I’ve embarked upon a rather unconventional journey to mod a Sega Mega Drive 1. The goal? Without damaging, changing or modifying any of the external appearance, or the internal plastic I’m challenging myself to completely replace the insides of the Mega Drive 1 with a Pi-powered equivalent.
It should be compatible with Mega Drive games, Mega Drive controllers, and should output an RF video signal. The front audio and volume control should work, so should the reset and power button. The more indistinguishable from a real Mega Drive 1, the better!
Here’s the unfortunate subject- a fully functional Mega Drive 1 ( I’ve tested it! ). Don’t worry, I’ll be placing the old innards to one side and preserving them.
And here’s what it looks like with the lid off: