Is your NES controller in another castle? Maybe you’re just pining for your smartphone’s capacitive game controls for some reason. Regardless, here’s a little piece of tech that just might put the fire in your flower: the capacitive touch NES controller. This sucker is milled from a copper board using a device called the MezzoMill, which — besides making turtle-stomping peripherals — also can be used to produce guitar effect pads, virtual keyboards, bicycle rim lights and all sorts of circuits that might tickle your fancy. Unfortunately, the creator isn’t as well-funded as this inkjet-based control circuit project so he’s trying to raise money through Kickstarter to make the mill in a large enough run to lower costs. Given how Kickstarter generated nearly $100 million in funding last year, maybe he’s got a fighting chance. See the buttonless controller work its capacitive magic after the break.
NES controller lets you stomp Koopas, save Princess Peach in capacitive fashion (video)