Introduction: NES COFFEE TABLE
So after making a life size working Nes controller for my son as a Christmas gift.. I thought he needed a gigantic working Nes
Step 1: Material
First step was getting the material. I wanted my table lite so I used particleboard
2 sheets of particleboard
1 monetary switch
Random feet of cat5 cable I had
2 random screws I had
3 dark grey can of spray paint
1 quart of custom grey from paint store
1 old Nes system I used for reference
Retro game system bought from amazon
Step 2: Getting Started
First step was getting measurements. I did this by measuring my NES and picking a number to multiply and get it to scale. I used 4.8
With my number picked I just started measuring the Nes and plotted it on my particleboard. I had home depot cut my two sheets into 2 halves. Made transporting and working a lot easier.
Step 3: Cutting
Now that I had all my measurements. It was time to get to work. I mostly used a skill-saw jigsaw and a router for all my work.
Step 4: Piecing It Together
With all my parts cut out it was time to construct the main body
Image one is the main body with out the shelf
Image two is with the shelf
Step 5: Main Retro Components
So now for the fun part.. I purchased a retro Nes for Christmas so my son could enjoy his gigantic Nes controller.
Step 1. Gutting the retro. It's a simple system there's really nothing to it.
Step 2. Soldering a momentary switch to the power button using cat5 cable to extend
Step 3. extending the red light
Step 4. Positioning the components on the main body
Step 5. Making a spring loaded button. this was done by using bolts and springs
Step 6: Detail
Now I wish I had done this before I assembled the main body. The hardest part with using the router for the grooves and slats on the top along with the controller detail.
Step 7: Paint
One of the easier steps.. I mainly used spray paint cans until I went to my local paint store to match the top lighter grey..
As for the lettering I did a Google search for Nes fonts until I found a matching one. Printed a few different sizes.. Used painters tape under the lettering. Cut out the letters to make stencils and spray painted..