Nintendo officially announced that they are discontinuing the NES Classic. So instead of paying the outrageous prices people are wanting for them on eBay, lets build our own! I designed a case for a Raspberry Pi 3 to make it look and function like a SNES. With it running RetroPie, we can not only play our favorite SNES and NES games, we can play almost any retro video game we want. Lets build a SNES Mini.
Here is the video I made on how I designed and built the system from start to finish:
Several people, myself included, have had issues with the power button “bed” in the bottom of the case. It’s stringy underneath and the two small support legs break off during printing. I created a small part (SNES Mini Case Bottom 1.0 Fix) that can be printed to insert where the legs are supposed to be (thanks s40rtaaa for the idea) if you have already printed the bottom of the case. I have also renamed the original bottom to SNES Mini Case Bottom 1.0. I’ve updated the model so that there is more support and made the power button bed it’s own separate piece so it can be printed and glued in later. The new parts are SNES Mini Case Bottom 1.1 and SNES Mini Power Button Bed. Hope this helps.
The USB extension cables I originally used from Monoprice were out so I had to use the USB 3.0 extension cables from Monoprice instead. The ends are a tad bit smaller so I redesigned the controller ports and uploaded them. They are SNES Mini Controller ___ Small.
Monoprice is currently out of the 1.5′ USB extension cables, both the USB 2.0 and 3.0 versions. I am happy to report that the 3′ USB 2.0 USB extension cables can be wound in the case and will work for the project.
Dremel Idea Builder
The model takes up almost the entire build plate on the Dremel Idea Builder 3D20. Make sure you can print and area at least 177 mm x 149 mm.