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What to do with old nintendo?

Well yesterday was the community garage sale, and today is trash day. So everyone is throwing out the stuff they didn't sell. Here I was, walking down the street when...VOILA...I see an old Nintendo console with a game in it, and one controller sitting right on top. So, what should I do with it?

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Weissensteinburg (author) 10 years ago
Well guys, as of now it's a stereo. I put in some computer speakers, with the wire coming out of the game slot. And the power cord out the power jack. If I find something i need at target (i don't shop there much, bad customer relations) i'll definitely get a gift card. They do let you keep it afterwards, right?
Yep, i still have mine. bought it and used the money immediately after buying.. so essentially free. lol... it's not worth it though. It randomly turns off for who knows what reason. So I stopped using it.
Silas10 years ago
BLASFEMY! Don't kill the NES!!!
Weissensteinburg (author)  Silas10 years ago
It was broken, wouldn't turn on.
royalestel10 years ago
Brainstorm: With the controller make a belt buckle. You could get a Target MP3 gift card and hack it so the NES controller is the case for the mp3 player. With the console you could, um, make it a really cool bread box, or secret storage compartment, "bread" box where you hide your money, store legos in it, make it a fish bowl (you could pretend you're playing the fish), a paper shredder (insert paper instead of games), air purifier, security system for your room, boombox (that would be cool,make the controller the play and skip buttons.) Actually, yeah, all the coolest ideas seem to be to turn the thing into some kind of portable stereo that you use the controller to . . . control it with. So that's my final recommendation. Get an old stereo and crash it together with the NES.
Weissensteinburg (author)  royalestel10 years ago
I really like this boom box idea. I could make the cd drive come out of the game slot. But aren't all the buttons attached to a circuit board? So the buttons wouldn't be right for the controller. I also like the idea of making the controller into an mp3 player.
The buttons are attached to a circuit board, but you could cut the traces and solder wires to them. You could totally make the controller replace some standard stereo button functions.
Weissensteinburg (author)  royalestel10 years ago
hmm...I know I would mess up soldering such a small thing...im not so talented with soldering. I could still make it into a stereo, and then maybe use the controller for something else. Maybe a flash drive? When I was thinking of putting a computer into it, I thought of making it into a mouse :P. I wish I had a flat mp3 player to put into it.
You know what? You could mess up the oldering, but so what? You could also fix it. Have you considered that maybe the only thing stopping you from making a cool NES mp3 player is your fear? By the way, there's a great $50 target gift card that is ALSO an MP3 player. So if you have something else you're going to buy at target, just buy the gift card first, and then buy your item with it, or get one from ebay. It's a very flat MP3 player. You can do this, man. Just start making it and you'll figure it out along the way. Start today! Now if possible! You're smart, you can do it!
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