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    maxim9691

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    [tut] Things to do with a NES Controller

    Post by maxim9691 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:21 am

    The original NES controller has become one of the most recognizable
    symbols of the Nintendo gaming culture, thanks to its perfectly
    rectangular shape and simple button design. But despite its popular
    appeal, people just don't game with them anymore.


    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] So, what do they do with them? They savor the memories and turn it into something more useful, like a light switch.


    Instructables user p.arry.drew decided to make the wireless NES controller light switch
    seen in action above after he bought a few paper lanterns to light up
    his room. The lamps didn't have a power switch and he soon grew
    irritated with having to reach behind his bed to plug/unplug them every
    time he wanted to turn them off and on.
    To make your own, you'll
    need an old NES controller (obviously) and some wireless light switches.
    He used the ones that have a receiver which plugs into the wall, along
    with the lamp plug. The price ranges from $10 to $20 at hardware stores.
    You should take the controller with you to make sure the switch fits.


    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Take
    the controller apart, sand away any protruding plastic pieces from the
    inside and place the buttons back with extra padding (so that it won't
    be difficult to press the buttons).



    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] From
    there, simply fit the switch hardware into the bottom half of the NES
    controller and then fit the proper buttons (A and B) to the top half and
    put the controller back together. Now you have your own NES controller
    light switch!


    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] If you would like to mod your NES controller into this wireless light switch, check out the full instructions here.
    Want to do something else with it? Mod it into a memory card reader, MP3 player, a cell phone—the sky's the limit.


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    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] What would you mod an old NES controller into?



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    Re: [tut] Things to do with a NES Controller

    Post by maxim9691 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:23 am




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    Re: [tut] Things to do with a NES Controller

    Post by CKJ505 on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:55 am

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    Now what did I so with my old Nintendo system, I'm nearly sure I threw it out.

    I will keep my eyes peeled for one and have some fun.
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    Re: [tut] Things to do with a NES Controller

    Post by maxim9691 on Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:24 am

    CKJ505 wrote:[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

    Now what did I so with my old Nintendo system, I'm nearly sure I threw it out.

    I will keep my eyes peeled for one and have some fun.

    NES controllers here are about $5 each, which is nice for stuff like this.

    I plan on making a USB Hub with mine.



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    Re: [tut] Things to do with a NES Controller

    Post by blueautumn on Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:49 am

    I'm sooo gonna make the card reader!! Great idea and very simple.
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    Re: [tut] Things to do with a NES Controller

    Post by one2vibe on Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:02 pm

    I'm  liking the Card reader idea as well.

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