with OpenElec 4 years 2 months ago #4

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That is really cool. Hopefully you can run a NES emulator using the original gamepads!
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My Nintendo Entertainment System with OpenElec 4 years 2 days ago #5

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This mod is brilliant! I've had something similar in mind for a while, but haven't done anything yet.

I really like the display-in-the-cartridge-slot idea, as well as using the original controller. It really looks great, congratulations!

Matthias
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My Nintendo Entertainment System with OpenElec 3 years 8 months ago #6

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Wow! This is really awesome work. I like it! You paid lots of hours for build... Congratulations! I envy your grat work! :-)
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My Nintendo Entertainment System with OpenElec 3 years 8 months ago #7

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Hello,

thanks for your nice words and the acknowledgment.
I don´t know how many hours i spend in this project. There was more steps with a few days and weeks between.
At first i used USB sockets at the front, but these was not very nice and looks ugly.
And then i was looking for a way to keep the original look of the NES.

Later, i looked for an way to remove the USB-Cabel which comes from the inside. But i didn't have free internal USB Connectors.
For that i found an 20 Pin Internal-USB 3.0-Jack to USB 2.0 Cabel and then i was able to use the On-Board USB Connector for the Display and IR Receiver.

Here i Quote an sentence from an German DIY Superstore Commercial:
There is always something to do! ;-)

Greetings,
Daniel
My System:
ZOTAC FUSION350-A-E with AMD E350 and Radeon HD 6310, 2GB DDR3 Ram, 60GB Kingston S-ATA System SDD, Hama MCE RC, Futaba MDM166A USB VFD Display, PCTV Pico Stick 74e DVB-T USB Stick, PicoPSU-120 DC/DC (120 Watt) + AC/DC 120W Adapter. All that in an Nintendo NES Case. TV: Samsung UE46D6500...
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My Nintendo Entertainment System with OpenElec 3 years 4 months ago #8

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The display in front is impressive.

I managed to do the same things 4 years ago, and it's still working great.





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My Nintendo Entertainment System with OpenElec 3 years 4 months ago #9

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I sure hope you used a nes that was beyond repair. :dry:
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My Nintendo Entertainment System with OpenElec 3 years 2 months ago #10

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Yes of course!

The Old Nintendo Mainboard was burned and destroyed. No chance to repair or else.

PS: The Nintendo Entertainment System "OPENtendo" (weird name for it) is still running ;-) and every day its a pleasure to look at it :-D

LG
Daniel
My System:
ZOTAC FUSION350-A-E with AMD E350 and Radeon HD 6310, 2GB DDR3 Ram, 60GB Kingston S-ATA System SDD, Hama MCE RC, Futaba MDM166A USB VFD Display, PCTV Pico Stick 74e DVB-T USB Stick, PicoPSU-120 DC/DC (120 Watt) + AC/DC 120W Adapter. All that in an Nintendo NES Case. TV: Samsung UE46D6500...
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My Nintendo Entertainment System with OpenElec 2 years 8 months ago #11

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Probably one of the coolest mods I've ever seen. Great work!
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My Nintendo Entertainment System with OpenElec 1 year 5 months ago #12

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Wow! Good use for an old Nintendo.
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