World’s largest NES Controller actually works, if you are a giant

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2011

Humans love to make things bigger and better. Sometimes we make things too big for our own good. Like this giant NES controller that actually works. The only problem is that you need several people to reach all of the buttons, so any game you play will be over quickly.

This one comes from a student at Dutch University, who is responsible for the creation of this monstrous controller. It is now the world’s biggest NES controller, having outdone all others. This Nintendo controller is 30 times larger than the original remote. Players stand on the buttons to activate them. It’s 12 x 5 feet.

NES Cartridge Flash Drive with Console USB Port

Posted in DIY by Reuben Drake on March 9th, 2011

We’ve seen the NES modded into many different things and we’ve seen even seen NES cartridges used as cases for external hard drives, but this mod is ridiculous and awesome at the same time. Ed Lewis created this NES cartridge flash drive with a NES console USB port. That’s right, there’s only one USB connector inside that console.

To make one yourself, all you need to do is open up the cartridge, take out the board and make a gap for a flash drive, then glue it inside. Then open up the console, cut a hole in the middle of the cartridge connector for the flash drive to slide in, and another hole at the back of the console for a USB cable.

NES modded into a breathalyzer

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on March 3rd, 2011

If you have some spare time on your hands, why not turn your Nintendo Entertainment System into a breathalyzer called DrunkenNES? That’s what this Engineer did. He turned an NES cartridge into a working breathalyzer unit, and coded a program on the NES to calculate the readings from the controller.

Now everyone will know just how buzzed you are as you try to rescue Peach from Bowser’s clutches. As a bonus, after analyzing the breath of a “player”, they get a score and a rating such as “Buzzy Bee” or “Party Kitten” to show how drunk they are. An “Alco-hall of fame” also ranks you like a hi-score chart. Sounds like a wild mod.

NES console joystick mod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on December 20th, 2010

If you have an old NES console just lying around collecting dust, here’s a neat mod that you can do. Turn the console into an arcade style joystick that can be used for other consoles. Sure, it makes for a large joystick, but your friends will be impressed.

The NES just seems to look good no matter what modifications are made to it. That’s good design. I’d love to see a screen on top as well.

NES Light Gun iPhone Dock

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on October 26th, 2010

This looks like a light gun with a rear-view mirror attached, but it’s actually a NES light gun modded into an iPhone dock. We thought we had seen everything, but this is a new one. Though we can’t say we’re surprised. What did surprise us was the Christmassy background.

If you absolutely need an NES light gun iPhone Dock in your life, it will set you back $30. Not bad considering that you didn’t need to do the work.

Nintendo NES DVD Player

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on October 3rd, 2010

If the NES were released today, this is what it would look like as you load up your Lost DVD. Once the tray goes in, you’ll need eject it again and blow on the DVD. It’s a beautiful creation.

The controller has been hollowed out and once you flip it over a DVD remote has been placed inside which controls it. Great mod. I may have to build this one myself.

NES Coffee Table

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on September 9th, 2010

This NES Coffee Table is far too beautiful to rest your coffee on for even a second. It is a perfect oversized replica of the console that we all know and love.

The best part is that this Cool NES Coffee Table has a fully functional gigantic controller that you can find stored in the game slot. And you won’t even have to take a cartridge out and blow on it to get it to work.

Glow In The Dark Tron NES case mod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2010

We love a good console mod around here and this amazing NES console mod by Thretris is a good example. It’s a Tron inspired glow-in-the-dark Nintendo Entertainment System complete with an upgraded stereo sound system and detailing to replicate the Tron look.

The whole thing glows under black light very brightly and charges to then glow without blacklight , but softer. You can actually own this one if you want it, for $250 and it comes with the original power adaptor, RF switch, and controller.

Hyperkin Retro N 3 system plays nes, snes and genesis games

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2010

Hyperkin. Sounds like over-caffeinated redneck relatives. Actually Hyperkin is the maker of the Retro N 3, which can play games from the original Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis in a single system.

The console looks pretty slick too. The Retro N 3 can play games from their original cartridges, rather than running emulated ROMs, so you can just use your old carts and play them the way that the gaming gods intended.

Nintendo Home Theater PC casemod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on May 10th, 2010

What would a HTPC have looked like circa 1985 if Nintendo had made one? You’re looking at it. If you have a spare NES system at home, why not make one yourself? That’s what this person on Etsy has done. This mod uses a Zotac motherboard, dual-core 1.66GHz Intel Atom N330, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 2GB RAM stuffed into the original NES casing.

That’s a whole lot more powerful than the original NES system. There’s also an Ethernet port, Wi-Fi b/g/n and a 4GB flash drive with Ubuntu 9.10 installed.

Old Nintendo NES carts turned into Harmonicas

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on March 8th, 2010

If you grew up playing NES games back in the 80′s, then you know that you had to blow on the NES cartridges to get it to recognize a game. Ahh memories. The one console that strengthened our lungs and our fingers.

Well, one modder is using that nostalgia to turn a profit with a clever mod. Seller nes_harmonica has turned some old NES cartridges into actual working harmonicas and put them on eBay. Right now you can get Dick Tracy, Legend of Zelda and Super Mario 3 with starting bids of just $7.

NES cartridge iPhone dock

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on December 2nd, 2009

NES cartridge iPhone dockWe all love NES cartridge mods. But here’s the thing. When it looks like a third grader did it, we aren’t really interested. A good mod looks like something that you could potentially buy and something that maybe you can’t do yourself. Sorry, but this misses the mark.

That Duck Hunt cart died for this? This is less of a mod and more of a cut hole and insert cable project. Plus it’s ugly. I don’t mean to be a downer, but this is the red-headed step child of mods right here.

NES Notebook Case

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on November 26th, 2009

NES Notebook CaseYou love the old NES, I love the old NES. We all love the NES. That’s why you need this NES netbook case for $50. Cloth your netbook in something cool and disguise it as an oversized NES controller. Great way to meet girls.

OMG where did you get that NES case? That is like so awesome. Can I go out with you? Basically, with this case you’ve got it made Romeo. Display it proudly, let your netbook wear it loudly. You the man.

Fully functional NES guitar

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on October 14th, 2009


Console guitars have been around for awhile, but this one is a real gem. This NES guitar even has the headstock replaced with a cartridge. Though it looks like it would break super easy.

Bust out the old NES guitar and it’s an instant Mario Party. You can play Yoshi’s greatest hits. Flipping open the cartridge slot reveals the standard guitar knobs and the AV out and power ports have been converted accordingly. Super awesome and rocking custom mod.

NES Emulator Cartridge casemod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on October 11th, 2009

NES Emulator Cartridge casemodA complete NES in a cartridge. This NES cartridge casemod holds a complete library of NES games, uses the original buttons, resides inside the Super Mario/Duck Hunt combo cartridge. Awesomeness? I think so.

But that isn’t all it does. It’s also an mp3 player, movie player and an FM radio receiver. It also features video out so that you can play on the big screen if you want. If only the NES had been this small originally.