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Encrypt Your Flash Drive With The Konami Code

By Chris Scott Barr

When you’re a geek, you tend to be creative about the things you do. You like to pay homage to the nostalgic geekdom of your youth when you can. Take this awesome NES controller hack. Sure, we’ve all seen someone put a flash drive into a game controller, but this guy takes it to a whole new level.  After all, what’s more nostalgic than the Konami Code?

Unlike ordinary flash drives, when you plug this one in, it won’t actually show up on your computer. That’s because the flash drive won’t actually get power until you enter the correct sequence of buttons on the controller. If you don’t know what that sequence is, then don’t even bother watching the video above. This hack is definitely one of the harder ones out there, but totally worth it.

[ Protodojo ] VIA [ Crunchgear ]








  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19701276 facebook-19701276

    I'm totally doing that to my old NES controller. I have to say…it tops my homemade tennis ball flash drive.

  • nenriel

    Ok this is awesome and I seriously want to make one but… If I found an old NES in the back of my uncle's garage, I would be rocking some classic Zelda, not taking apart the controllers.

  • Raj_Singh

    This is awesome! I have to come here more often :)

  • bobgdotnet

    its a great hack, but I'd love to be able to use the controller to brows data, or possibly play emulated games stored on the memory stick!

  • baggyklown

    ah, the konami code. so many times it's saved me from throwing a game out my window.

  • dubzilla

    Finally all the moves I learned (and remember) paying off this is sweet

  • dubzilla

    Finally all the moves I learned (and remember) paying off this is sweet