Since my NES Media Center is completed, I wanted to discuss how I built it, as well as the thought process.
Here we have the final build. You can see that the LED lights up appropriately and that it is on by the Power Button pushed in.
This is the inside of the NES, with everything wired up.
The first thing I did was remove the original controller ports and replace them with the NES-USB adapter. Here we see the originals still attached.
Once the ports have been removed, we need to dremel the sockets and make them rectangular.
After stripping the rubber casing from the NES/USB adapter, we get to put it in the NES. This adapter is upside down.
This is the back of the NES, where I dremelled ports for the power, HDMI in, and 2 USB.
The cables have been epoxied!
After removing the power buttons, we need to make a little notch at the top to break the circuit. We also solder up near the top of the far right side.
After cutting the ribbon, we need to strip the brown, red, orange and yellow wires. We’ll connect this to the Mausberry circuit so it can power the Pi effectively.
The wires have been soldered to the power circuit.
You’ll also need to remove this pole.
Again, here we can see the inside of the NES, with everything wired up!
Here’s a demonstration of LibreElec!
And here we have RetroPie!
There you go! Not a perfect step-by-step tutorial, but hopefully shows the various steps required to do this sort of project. This is a really good project for people who aren’t familiar with dremeling, soldering and electronics!