Super Nincoffee Jr.

Your morning routine doesn’t include enough old-school gaming. Break the caffeine habit and get your Mario on at the same time with the help of the Super Nincoffee Jr.

[Luigifreakout123] shares the details of the build in the video clip after the break. He starts by revealing that this is the second version he’s made. The first wasn’t a Jr., but instead used a full-sized Mr. Coffee unit. Neither make coffee, but instead serve as an enclosure for the gaming hardware. The on/off switch and original power cable are used to control the electricity to the console. Openings have been cut in the tops and front for a game cartridge and the two controller ports. A composite video and stereo audio cable comes out the back of the machine next to the power cord.

Yeah, it’s super simple, but sometimes that all it takes for a project to be a delight like this one is.

[via Technabob via Kotaku]

Comments

  1. soopergooman says:

    Im wondering if they kept the hot plate part active? then they could boil up a pot and place it in there so that its nice and hot and fresh and easy to get at. that would be cool cause it keeps it hot.

  2. soopergooman says:

    why is the video for hacking websites and not the nincoffee jr?

  3. elwing says:

    it would have been the hack of the year if it would still produce coffee… like that it’s just a useless oddity…

  4. blapp says:

    So they made the SNES larger, uglier and ruined a perfectly good coffee maker in the process?

    I really don’t get it….

    • dude says:

      I agree. I am all for making cool enclosures for things but I really don’t think a mr. coffee looks cool. Make it still make coffee and you’ve got something. I just don’t understand all of these nonsense case mods. I once saw somebody make a PC case in the shape of a life size anime girl. It was so well made, but so WTF. What is the purpose of this? Good craftsmanship though. what a waste of 2 perfectly good devices.

  5. DanAdamKOF says:

    Boo Composite! At least use S-Video! Or better yet, use a RGB to YPbPr converter (or if you have a SNES variant that has it on an internal chip, just tap that: http://nfggames.com/forum2/index.php?topic=4841.0 ). Or straight RGB if you can.

    I’m not gonna comment on the hack itself, but I’ve seen so many game console hacks involving Composite. A lot of consoles out there output S-Video outright, at least bare minimum use that when you can. And even for those that don’t, there’s often a hack to get S-Video (like this for Atari: http://hackaday.com/2009/04/05/s-video-from-an-atari-2600/ or the S-Video mod for NeoGeo and Genesis that uses just a few passive components). If possible though, you should shoot for the moon and use RGB, or since you’re likely in the USA, use RGB with a YPbPr converter.

    (If you’re using a NES then I do not blame you for just coping with Composite, the PPU replacement mod is extensive).

    I’m totally a video snob (I live in the USA yet have a large RGB CRT I run my old consoles through) but it is a lot easier to get good video out of old consoles than most people realize! Composite is such a horrible signal, and it looks even worse on flatpanels than it did on CRTs.

  6. charles says:

    “Your morning routine doesn’t include enough old-school gaming.”

    I’m disappointed with my coffee maker now. Thanks alot Mike.

  7. joe anon says:

    Hi, Super Nintendo Chalmers

  8. jamen lang says:

    I would like to see a version that only brews your coffee when you save in SMW, meaning you have to beat a castle or ghost house.

  9. Drake says:

    Super Ninten-Joe

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