Turn an NES controller into a wallet #Do It Yourself#great-ideas#Nintendo#video games July 31 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw Photo from Instructables If you've decided to retire your old original Nintendo, think about re-purposing the controller into an awesome wallet. Instructables has a no-sew tutorial that only takes a screwdriver, pliers, glue, and a long zipper. Basically: Remove the screws, circuit board, and wiring using the pliers, but leaving the ones that hold the buttons in place. Use some glue to secure the underside of buttons so they don't fall out (ruining the look!). Get a zip that is long enough to go around three sides of the controller, and glue it around the inside edge of the plastic. Head over to Instructables for photos and details on each step. Just make sure you have a backup working controller in case you want to relive your 8-bit days again. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor + Project Wrangler and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video games and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, and cuddles with her feline fur baby. @enidjcoleslaw @whimsycatt PREVIOUS How long is an old tenant's mail my responsibility? NEXT Inviting, eclectic, colorful, comfortable, and ever-evolving: our home in Jakarta, Indonesia Toggle comments [ 3 ] Love it!! I've done something similar before with old cassette tapes. Reply Nice! The child accidentally bricked one of our controllers, and this might be a nice project for it. We could even give it to the child. XD Reply If one of our controllers ever decides to die, I will do this. Until then, I shall continue enjoying Kirby & Zelda for all their old-school goodness Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.