So what happens when your gadgets die? Do they go to gadget heaven? Do you take them to a recycling center to make sure they are disposed of properly? Or are you one of the “I don’t care” people who simply throw them into the trash bin?
Redditor Massenus1 has found the perfect solution for his dead Nintendo by making a lunch box out of it. Who carries around a lunch box these days? I don’t really know, but if I worked at a “real” office and had to bring my lunch with me everyday, I would not mind using this cool Nintendo lunch box! (By the way, if you have lots of Nintendo Games, try this cool boys’ “toy” made with the cartridges.)
So what happened here? Massenus says that some of the connection pins had corroded and the console just stopped working. Whatever the reason for the death of his beloved Nintendo, I think the result of his creativity is worth it. This Nintendo lunch box can hold a sandwich.
But wait, there’s more! This baby can really hold a good amount of goodies that will keep that hungry belly full.
Here’s how Massenus came up with this:
- Unscrew everything.
- Dremel off the screw mounts inside the case (leave the ones around the edges.)
- A few pieces of duct tape form a hinge in the back.
- Front and center are two plastic cylinders used for screws (One top, one bottom.) Trim one down the width of two magnets. Glue magnets to cylinders.
- Cut controller cord an inch or two over comfortable handle length.
- Plug in one side. (Add some superglue for stability.)
- Strip and thread the other side through where the red light was.
- Glue the wires down on the inside.
- Dremel two small holes in the sides of the controller.
- Unscrew controller, reassemble as shown centered on handle.
As he said, it was painfully easy. I think the death of the console was more painful than the transformation to lunch box. Painful or not, I think that this is an awesome way to recycle the iconic gadget that the NES is. What do you think? What would you do with a dead console?