Guides

How To Use My Raspberry Pi Safe Shutdown Board

In this guide, I will walk you through how to wire up my Raspberry Pi safe shutdown board using either an Adafruit’s PowerBoost 1000c or Helder’s RetroPSU. The process is very straight forward and only requires five wires leading to the safe shutdown board from the PSU and Raspberry Pi. Safe shutdown is essential to …

Posted on Nov 11, 2020

How to Install Borti’s NESRGB-IGR On A Front Loader NES

One of the cooler features of Tim Worthington’s NESRGB mod is the ability to swap color palettes on the fly. This normally requires installation of a toggle switch of some kind mounted to your NES case. It’s functional but it’s not exactly the most elegant mod. Luckily, there’s a much better solution from an electrical …

Posted on Oct 29, 2020

How to use a GDEMU to Replace Your Dreamcast’s Broken GD-ROM

I recently picked up a broken Sega Dreamcast on the cheap. I decided to modernize a few components to get it back to good working order. In my search for parts, I came across a something called a “GDEMU”, which is an Optical Drive Emulator (ODE) that replaces the entire GD-ROM unit in the Dreamcast. …

Posted on Jun 17, 2020

Custom 3D Printed Battery Pack For The Sega Nomad

When the Sega Nomad was released back in ‘95 there were three power options available to gamers: 6 AA batteries, a 7.2v rechargeable battery pack, or the 9v DC wall wart adapter from the Model 2 Genesis. Oddly enough, the Nomad really only needed 5v to run. This got me wondering if I could power …

Posted on May 23, 2020