The retro hits just keep on coming! Nintendo has been banking on our love for nostalgia lately reviving tons of classic games and consoles. Late last year they released a limited production run of the NES classic that had about 30 installed classic NES games and included 1 retro controller. They were next to impossible to purchase selling out almost instantly everywhere and even bringing Amazon’s servers to a crawl. I guess the next console in the progression of things is the SNES Classic!
SNES Classic launching later this year:
Looks like we will be able to purchase this closer to the end of the year, sometime late September. This time around however the unit will include two controllers and will have an $80 price point.
Games will include:
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Do you love retro gaming? Maybe a big fan of the original Nintendo Entertainment System? (NES) This new console may interest you.
Back in the fall around the holidays Nintendo released the NES Mini Classic Edition console with about 30 included games. The units sold out from Amazon in about 10 minutes. The demand was so high it crashed Amazon’s web servers.
Then to make matters worse, Nintendo announced that they have discontinued this wildly popular product! If you wish to buy one they are still available on Amazon albeit at a premium price $160!
There’s a new player in town! The Retron HD NES Console
Maybe the crazy demand for a retro Nintendo was a good thing. Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the Hyperkin RetroN 1 HD Gaming Console. At only $40 this little retro console looks like a great performer. It has the capability to play every Nintendo NES game ever released, and is compatible with both NTSC and PAL games. Continue reading “Love retro gaming? This new NES console can play every game!”
This is a fun project even without the sound. I enjoy taking vintage NES cartridges and making them into clocks. No worries the cartridges are broken beyond repair before I gut and start drilling holes in them. The NES cartridge clock is a great way to recycle.
I will cover building the clock in another post later on. This article is going to focus on adding the audio module and making them sing.
Supplies You Will Need
- 30 Second audio recording module – $12.00
- An old Nintendo NES cartridge – Ebay or Free(if you have one)
- Soldering iron – $16.00
- Small piece of wire – You got this
- Hot glue / or any glue $11.00
- NES Security bit – $5.00
Let’s get building
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This is a fun project that takes an old Nintendo NES controller and converts it into a cool USB drive that your friends will envy.
Time to build: 1 hours
Skill Level: Easy
A classic NES controller. Can be found on EBAY or at the bottom of your closet or in the basement.
Any USB drive extracted from its case. I used a 16gb drive for this project.
A USB extension cable. I found this one laying around the shop.
Continue reading “How to make a Nintendo NES controller USB flash drive.”