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  Nintendo Entertainment System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The controllers are particular targets for modding, often being adapted to connect with personal computers by way of a parallel or USB port.
Both the controllers and the microphone were subsequently dropped from the redesigned AV Famicom in favor of the two seven-pin controller ports on the front panel used in the NES from its inception.
However, the controllers included with the Famicom AV, despite being the "dog bone" type, had cables which were a short three feet long, as opposed to the standard six feet of NES controllers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nintendo_Entertainment_System   (5025 words)

 Gamepad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The NES controller used their patented + shaped D-pad (a modified version of Milton Bradley's Cosmic Hunter Dpad concept) which was used by their "Game and Watch" series of games as the standard for their home console controllers.
The original Famicom controllers were different from the NES ones in the sense that, besides their design (and being hardwired into the console), the second controller lacked Select and Start buttons- in their place was a microphone, although very few games supported it.
The Xbox controller went through a revision specifically for Japanese consumers and due to complaints that the initial controller was too bulky (Indeed, the size of the Xbox controller has been the subject of many a joke in video game-related webcomics).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gamepad   (2273 words)

 We Want the NES Back Foundation
The Champ was very similar to the Standard NES controller except it had Turbo A and B buttons and the wire came out the side instead of the top.
The controller was a convenient device that not only housed the buttons for gameplay, but buttons that could turn the NES sytem on/off and reset it.
This controller has a similar set-up to the NES Max except that the D pad is touch sensitive and it includes turbo buttons.
www.classicgaming.com /wwnbf/accessories/contr.html   (551 words)

 NES Controller to Xbox Mod - Xbox-Scene Online Web Community
Since wiring an NES Controller for use on an Xbox is a fairly complex mod, I've decided to break this article into 3 parts to simplify the process and give you time to shop for the tools/parts you'll need.
AFAIK the only way to use retro controllers (done it myself for nes and snes, seen it done here on xs forums for amiga and genesis) is to manually solder each buttion connection + ground of the old controller to the stripped down board of a regular xbox controller.
The NES Controller is hooked up to the Project Box via the PS2 Connector, and the Project Box is hooked up to the Xbox via the cord off the modded Mad Catz Controller.
forums.xbox-scene.com /index.php?showtopic=503892   (1336 words)

 NES - Final Fantasy Origins
Most NES games are held together by security screws, and you can't just walk into a hardware store and buy the kind of screwdriver that opens them.
The controller that came with the new-style NES was rounded and resembled an SNES controller.
They made a controller with the stalks that later found their way to PSX controllers, and a sliding wheel thingy for the pad.
storm.prohosting.com /coleco/nes/index.html   (1780 words)

 PlayMessiah.com :: Wireless NES Controllers 2.4GHz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
I consider myself a NES enthusiast far before the curve of recent popularity the system and era has received.
The Wireless NES controllers sport many features such as the Touch Sensitive Technology and the unblockable strength of 2.4GHz Wireless Technology.
Inside the Collector's Lunch Pail are two Wireless NES Controllers, a Messiah Dog Tag, and a Comic Manual.
www.playmessiah.com /product/NES_index.html   (531 words)

 MyMac.com: publishing since 1995
The NES game pad was a huge improvement over the cruddy joystick that shipped with the Atari units before it.
I have been thinking of a NES PC www.junkmachine.com These are generally built with x86 mini-atx boards, but a laptop board like the G3 iBook would be much better.
Now that you have heard of the RetroPad USB NES Controller, and its ingenious creator, you may be asking how the unit actually works.
www.mymac.com /showarticle.php?id=1531   (1600 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
There are quite a few pages on the Internet describing the specifications of the NES (most are about emulating the NES hardware), and a few which talk about the protocol that the NES uses to interface with the controller.
The NES controller's cord ends with a male ``D-cannon'' connector, as one source dubbed it.
After acquiring an unwanted NES system, I took it apart to obtain a female D-cannon and unsoldered the piece connecting the wires from the connector to the main NES circuit board.
www.mit.edu /~tarvizo/nes-controller.html   (423 words)

 Vidgame.net: Nintendo Entertainment System NES Peripherals
The NES Advantage allows for two players to play from one controller, as long as the game is not simultaneous.
Controller was for disabled kids and was controlled by your chin.
A controller must be put in slot one and the Power Pad must be put in slot two to be used.
www.vidgame.net /NINTENDO/peripheral.htm   (584 words)

