New Guide: SNES “Mario Paint” Mouse to USB HID with CircuitPython

jepler has a new guide out

The Super Nintendo aka SNES was an iconic console of the 16-bit era. The Nintendo Mouse was originally developed as a bundled accessory for Mario Paint. It has two buttons and an SNES connector. Later, third party games would also use this mouse accessory.

In this guide, I’ll show how to connect the SNES mouse (actually, a modern third-party version known as the the Hyper Click Retro Style Mouse) to a PC or Mac using CircuitPython to convert the original protocol into USB HID…

Instead of using a difficult-to-source connector and custom PCB, this guide takes the approach of using a SNES controller extension cable which is soldered to the microcontroller board.

Check out the guide “SNES Mouse to USB HID with CircuitPython” on the Adafruit Learn System!


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