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Instructible user fungus amungus turned his broken Nintendo Entertainment System into a flash drive dock and modded his game cartridges with 8GB flash drives. Now when he inserts the game carts into the NES, the drives appear on his desktop. As a nice touch, he added custom icons for each drive so that he knows which cartridge is in the NES.

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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


  • http://twitter.com/wesgeorge Wesley George

    The real question is whether or not he has to blow in the cartridges before he inserts them into the NES to get the computer to recognize them. ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/keinarm.pinguin Dave Pløger

    http://www.retrode.org/ if i remember correctly, this is a similar attempt, but including a sega mega drive / genesis Port.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMUO6Y64CZUTZHAL3J7GX63E4U Big

      actually the retrode was to play actual cartridges on emulators whereas this uses a usb drive in cartridges.

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