Last week on Electronics Show and Tell we had another visit from the talented Guillermo Amaral who shared with us custom NES controller board he had put together using a bunch of Adafruit components. While this controller is in fact for a NES system, we were excited to hear that this is also part of his ongoing project to use a Raspberry Pi to record NES gameplay, potentially to save and then playback on the NES or a NES emulator. Visit his site to see lots of photos and details from the project in progress!
I recently found myself with a surplus of Adafruit Industries components, I decided to put a few of them to good use by making a custom NES controller.
- Use a thru-hole 5-way navigation switch.
- Use some square tactile buttons.
- Create a custom Eagle device for the navigation switch.
- Use a strip of SMD 0603 10k resistors.
- Use a single-sided 65×65 MM square board (since I have a bunch of them).
The design is fairly simple, the only difference between it and a standard controller would be the use of the Center pin on the navigation switch as the Select button….
SHOW AND TELL 1/12/2013 (video).