The final frontier of NES Controller Mods:

The NES Controller Cellphone.

UPDATE 6/9/11:
Hey everyone. Wow, I'm still surprised at home much attention this project gets.
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I've managed to squeeze a Motorola C168 into the tiny compartment that is the NES Controller.

Yes. I know. Amazing.

I got the idea while at the local Play N Trade. I saw the controller on the rack, and immediately said: "That would make a great cell phone!"

And so I did it!

I started the taking apart of the phone yesterday at around 3PM. I then woke up at 2AM, and worked from 3AM to 11AM. If you pay attention to the lighting of the pictures, you can actually see the transition of night to day. The finished phone was taken this morning, and the taken apart phone was taken yesterday afternoon. All the dremeling was done in the basement in the early morning, until the late morning.

I'd like to thank all my friends who supported the idea, and the Play N Trade who had the controller to mod!

P.S. In all fairness, and to give props where they are do, it was actually Sam Garfield who first made the NES Controller Cellphone. However, it was still my own personal idea to begin with. I did not use Sam Garfield's DIY to make this phone. This phone is a product of my own imagination.

Step 1: Materials Used

The Materials I used were:

- 1 Motorola C168 GoPhone
- 1 NES Controller
- 1 Dremel with assorted bits.
- 1 Screwdriver with assorted small screws. Must include a TorxTorx T4 size.
- 1 Roll of Tape
- 1 Pair of Goggles
- 1 Pair of Pliers

The Motorola C168 GoPhone is the perfect phone for this project. Because of its price, size, and one little secret the Cingular doesn't want you knowing.

You see, the GoPhone is cheap because of the plan that comes with it. They expect you to use that plan, and they get a profit. However, if you Already have a Cingular plan, you can actually use Your SIM card in the phone instead of the one that they provide. I actually asked the local Radio Shack if my SIM would work in the phone, and the woman said

"Yes, it Does work; but because you told us you were going to do that, we cannot sell you this phone, because that is fraud. You're going to have to go to another Radio Shack now."

I don't like that woman.
I love it but it's a bit bolky for nowa-days but i would walk around with that thing 2 my ear any-day!!
HEy ! I have made a similar phone! I had to change the title to Another game controller mod. hah! nice job!
thy do there custom tho expensive only differences is orgnil or new
Even Anne Frank knows that's funny.
&quot;I don't like that woman.&quot;
hey, i like it, i was thinking about doing this with my phone, but it happens to be a touch screen and im not sure, what do you think?
Actually, you might be able to pull it off by cutting a hole in the back of the controller and just putting the phone inside.
omg dont b dumb. this is an amazing project but theres a reason he bought a cheap Go Phone...
DUDE! 15 out of 5! lmao
nice concept, would have gotten extra style points for having the headphone jack come out of the old cord location, even more if the controller still worked even as a usb controller.
OK I'm sorry to say but this project is completely pointless it doesn't even retain any noticeable NES controller physical properties I'm sorry but you sir get a 0.5
doesn't even retain any noticeable NES controller physical properties? the cell phone is on the back of the controller genius....<br />
LOL, yea verily.
It would be so funny if a teacher caught you with this during school and you just said oh this is just a controller, that would be awesome :D
After 12h of work, I finally finished my Nokia 1680 Classic Version of this mod. Now I'm tired, my hands<span style="text-decoration: underline;"> are hurting and I need a lot of sleep.<br /> <br /> I will upload pictures and a video later.<br /> <br /> PS: Thank you for this tutorial&hellip; it was very useful to me.<br /> <br /> Greetings from Germany,<br /> <br /> Michael</span><a href="http://beemp3.com/download.php?file=2509828&amp;song=The+Legend+of+Zelda%3A+Ocarina+of+Time+-+Forest+Temple" rel="nofollow"><br /> </a>
lol "i dont like that woman"
God i just love nintendo stuff. What are the dimensions of the joypad/controls?
That would also be 8 times bigger than a thumb drive.
anne frank? i think you mean helen keller
its a joke. he knows its helen keller... its on some tv show... they say anne frank but mean helen keller and fight about it or something. its like saturday night live or the office or something like that... one of those goofy shows
it was clerk II not a tv show
Someone please tell me how to do this for my Motorola C139. It looks sweet!
he better mean helen keller or he shouldn't have used that phrase
wow i got that same phone so it will be easier for me to make it
I think it's an awesome idea...and if my darling fiance wouldn't kill me I'd do this (or something like it) to our phone. Well, maybe not. Ours is a flip phone so I don't think it'd work...oh well...still a nice idea. Maybe I could do the remote to the stereo in the truck?? Hmmm...
simply amazing!!!!!! i love game stuff.... ur genious!
*gasps* "Why?!" *Points* *Drools* "Awesomeness...."
wicked need a dremel now ;-)
anne frank was the jew, molly brown was the blind deaf one
Molly Brown was a Titanic survivor. The proper reference is Hellen Keller.
Yeah, pretty sure you wanted to cite Helen Keller. Anne Frank was the Jew who kept a diary. I'm pretty sure she didn't go blind.
No, I'm positive that it was Anne Frank. I thought Hellen Keller was the one who flew over the Atlantic.
That's Amelia Earhart. I'd like to see Helen Keller try to fly over the Atlantic...
Amelia Earhart's the one that ate her baby.
No, that was Charles Lindburgh.
Charles Lindburgh? The Jew?
History lesson in a nes-controller?
Jonathan VanScoy was the one who flew over Hellen Keller. Andrew Wheeler is not a Jew, and the Atlantic was invented by Kelly Convey.
*So just move your hips and make em talk like Hellen Keller*
omg i love that band
Oh god no.....
This whole thread is so full of win . . .
This is so out of place. and wrong. i hope those mistakes were all jokes.
Nice instructable, but a couple things about this erk me. The dremel work is not atrocious, but it's not clean. Rotary tools have a tendency to melt plastic and block your view of what you are doing. I know because I've done something like this for cutting USB holes in my laptop (they are almost spot on, perfect spec). What I've found works best is to use a set of needle files from the $1 bin at a hardware store. There's no melt in the final step and you can clean up a hole with extreme precision. You just make your holes smaller than intended and finish with the files. The other thing is your worry about the screen. I would say, cut the original screen protection on the case to exact size and then use a two part epoxy or a polyurethane glue that activates with moisture. This way you can get everything flush.
he stated that the work on the dremmel wasnt finished even after he showed us a picture. quit bein negative
hey u got a chocobo i love FFX/FFVII/FFXII and the resthttps://www.instructables.com/id/NES-Controller-Cellphone/#<br/>
You are Awsome! High five!

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