Years ago my old Nintendo started doing this thing where it would display big colored stripes across the screen, making most of my games unplayable. I held onto it though (it’s currently in storage) against the hope that it would magically start working at some point in the future, or that it would become a collector’s item.
I never imagined that I could hack the controller to make it into the remote control for my television. Notice I use the word “could.” I have a feeling it is way too complicated and that I will never do it, but you should go for it if you’re handy. All the necessary parts cost only $13. Watch a video of the way the thing works after the jump.