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NES Wallet

Introduction
Step 1. Things you need
Step 2. Kill a controller
Step 3. Glue time!
Step 4. Stick the zip
Step 5. Finished!

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This is a really cool and easy hack, and does not require much time to make. This is one of the more useful projects compared to many others that just look awesome. I find it a bit too small to keep all the things I keep in my wallet (cards and notes), but I find it works perfectly for coins. From looking at the pictures, I thought it looked more like a purse for women, but after seeing it from different angles, I realized that it suites guys perfectly too.

The origional guide came from: http://www.instructables.com/id/no-sew-Nes-controller-Wallet/

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No sew NES controller Wallet


Another reinvention of this gaming classic
no sew Nes controller Wallet

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Step 1. Things you need


One sacrificial Nes controller
Small phillips screwdriver
Wire snip pliers
UHU glue
Long Zip

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Step 2. Kill a controller


Unscrew controller backing (a couple of to screws may be immovable, if this is the case remove as many as possible then carefully pry apart the controller and snap the screw mounts)
Remove circut board and wire. using pliers snap off any of the screw holders/wire guides etc
Leave the ones that hold the button pads in place

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Step 3. Try not to stick your fingers to the project...


Use a blob of glue to secure the rubber backing of the keys so they dont fall out -repeat for each key

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Step 4. Stick the zip


This step is kind of fiddly, try to get a zip that is at least long enough to go around 3 sides of the controller. use a piece of ribbon or similar to bridge the gap along the bottom (to form a hinge).
Glue around the inside edge of the controller and attach zip, use an old bank card to press the zip to the edge. Work out which way round you want you wallet to be and make sure the middle of the zip is at hat side. Glue around the inner edge on the back plate and line up the zip, sticking as much as you can before unzipping (helps lining it up) finish positioning zip.

Glue a strip of ribbon around the remaining edge then to the other plate. agin use the card to press the edges in.

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Step 5. Finshed!


Tidy up any loose edges with a little extra glue where requred. make sure it has properly dried before using.

My entry to the Wallet competition was a abit last minute as my first design didnt work...
My sewing machine broke part way in, hence the no sew aproach.

The origional guide came from: http://www.instructables.com/id/no-sew-Nes-controller-Wallet/

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