04/04/2011, OK, so I couldn’t help myself with the “nested” pun in the title, but it does make plenty of sense (to me, at least). The wonders of miniaturization has brought us to this crossroads, where the old school Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console has been shrunk into the physical size of an NES game cartridge. Yes, you read that right – a DIY enthusiast actually went through the trouble of […]
03/24/2011, If you’re too retro for playing old school games on a modern gaming console like the PSP or your cellphone, this portable NES console mod is just for you. A modder named Doug recently finished creating his own portable NES console, and it looks fantastic. Good thing for us, he detailed the whole process from the start to finish, so if you’re interested in building yourself a portable NES, you […]
03/15/2011, Ever seen a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) controller used to play games on an iPad? Probably not. Well the folks over at ProtoDojo have come up with one of the strangest iPad gaming controllers ever. Called the RoboTouch, it makes use of an NES controller, plugged into an Arduino board, connected to a set of arms attached to servo motors that are placed on the iPad’s screen. They’ve managed to […]
03/03/2011, An engineer with time on his hands decided to repurpose his Nintendo Entertainment System into a breathalyzer called DrunkenNES. Using a combination of hardware and software, he managed to turn an NES cartridge into a working breathalyzer unit, and he coded a program on the NES to calculate the readings from the controller. After analyzing the breath of a “player”, they get a score and a rating such as “Buzzy […]
02/18/2011, A hobbyist has managed to construct his own “Guitar Hero” controller that resembles a huge NES controller that’s been cut into the guitar shape. Using parts found around the house, wood and the Xbox controller’s rumble pad, he crafted this NES guitar that he plans to use for an upcoming game he’s developing, aptly named, 8-bit hero. The game will be a Guitar Hero style game that features only classic […]
01/03/2011, A developer has managed to port a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator over to the Windows Phone 7 operating system. Called SharpNES, the homebrew app only took a couple of hours to bring to the platform, but still requires more work to be optimized for the system. In a video demo released by the developer, Matt Bettcher, besides some graphical glitches and the noticeable slowdown, it works pretty well and […]
12/20/2010, Many of us have an old NES lying around, and regardless of whether it still works or not, chances are that you don’t play with it all that often. If your fingers are feeling the need to do some hardware hacking, you could always do what this particular person out there has done and turn the console into a joystick that can be used for other consoles. It looks pretty […]
12/10/2010, So you’ve seen a giant NES controller coffee table yesterday, now how about checking out an NES console that has been modified in such an interesting manner, it has turned into an electric guitar instead. Yes sir, this custom 6-string electric guitar sports one of the more interesting form factors, resulting in an NES body alongside a standard neck with a hard-tail bridge to boot. There is also a single […]
12/09/2010, We previously saw a giant NES coffee table and now we’ve got a 10:1 scale NES controller table. Aside from looking very much like the original controller, complete with product details carved into the back of the table, the modder actually placed a functional NES inside the table, allowing you to game with the controller (since the buttons and D-pad function). It’s looks like a job well done and you […]
10/26/2010, It must be the latest trend to see game console controllers converted into iPhone docks. Now after the emergence of a DualShock and NES controller iPhone docks, we’ve stumbled upon a NES Light Gun that has since been converted into an iPhone dock. The function of this dock should be pretty obvious and if you plan to pick it up you’ll need to be prepared to shell out $30.
10/21/2010, You might remember the giant-sized Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) that was covered a while back. Well, if you couldn’t stop dreaming about it but don’t have the handyman skills to create one yourself, you’re in luck, as the table has been put up for auction on eBay. Bidding opened at $400, but has since risen to $710 (at time of writing). For your money’s worth, you’ll get a good looking […]
10/13/2010, Hmmm, isn’t this like a couple of decades too late? After all, how many of you rock on to the NES even today? There might be pockets of fans here and there, but how many will religiously sit in front of their TV just to get a fix of Mario after work? Perhaps the introduction of a Rumble Pak built right into an NES controller might do the trick, thanks […]
10/02/2010, Can’t decide what to do with your old NES gaming console? Well, if you have some time this weekend and don’t mind tinkering around, perhaps you’d want to turn it into a DVD player, complete with a DVD-tray popping out from the front. The remote control has also been crammed into the NES controller shell, keeping the authentic look of this console. Instructions of this mod have been posted online, […]
09/03/2010, Having trouble playing Super Mario on your Android-powered device? Perhaps a NES controller might be able to help you out. A modder out there combined a breakout board, Arduino, and a blueSMIRF Bluetooth module to allow the NES controller to be used with the Android-device. Check out a video of the user playing Super Mario Bros. 3 with this controller after the jump!