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NES Memory Card Reader

Introduction
Step 1 Tools and Materials
Step 2 Making Space
Step 3 Make necessary slots
Step 4 Figure out the cord route
Step 5 Finish!

Nintendo Entertainment System NES System Console Controller Cartridge Game Retro DIY Hack How To Project Mod Modification Computer PC Mac Memory Card Reader CardReader

This is not a project I would do, simply because I don't use memory cards (except in my camera which has a usb cable anyway). However, if I did use memory cards, I would definitly give this project a try just because it makes such a cool peripheral. This project only requires cutting and gluing, so I would say that this is one of the easier projects. I like this project because its easy and just looks cool.

The original guide is here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Nintendo-controller-into-a-PC-card-reader/

How to make a NES Controller into a PC Memory Card Reader
Nintendo Entertainment System NES System Console Controller Cartridge Game Retro DIY Hack How To Project Mod Modification Computer PC Mac Memory Card Reader CardReader

Nintendo controller into a PC card reader


Put a card reader inside a Nintendo Controller for your desktop or laptop computer.

Any mention of this project must provide a link to www.zieak.com with credit to Ryan McFarland.

Nintendo Entertainment System NES System Console Controller Cartridge Game Retro DIY Hack How To Project Mod Modification Computer PC Mac Memory Card Reader CardReader

Step 1. Tools and materials


You'll need some stuff for this project:

A Nintendo Controller
A card reader of your choice
Small screwdrivers
A rotary tool
A hobby knife set
Glues

Nintendo Entertainment System NES System Console Controller Cartridge Game Retro DIY Hack How To Project Mod Modification Computer PC Mac Memory Card Reader CardReader

Step 2. Make some space


Glue the buttons in place and use the rotary tool to open up the case to make room for the card reader. Remember that you might want to get back in so try and leave the four corner screws something to bite into. Also think about the cord for the reader and how it will fit in the space available.

Nintendo Entertainment System NES System Console Controller Cartridge Game Retro DIY Hack How To Project Mod Modification Computer PC Mac Memory Card Reader CardReader

Step 3. Make the necessary slots


Mark the areas for the cards you want to be able to read. If you have a 12 in 1 card reader but only use one or two types of cards why bother with all the extra openings? Use the rotary took to cut the initial hole and then the razor to trim it up nicely.

Nintendo Entertainment System NES System Console Controller Cartridge Game Retro DIY Hack How To Project Mod Modification Computer PC Mac Memory Card Reader CardReader

Step 4. Figure out the cord route


If you can, trim away the cord and route it through the opening in the back of the controller. Then use hot glue to anchor everything in place. Remember to make sure you don't block acces to any of the slots you will be using for the cards.

Nintendo Entertainment System NES System Console Controller Cartridge Game Retro DIY Hack How To Project Mod Modification Computer PC Mac Memory Card Reader CardReader

Step 5. Finish!

Now enjoy your retro looking device!

The original guide is here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Nintendo-controller-into-a-PC-card-reader/

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