Show Us Your MiSTers

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oOOo that vixen poster.. another classic..:)

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Hi mate, this is my MiSTer into a stick, ;)

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Mr^O^BIG wrote: Sat Jan 20, 2024 6:39 am

Hi mate, this is my MiSTer into a stick, ;)

Mr BIG

you cant just tease us with a single pic ... insides please :)

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i think the NFC game loading really gives the MiSTer a console like touch. i need to make an NFC reader and get some cards made

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Hi,

just want to show my new build. Had a MiSTer previously when the project started years ago, but was always dissatisfied with it because of the available options regarding the casing, so I sold the setup not long after and sticked with my MiST. Until recently when I decided to go with a JAMMIX and assemble it into a proper case.

One of the most important aspects to me was that the setup should look and feel like a "real" computer (as I mostly use the Minimig, AO486 and PC-XT cores). What I did:

  • JAMMIX ITX board
  • JAMMIX DB15 breakout
  • A proper case, the Lian Li DAN A4-H2O SFF case
  • Semi-passive SFX power supply
  • Front USB ports from the case connected to a internal, powered USB hub
  • Internal USB-SATA adaptor and a SSD on one of the hub's port's and a USB-RS232 adaptor on the other, mounted to a slot bracket.
  • RTC
  • Flexible microSD extension for easy access to the SD card
  • WIFI and Bluetooth

How it looks:

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PS: Don't mind the ugly 3D printed holder for the SSD, my printer had some issues at that time and I was too lazy to print it again as it works nonetheless.

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Thank you for sharing. Looks AWESOME!

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That’s the biggest Mister I’ve ever seen! Why not get a normal case instead? It’s smaller, sleeker and better looking. Not to mention cheaper and easier to build.

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C-R-T wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 3:51 pm

Why not get a normal case instead?

What you mean with “normal case”. The JAMMIX needs a ITX case and the one i used is one of the smallest which satisfies my needs.

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egrath wrote: Sat Feb 17, 2024 1:22 pm
C-R-T wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 3:51 pm

Why not get a normal case instead?

What you mean with “normal case”. The JAMMIX needs a ITX case and the one i used is one of the smallest which satisfies my needs.

He means a mini-itx case like this one

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Hi everyone, wanted to share my first Mister setup. Took me about a week to get all the parts and planning but it’s worth it :)

The goal was to have it function like the original and visually look unmodified.

Highlights

  • All SFC buttons work; eject fully resets Mister back to main screen and reset (user button) resets the core - just like the real console. Used MX keyboard buttons - I learned the original SFC reset button is simply an MX keyboard button. Used a bottle cap to add length under eject button and reused the clear silicone caps that came with the DE10 fit perfectly over the MX key.

  • Tapto (PN532 and CP2102 usb) NFC installed under the SFC logo at the top right.

  • Controller ports 1 and 2 wired to a daemonbite (Arduino pro micro) work with original SFC/SNES controller and NES with cable swapped to SFC.

-Working power switch, re-used the original DC port and soldered wires to the DE10 nano.

  • Working red power led (a happy bonus for wiring the daemonbite directly to the port pins).

Issue

The only trouble I ran into was the placement of the DE10. There were trade offs with both orientations. Decided to trim the multiport a bit as the HDMI port was about 2mm to low and 4mm to the right blocking part of the port. I reused the original mounting hole and added some standoffs to the base. Everything is very secure when plugging in cables. Did not need to trim or remove any material from the bottom, I did need to trim part of the cartridge slot and that’s about it.

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whocares wrote: Thu Mar 07, 2024 10:58 pm
  • All SFC buttons work; eject fully resets Mister back to main screen and reset (user button) resets the core - just like the real console. Used MX keyboard buttons - I learned the original SFC reset button is simply an MX keyboard button. Used a bottle cap to add length under eject button and reused the clear silicone caps that came with the DE10 fit perfectly over the MX key.

I love what you've done, here!

I especially appreciate the clever use of the bottle cap to reach to switch in the bottom of the case. Nice work making it happen!

I believe that the Super Famicom is the most beautiful game console that ever existed - perhaps I'm biased because I was the perfect age to be influenced, around 12 years old, when the Super Famicom photo leaks were first appearing in video game magazines! I'm glad you've found a way to give this console new life, and it's great that you maintained proper controller ports.

Thanks for sharing!

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@zachcollier

Thanks, appreciate the kind words. I was inspired by other builds and have wanted something like this for more than a decade, tried with SBC and it never felt right. Wasn’t until I heard about the mister project last year that I got re-inspired.

Really wanted anyone to be able to use the SFC as it was, so preserving the original look and feel was important.

