Thursday, February 01, 2007

Long time, no update

It has been a long time since another post, due to other things going on so here is 5 new mods
NES Purse

"Although the original NES has certainly cemented itself as an icon in the gaming universe, it's quickly climbing the ranks for the most frequently modified console ever. Aside from being hacked into its own controller, given a spin by Ben Heck, and used to house a Mac mini, the Nintendo Entertainment System is now going head to head with Prada, Chanel, and Marc Jacobs as a woman's handbag. A very clever entrepreneur has listed the NES purse on eBay for the world to marvel at, and aside from the handy controller strap that appears to be attached in a rather hasty manner, the innards sport a soft, grey fabric to hold makeup, cellphones, and Mario figurines, and there's even a hidden compartment on the bottom for cash, lighters, or 1-UP mushrooms. There's no word on if hitting Up, Right, Select, Start, B will hold the subway for you as you dash towards a departing train, but you can place a bid yourself and try 'er out when it arrives. Click on through for a few more shots."

NES in an NES Controller

"Sure, you could go out and buy one of those ready-made systems-in-a-controller that provide a handful of games to let you wax nostalgic about your button-mashing youth, but to really fulfill that old school craving without cluttering up your living room with dusty consoles, the DIY route remains your best bet. While it may not be quite on the level of some of Ben Heckendorn's own NES hacks, forum member G-force nonetheless holds his own with his modded NES controller. Using the ever-versatile system-on-a-chip, the controller boasts 70 built-in, not-quite-legal games, and a cartridge slot on the back so you can put your well-worn collection of carts to good use. The controller also apparently manages to squeeze in a port for a second controller, or a light gun, should the Duck Hunt mood strike you. Of course, no hack would be complete without the requisite LED lights, which G-force artfully positioned inside to illuminate the Nintendo logo when the controller's in use (check it out in action after the break). Unfortunately, he hasn't provided step-by-step plans for the less-l33t among us to build our own unit, but skilled modders should be able to crib enough from the ample supple of pics to whip up their own variation."

Nintendo Lightgun, Litterly!
"Thanks to Eric for sending us this cool little mod. In his email he told us “Next step is installing a sound module and playing the duck hunt shot when the trigger is fired”. Can’t wait to see it Eric!"

iPod NES Controller
"[F00 f00] sent in his excellent piece of iPod artistry. It's one of the most original iPod hacks I've seen yet. (Aside from his funky dock) I haven't checked up on the latest iPod dock specification, but I'd guess he's sending the command signals via the serial (TTL) interface with a microcontroller(pic/atmel etc) to encode the button presses."

Dreamcast in an NES running Nester,32940.0.html

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Rancilio Silvia "PID PIC NES" mod

NES Controllers can control many things, newly included is this NES Controlled Expresso maker

Monday, November 27, 2006

2 Mods

NES Shoe

"I recently went to the Sneaker Pimps convention down in Miami and i came across what seemed to me the most interesting shoe I've ever seen. This shoe is actually a NES Mattel Version molded into a shoe. I happened to speak to the maker of this shoe and he told me that it actually plays the games!!!! He said its the only known video game shoe ever made."

NES Guitar Mod

..."What do you do if no amount of blowing on game cartridges is able to get your NES to boot? Well, if you're a maker and a true guitar hero, you give your favorite system a new life as a rockin' "NES Paul."

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Wii Universal Remote Transformed into NES Controller

Here's a slick piece of hardware modding, it shows how the freebie universal Wii TV remote has been modified to function as a NES controller - how cool :).

Monday, October 02, 2006

Giant NES

Nationalgamedepot of the community is building a large giant scale replica of the NES. It is 8ft wide, 3ft high, 3ft long and weighs in at a whopping 400 pounts. It is not finished yet but also has a working power light

that is the link to his site, however it is experiencing the digg effect

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

NES R.O.B. Mod

NES ROB Controlled by a PC

NES R.O.B. Mod

NES ROB Controlled by a PC

NES R.O.B. Mod

NES ROB Controlled by a PC

Saturday, September 02, 2006

NES Controller Mods

Putting an LED somewhere in your NES controller seems to be all the rage, as shown in this mod

from the link...
I really like my NES, and i really like the features of the NES Advantage pad :-P Unfortunatly the advantage pad is not good to play with. It requires enourmous movement of your hand to use the joystick, and the A & B buttons tend to get stuck. Also you can't move freely with it, like the normal NES pad. Therefore i desided to add a port to the NES advantage pad, to allow a normal NES pad to be used, and to use the "Turbo" option, and the "player 1 or 2" option.
Yeah, I know. Some of you think it's a death sin to mod NES & hardware. And i'm pretty sure most of you are getting really tired of NES mods. But I haven't seen this mod anywhere, so bite me... :-P
I've called my creation the " NES AdPAD." :-P