Miss Out On Buying The NES Classic Edition? Build Your Own For Under $50!

by admin on November 11, 2016

NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic Edition has been selling out everywhere upon its release today. Target, Amazon, you name it – if they had it, it’s gone.

I already have seen them selling on eBay for $200 and even over $500!

Sheesh, it only retails for $60. Also, the one included NES Classic Controller has a cord that is a mere 28″ long. The NES controllers linked to below have cords that are 6 feet long.

Have no fear. I’ll show you how to build your own for under $50 and you can play way more than the 30 games that come with the NES Classic Edition.

What You Will Need:

  1. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboard – $37
  2. Classic USB NES Controller – $8
  3. Sandisk 4GB MicroSDHC – $4
  4. RetroPie Software – $0

Plenty of sites have detailed “how to” instructions on putting this all together so I won’t regurgitate their findings here. I will, however, point you to the one I followed to build our Retro Gaming Rig – Lifehacker.com.

I had our retro rig set up, loaded with some retro games, and was playing it in under an hour. Super simple and a lot of fun!

If you have access to a 3D printer and really want to get that classic Nintendo feel, check out the Nintastic Nintendo Style Raspberry Pi Case.

Classic Nintendo Raspberry Pi Case

Or if you want to go for that old school arcade vibe you can enclose your Raspberry Pi in a custom cabinet for that ultimate retro feel you should check out the How To at iliketomakestuff.com.

Have fun and Happy Retro-Gaming!

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