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How To Build a Giant Floor Mat Nintendo Controller

Watch more Fun Tech & Science Projects videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Turn a Nintendo game system and controller into a giant floor mat controller. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Take apart the controller Take apart the controller, and remove the green circuit panel. Each of the 8 controller button terminals has 2 leads - one that connects to ground, and the other that goes to one of 8 poles. Make a mental note of which button leads to which pole. Step 2: Solder wire to poles Flip the board over and solder a length of red wire to each of these 8 poles. Solder a length of black wire to the ground terminal. Tip Make sure you attach at least 5 feet of wire to each pole; they'll need to stretch a long way. Step 3: Cover cardboard with foil Cover the large piece of cardboard with aluminum foil, and tape the single ground wire to this base layer. Step 4: Stack construction paper Stack 4 pieces of construction paper together and cut several holes in them. Tape the stack along its edges to the aluminum foil in the same location as the button you're creating. Step 5: Tape foil over paper Tape a smaller piece of foil over the construction paper -- but make sure it's not touching the base layer of foil. Step 6: Tape wire to foil Tape the corresponding button wire to the small piece of foil. Step 7: Repeat Repeat this process for the remaining seven buttons. Step 8: Cut out felt Cut out felt in the shape of the actual controller buttons. Step 9: Attach oversized buttons Flip the cardboard over, attach the oversized buttons, and get ready to hop around like Super Mario himself. Did You Know? The Nintendo company was founded in 1889 and originally produced handmade Japanese playing cards.
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