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I picked up a silver Game Boy Advance SP at a carboot sale for £4, but the outer casewas very scratched. So I bought a replacement case off eBay for £6. The Game Boy now looks brand new! There are more photos in this photo set.
On September 13, 1985, a mustachioed plumber embarked on an epic adventure through the Mushroom Kingdom in search of Princess Toadstool, an adventure that would forever change the face of the videogame industry.
Super Mario Bros. was released on this day in Japan 25 years ago for the Family Computer, the equivalent of what we in North America would be calling the Nintendo Entertainment System when it was introduced the following month.
To help celebrate, Nintendo has released the following video going through the plumber’s 25-year history as a platforming adventurer and, while it’s a bit revisionist in its history, it is nevertheless a touching tribute, and a fine way to celebrate what may be the most consistently popular franchise in videogame history.
Read the rest of the article at “Super Mario Bros. Celebrates 25th Birthday” on 1up.com
Here it is – the Nintendo NAS! (NAS = Network Attached Storage)
The Nintendo NAS contains the following hardware.
- CV860A Motherboard with onboard Via Eden C3 at 800Mhz
- 512 Mb RAM
- 400Gb 3.5″ IDE Hard disk.
- 3 * 100MB Lan connections
The LEDs on the front panel indicate power, disk activity and LAN activity. The power button turns the NAS on (funny that!) The reset button is not connected.
I’ve not put a CDROM drive inside the unit that utilises the cartridge flap on the front. Ive mounted the hard drive behind it instead.
This is the back of the NAS. Its not the best dremmel work, but it will do for now. I’m planning to tidy it up a bit in the future. Im sure a piece of fine sandpaper would do the trick.
This picture shows the inside of the NAS.
The plan was to install FreeNAS, but I’ve now decided to put Ubuntu server on instead. I can then put a Apache web server installation on it and publish its website to the internet. I will put a guest book system on it, so visitors can sigh the log. Keep an eye on http://nintendonas.retrocomputers.eu . I should have the site live by the new year.