Famicon, Japan’s NES, hacked to control a robot

by Gareth Mankoo

Famicon is a name in Japan, synonymous to ‘NES’ in the United States. It’s been around since the 1980s and has its own cult of followers. Hence it’s no surprise that we still see fans taking control of the back-end and going on to hack the system to control a robot. The brain behind the endeavour, Ninagawa Izumi has crafted the bot, themed aroudn the red and gold of the Famicon gamepad. The hack was made possible with the help of a Bluetooth dongle, a Wii controller, an NES/SNES to Wii adapter, a PS to Wii adapter and a Bluetooth-to-serial adapter, all encompassed in a ROBO-XERO humanoid robot.

May be this could inspire Nintendo to come out with more innovations in the sphere of robotics. This hack has more good than bad that it can trigger off through the years. With the amazing Wii U controller, controlling the darn thing has a hidden agenda of its own!

[Via – Technabob]