10 DIY Projects For the 8 and 16-bit Gamer

It's Gaming and Entertainment month here at Unplggd and we cannot think of a better way to start it off than by celebrating three things we love, DIY, gaming, and all things retro. Take a gander at ten of our favorite retro gaming DIY projects from our archives and beyond.

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  • NES Stepping Stones This great way to subtly display your love of gaming is from Instructables member member Fungus Amungus, and is in the form of NES stepping stones.
  • 1Up Mushroom Baby Quilt Craftster member Manicmaiden wanted to create a baby quilt that was both geeky and classic and we think she did a fantastic job.
  • Workbench Playable NES Wanting something to soothe out the stress from a frustrating project, Instructables user Miltron_B created a way to escape to the world of NES right from his workbench.
  • Real Life Mario Brother Coin Block Yes, these instructions from Instructables user Brunoip are for your very own, wall mounted coin block that actually makes the original sound and pops a coin out from the top like its video game equivalent.
  • Apple NES Remote Want a nifty classic gaming inspired remote for your Mac? Follow Instructables user Agurri and make your own out of an old NES controller. See it in action in the video below.

  • Pac-Man & Space Invaders Toaster Instructables user 5Volt used some aluminum to turn an ordinary toaster into a retro gaming breakfast extravaganza.
  • Phaser Alarm Clock Turn that alarm off using all those Duck Hunt skills and add some zing to your mornings in the form of a vintage gaming light gun alarm clock. Follow the instructions provided by Instructables user Kipkay to make your own.
  • NES Cartridge Wireless Router Ever wanted to create your own wireless router using an NES cartridge housing? Instructables user UnconventionalHacker shows you how.
  • NES Controller Bike Light Display your old school video game love along with your desire to be seen at night while riding your bike with this project from Instructables user Daniel Bauen.
  • NES Zapper Follow Instructables user Darkeru's instructions and create your own game of laser tag using vintage gaming light guns.
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