NES USB controller with 4GB storage space

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by snake2, May 26, 2011.

  1. snake2
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    The other day I was going through some things and found my old NES stuff and quickly saw much potential. I wanted to use the controller on my PC and further wanted to store the ROMs on the controller also so I did some shopping.

    I bought a USB hub and a NES to USB converter chip, first thing I did was crack open the USB hub and remove the actual USB ports and original wire leaving me with this

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    Next was to open up and remove the USB port from an old 4GB flash drive I had laying around and wired everything up

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    Next I hot glued the flash drive and converter chip to the NES PCB

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    and cleaned up the wiring a bit

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    and last I had to grind down one of the posts on the back of the case so everything can fit

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    I will also be using this to store my school files and can't wait to see every ones reaction when I plug this into the computer
     
  2. Schlupi

    Schlupi Gbatemp's Official Earthbound Maniacâ„¢

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    WIN. YES. I would pay money for this. [​IMG]
     
  3. hatredg0d

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    i would also buy one of these, but i suppose, it would probably cost about the same to make one. looks fun to make though
     
  4. spinal_cord

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    I used to have a SNES controller like this, even had an automatic menu system auto running from the flash drive to make it truly plug-n-play. I had a bunch of old emulators on it with a joypad controlled menu etc. Was fun while it lasted, but the flash drive started acting up so I returned it ro a regular USB SNES joypad.

    Other cool stuff to make from NES controllers can be fun, like a game case or alarm clock, not to mention a USB Lego? man...

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  5. Toader

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    This guy here sells them but they're pricey.
     
  6. snake2
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    after buying everything
    controller was free since it was found in the closet
    converter chip + USB wire($21)
    hub ($12)
    USB drive was also free I had it left over from when I upgraded to a 16GB drive

    I spent $33 kind of pricy for a PC controller but it was fun and I can't wait to show it off to my friends

    A guy I work with want me to do a SNES one for him, when that one is ready I will post about that
     
  7. wolffangalchemist

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    you know you could do this with a original Xbox controller pretty cheap too, all you'd need is the hub, flash drive and a spare usb cable to mutilate.
    also could probably mafangle a similar set up with a ps2 controller as well, but space would be much more limited.
     
  8. Ammako

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    Man, that's amazing.
     
  9. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

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    Original xbox controller only needs you to rewire, there is a hub already in them for the two memory card ports (both the joypad and the memory cards are USB with different connectors).