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]

10 thoughts on “Super Nincoffee Jr.

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

  2. 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: ). 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: 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.

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