DIY: Turn Your NES System Into Something Spectacular

DIY: Turn Your NES System Into Something Spectacular

Anthony Nguyen
Feb 5, 2009

Since we're going full-speed into our DIY month here at Unplggd and the rest of Apartment Therapy, I wanted to highlight one of my all time favorite DIY guides ever made, courtesy of the folks over at Instructables, the NES System Repurposing Guide. From turning your dust collecting Contra box into a PC, a lunchbox, or converting your NES controllers into belt buckles, there's definitely something for everyone in this awesome roundup of NES DIY projects. A few of our personal favorites can be had after the jump.

020409_an_nes2.jpgBuild a Nintendo NES PC: My favorite by far. You can essentially turn your old NES system into an dedicated emulator powerhouse, DVD player, and DivX player, all in one little box. I'm still working out a few kinks, but I should be finished with my own NES PC by the end of the week.

020409_an_nes3.jpgApple NES Remote: Here are a set of instructions to turn your old NES controllers into a dedicated media center remote for Mac laptops. We can't say we're not sucked in by its retro charm!

020409_an_nes4.jpgNES Zapper: If your kids really like playing those First Person Shooters, why not introduce them to something we were a little more familiar with in our day. By integrating a laser into a NES Zapper, you can essentially set up your own Nintendo-inspired game of laser tag in your back yard (given you have enough Zappers to go around).

Remember to submit your own DIY projects and win big! Big prizes await!

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