SNES-001 Advanced

Just shy of 12 weeks in the making, the SNES-001 Advance is complete and ready to find it’s new home! This has been one of the most fun projects that I’ve completed, mainly because it was a concept that solved an over 20 year old problem. Though of course these days, playing consoles this old on a TV via original hardware is a rarity, but I think back to the times I was 11 or 12 years old and always having to fight for TV time because someone else with more influence than I had was using it! So enter the SNES-001 Advance, which has two custom controllers that allow for up to two players sharing the same point of view in the palm of their hands!

This was a rather simple mod by design and theory, but took a great deal of time to get correct. Honestly the wiring was the easiest part of this, but getting the controllers to function correctly via the tact switches or the D-pad was the most frustrating part of the whole build! But these issue were over come, leaving a solid and fun system to play with. The wooden, LED encasement of the system I think adds a nice touch as a collectors item, combining rustic with a modern flair which I guess pretty much sums up the reason for a lot of console based mods.

This will also be for sale on eBay and when I have that up and listed, I’ll make another post! Should be interesting to see where this goes!

But as always, check out the video below as well as the links to the forums for more info on the build! Thanks for watching!

Made By Bacteria Work Log Link

And Here is the Link to Ebay! Happy Bidding!  Current Starting Bid of $499.99


Original Post

So this is going to be a new concept which as I get going a bit more, you’ll see where I’m headed with it. But so far I’ve got phase 1 of 3 complete.

As you’ll notice in the pic below, this NTSC Super Nintendo has been customized a bit. Not only is the paint job pretty nice, but you’ll notice there are two additional controller ports below the originals. And no, they aren’t for adding players 3 and 4. What you don’t see is how they are wired on the inside, which as I said, I will be getting to that shortly. Going to try and make some more progress today with this so I can reveal a bit more as to what this mystery is. I promise you though, it will be unique!

  1. Steelie says:

    Wireless famicom??

  2. blatz89 says:

    REALLY stoked for this project. :D. Keep it up.

  3. Stephen says:

    How much would one of these go for, my good man? 🙂

  4. Ben says:

    I purchased the snes 001 and it is the best experience I’ve had in a while with the SNES. Great build love it and will keep it forever.

    • Downing says:

      Very pleased to hear that Ben! I’m glad it’s working for you and everything is good with the system! If anything happens with it though let me know as I know I built it strong, but the new methods I’ve come up with on this new system are far better and I could apply them to the old system if need be. But as long as you use it with care, which it sounds like you do, it should be fine!

  5. Matthew Poitras says:

    Hi downing, i modding and making all sorts of electronics 3 years. I want to become an electrical engineer. So i saw this project and this is my favorite out of all of yours, i want to make the same controllers but to work with the raspberry pi model 3, i wanted to ask if carrying video through RCA from the pi to the car monitor and power the screen with a voltage regulator and li ion batteries would work? I want to keep the number of wires coming out of the controllers low but its no biggie

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