Modder places USB flash drive in Atari 2600 cart

Well, kids, if you like your USB drives with a little style, a little kitsch, and far too large to be carried conveniently, a gentleman named Robotic Evil, Inc. has just the thing for you. The evil one is hard at work as we speak, taking 2GB thumb drives and placing them in the artifacts of genuine geek nostalgia. Really, who wouldn’t want to receive a hand-assembled computer peripheral in the shape of an Atari game cartridge or an NES controller? These things cost $29.99 (add another $5 for shipping and handling) and they’re available at this dude’s Etsy store. Check out the NES controller / drive yourself after the break.

[Via BoingBoing]

Via [Engadget]

NES in a NES cart!?

Ok.. JUST cool…  Someone crammed a fully-loaded NES into the body of one it’s own carts..

Fami-Cart NES System on a Cartridge


Fami-Card NES System on a Cartridge


Fami-Card NES System on Cartridge Powered Up

There’s something just a little mind-bending about a game cartridge that isn’t a cartridge at all, and instead is a console itself. If you think about the concept too hard, it might just cause a rift in the space-time continuum.

[Via Technabob]
[via Ben Heck Forums]

NES Backback

nes_pad_backpack.jpgI spent a great deal of my youth playing our Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Playing games like Super Mario Bros., Metroid, the Legend of Zelda, Mega Man and Final Fantasy. I whiled away both summer, fall, winter and spring days and nights trying to perfect my strategy against Metal Man or leveling up my Fighters, White Mage and Black Mage for that final battle with Ganon. I lived, breathed and ate that NES. Its controller has emblazoned itself onto my subconscious for all eternity.

So you can imagine my glee when I saw this NES Controller Backpack. This officially licensed Nintendo backpack is comprised of one large main compartment, three external zipper pockets and two net storage pockets. The backpack features a padded inside panel (good for toting around a laptop…or your NES console) and heavy-duty padded shoulder straps for comfort as you tote around your vintage Nintendo Power Magazine collection.

The bag measures about 12″ X 17″ X 6″ and features the original NES controller design prominently displayed on the back. It can all be yours for 40 Rupees (or $40).

[80’s Tees via OhGizmo!]

The NES in an NES controller

Hackers never stop, always thinking of new ways to bring functionality to old products. The original NES controller seems to be a never ending source of ideas for the hack/mod crowd. Now we have an NES controller that houses…NES games. Check out the link to see how it’s done!

hacked 2player tetris starting

Info and more pics here

Source: The NES in an NES controller
Originally published on Mon, 15 Jan 2007 19:18:58 GMT