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This article was published on September 22, 2016


This old Nintendo cartridge is hiding a Raspberry Pi computer inside

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Did you know there’s a nifty little trick that will let you pack over 2,000 games in just one oldschool Nintendo cartridge?

In his latest video, Zach from Howchoo explains how you can hack your useless old Nintendo cartridge and turn it into a retro gaming powerhouse – and it’d cost you only $30.

All you need to build the device is a Raspberry Pi Zero computer, a small USB hub, a couple adapters of various sizes and – of course – a spare NES cartridge.

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Once you’ve assembled the Pi Cart, as Zach calls it, you’ll have to equip the Raspberry Pi processor with the RetroPie software pack which will allow you to boot and play oldschool games.

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Credit: Zach / Howchoo

While you can’t buy one of these, you can build a Pi Cart of your own – but it’s not as easy as you might think.

Head to Zach’s blog post here to see a step-by-step guide how to build the Pi Cart.

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