Make Bike Riding Safer At Night With An NES Controller

Make Bike Riding Safer At Night With An NES Controller

Joelle Alcaidinho
Apr 14, 2011

Something that combines our love of bike riding and classic video games? Yes, please. This Instructables project shows how to mod an old NES controller into a flashing LED light for bike riding at night. Read on for how you can display your old school video game love along with your desire to be seen at night while riding your bike.

The humble NES controller... is there anything it has not been turned into? On that note of upcycling non-working NES controllers, Instructables user Daniel Bauen decided to mod their "icon of a wasted childhood" into something he hoped would "blind(ing) a motorist or two into a fit of retro rage."

To make this project you will need: an NES controller, 12 ultra bright LEDs (6 red & 6 yellow), glue (be careful if using super glue as it slightly dissolves the NES controller plastic), 2 AAA battery holder (Radio Shack is a great source), and double sided Velcro straps.

While his goals might be slightly dubious (do we really want motorists to have more rage?), increasing one's visibility while riding a bike at night is always a good idea.

Check out the project on Instructables for the complete instructions.

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(Image: Instructables User Daniel Bauen licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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