The Nintendo Classic Mini took the world by storm this year — finally, an NES in a cute, tiny package that isn’t 3D printed and running off a Raspberry Pi! It’s resoundingly popular and the nostalgic set are loving it. But what do you do when you’re two hours deep into a hardcore Metroid session and you realize you need to reboot and reload. Get off the couch? Never!
[gyromatical] had already bought an Emio Edge gamepad for his NES Mini. A little poking around inside revealed some unused pads on the PCB. Further investigation revealed that one pad can be used to wire up a reset button, and two others can be used to create a home switch. Combine this with the turbo features already present on the Emio Edge, and you’ve got a pretty solid upgrade over the stock NES Mini pad. Oftentimes, there’s extra functionality lurking inside products that manufacturers have left inactive for the sake of saving a few dollars on switches & connectors. It’s always worth taking a look inside.
Now, back in 2006, the coolest hack was running Linux on everything — and somebody’s already trying to get Linux on the NES Mini.
Final post about the #EmioEdge controller hack I created. This adds a home button for your controller which is very handy on the NES Mini. No more jumping across the room to reset! This video shows it in action and serves as proof of concept. See my other posts for diagrams on the hack or if you need help comment here. Enjoy! @poweredbyemio #nesclassic #nesclassichack #nesminihack #nesmini #emio #hardwarehacking #8bit #nintendoclassicminihack #nintendoclassicmini #nintendo #nes #hardwarehack #homebutton #clvsnesa #clv002