Some more stuff came in today for the project!
The only thing i am missing now is the special HDMI converter from mini to regular. I should just find it in walmart or something but the price online is cheaper then i see in stores so gonna wait it out one more day. It shows it’s been in raleigh but it’s been over 24 hours since the last update! Either they are backed up and just running a little late or it’s lost which i really hope it’s not!
Since the screwdriver came in today along with the heatsink i opened the case! Here is what the game looks like!
I am too amazed on how much data is on those memory box thingies for such a game where at that time it was a lot of data! Here is another pic of just the board by itself.
Now i did buy a heatsink which was really not neccesary to buy but i did anyways to see if it would work out. Ends out it sticks up just a tad too high that i am unable to close the NES case so that idea was scrapped but i am keeping the heatsink for another small project which I plan to make a mini computer with the Raspberry Zero that will be used just for basic stuff like word, excel and a possible photo shower program.
The rest of the stuff looks good so far. I didn’t take them out to pre allign and see what it looked like in the case. As long as i got the actual parts the guy did in the tutorial I should be fine. I wish i can test the OS but really need that HDMI adapter cause the only type i have is a regular and what were they thinking with putting a mini plug on the card? I don’t understand circuitry enough but understand enough of possible why. Bare in mind this is a fairly slower version of the other ones with at least a duel core atom processor. This is just a single core AMD chip that is clocked at around 1.2 ghrz which and this model has only 512 megs of ram which is enough for the game part.
The Raspberry Pi Zero came in today! Sadly one of the most vital pieces has yet arrived and that is the special HDMI plug that goes from mini to regular size and i need that just to see what i am doing! Other then that the OS should be good to go soon and I can do a presetup of all software before i put all the pieces into the NES Cartridge. I just hope the HDMI cable comes in tomorrow of the original plan of the assymble stream will have to be delayed but will keep yall posted!
Today some of the parts came in! The Mini USB Hub, The USB Controller, Power Supply for the Pi, and the 32GB SD card. I can attempt to preload the OS onto the SD card right away but have no way to test it until the actual Pi comes in which is still showing Thursday which i hope sooner but can’t really rush things. Sadly one item got delayed and now showing getting here next tuesday the 6th! I ordered 2 day shipping! I really hope it’s coming from overseas or something cause that was supposed to be coming with the other stuff that are bundled with it. This is one of the adapters vital to hooking up the mini USB Hub to the PI
As I mentioned in my last post i ordered all part. It’s been well over 24 hours for the orders to be processed and shipped and it seems all items are on their way now! Some items show arriving either Monday or Tuesday via USPS while some are UPS. The actual Raspeberry Pi Zero will be here sooner then expected! As of 1am on Sunday morning it’s in transit where normally from it’s current location which is Arkansas it should be here no later then Tuesday but shows scheduled for no later then Thursday via USPS but we shall see! Most small stuff I need like the special glue and razors to cut some of the pieces off I can get at an arts and crafts store which i plan to go to sometime this week after work. If some parts come in as expected i plan to pre-assembly the case minus the Raspeberry Pi Zero. I should be able to put the OS on the SD card during my downtime at work. Sadly my laptop is the only thing that can read/write SD cards.
For the longest time i wanted to buy a raspberry Pi for some type of emulator project but unsure what to do. I came accross a blog of a guy who made an emulator case out of an actual NES Cartride! I was amazed of how compact it was and wanted to make this myself. After careful reading into the process and looking at costs it’s within my gaming budget and this will be hell of a lot better then getting that NES Classic with only 30 games….I will put in the emulator for NES, SNES, and Gameboy Color/Advance. I want to put in a sega and some mame games too but that is for another future project. For now this is what it what i am doing. Now I started this morning by looking for a victim and found this!
For only $2 and being the best game i saw for around that price i said sure why not!
I looked at the tutorial and everything can be bought on amazon.com so i added everything into the cart and got a 30 Day trial of Prime so i can get the 2 day free shipping and everything but the Raspberry Pi Zero qualified! It seems i can get all the part including the SD card i need for the OS by Tuesday and the actual Raspberry Pi will get in as early as December 3rd and no later then the 16th. I got roughly before christmas to build this cause i wanna show it off to the family and hook it up to the big sceen on Christmas eve. Now you guys are in luck! I do plan on doing a live broadcast on beam.pro/shufunk when all parts get in and i am going to assymble all the parts and do a test boot live! It will later go on youtube but it will be better to see it live cause i will be too excited to show off to the community! It will be on a weekend and as early as December 3rd since that is when the Raspberry Pi gets in but will let you all know when i plan to stream.