If retro gaming were a sandwich, these two would go together like peanut butter and jelly!
First up, the Player X USB Games Controller PCB!
This tiny PCB connects to your PC, Mac, or Linux machine via a standard USB micro B cable, and appears as a USB games controller (HID interface). Then it’s just a matter of adding some blingy arcade buttons and a joystick as input. Great for making custom user interfaces, arcade setups, or interfacing with basic button-like sensors.
Your buttons and joystick plug into Player X with male DuPont connectors (jumper jerky), which you’ll find on one end of Pimoroni’s wiring loom.
Player X PCBs are also stackable, using M2.5 standoffs, so you can use it to build two-, three-, or even four-player controllers! Super Smash party all night!
USB games interface controller
No-solder DuPont connectors for joystick and buttons
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