Create a USB hub & Memory Key Out of an NES Controller

It is no surprise that we love the classic NES controller at Unplggd. Who isn't a sucker for a little tech nostalgia? Some of our favorite designs inspired by the NES controller have included a very neat coffee table and a slick mouse. The latest addition to our "All Things Classic Nintendo" file is this neat USB hub and memory key which is made from the NES controller making it the perfect hub for your Mario inspired home office.

Instructables user Hackademic shows us how to create a USB hub, memory key and portable emulation station out of an NES controller.

To make this project, in addition to the NES controller, you will need a non-powered USB hub (ideally one with three ports on the front and one on the side), and a small USB memory key. The tools needed for this project include a Phillips screwdriver, Dremel rotary tool, and a glue gun.

Check out the post on Instructables for easy-to-follow DIY instructions.

[Images Hackademic]

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