Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Nintendo Game Controller Synths Beep and Bleep Their Way Back From the Dead

 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  September 8, 2010


I certainly don’t remember my old Nintendo controller making crazy sounds, but I actually rather like the idea of building synthesizers into old video game controllers.

nes_synthesizer

Gadget hacker Michael Rucci builds his audio mods into old electronic toys and other salvaged parts, but my personal faves are his Nintendo controller synths. He’s currently got this NES synth up on his Etsy shop.

But from the looks of things he’s also done a version with one of those beefy NES Advantage controllers, using a pair of square-wave oscillators for sound generation.

All of Michael’s synths make a variety of unusual analog sounds, and could be great for making electronic music, or just for having fun making noises. Unfortunately they don’t still function as game controllers, but I suppose that would get annoying when you play anyhow.



Nextool TaoBar

Nextool TaoBar

Cardboard Mario Kart Hovercraft

Cardboard Mario Kart Hovercraft

Building an Iron Spider-Man Suit

Building an Iron Spider-Man Suit

Lotus Project LEVA is a New Lightweight EV Architecture

Lotus Project LEVA is a New Lightweight EV Architecture

2022 Subaru WRX Gets a New GT Trim

2022 Subaru WRX Gets a New GT Trim

2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Is Ready for Off-Roading

2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Is Ready for Off-Roading

Advertisement