Limone’s SF1 MIni Reproduces Sharp’s Uncommon Tremendous Famicom/SNES TV as a Teeny-Tiny Duplicate



Semi-pseudonymous YouTuber “Limone” has constructed a miniature recreation of a video games console time has largely forgotten: the Sharp Tremendous Famicon Naizou TV SF1, which mixes a Nintendo video games console and a TV set in a single unit.

Sharp’s Tremendous Famicom Naizou TV SF1 launched in 1990 only one month after Nintendo had launched the Tremendous Famicom console — referred to as the Tremendous Nintendo Leisure System, or SNES, within the west. Designed as a follow-up to the corporate’s earlier Nintendo-partner TV-consoles, the SF1 got here in 21″ and 14″ flavors and provided a high-quality picture from its built-in Tremendous Famicom console. Its Japanese exclusivity, nevertheless, imply that unique SF1s are onerous to seek out — which is why Limone put collectively their very own, impressed by Nintendo’s official Tremendous Famicom Traditional Mini emulator.

This SF1 Mini reproduction brings again a basic Sharp/Nintendo partnership from 1990. (📷: Limone Workshop)

Designed round an current off-the-shelf copy equipment, the ChoFamitsuku, the SF1 Mini concerned some modifications to the unique repro board to scale back the scale and provide a extra versatile USB Sort-C energy enter. The interior {hardware} is a trustworthy copy of the Tremendous Famicom, too, providing compatibility with unique cartridges — connecting into the highest of the completed TV set, which is now barely wider than the cartridge itself.

Naturally, the cathode-ray tube (CRT) show of the unique SF1 is gone, changed by a compact 5.5″ LCD housed in a 3D-printed and impressively-finished shrunken reproduction of the unique SF1 case. There was even room for just a few upgrades: “Within the case of the unique SF1, it has mono sound,” Limone explains in translation. “There was solely a speaker on the left. There was no have to observe that, so I made a speaker on the precise aspect as properly.”

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Whereas the very-unofficial SF1 Mini lacks the flexibility to function a TV in addition to a video games console, the construct is undeniably spectacular — and detailed in full on Limone’s YouTube channel.

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