The build had a few ground rules, the first of which, do no harm, is what Wes calls the geek Hippocratic Oath. No vintage hardware was killed in the making of this project – in fact, while sourcing parts for the build, Wes managed to fix two ‘broken’ NES consoles he bought off eBay.
In this build, Wes Swain has reanimated the dead husk of an old Nintendo Entertainment System and replaced the guts with... a NES Classic Edition, the new version of this classic console that Nintendo released in 2016.
Wes has made several improvements. He’s added a projector, so you don’t even need a screen to play – a friend wearing a white shirt will suffice. He’s added conductive charging to the wireless controllers and to the console itself, so the whole thing is portable, rechargeable, and battery-powered.