10 of Our Favorite Gamer DIY Projects

It's no secret that at Unplggd we love all things DIY and are a little bit geeky when it comes to gaming. Since gift giving season is right around the corner it made sense to roundup some of our favorite gaming inspired DIY projects. Hopefully a few will inspire you to create the perfect gift for the gamer on your list.

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  • Nano + Dreamcast = Awesome Using a few tools including an ultrasonic cutter, Goteking altered his Dreamcast VMU to fit his new iPod Nano. Although the buttons do not work, this hack is still pretty fun and is a nice way to protect your new Nano.
  • The NES PC Turn your old NES system into an dedicated emulator powerhouse, DVD player, and DivX player, Hatsuli shows you how in this Instructable.
  • Weighted Companion Cube Tissue Box This tissue box is an adorable way to show your gaming chops. Pattern by JavaKat.
  • Painted XBox Controller This adorable DIY was done by Flickr user Daniel Wøhlk as a present for his girlfriend.
  • Apple NES Remote Instructables user Agurri took an old NES controller and turned it into a remote for his Mac. See it in action in the video below.

  • Nintendo Bedding Wanting a special gift for her brother's upcoming birthday, Instructables user Rpaxton created this custom set of bedding inspired by the classic gaming system.
  • The Hackintosh XBox Created by Will Urbina in order to enter the Intel Core Custom Challenge, this device like its name implies runs OS X.
  • Nintendo Cartridge Console Spotted on Blog Kotomi, this Super Mario Bros. cartridge holds an entire Nintendo Entertainment System. The top of the game features A/V ports, while where the game would normally plug into the original gray box you'll find controller ports.
  • NES Controller USB Hub & Memory Key Created by Instructables user Hackademic, this neat USB hub and memory key is made from an NES controller making it the perfect hub for your Mario inspired home office.
  • Playstation Coffee Table This over-sized controller is made out of plywood, MDF, and veneer and topped with glass. The project took Mark M 20 weeks to make and was presented as a final project for school.
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