Turn Your Old NES Controller Into An Optical Mouse

If there's one thing I love, it's turning vintage equipment into something useful again. Especially when it comes to gaming hardware. The original NES always stands out in my mind because it was my first gaming console, so I always enjoy seeing it hacked into something cool.

While many of us haven't held an old NES controller in our hands for quite some time, this mod will ensure that you use it on a daily basis. It turns your old (nearly) useless controller into a fully-functional mouse.

It really doesn't take much to accomplish, and could likely be done by someone with little skill. I bet it wouldn't be too hard to even make one wireless.

The NES Controller Optical Mouse [via gizmodo]