Zelda Themed Emulator Box

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noah98
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Re: Zelda Themed Emulator Box

Postby noah98 » August 7th, 2015, 11:16 pm

I think the other link is broken. This one should work:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shellv/se ... 6943029795

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Rookie1
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Re: Zelda Themed Emulator Box

Postby Rookie1 » August 9th, 2015, 1:16 pm

Thats really cool. What type of emulation is he using? Does it upscale the game resolution like the Retron 5 does?

noah98
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Re: Zelda Themed Emulator Box

Postby noah98 » August 10th, 2015, 8:52 am

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Recently I bought a Raspberry Pi 2 model B to play around with for emulation. I got one on Amazon for $50 with an ac adapter and a small plastic enclosure. I dug up an old 4 gb micro sd card and ordered some ibuffalo USB Controllers (Super Famicom and Famicom style). After trying different OS's I discovered Recalbox which was easy to set up and had easy to configure multiple controller support.

It all worked great, but the Raspberry Pi looked way too plain. Since my wife and I were already doing a Zelda themed bathroom remodel we decided to build a Zelda themed custom emulator box.

After much dremelling, sanding, wood cutting, painting, varnishing, and gluing, this is what we came up with:

(see Flickr link in first post)

I also attached a few pictures here, but the album will give you a better idea of the project.

The lid can prop up to display the rupees and custom made 8 bit heart. We added ports for HDMI, USB, and Micro USB for power.

If anybody is interested, we have some materials left over to build a few more. The box could be either the painted version or the wood burned stained version. The themed box with the ports installed would be $80. It involved a surprising amount of labor to get everything right. Profit for us would be around $35 after materials and wires. I could also pick up the raspberry pi, micro sd card, and controllers and configure/install them at cost.

We had fun making them and wouldn't mind building more if anybody would like one. We are also looking at different themes/designs since the raspberry pi is so versatile.

Let me know what you think, and PM me if you want one!

ActRaiser
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Re: Zelda Themed Emulator Box

Postby ActRaiser » August 10th, 2015, 7:36 pm

Holy crap, that's freaking awesome. Nice job!

I love the stained wooden box one.

How much for a complete setup? I should PM you. My birthday is coming up. :)

noah98
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Re: Zelda Themed Emulator Box

Postby noah98 » August 11th, 2015, 12:18 am

Working on another unique project. So far it is coming out really nice! Will post pics soon :D

Greisha
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Re: Zelda Themed Emulator Box

Postby Greisha » August 11th, 2015, 11:22 pm

Cool!

What kind of emulators are you able to run on this thing?

noah98
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Re: Zelda Themed Emulator Box

Postby noah98 » August 12th, 2015, 6:27 am

Greisha wrote:Cool!

What kind of emulators are you able to run on this thing?


Snes, Genesis, Sega CD, 32X, Master System, Neo Geo, Mame, GBA, GBC, GB, Sg 1000, ScummVm, PC Engine, Playstation, N64, 2600, MSX.

I mostly run Snes, Genesis, Neo Geo, 2600, GBA, and Nes on mine.

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Re: Zelda Themed Emulator Box

Postby ActRaiser » August 13th, 2015, 5:43 pm

I ordered one!

I'm looking forward to it. You don't know how much time this saves me from doing all this myself. (okay, you actually do) But I really appreciate the simplicity of a plug and play emulator box ready to go. And it looks sweet.

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Re: Zelda Themed Emulator Box

Postby noah98 » August 14th, 2015, 11:34 pm

Hey, my bathroom made it on Zelda Informer! They must have seen my son's Reddit :D

http://www.zeldainformer.com/news/check ... qus_thread

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Re: Zelda Themed Emulator Box

Postby ActRaiser » August 15th, 2015, 12:40 pm

Did you do the shower curtain? That's pretty awesome. I loved the comment left by someone else that they'd hang it as a flag. Wow, you guys are good.


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