Sadly, the days of the original Nintendo Entertainment System are over. Unless you kept your original game system from the 80’s and 90’s, or you happen to stumble across one at a thrift store, you probably will never see the system, or its accessories, ever again. That is, unless they have been recycled into something new and unique.
These vintage NES video game controllers have been transformed from non-working electronic devices into clever and useful everyday items.
From hand-held gadget to hand-held wallet! Get step-by-step instructions on how to make this wallet here.
2. Storage Box
Sold on Etsy by GeekGear, this sleek container can be used to store small items such as keys, push pins, paper clips and screws.
Ryan McFarland likes to find old NES game controllers at thrift stores and turn them into cool new accessories. He shows you to make this working mouse on his website here.
4. Belt Buckle
These belt buckles are made from real recycled NES controllers. You can buy the belt buckle alone, or with a black leather belt.
5. iPod Shuffle Mod
This sleep controller-turned-iPod is what every music and gaming fan needs. The up and down buttons control the volume, the right and left buttons control the tracks and the A button controls Play and Pause.
Yes, this is an actual, working doorbell made from a game controller.
7. PC Card Reader
Another amazing creation by Ryan McFarland. You can learn how to make this PC card reader here.
8. iPhone/iPod Dock
GeekUnique sold this cool iPhone/iPod dock on Etsy. It comes with a USB cable that can be plugged into your computer and charged.