Recently there was a Raspberry Pi Super Nintendo Entertainment System case was on sale for $6.00 when you used the coupon ‘HEATSINK’. I figured this was a good opportunity to pick up a raspberry pi and get myself familiar with RetroPie before I migrate into the arcade cabinet scene.
- SNES case – $6
- Samsung 32gb Micro SD Card – $12
- Raspberry Pi Model 3 Board – $36.37
- NorthPada Raspberry Pi 3 Charger – $10.00
- 8BitDo NES30Pro Controller – $43.00
You will also need an HDMI cable.
The first thing I did was install the raspberry pi into the snes case; fairly straightforward however the case ended up being a little cheaper than I expected; Right away there were pieces of plastic that broke off inside the case, and one of my screws didn’t screw into anything to fasten. It comes down to being worth $6 on sale, but I wouldn’t pay the full price of $20. Once installed, I downloaded and flashed RetroPie onto the 32gb SD card. Once I plugged her all in, I navigated to \\RETROPIE on my home network to see a few shared folder, one of them being “ROMS”. I took my collection of roms and dragged & dropped them into their respective folders. The Raspberry Pi’s have bluetooth capabilities, so the 8BitDo controller I had paired right up with the device. Now I have a hardwired Emulation machine!