If you’re looking for a DIY way to hook up your classic Nintendo controllers for use in modern emulation programs, this hack allows you to use them without modifying the original casing or cables.
Courtesy of Evan Dustin, we find this guide on hacking apart a broken NES unit (to get the basic parts like the port connectors) and then binding it all together with an Arduino board. Check out the video above to see it in action and then hit up the link below to check out the notes on the YouTube video for additional information including parts and code.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 06/8/12