Intro: NES Cartridge External HDD
Hi ,everybody !
(It's my first instructable , and appologizes for my poor english !!)
When i see this two instructables :
i want to do the same think !
First , i want to do this with the gold cartridge of Zelda , but it's was too expensive and when i mean it was a sacrilege !!
i have a Mario Bros/Duck Hunt , so i decide to use it.
I use also for my project a small hard disk (20go) and a USB - IDE cable adapter (4.62 $ at ebay seller "keyhere" ).
For the cartridge , i use a small tool to unscrew and open the box.
in the center of the box , i started to cut the hole for the screw whtih my smalls knifes and i use my dremell to make all flat as possible.
I use this cheaper USB - IDE cable adapter (4.62 $ at ebay seller "keyhere" ) , i open it and i desolder all the connectors (ide 44 pins for hdd 2.5 , ide 40 pins for hdd3.5 and sata).
I wire one by on , the usb adapter and the 44 pins connector , i use for this a old ruban cable for floppy drive.
To solder , i use this excredible solder paste (dealextreme, sku 4711 , only 3.57$) .
You put the wire in the paste and when you touch with the solder iron , you have à solder !
When all the wires are solder , i use my hot glue gun , to fix the wires in a steady position ,
I solder the mini usb , i use again the hot glue gun .
I cut a small piece of plastic , i screw a screw ( was shortened)for obstruct the middle hole (and also for the small detail ...) , i fix the plastic with the screw inside.
I put the original game ,
I put all in the nes box , i fix the mini usb by the hot glue gun (again and again!!)
I close the Nes cartridge and......
This is my Nes Cartridge External HDD !!!
And it's still playable !!
For the Nes icon , i made an .ico with znsoft icon maker , i create an .inf file with this inside :
icon=2.ico (2 was the name of the icon)
i put the two on the root of the nes hdd .
That's all for my first instructable!
I hope you love it , and i thanks all of you to read me !
Bye , perhaps a another instructable .......