Ultra Awesome: NES coffee table FINAL POST!! RAH!!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

NES coffee table FINAL POST!! RAH!!!!

I've finally finished my giant NES controller/ coffee table/ storage box! Awesome!
The piece of glass that I had ordered arrived today, it looks super fresh.
Here are the photos of the final thing, with the glass on top:

You can see I got some tall clear rubber stoppers, which I stuck on the glass, so it doesn't damage the controller when it's sitting on top, and so it clears the height of the buttons:

And again, here are the pictures of what it looks like finished, without the glass.

And also again, here's how it opens up, to reveal the storage space inside, which I have already filled.

Look at the fun-vibes just radiating from Emily's face!:


Some people have asked for the blueprints I used to make it, so they can have a go at making one themselves (yay! I have inspired!).
I didn't really use "blueprints" for this, I basically just stuck my NES controller in a scanner and scanned it. I then printed it off so it filled an A4 page, and used that image to measure how far apart everything on the controller is.
The second half of these blueprints where are just a list of the pieces I needed to cut so I didn't forget.

One thing to remember if you try this, write a list of all possible tools that you might need.
The hardest tool to find for me was a 90mm Hole saw that I needed to cut the A and B buttons.
Take note that I have literally zero woodwork experience (my school never even had woodwork classes), besides the asteroids cabinet I made. However I did get a lot of advice from my dad and uncle about how I should do stuff (ie. like chiselling out the surface so the hinges sit flush etc.)


If you've just arrived at this post, here are all the previous posts I have posted with all the progress shots as I was making it:

NES coffee table
NES coffee table update 1: Bevelling the edges.
NES coffee table update 2: Making the buttons.
NES coffee table update 3: Making the D-pad.
NES coffee table update 4: Mounting the buttons.
NES coffee table update 5: Painting.
NES coffee table update 6: Wiring and final construction.

Here it is in action! zomg!:

236 comments:

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Annie_Weasley said...

I'm working away at my own Nes coffee table but I'm having some serious trouble with the wiring, I don't understand how you went from a 7 pin to a 9 pin? Have you any other info on the wiring it's hard to see it properly from the images! It's a surprise birthday present for someone so any help would be amazing! spacegirl3001@hotmail.com is my e-mail please help!

Anonymous said...

wow u rule u r the king. you must be Ben Heck's brother or something.

AntomanElven Out...

Bupp family said...

Can you make me one?? I want it for my husband for Christmas!! There's just no way I can do that. I'll pay good money! Please contact me: britters273atgmaildotcom

Thanks!

Aman said...

That's awesome, so impresive. Congrats on the final box looking sooo good.

Ca9ine said...

That's freaking AWESOME!
It's a shame I didn't come across this before now.

Great job, I love it!

Troggle Troll said...

Oh my god. You are my actual hero. I want one.

Franklin said...

Man, to be honest it happens to be one the most amazing ideas I have ever seen. Congratulations!!!

Jesslyn said...

I want to make one for my boyfriend!! It looks -awesome-. Love it.

Is there a cost estimation?

Horus said...

This is the best thing anyone has ever made. Ever. Except for porn.

younah said...

............ I am bowing down to you. right now.

Scottsdale Vacation Rentals said...

All of you haters are just jealous. LoL

Liebe said...

That's...awesome. I love the idea, and it turned out freaking fantastic.

You deserve this!
*gives you the monthly retro-award*

Anonymous said...

its great!

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Maelie Jade said...

I'm sure someone's asked this already, but how much for one??

Monica said...

This is the good blog with good images and good details. Please keep on posting the more stuff. I will like to hear more from you.

JohnAlex111 said...

This is the most awesome thing I have ever seen. :D

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David said...

Nice post

marrywilson01 said...

I love to see this, that's awesome.
Thanks for sharing.

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Anonymous said...

so cool coffee table.teach us in next time?

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Awesome Guy said...

Wow dude its really awesome table

Premium Leather Sofas said...

That's a cool table. Bet you could sell a fair few of those on Ebay.

Anonymous said...

Because you've blessed humanity with that awesome furniture, a 1up mushroom shall be given to you.

Anonymous said...

dude i'll give u one billion dollars 4 that!! no i wouldn't pay that much but if you wanted to sell it I'd buy it *hint hint*

cat-kater@web.de said...

i want this table! where i can get one? money is no problem ^^

email to: cat-kater@web.de

thx

Anonymous said...

wow.. way to copy Sparkfun..

mayal0 said...

I just built my own, and I'm having problems with the wiring. Did you ever have any problems with length of wire being too long and getting phantom presses or the button not working when pressed? Specifically the A button, but the left button might have the same problem.

Anonymous said...

So I'm not at all a gamer or handy by any means but if I were going to try and make this for my boyfriend how hard is it and about how much did it run to make? (With out the electrical components, I don't really need it to work)

chris said...

How much would you charge to make me one of those like that with out glass and shipping seriously I am a ebay member with 100% positive feed back and I could send you payment through it with paypal! email me at punkrockguy1978@yahoo.com, thanks

Mari Siqueira said...

muito legal esse blog, it's cool , hahaha i'm brazilian and love your blogger! :)

Mari Siqueira said...

i'ts cool hahasub

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