Classic game systems deserve to be cherished, repaired and, above all, played on. Not turned into lunchboxes or wallets. That's wrong on so many levels.
Yet that's what MAKE is advocating in a piece that looks over some of the more unusual ways you can hack an old games console or system to suit other purposes. Muscle-controlled Guitar Hero is kind of cool, but the rest are just destructive, and not even that innovative.
I generally don't have a problem with recycling, but these are just plain WRONG. So don't. You wouldn't want to make me unhappy -- would you?