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    Default We built a new accessory to control the original R.O.B. for the NES

    Hi All, I'm a big retrogamer and collector, I also work in a tech development company, we had a fully functional R.O.B. that was just gathering dust and we wanted to find a fun way to bring it back without breaking it, so we built an "add on" for it, we made a video to show how we did it, check it out and let me know what you guys think, thanks.
    https://youtu.be/UaC86tVstMs

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    Very cool!
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    keeping the Rob meister relevant almost into the 2020s
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    Yeah, we just couldn't resist once we figured out how to do it, we're building a few for anyone with a working R.O.B. interested in trying it out. For our next move we're actually testing different sensors to pick up the screen flashes of HDTVs, that way we could truly play its games on any modern TV

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    Wow, that's incredible.

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    Cool. I like seeing projects like this and makes me wish I still had time for such things. I'm curious why you made a custom board instead of one of the small Arduino boards. Especially since you say you worked with Adafruit. That way anyone could make one.

    Or even an Android app instead of/(as well as) iOS. Then people could load the apk without it having to be on an app store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EXSGamer View Post
    Yeah, we just couldn't resist once we figured out how to do it, we're building a few for anyone with a working R.O.B. interested in trying it out. For our next move we're actually testing different sensors to pick up the screen flashes of HDTVs, that way we could truly play its games on any modern TV
    what are you charging for this?

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