NES Coin Purse, 3.0 (Yet Another, revisited and improved)

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The first time I stumbled upon a NES purse instructable, (here) I made one of myself right away. In the process, and in the daily usage, I found many glitches that I tried to overcome. Such as: coinage make the case rattle too much, and the purse can be opened halfways wide open, dropping all the content. So, this is my third NES purse (v 1.0 was stolen (too cool to let in my backpack unnatended), v2.0 was rendered as a gift to my girlfriend (also stolen from his backpack, thievemagnet this thing is)), so in v 3.0 I managed to backup the whole construction process, to end up with a fully capable and wearable object.

I just worked on a borrowed idea. Credit given where credit's due.


...and keep it safe. It's a wonder how the regular people feel impelled to steal this little gizmo.
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Step 1: MATERIALS Needed

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You will need the following:

- an old NES controller. Prefferably not-working. I still have my NES console with a pair of working controllers. Do not use those kind. Go to a flea market or something.
- a jacket zipper, 35 cm (13.8 in) long. To match the NEs scheme, I selected one in red.
- phillips n°1 screwdriver
- nose-end pliers
- vinilic glue (like the one used in plastic water pipings, or acrylic scale models).
- Instant glue.
- EVA foam sheet for insulation.
- book paper binders (many of 'em)

Later on I ended needing the following

- X-acto or tip-top crafts knife
- Red sewing thread
- Sewing Needle
To prevent the rattling of the coins, how about glueing some fabric lining to quiet it
czarnian (author)  CraftySchoolGirl1 year ago
That's the EVA Foam for, to cushion the coins inside, avoiding the rattle. Anything thicker would substract useful space inside the purse. Thanks for the comment, please vote!!!
i like this a lot. few months ago i was trying to do something similar and used your design. i have to say you have completely mastered this. thanks!
czarnian (author)  ptninjamonkey1 year ago
Thank you!. I did 2 of these before I noticed how to optimize the building process and to notice the usage glitches, to be able to give this instructable the construction fluidity and all-in-all functionality. Very glad you liked it. Remember to vote!!
I will vote thanks for the help. Almost finished making it maybe I'll post a pic when I finish.
czarnian (author)  ptninjamonkey1 year ago
PLEASE DO!!! Anything that I can suggest to help you, just ask away.
Z0M8I31 year ago
Voted, Nice work!
czarnian (author)  Z0M8I31 year ago
Thanx for the vote!! appreciated!!!
cool lookig
czarnian (author)  chico_swizz1 year ago
brotherjeffrey made it!1 year ago

I'm already having fun with this. Was it your idea? It's a good one.

czarnian (author)  brotherjeffrey1 year ago
Sadly, no, it's a recycled idea, I gave credit to the first purse in the intro of this instructable, I only perfected it.

Greets and thanks!!
Cool, I'm glad you gave credit. The more I searched Google the more I saw people adding zippers to old things. lol. Great job on the project. Your instructions were easy to follow. I only made a couple of mods. Most notably where the zipper is... that was a personal preference. I'm wondering what it would look like if the zipper was trimmed down to where it is just about touching the plastic case...

Great work!
czarnian (author)  brotherjeffrey1 year ago

thanks for liking it! and thanks for the positive feedback...

mcarsner1 year ago
This is cool but while reading through your story i noticed you said that girlfriend had (His) stolen out bag shouldn't it say her
czarnian (author)  mcarsner1 year ago
Well, yeah. It should read "her", since she's a woman. Didn't wanted to edit the article, though. Thanks for the tip.