Instructables: Turn your borked NES into a flash drive

Mar 9, 2011
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Instructables: Turn your borked NES into a flash drive

fungus amungus posted this over on Instructables last week. It's a simple mod that allows you to turn a dead Nintendo Entertainment System into a neat little USB gadget. This is a simple little hack, but it's definitely worth checking out. It's a two part mod, he needed to modify both the NES and the cartridges to make the whole NES USB-Flash franken-marriage happen. But, broken NES's are a dime a dozen, and anyone can get Tetris on a hundred-dozen different platforms.

Stop before you go tearing through your Mom's attic looking for your old console. He mentions that you need to pick up a special bit to open up your old NES cartridges and take out the old spittle covered guts. Then you need your trusty Dremel (you have a dremel right?) to carve a flash drive sized slot out of the cart. After grinding out the plastic from inside the cart and from within the NES itself, he glued down one of those USB extension cables to the inside bit.

We're all chuckling about this amusing little hack. Mr. amungus also released a quick demo video to go along with the guide. Check it out below.

Check out the whole guide on Instructables here.


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