(this is my first post, so bear with me!)
i was wandering through the delightfully delighting world of thrift stores one day, on my own personal preasure hunt when i stumbled across this...
a super fabulous old school NES controller. how perfect.
but what in the heck could i make from it?
a wracked my brain for a couple of days till my lightbulb moment.
"ah ha!" a belt buckling idea was born.
my steps to making your own fabulous belt buckle...
1. get tiny screw driver and undo all screws on the back. pull backing off.
2. cut the console cord where it's sautered in the inside. (you'll want to keep the microchipping goodness in there so that you can play with the buttins for fun!)
3. get some sweet needle nose pliers and a nail (not a screw, or this part won't work well, TRUST ME!)
4. holding the nail with pliers, heat it with a candle. definitely fun if you're all thumbs and accident prone much like myself. melt 2 holes. one between the first two holes on the top right and one on the bottom between the coresponding two holes. see image below. (i appologize for my crappy spelling. it's been a long day. haha)
5. make third hole for a flat ended screw and bolt... you'll need that for your belt buckle to attach to the hole on your belt. see image below again. (NOTE: you must have a belt that uses blet buckles, otherwise this whole thing is botched. oh the technicalities!)
6. take a coat hanger and wire cutters. cut a long straight piece that you can bend with the needle nose pliers to get the desired width of your belt. you'll want extra length when putting the hanger metal through the holes, so that you can bend them towards each other in order for it to hold without falling apart when you're out on the town.
7. return backing to its home on the back of the controller, making sure all screws are secured... securely, lol.
8. don't be upset if these instructions suck. im the worst at explaining stuff.
9. enjoy your new belt buckle!
I'm so hip I'm hop!
i appologize for the crap instructions. lol. goodluck!