Nintendo Advantage Guitar Pedal




Introduction: Nintendo Advantage Guitar Pedal

In this project I used a broken Nintendo Advantage controller and a signal booster guitar pedal kit to create what I like to call the "power-up".

What you will need:

Nintendo Advantage Controller
Guitar Pedal Kit (most should fit inside the enclosure)
Soldering iron
Power Screwdriver
Small Phillips head screwdriver
3/8" Drill Bit

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Step 1: Strip Out the Parts

Use screwdriver to take off the back of the controller. Then proceed to strip out all the parts except for the joystick portion. Remember to save all the original materials, we will end up using most of the materials to piece the controller back together.

Step 2: Make Sure You Have All the Materials

This is what came in my General Guitar Gadgets Alembic StratoBlaster kit. Make sure whatever kit you get that you have all the pieces necessary to build a successful working pedal.

Step 3: Drill Time!

Take a power screwdriver and a 3/8" drill bit and proceed to drill two holes on the backside of the controller for your in/out jacks. Then on the right side of your controller drill another hole for you AC jack. Finally drill a hole in the center the red B button that you had taken out earlier. Once all the holes have been drilled, the parts will then fit snug and can be screwed on.

*I recommend using some type of measuring device so your holes are as clean and precise as possible.

Step 4: Glueing and Fitting

I gathered all my original buttons and used an adhesive to place them back in their original positions. I also glued both the A and B Buttons (with switch) into their positions. Lastly, I took the LED that came with the kit and glued it in where the old LED rested.

Step 5: Soldering and a Little Elbow Grease

Use the instructions that came with your pedal kit to solder all the pieces to your circuit board. Once it is complete it is then ready to be placed in your controller!

Step 6: Wires! Oh My!

Yeah, it looks pretty overwhelming, but if you follow your instructions it is fairly simple to solder the wires to the rest of your parts without getting confused. After you have completed the soldering steps you can glue in your final pieces which are the old LED, and one of the volume knobs (which both won't be for working purposes, more for aesthetics).

One of the other neat things I incorporated was I used one of the turbo knobs as my volume control knob. They are built the same way so all you have to do is put it in the position and place the original cap on the top.

Step 7: Your Very Own Nintendo Pedal

Use your screwdriver to place the back cover on and FINITO! you have your very own Nintendo guitar pedal. Plug it in and let your effects roar.

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    4 Discussions


    9 years ago on Step 7

    Awesome idea! do you have any issues with outside electronic interference without having shielding inside the modded case? i need to go to my local goodwill and see if i can find anything interesting to put some of my stuff in. And BTW i LOVE general guitar gadgets


    9 years ago on Step 7

    You should put a pedal in wich uses more of the buttons on the joystick, would be cooler ;)

    nice idea, im going to make a pedal with my old sega controller


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Why do you take  out all of the buttons if you only need to take out a few of them?


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Really awesome idea. Gotta get myself a Nintendo Advantage now to do this. I love how there are two dials already on the controller.