Category Archives: NES

You can Now Buy Extra Lives with 1-Up Mushrooms!

If you are a hardcore Mario Brothers fan, you might be interested to learn that ThinkGeek is selling the very 1-Up mushrooms so you stay alive in the case of death.  (Now, that’s a joke, please don’t go out there and kill yourself plz!)

The instructions are pretty simple. All you do is add potting soil to the green sewer-pipe-shaped flower pot, and push the spores deep into it. Soak the soil with water using the dropper, add a squirt of the food solution, and then it’s off to a dark locat

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Nintendo Hack – How to Convert your PowerGlove into a Wiimote-like Thang!

Do you remember when the first Nintendo PowerGlove came out? It was like the tightest game controller ever.

Well, nowdays “nobody” uses a PowerGlove but here’s a guy who hacked it, added an accelerometer, and now functional just like a Wiimote, or maybe even better.

Over the past month, I’ve done just that. I stripped the guts out of an original Power Glove, replaced the ultrasonic sensors with an accelerometer, the proprietary microcontroller with an open-source Arduino, and the wired connection with Bluetooth. I wrote an input manager to get the

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Arduino Hack – How to Make a Nintendo Keyless Entry System!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUm7daf36Mk

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs8cCA9xP6I

Here’s a fun hack that uses a Nintendo controller, Arduino, and CD drive to create a fun, keyless entry system.

Use a Classic Nintendo controller to lock and unlock your door! The output from the Controller is read by an arduino and it looks for a particular combination of buttons, once the combination is entered it sends a signal to eject a Cd-Rom Drive which pushes or pulls the lock. I started making this project like I always do; with what I have on hand. So if you have the

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Nintendo Hack — How to clean NES game cartridges

The classic Nintendo will forever be my top pick as the best gaming platform ever made. But, if you’re like me, you’ve run into the flashing red light of doom! (The original Blue Screen Of Death.)

As it turns out, the red light is telling you your games are dirty and, thankfully, it’s easy to clean them. I bet you even have everything you need to clean them — Q-Tips and window cleaner — in your bathroom right now.

Check it out:

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NES Hack – How To Make an SNES Alarm Clock!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoqRfSjfAIc

Here’s a really cool NES Hack that involves installing an alarm clock inside the SNES.  Of course, you can even use the joystick to set the time, which gets double-whammy thumbs up.

Our story begins with the gutting of the SNES and the desoldering of the cartridge connector and reset switch from the mainboard. To my great surprise and greater fortune, the cartridge connector’s pins were precisely the same pitch as the through-holes for the display ribbon on the alarm clock, and on top

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Wii Hack – How to Make Nintendo Wii Zappers!

Nintendo Wii Fanboy blog has posted a bunch of really cool Nintendo Wii Zappers you can make.

Let me go through them for ya:

The Lego Zapper is really cool but I am not sure if it’s practical, you can check out the mod page here.

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NES Cufflinks!

NES has been long-lived ever since its launch decades ago.  Here’s another NES Cufflink to get you motivated on wearing that nice shirt to work.  Buy it at Etsy here.

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NES Hacking – Another NES stuffed in NES Cartridge!

Remember that one NES Cartridge that had the whole system embedded WITH an LCD?

Well, here’s a similar NES Cartidge except you can insert other NES cartridges too.

People are so smart these days, they are making NES 5-10 times smaller than its original size.

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DIY Nintendo Toaster works Perfectly!

Fully Functional NES inside toaster

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig9-wX0aaFU

Check out this cool DIY Nintendo Toaster that encloses the whole Nintendo inside itself.  What I like most about this project is the toaster pop-out function works for the NES cartridges while the toaster LED turns on if the game is on.

I had an awful lot of people suggesting that my previous project (the Super Genintari/Leviticus) looked like a toaster. I then discovered that I had an extra NES and toaster laying around and knew what had to be done.

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DIY NES Duck Hunt Lamp!

With NES popularity soaring with weird stuff that people come up with, here’s another cool NES Duck Hunt Lamp, complete with a customized hunting dog lamp cover, NES infrared gun, and the original Duck Hunt NES cartridge.

So one day I picked up an NES Zapper (gun) and went “woah, that would make a cool lamp!” So… after playing around…

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