When is an NES controller not just an NES controller? When you take a broken one and transform it into a fully-functional computer mouse. Continue reading to see more.

Opti Nintendo

Thanks to the guts of a Logitech MX 400, this modder was able to convert a broken NES controller he had laying around into the Opti Nintendo. Though it may not be very ergonomic, the mouse does retain USB connectivity.


Most optical mice are boring, not this one. To make your own, you’ll need an NES controller, optical mouse, dremel tool, lots of glue, soldering gun, and four-five hours. Despite not having much room to work with, all internal boards were neatly secured.