Introduction: NES Belt - DIY Version

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This is the DIY version of the NES Controller Belt buckle. Its very easy to do and looks really awesome when its done.

Step 1: Materials

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1. NES Controller
2. Scissors
3. Liquid Nails
4. 2 90degree Metal Corner Brackets
5. 1 1" screw
6. Plyers
7. Metal Hanger
8. Hammer
9. Soldering Iron and Solder
10. Belt buckle compatible belt.

Step 2: Remove Cord From NES Controller

Take a screwdriver and open up the NES Controller.
Use scissors to cut the cord out of it from where it connects to circuit board.

Step 3: Cut the Bottom Section Off of the Hanger

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Take plyers and make it look like this, by cutting off the bottom section.

Step 4: Use Plyers to Bend the Cut Section Into a Square

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Bend it like this. Make one side smaller if needed to fit belt right.
Make it on average 1 1/2" On each side, but belts are different. Make it fit yours.

Step 5: Use Soldering Iron and Solder to Make the Ends of the Wire Connected.

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Make sure you precariously perch your soldering iron to provoke misfortune. But on the other hand.. use the solder on an acceptable heat, and just hold the wire and solder the ends. Use gloves if needed, metal gets very hot.

Step 6: Find a Screw About 1 Inch Long.

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Find a screw about 1 inch long.. who woulda though.

Step 7: Use Drill to Drill Hole and Insert Screw.

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Use a drill to drill a hole the size of the screw. Take a pair of plyers and break off the head of the screw and then thread it into the hole using the plyers.

Step 8: Get 2 Corner Brackets (90 Degree Pieces of Metal With a Screw/bolt Hole on Each Side).

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Get 2 brackets. Take a hammer and flatten these down to make the space in the middle where it was bent at originally thick enough to fit the wire in.

Step 9: Put the 2 Flattened Brackets on the NES With the Wire Underneathe

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Put the 2 flattened brackets on the NES with the wire underneathe, and put Liquid Nail underneath it to keep it there, as screws don't grab well in the circuit boards and stuff inside.

Step 10: Wait for It to Dry.

Chill around.. listen to some great tunes.
1. Senses Fail
2. Underoath
3. Rammstein
4. The Pillows
5. Rise Against

Yeah.. jam out dawg. You earned it.

Step 11: Try It on and Look Hott.

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Walk around the town, and have a good time. Have fun with your new...



Gracie Ann (author)2011-06-15

Does any one know where i can get an nes controller?

EGT1984 (author)Gracie Ann2011-09-01

Try the DI (if you have one near you). Mine had two and I picked one up for $2. Happy hunting

mikesty (author)2006-06-15

You sir, are a BAMF, and if anyone looks at you with the "face of geeky disgust" feel free to choke them mercilessly. That's one of the greatest things I've ever seen. Go forth and pwn with that.

lolsniper541 (author)mikesty2011-08-30


Dafishmaster (author)mikesty2006-06-16

thanks dawg. i'm actually not that geeky, just felt like making it, its freakin' awesome. people look at me weird and are like wtf. and I just tell them i'm cool and they stop talking haha.

chibiturtleboi (author)2011-08-02

The Pillows, very nice choice ;)

luigi112344 (author)2009-10-08

I will admit this is a good idea for the belt buckle but what if you were to just take out the insides of the controller and replace them with some stuffing so that way you don't have to worry about getting rid of a good controller and besides you can still push the buttons and they will stay in  place

skipster2 (author)luigi1123442011-06-14

how long did this take mine didnt use all the steps u drill 4 holes cut the cord cut 2 peices of clothes hanger

trebuchet03 (author)2006-06-14

Do you have an NES cell phone to match? :P

the.mk95 (author)trebuchet032010-07-06

NES Wallet is whats hot in town

CaptainHowdy (author)2010-01-08

 Love the instructable! i made mine but suck at soldering so i used a bit of tape to cover it so it doesn't scratch the hell out of me or my clothes. Scrounged a couple old Genesis controllers and a GameBoy. Doing the same thing to them. Searching for a SNES controller too. Rammstein for the win!

fireproofshark (author)2009-07-24

thumbs up on choice of tunes, nice instructable i did this already but i used an adapted normal belt buckle witha controller. nice easier alternative though

Yerboogieman (author)2008-12-05

Actually, Pretty nice pictures for a webcam, no dark shots, and i just did something like this with a guitar strap.

Wills42 (author)2008-07-14

Rammstein For the Win... Oh, sorry.. FTW! Great project, will go great with my duct tape belt!

ivan (author)2006-06-16

dude i invented that first like at the begining of the year

smrat alleck (author)ivan2007-10-10

I'm afraid it was invented by Captain N in 1989....although his also let him stoip time and gave him super speed...

JuCo (author)smrat alleck2008-07-02

hahaha... yup... i was wondering if this made anyone else think of that show. didn't it also allow for a super-jump of some sort?

craig3 (author)2008-04-24

Is the squire square supposed to be able to move or is it stuck in one position?

Fenwick (author)2007-05-20

I know someone who knows someone who took an NES controller and made it into a spinning belt buckle. How would one do this?

dooDIY4T7 (author)Fenwick2007-06-24

with love

ninjaimasta (author)dooDIY4T72008-02-25

and a small motor... and maybe a small 9v or something in the pocket...

darkmuskrat (author)2008-02-09

Screw the NES controller, im making a NES CONSOLBELT BUCKLE!!! LOL *runs to evil lair

ayan (author)2007-12-07

i like your play list A LOT the nes buckle is relay cool

soggycheerios (author)2007-07-30

i am now packing heat

PheZ (author)2007-05-05

Well looks cool.

fungus amungus (author)2006-06-15

Mix this up with the NES controller/MP3 player mod and you're in bizness.

whoa where do I find this mod you speak of?

DannyHunt (author)fungus amungus2007-01-07

Grrr That link is to only a photo of it. From there if you click on the link for it you DO get sent to a translated page, but the NES controller MP3 player is nowhere to be found.

krazy (author)DannyHunt2007-01-16

the nes controller mps player is under the section for IPOD mods on this site...just search for it

radiorental (author)2006-06-14

NES controller.. the new Altoids tin wait.. has anyone done an altoids buckle??? seriously - very geekworthy - well done - well documented

H4x0r13 (author)radiorental2006-10-03

dude i am so totally doing me 1st on the altoids buxle (if i can use ur idea that is) thx d

Silas (author)2006-08-15

I've added this instructable to my new group, NES mod's:
I hope you will join.

Shamigo (author)2006-06-16

very nice! I have 2 NES controllers but I use my NES a lot ( can someone stop playing Super Mario Bros!!) so I don't want to mess with my controllers...otherwise I do an MP3 case mod!!

andreq (author)2006-06-16

The white belt is kinda............anyway

austin (author)2006-06-15

your neverrr gonna get laid, but i guess thats natures way of thinning out the geeks.

Dafishmaster (author)austin2006-06-16

umm.. nah, i'm not even geeky. maybe you should stop stereotyping?

Grimling (author)2006-06-15

just what i wanted to say :p hheeeyy , I HAVE FOUND A NEW PROJECT :p:p ;-)

Dafishmaster (author)2006-06-14

no, i'm sorry. no cell phone for you. but yeah.

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