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SNES and BBC Micro revived by Raspberry Pi modders

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While the fact that the Raspberry Pi ships without a case might be off-putting to some, it's a clear boon to those with the ability to make the most out of the tiny Linux machine. It's not a surprise, then, that we're starting to see some innovative ways to leverage the hardware, starting with this Super Nintendo mod from Florian of petRockBlog. The mod involves a PCB that acts as a hardware interface for a SNES emulator, so you can play Super Mario Kart with the same controller you practiced your time trials on back in 1992.

Meanwhile, modder Ben Heck has been working on something from even further back — a full-on wooden BBC Micro-style case for the Raspberry Pi that gives the computer a keyboard, power switch, I/O ports and even expandability through a cartridge slot. The mod is yet to be fully revealed, but it'll be featured in the next episode of the Ben Heck Show. Until then, you'll have to make do with the trailer below.