Thingiverse user T.J. Owens has created an excellent replica of the NES that’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The case is built around a modified Raspberry Pi B+ board and features working start and reset buttons.

Inspired by the Retro Pi Project, many frustrating hours of 3D modeling and alterations went into Owen’s mini NES, but the results look practically identical to the original.

Without a size reference (banana?) in the photo it’s hard to see how small and awesome this case actually is. To give you an idea, the Raspberry Pi board is only about 3″ by 2″ and fits very snugly in the mini NES. It’s really quite an achievement, and if you have a 3D printer and soldering tool, all the files are free for download on Owen’s Thingiverse page. However, Owen notes that “this project is not for the faint of heart” as “basic electronics knowledge and additional parts are necessary for complete design.”

There’s more photos of this mini NES after the break.

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The award wining digital series Player: Piano unveiled an incredible custom NES piano with a Super Mario Bros performance by the brilliant Sonya Belousova

Directed by filmmaker Tom Grey, Belousova’s composition takes place with a backdrop of white clouds, warp pipes, brick blocks, and bubbles to represent iconic levels from the game.

Plus, Player: Piano will be giving this NES piano to one lucky subscriber after reaching the million subscriber milestone.

Check out more photos of the piano plus the amazing piano arrangement after the break.

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You might think this is just a really cool model of the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, but it hides a surprise. Its guts are a fully-functioning NES and you can bid on it right now on eBay.

Specifically, it’s a Hot Wheels 1/18th-scale Ecto-1 replica that houses a Retrobit NES system. The model was modified to allow for a cartridge slot, controller ports, and AV hookups. It also includes a matching Ghostbusters-themed controller.

See another picture after the break.

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This incredible mod comes from pro modder Platimumfungi who has fit a Nintendo game system into a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Wagon toy. He’s even got controllers to match painted by Custom NES Guy. The best part is that he’s auctioning off this mod to the highest bidder on eBay!

See more pictures after the break.

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game of thrones keytar theme

When geek composer, programmer and Game Of Thrones fan Greig Stewart (aka Theremin Hero) has a little bit of time on his hands, the result is An 8-bit NES keytar cover of the Game of Thrones opening credits theme.

You also get a MIDI-controlled laser show and a video of the entire thing.

Check it out after the break.

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Things rarely turn out well for Mario and his brother Luigi in Pete Holmes’ sketch comedy series, Realistic Mario. In a previous episode, Mario found out that slamming your head into a floating brick really, really, really hurts. But in this latest video, Mario discovers that cute dinosaurs like Yoshi are, at the end of the day, still flippin’ dinosaurs. Which means they like to kill and eat things. A lot.

Watch the video after the break…

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Digital artist Steph Caskenette made these totally awesome digital papercraft illustrations of some fun scenes from a few classic NES games. Metroid is pictured above, but see if you can guess the rest after the break.

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This video called “Press Start” is sure to conjure up some nostalgic feelings as it consists of every NES start screen back to back in alphabetical order.

If you’ve ever wondered how many NES games there actually are? Well, the video of the start screens alone is almost 3 hours long.

It just occurred to me that this would be an awesome drinking game. Every time you see a game you’ve played, you do a shot. Then again, maybe not. I’m pretty sure some of you folks would get alcohol poisoning.

Check out the video after the break and enjoy!

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So you’ve just dropped hundreds of dollars on Playstation and Xbox’s brand new offerings. Clearly, the next step is to cover up the design of the new consoles with decals to make them look like old school NES systems. You can get the skins from DecalGirl for both new consoles and they also have stickers to cover controllers. They come with clear instructions for application and are an easy and affordable way to add some flair to your gaming devices. If the retro look isn’t your thing, they have tons of other designs to choose from.

See the Xbox One skin design after the break.

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