Netbook built into SNES, cartridge used as slot-loading DVD drive


Someone has FINALLY answered the age-old question: Is it possible to build an Acer Aspire One netbook into an old Super Nintendo and have optical discs load through an old Super Mario World cartridge? The answer is yes. Let’s call it the Snespire One, shall we?


The full instructions can be found on — the main ingredients are a Super Nintendo console (in this case, the UK version), an Acer Aspire One A150 netbook, and skillz (with a Z, which are more advanced than standard skills with an S).

For good measure, there’s even one of those fancy Mac keyboards. If you’re like 99% of the people out there who have no hope of every building one of these successfully, it’ll apparently be auctioned on eBay in the near future. Very nice work, no?

Rob over at Boing Boing Gadgets came up with the “Snespire One” name. I met him in Vegas during CES. He is nice. Good, firm handshake.

[ via BBG]