[quote]Quote from mental2k on December 12, 2011, 16:38
The media centre in a NES is a cool idea, how about decoding the NES controller inputs on the GPIO pins and using the NES controllers to control the Pi. You could also fit a high capacity laptop HDD in a NES cart, just for the look, run it over USB. Even have it boot into something like XBMC which is console control native(ish).[/quote]
You could do the nes controlers over the GPIO pins, but USB NES controlers are so cheap I think that is the route I would take. I\'m sure someone will do it eventually.
I thought about trying to pack an R-Pi into a NES cart but I would most likely have to saw off the usb and ethernet connectors to make it fit. But, it would be a good use for all the Mario/Duckhunt carts you find at thrift stores. I definatly will be trying to make some kind of cool emulator project when I get my hands on one.