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What to do with old nintendo? Answered

Well yesterday was the community garage sale, and today is trash day. So everyone is throwing out the stuff they didn't sell. Here I was, walking down the street when...VOILA...I see an old Nintendo console with a game in it, and one controller sitting right on top. So, what should I do with it?

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Silas (author)2007-03-30

BLASFEMY! Don't kill the NES!!!

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Weissensteinburg (author)Silas2007-03-30

It was broken, wouldn't turn on.

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Weissensteinburg (author)2007-03-29

Well guys, as of now it's a stereo. I put in some computer speakers, with the wire coming out of the game slot. And the power cord out the power jack. If I find something i need at target (i don't shop there much, bad customer relations) i'll definitely get a gift card. They do let you keep it afterwards, right?

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royalestel (author)2007-03-26

Brainstorm: With the controller make a belt buckle. You could get a Target MP3 gift card and hack it so the NES controller is the case for the mp3 player. With the console you could, um, make it a really cool bread box, or secret storage compartment, "bread" box where you hide your money, store legos in it, make it a fish bowl (you could pretend you're playing the fish), a paper shredder (insert paper instead of games), air purifier, security system for your room, boombox (that would be cool,make the controller the play and skip buttons.) Actually, yeah, all the coolest ideas seem to be to turn the thing into some kind of portable stereo that you use the controller to . . . control it with. So that's my final recommendation. Get an old stereo and crash it together with the NES.

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I really like this boom box idea. I could make the cd drive come out of the game slot. But aren't all the buttons attached to a circuit board? So the buttons wouldn't be right for the controller. I also like the idea of making the controller into an mp3 player.

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The buttons are attached to a circuit board, but you could cut the traces and solder wires to them. You could totally make the controller replace some standard stereo button functions.

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hmm...I know I would mess up soldering such a small thing...im not so talented with soldering. I could still make it into a stereo, and then maybe use the controller for something else. Maybe a flash drive? When I was thinking of putting a computer into it, I thought of making it into a mouse :P. I wish I had a flat mp3 player to put into it.

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You know what? You could mess up the oldering, but so what? You could also fix it. Have you considered that maybe the only thing stopping you from making a cool NES mp3 player is your fear? By the way, there's a great $50 target gift card that is ALSO an MP3 player. So if you have something else you're going to buy at target, just buy the gift card first, and then buy your item with it, or get one from ebay. It's a very flat MP3 player. You can do this, man. Just start making it and you'll figure it out along the way. Start today! Now if possible! You're smart, you can do it!

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sam (author)2007-03-25
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Weissensteinburg (author)sam2007-03-25

I don't have any cords for it, and I have one game...I'd rather make it into something nifty.

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sam (author)Weissensteinburg2007-03-26

ok.. turn the game cartridge into an mp3 player case.. Hook it up so that you can plug the cartridge (including the mp3) into the nintendo, and set the nintendo up as a small sound system..

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teaaddict314 (author)2007-03-26

theres an instructable for turning it into a computer....go search nes computer and it should come up....if you want to make it a cheap computer though, i suggest only getting 512 ram instead of 1g or w/e and keeping the parts cheap and installing linux instead of windows....linux doesnt require nearly as much ram and new chips and stuff as windows does

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I actually thought about this, but I dont have any computers to spare, or that are small enough to fit in there. And i'd really like to spend little to nothing on it.

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