RGR Famicom PiPU Adaptor


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  1. This adapter supports Nintendo Famicom consoles (AV Famicom , Twin Famicom ‘ツインファミコン’ and original Famicom ‘ファミコン’), you would need Famicom to NES adaptor if you want to use it on NES.
  2. This adapter supports most of the SBC (Single board computers)
    for less configuration issue. We suggest to use “Raspberry Pi 3B+, 3A+ or Pi Zero 2”. Those can be sourced to play ready images to play DOOM and other games of your choices. (It needs some software techniques to make it work).
  3. This adaptor is with FX2LP feature built-in but only for PiPU function only. There is no extra GPIO pinout for FX2LP feature.
  4. To extend more capability of this cartridge adaptor, you may find more extra info in our repo (WIP):  https://github.com/martinx72/RGR-Famicom-PiPU-Adpator .


This is a Pre-Order product, the estimated shipping date is Mid of December 2021. (The ETA might change due to force majeure. Please follow our social media – we would announce any updates of our products).

For anyone interested in this adaptor, please make sure you have the ability and suitable equipment to burn a working image for SBC, such as Raspberry Pi.  Customers need to source working images on your own. We would provide some tutorials to introduce how to compile games to work with the PiPU mechanism, however, we will not provide a full image with game in it as this would violate copyright laws.

To put a tiny SBC into the cartridge shell with this adaptor from Retro Game Restore, you will have to cut some part of the cartridge shell and solder some wires to make it as compact as it can be, please make sure you have to DIY capabilty before you get on with this product.

This product is with 1-year warranty. Misuses of any kind such as careless soldering and modifying or firmware update failure are not covered by warranty. Retro Game Restore will provide tech support for the products which are still warranty effective free of charge. The users should only bear the shipping costs. For the products which are no longer warranty effective, please kindly contact us via Facebook message or Twitter for details of tech support and fees.

Package included:

  1. RgR Famicom PiPU Adaptor PCBA.
  2. Case of cartridge (injected molded case), Transparent smoked K-Style Famicom cartridge shell produced by RGR.
  3. (Important) what’s NOT INCLUDED – any version ‘Raspberry Pi‘, SD Card are all NOT INCLUDED.
    Customers will need to source these by yourself.

Introduction about how to make PiPU worked by the origianl PiPU author

The gitlab repo of the original authoer: https://github.com/rasteri/PiPU

there is a RPi3A+/B+ ready image in the release section of this repo.

And the updated repo by RGR: https://github.com/martinx72/PiPU

Modify the Cartridge Shell manually for swapping SD Cards easily with the latest Raspberry Pi Zero 2

Full demonstration video with RGR Famicom PiPU adaptor with Pi Zero 2.

Some other demonstration to run some other games. Customers need to source the image or modify the Linux scripts to compile particular software on your own.
Note: Please also read the title and description of the video.


And, it also works with other SBC, i.e. Radxa Zero.


Please be reminded the included postage here is only for standardized airmail parcel. Should you choose other logistic services, such as EMS, to have your parcel dispatched, the additional costs will be borne by the customers.

Please also be kindly noted that due to the nature of air freight, parcels are measured by volumetric weight. It means the bigger/heavier the parcel is, the higher is the postage. In this case, should you choose to combine two items to be dispatched together, there will be extra costs for the postage. If you need more information, please send us DM. Thank you for the cooperation.


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Author: rgrdev

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