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.


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.

  • 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. ;-)

  • Dave Pløger if i remember correctly, this is a similar attempt, but including a sega mega drive / genesis Port.

    • Big

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