Skoch, who goes by Sudomod, used a Zapper — the criminally underused gun from the original NES — to create a fully-functioning remote lighting system. A simple trigger pull aimed at an 8-bit duck target acts as a remote control to turn a lamp on or off.
He even posted the plans online if you want to try this yourself. Fair warning, there’s a fair bit of hacker stuff that gives people fits — soldering, wiring, and programming an Arduino. Don’t worry though, there’s a written step-by-step guide (or a video) to hold your hand throughout the process.
Skoch’s creation uses the original Zapper from the NES but suggests a knock-off should work just fine. If you don’t have your original, the Zapper is still available all over the web either in OEM or clone form. It’s rather cheap too.
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