HOW TO – Add LEDs to a NES controller

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HOW TO – Add LEDs to a NES controller

Silas shows you how to add LEDs that light up when the buttons are pressed on a NES controller, nice update to a retro pad – “So I’ve noticed that there’s “a lot” of people, talking about how they would add LED’s to their NES pads, that lights when a button is pressed. Sadly noone seems to do anything about it… So I desided to something about it…”Link.


  • 10 mods for a NES controller – Link.
  • NES Controller cellphone mod – Link.
  • NES Controller USB Hub w/Wireless – Link.
  • HOW TO – NES controller for Xbox mod – Link.
  • NES controller MP3 player… – Link.
  • More NES controller projects – Link.

6 thoughts on “HOW TO – Add LEDs to a NES controller

  1. Emrikol says:

    I know “because you can” but… if “a lot” of people are asking for this… why?

  2. philliptorrone says:

    a lot of MAKEing things is about “why not” :)

  3. aydiosmio says:

    I’ll have to play devil’s advocate and wonder myself exactly who was asking “about how they would add LED’s to their NES pads”. But I’ve seen project posted here with much less DIY merit, so I think we can safely say “why not?”

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