NES game pad wireless light commander


Annoyed that the new lights he bought for his apartment lacked power switches, Instructables user [p.arry.drew] decided to install a pair of wireless light switches. Not content to use the remotes separately, he decided to see if he could cram them both into an old NES controller, making for a nice all-in-one wireless light commander.

He disassembled the light switch remotes, cutting off a bit of the battery contacts to ensure they fit in the game pad. He then pulled apart his NES controller, removing the cord and adding some foam padding to ensure that the buttons fully contacted the wireless switches when pressed. A few bits of wooden dowel were added to keep everything in place, then the controller was reassembled.

His creation makes for a very convenient method of controlling several light switches from once source, plus the packaging is pretty handsome as well. These remote light switching solutions seem to be all the rage lately, so keep them coming!

Read on for a quick video of his remote light switches in action.


  1. strider_mt2k says:

    That is oh-so-nice and oh-so-hip!

    Well done!

  2. alan says:

    Both links redirect to the same tible. did you mean to put a link to another similar project and not the same one?

  3. Mike Nathan says:


    Fixed, thanks.

  4. Hitek146 says:

    “decided on install”…

    decided to install?
    decided on installing?

  5. t&p says:

    and another NES pad gone ;_;

    I am going to start collecting these things

  6. deathventure says:

    ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A Start

  7. Tom says:


    Why not make a wireless NES controller for the NES?

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