DIY NES USB Controller Plays Games, Contains Emulator For Playing More Games


This DIY hack does what modders have been doing with NES controllers for years, and then adds an awesome twist. First of all, it's a USB controller that lets you play classic Nintendo games on your laptop. The cool part is there's an emulator crammed inside the controller and it contains all the software and ROMs you need to have a pretty intense retro Nintendo party all by yourself. So far designer Jay Kaye has made three; how about a couple thousand more?

From the look of the finished result pic below, I was reminded of Club Nintendo SNES Classic Controller (Japan only), and became insanely jealous all over again.

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jiveabillion
jiveabillion

What he needs to do is make a usb dongle with a female port (or 2) for the NES controller instead of putting the keyboard controller and memory card inside the controller, that way it will be easier to make and you could use NES Max, NES advantage, the power glove, track pad, robbie the robot, and any other ridiculous NES controller you might have laying around. It might take away from the coolness factor though. @PlayerX: After reading his tutorial, it looks like you could do this with just about any system with working emulators.