Who needs a Raspberry Pi case when your controller can be this case? In this followup to my original NES Gamepad Zero guide, I’ll be installing a Raspberry Pi Zero into a Super Nintendo controller in order to add more buttons and gain access to a wider range of games.

In a nutshell, we’ll 3D print a new bottom housing for an original/OEM SNES controller and install the tiny $10 Raspberry Pi Zero computer. On the Raspberry Pi we’ll install RetroPie, an open-source software library that will allow us to emulate thousands of games.

Don’t have a 3D printer? No worries! Read on, and I’ll explain several options for getting your model printed.

The Super Gamepad Zero connects to your TV using an HDMI cable and normal Micro USB power supply. Just connect it and start playing your favorite retro games! And there you have it: the controller is the system, all-in-one.”


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