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  • Functional, Huge 100x NES Controller Coffee Table

    I'm going by 100x the surface area of the front face rather than 100x any dimension. 10x length * 10x width = 100x area.

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  • Functional, Huge 100x NES Controller Coffee Table

    Awesome, well good luck! Let us know how it goes.

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  • Functional, Huge 100x NES Controller Coffee Table

    Thanks, glad you noticed the surroundings! :-D That setup was at the Let's Play Gaming Expo on June 18 & 19, 2016 in Plano, TX, and provided by the National Videogame Museum in nearby Frisco. I think they actually took those things out of their exhibit for the weekend to use it at LPGE, and for that, I was very honored.

    All the buttons could be held up by the switches. It doesn't take a lot of force at all to press them down, but the D-pad and the Select/Start buttons return nicely. The A/B buttons...not so much without a bit of assistance. On this one, the D-pad is only held up by the switches, and the Select/Start could be supported only by switches but Stacy made stabilizers for them out of foam anyway. I highly recommend stabilizers for the A/B buttons since it's easy to get them stuck, especially if you press them not exactly dead center. Plus, it's weird to press a button where only the middle gives you any resistance -- probably why Stacy made the foam stabilizers for the Select/Start too. Now, of course it all depends on the switches you get. Mine came from a local surplus electronics store a...

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    All the buttons could be held up by the switches. It doesn't take a lot of force at all to press them down, but the D-pad and the Select/Start buttons return nicely. The A/B buttons...not so much without a bit of assistance. On this one, the D-pad is only held up by the switches, and the Select/Start could be supported only by switches but Stacy made stabilizers for them out of foam anyway. I highly recommend stabilizers for the A/B buttons since it's easy to get them stuck, especially if you press them not exactly dead center. Plus, it's weird to press a button where only the middle gives you any resistance -- probably why Stacy made the foam stabilizers for the Select/Start too. Now, of course it all depends on the switches you get. Mine came from a local surplus electronics store and, while they have plenty now, no telling if they'll be able to get them again. They resemble the ones from this eBay listing but are actually Unimax 240-Y rather than Unimax 365A-Y.

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