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Modder Creates SNES-To-USB Adapter

By Chris Scott Barr

Sometimes it’s fun to go back and play some of the old games that you enjoyed from childhood. The easiest way to do that is usually with an emulator and a folder full of ROMs. Of course if you don’t actually own the game it can be something of a sticky legal situation. If you want to make sure that you’re on the up-and-up, or just like to show off your mad hacking skills, you might want to check out this little DIY project.

Some guy thought it would be cool to actually plug in an SNES cartridge to his computer and play the game that way. It sounds a little crazy, but it is possible. The video gives you a pretty decent idea of what the end result is. It really only took less than $40 worth of equipment, but I can’t imagine the amount of time it took to solder the “thousands of little wires.”

VIA [ HackADay ]


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