If you fancy a new project to take on while you're stuck at home, or if you happen to have a broken SNES already lying around, perhaps it's time to turn one into a custom, fully-working Switch dock?
Remember last month when we shared Reddit user IMOKRUOK's work on a broken NES, which transformed the faulty console into a fully-functioning dock? Well, they're back once again, this time finding a broken SNES on eBay and trying the exact same thing.
IMOKRUOK says the project took around 35-40 hours in total, providing a list of tools used and estimated costs over on Reddit. The transformation not only includes a place for the Switch console to sit (which can even be lifted "about half an inch" using the SNES' eject button), but also a place to attach the Joy-Con while they're not in use.
If you want to see how the whole process went, IMOKRUOK has shared a gallery of 100+ images here. The SNES was in pretty bad shape when they first picked it up.
A very respectful effort indeed. N64's next, right?
[source reddit.com, via gonintendo.com]
A tutorial in how to scratch your screen.
Totally pointless, and doesen't even look good.
People will still do this only to get attention.
I don't get it, it's disgusting as they used an American SNES
Why is everyone critiquing it? I think it’s super cool
Why not turn the broken snes into a working Snes? Somebody could be enjoying one of histories greatest inventions but no let's mutilate it instead while destroying our switch screen in the process!
Wow, a lot of nasty comments right off that back. I kinda like it.
I was worried about ventilation at first, but then I saw the two little fans in the unit. I do think the screen scratching worry is a concern, but I imagine it would be real easy to put something around the edge of the slot to avoid that.
The way that the Joy-Cons attach to this dock is pretty cool, that looks like something actually new to the plastic casing.
In all fairness if the SNES is broken, it depends to what extent the parts are damaged and if any of them are salvageable.
A mod like this just reuses the casing, there's a good chance the modder kept the internals to either resell to other modders.
I think it looks really cool, wonder if he'll do the same for a broken N64.
@Heavyarms55 I agree, seems like all it needs is a few small rubber bumpers and that would do the trick. Since the switch’s screen is plastic, it seems like everything and anything you dock it to can scratch the dang thing and the only real way to help is a screen protector anyway. Love the NA snes for nostalgia reason and know this would look great in my rec room next to my childhood snes.
Looks great. Good stuff
I had images of the SNES throwing out the tablet when you pressed eject 😅
Looks awesome. Will absolutely scratch the screen, but easy to remedy that with a couple of sponge bumpers I'd say. I'd love to see a European SNES done the same way. It's a far more aesthetically pleasing console, in my opinion.
Looks nice and I'm glad he's using a broken old instead of purposely sacrificing a working one. You gotta make use of old junk sometimes and this is one way to do it.
I can't believe how smart fans have become. All mine does it 3 settings of blowing air.
@jwykesss cause there is a bunch of haters on this board that have nothing better to do with there own lifes
@Bunkerneath You would have preferred the SNES model that looks like the underside of an upright vacuum?
Looks more like a Teleporter accident from Star Trek.
They say "The SNES the day i got it from ebay, as you can see its in rough shape.". Why? because the case had yellowed? They all do that depending on the UV exposure. You can clean the case quite satisfactorily. He does not mention if it really worked or not. It is his property so he can do whatever he wants but this seems like a waste. It would have been simpler to 3D print a SNES case for the Switch and it would have looked cleaner. They could have also purchased one of the hundreds of cases on Amazon. I am not disparaging his project but it seems pointless.
Looks like a fun way to repurpose an old console. Better this than the garbage bin!
It looks like a cheap clone SNES.
@jwykesss Why is everyone critiquing it? I think it’s super cool
I know right! It's like they didn't consult with you before forming their own opinion.
@Crono1973 dude no need to get hostile, I know people are allowed opinions and I was stating mine
"It wasn't a perfectly good snes, the thing was inoperable, smelled like cigarettes, and looked to have at one point been infested with roaches. Trust me I did this SNES a favor."
This person seems like a total fool if that's their reasoning for it being broken - it was more than likely fixable (coming from someone that has done quite a bit of dabbling in snes repair). What's more they mutilated a shell that was in very good shape - at the very least the shell would've been great for replacing a broken shell. The guy is skilled with the construction, but destroying something you like is an odd way to show your enthusiasm.
@Heavyarms55 Would adhesive sponge help?
@noswitchbutidc adhesive sponge? Not sure what you mean. I was thinking some kind of clothe material. Maybe even strips of screen cleaning clothe cut and glued to the edge of the slot.
@Heavyarms55 stick on sponge padding. Also, it's "c-l-o-t-h"
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