I had zero soldering skills before this so anyone considering a build just do it! Hope by sharing I solved some questions other might have in their approach and see more console builds. The SFC is indeed a great looking design even growing up with the SNES as a kid i was perplexed we never got the rainbow buttons that the console was originally shown in the early days.

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mong00se wrote: Wed Mar 13, 2024 9:37 am

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Very nice looking build! 😀

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CoolGamer wrote: Wed Mar 13, 2024 10:14 am
mong00se wrote: Wed Mar 13, 2024 9:37 am

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Very nice looking build! 😀

Thanks.

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whocares wrote: Thu Mar 07, 2024 10:58 pm

Hi everyone, wanted to share my first Mister setup. Took me about a week to get all the parts and planning but it’s worth it :)

The goal was to have it function like the original and visually look unmodified.

Highlights

  • All SFC buttons work; eject fully resets Mister back to main screen and reset (user button) resets the core - just like the real console. Used MX keyboard buttons - I learned the original SFC reset button is simply an MX keyboard button. Used a bottle cap to add length under eject button and reused the clear silicone caps that came with the DE10 fit perfectly over the MX key.

  • Tapto (PN532 and CP2102 usb) NFC installed under the SFC logo at the top right.

  • Controller ports 1 and 2 wired to a daemonbite (Arduino pro micro) work with original SFC/SNES controller and NES with cable swapped to SFC.

-Working power switch, re-used the original DC port and soldered wires to the DE10 nano.

  • Working red power led (a happy bonus for wiring the daemonbite directly to the port pins).

Issue

The only trouble I ran into was the placement of the DE10. There were trade offs with both orientations. Decided to trim the multiport a bit as the HDMI port was about 2mm to low and 4mm to the right blocking part of the port. I reused the original mounting hole and added some standoffs to the base. Everything is very secure when plugging in cables. Did not need to trim or remove any material from the bottom, I did need to trim part of the cartridge slot and that’s about it.

Excellent build - must admit disappointed that no one has brought out specific mister cases in the style on some of the old consoles.

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kconger wrote: Fri Apr 01, 2022 7:27 pm

Here is my MiSTer build.

My Retro Computer MyVic20 Mini-ITX Case https://myretrocomputer.com/product-category/cases/
DE10-Nano
MiSTer Mini-ITX Ironclad Plus https://www.d3fmod.com/product/mini-itx_ironclad_plus/
picoPSU-90 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085JYJW9C/
2x USB 2.0 Type A Female to Dupont 5 Pin Female Header https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y5KZC9W/
2x MiSTerAddons 128MB SDRAM https://misteraddons.com/products/sdram-xsd-2-9-128mb
2x Internal Sandisk 32GB SD Card (1x DE10, 1x RPiZ2)
Mt32-pi PRO Internal Hat https://www.d3fmod.com/mt32-pi-pro-hat/
RasperryPi Zero 2
Retroflag Cartridge Enclosure with Sandisk 4TB SSD https://retroflag.com/Hard-Drive-Enclosure.html
Custom-built slim-line cartridge slot and custom-designed cartridge label.
Internal USB Wifi/BT https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0886DXQBX/
Noctua NF-A4x10 PWM https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DXRNYNX
Dust Cover https://www.etsy.com/listing/721885870/ ... -brand-new
8bitdo USB Adapters for all controllers https://www.8bitdo.com/wireless-usb-adapter-2/
Custom-built Arcade Stick
Custom-built Wireless LED marquee https://github.com/kconger/MiSTer_web2rgbmatrix

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I recently built a second MiSTer with the same internals, a transparent C64x case, Harman Kardon SoundSticks III Speaker System, and an IR remote.

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Very nice. With a MX Keyboard?

Please add some Pics from inside if possible if its different to your VIC20 build.

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venice wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 4:57 pm

Very nice. With a MX Keyboard?

Please add some Pics from inside if possible if its different to your VIC20 build.

It's the same inside. The keyboard is mechanical with replaceable switches.

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stepea wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 9:12 pm

Excellent build - must admit disappointed that no one has brought out specific mister cases in the style on some of the old consoles.

I think part of the mentality there is not selling the MiSTer short by making it look like an existing, singular console, especially when it can do so much more!

It would also make it that much harder to pick which console (and its available port layout) to base your whole setup on.

For MMS owners, these themed cases are pretty rad. There was talks of a snes style case but I couldn’t find it.

https://www.printables.com/model/504458 ... ve-lid-psx

https://www.printables.com/model/519651 ... gadrive-v2

https://www.printables.com/model/529603 ... lid-neogeo

Looks like you would miss out on the MMS expansion slot on this design though.

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