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Analogue Nt (First Edition) Teardown? Why not?!

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Hello all!

 

I like to drop in and show people things that they may not know, or might not have seen before, and as have been a lurker here for years, I thought someone might get a kick out of seeing a full resolution teardown of the Analogue Nt First Edition NES/Famicom console. Serial Number 000123. Let me know if you have any questions I might be able to answer, but otherwise, enjoy!

 

 

1. The Aluminum Case;

 

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2. The Nt Motherboard

 

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3. The CPU/PPU Daughterboards;

 

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4. The Zimba Labs (Kevtris) 6502A FPGA HDMI Board;

 

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5. Board/Chip Closeups;

 

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6. Misc. Board Oddities;

 

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I hope everyone enjoys the photos as much as I enjoyed tearing down this amazing chunk of engineering! (First Post!)

Edited by glitch77
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Man that's super cool. Definitely not a poorly designed product, and it's got some great build quality, too. Makes sense that they eventually discontinued it, too, since it's not like you can harvest working parts from NES systems in a cost-effective manner, plus it's totally destructive for the donor. 

 

I'm really glad they went the FPGA route with the next systems. 

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Great teardown! I love the high rez pictures of everything.   One minor note on the main board, is that the FR4 (fiberglass) is actually black, and the soldermask is clear.

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9 minutes ago, kevtris said:

One minor note on the main board, is that the FR4 (fiberglass) is actually black, and the soldermask is clear.

I was wondering exactly this as I opened the case man, thanks for the info!

 

If you have any more little tidbits of info about this project, or the 6502A, I (and I'm sure the community) would love to hear them. This is the most interesting piece of FPGA gaming hardware I own, and I plan to make a mini-documentary about it as my knowledge of the intricacies improve!

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16 minutes ago, glitch77 said:

I was wondering exactly this as I opened the case man, thanks for the info!

 

If you have any more little tidbits of info about this project, or the 6502A, I (and I'm sure the community) would love to hear them. This is the most interesting piece of FPGA gaming hardware I own, and I plan to make a mini-documentary about it as my knowledge of the intricacies improve!

I posted a whole series on my youtube channel about the making/development of the hi def NES, which is what that "6502A" board is.  The playlist for it is here:

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, kevtris said:

hi def NES, which is what that "6502A" board is.  The playlist for it is here:

 

I see that there have been firmware updates for it now, could you tell me the latest revision? (I'm sure it is possible though that the Hi-Def NES that came in the Nt was already at the latest revision, I was just hoping to solve a few issues I've run into, although I think they could be attributed to a 5v power issue with the OKI-78SR-5/1.5-W36H-C / I5011H power supply.)

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