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4 Cool Ways to Recycle Nintendo Video Game Cartridges

As much as I enjoy modern-day video game consoles like the Wii, Xbox and PlayStation, nothing compares to the most awesome game console of them all: the original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. I loved games like the original Super Mario Bros., Contra, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out and Castlevania.

Previously I showed you 8 ways to recycle Nintendo video game controllers. Now here are 4 unique ways to turn those old school Nintendo game cartridges into cool new products.

1.  Hard Drives

Etsy seller 8BitMemory recycles old Nintendo video game cartridges into cool external hard drives.

Images: Etsy

2. Lamp
This unique lamp is made from a Duck Hunt video game cartridge and zapper!
Image: Bonanza
3.  Clocks
Etsy seller CocoClock salvages old NES video game cartridges from game shops and turns them into clocks.
 Images: Etsy
4. The HarmoNESica
Oh yes, this guy can show you how to turn an NES video game cartridge into a fully-functioning harmonica. Click here for DIY directions.
 Image: Zedomax
Here’s proof that it actually works:

About Trish Broome

Trish is a half Korean hip hop head who writes satire music articles on The Rap Insider and muses over culture and diversity on Mixed Nation. In her spare time you can find her eating kimchi or tweeting at @TheGreenGroove.


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