Recordable SNES Belt Buckle


[Andrew] recently offered to help out a friend who was looking to get her husband a SNES controller belt buckle. Rather than simply slap one together, he decided that it would be far cooler if the belt buckle played audio as well. He gutted a broken SNES controller, removing most everything inside, leaving just the buttons and a few wires.

To allow for the belt buckle to record sounds, he pulled apart a recordable balloon that would play a 10-second audio clip when shaken. He moved around a few wires, allowing for the audio board to be triggered by a button press rather than motion. Once that was done, he went about fitting it into the SNES controller, drilling speaker and microphone holes in the process. With the electronics components all set, he reassembled the controller shell and mounted it to an old belt buckle he had sitting around.

The final product looks extremely fun, and would make any die hard Nintendo fan’s day.

15 thoughts on “Recordable SNES Belt Buckle

  1. I agree with gingero and alan.I will add I certainly hope it was a belt buckle that was sitting around because of a sister/girlfriend/wife and not his own…maybe it is because I am out here in the corn rows where nearly everyone wears a belt but a dude with a belt buckle like that would have gotten at very least a serious raft of crap if not a severe beating.

  2. Alan – Peace signs were a 60s thing…not 90s…

    Gingero – Psh…you don’t know what you’re talking about. Geeks, gamers, etc…they’re pretty hot in my book. And I know for a fact that I’m not the only girl who thinks so. ;D I’d definitely make my husband a SNES belt buckle…and then I’d make one for myself, too! I think it’s badass!

  3. creator here, to answer the last questions first

    the belt buckle was 99 cents at hot topic originally $16

    yes the buckle was for a husband, he has plenty of nintendo tattoos so this was fitting

    the sound played when it was shaken it didn’t record when shaken, plus the battery would have died in a week if i left that intact

    ya it was a heart peace sign but it was the only flat, cheap buckle that was the right size

    ya i kinda got my idea from that video and i wanted to have it play many sounds but i only had a week to get this done and around $15 and the balloon it self was $10

  4. Hey there, I am the one who had this made for my husband . He looooves it!!! He has aleady received so many compliments! To the hick who thinks guys can’t wear cool belt buckles, well your a hick lol here in the city people are free to dress however they want and creativity is encouraged! My husband is a rave dj- so this belt buckle is right up his alley! Geez you ppl r so negative it’s sad lol I love everything about the belt buckle;):) oh it plays music when you press start btw , not when shaken. Thanks for the positive comment and a big Thanx to Andrew who made it;)

  5. So cool!

    My wife and I are both total geeks and would easily throw rock paper scissors to see who would get to wear this AWESOME belt buckle.

    It’s also extremely Walowitz, which is a plus.

  6. what’s with the infatuation with old school controller buckles? at least they put their own spin on this one and added new functionality. still gonna say it though… instructables boooo!

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