Using this fun (and super simple) method, you can turn any USB Drive into your own working 'NES Drive'. And that too, without having to open up a real controller!
Bring out the good ol' cartridges and put on your Nintendo caps- we're going RETRO!
Note: I won't stress too much on dimensions, as this project is meant to be a general framework for all usb drives. So feel free to IMPROVISE.
Step 1: Clay Base
You can take the help of an art knife to precisely shape your pieces, although this isn't really necessary.
Step 2: Buttons
For the A and B buttons, roll pieces of clay into 2 spheres. Flatten them out a little using a ruler, and shape them into cylinders.
For Start and Select, roll very small pieces into cylindrical shapes. Then round them off at the edges.
The D-Pad was a little trickier. For that, I just flattened out a relatively larger piece of clay, and then used the knife to carve out the desired shape.
The last step is to paint the buttons, and you should end up with 5 buttons as shown.
Step 3: The Sandwich
Use a knife to carve out the shape of your flash drive into one of the base rectangles. This will allow it to sit snugly between them.
Next, take a piece of cardboard (mine was from a toothpaste box :P ), and wrap it around the clay 'sandwich'. You should end up with a neat little box as shown.
Step 4: Preparing the Graphic
Once you have measured the box, open Adobe Photoshop and create a new document with the appropriate dimensions. Mine was about 7.3 cm x 3.2 cm. Add the attached NES controller vector (or take one from the internet) to the Photoshop document and re-size it as required. Print it out.
If your dimensions match mine, you can use the attached PDF which contains 3 slightly different- sized images.
Once that's done, just cut it out and wrap it around the box.
Step 5: Done! (pretty Much)
Go ahead and plug that bad boy in. You deserve it.
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