 USB NES Controller
The code for talking to a SNES controller is done, and it's installing as a gamepad, but it's not sending the button presses yet.
Next after the NES is probably the Virtual Boy and 3DO since they (from what I read) all use the same protocal.
November 18, 2003: NES is working, and maps the buttons the same as SNES (ie Buttons A on SNES is the same as button A on NES).
www.angelfire.com /electronic2/hemphacker   (921 words)

 Question on the 7800 NES controller mod. - AtariAge Forums
On the mod it shows two resistors that arent in my nes controller (R1 and R2) I don't know where to put the two resistors from the 7800 controller that are supposed to go in place of those.
I have already gotten my 7800 controller all ripped apart and ready to rewire into the nes, but I am stuck at this point in the mod, and it has been all apart for a day or so now.
I emailed some people out of the country (austrailia) selling nes controllers on ebay and they told me that their controllers have the E on the end of the model number.
www.atariage.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=46192   (931 words)

 Heggeseth - NES Controller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
There is a simple conversion you can do that allows you to plug your controller into the parallel port on your computer.
You need to connect the controller cable to a 25 pin connector.
Pin 2 goes to the clock, pin 3 to the latch, pins 5-9 can be used to feed power to the controller (Note: the parallel port sends out +5 up to +15 volts as a logic high signal depending on the computer.
www.heggeseth.com /controller.asp   (244 words)

 Nintendo controller mouse
So the idea for one of the controllers was to make it a card reader that i can plug my sd or compact flash cards into to transfer files.
Solder spare wire (i used telephone wire but you could use the wire from the Nintendo controller) onto the board so that you can use the A button as your left click and the B button as your right.
Using the controller you put your palm over the 4 way control and your index finger on the A button.
zieak.com /projects/nintendo_mouse.htm   (607 words)

 Official Nintendo NES MAX Controller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Not the original NES controller but is of high quality and has special turbo button features that the original does not.
The Official Nintendo NES Controller is the controller that originally came with the Nintendo System.
Premium Nintendo NES Controller featuring an arcade style joystick, turbo and slow motion button controls, and a firm base to keep the controller steady during heavy gameplay.
www.nintendorepairshop.com /shopexd.asp?id=68   (358 words)

 Need to make NES controller adapter to 2600 / SMS / Genesis - AtariAge Forums
I have a NES cable extender that I can lop the end off of so I have the end I need to make 1 end of the cable, and I can lop the end off of an Atari controller / Sega controller to have the other end...
From: San Jose Ca If you don't want to open the NES controller, then you're going to need a clocking circuit and some storage, maybe a 555 timer with a shift register.
I'm not going to open the controller, all I'm going to do is follow the schematics that you pointed me to, match some stuff up and make my own adapter out of the ends of an nes extender cable and the end of a sega sms controller...
www.atariage.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=48781   (845 words)

 G4 - Feature - Behind the D-Pad, Part 2
We’re back with another old-school mod and this time bigger is not always better: To complement our World's Biggest NES Controller, we decided to make the World's Smallest NES Controller.
This is important because you can either cut up the actual controller board or de-solder the chip and solder the wires directly to the correct pins.
Notice that I have soldered a jumper wire from the ground to the brown controller wire.
www.g4tv.com /attackoftheshow/features/51925/Behind_the_DPad_Part_2.html   (1323 words)

 TechEBlog » Coolest NES Mods Ever
This modder gutted his old NES and fitted it with a fully functional alarm clock.
The buttons are wired to the console’s player 1 controller port (clock settings), reset button (snooze), and power button (alarm indicator).
He even hacked the buttons on the controller to work with the mp3 player, “Start” is On/Play, and the directional pad functions as the song changer/volume control.
www.techeblog.com /index.php/tech-gadget/coolest-nes-mods-ever   (609 words)

 [No title]
It was a small piece of equipment that had 4 controller ports (yes that is right, 4 player NES) and a seperate wireless receiver to plug into the NES controller port.
There was a wireless controller for the NES, I have it in my collection collecting dust next to the little robot guy.
It's funny how reading through the posts and journal entry the 'wireless controllers' sound so ahead of their time, as though they were bluetooth or wireless-G or something, when really they were IR just like television remote controls, common tech.
arstechnica.com /journals/thumbs.ars/2006/2/1/2730   (2332 words)

 NES/SNES controller to Xbox controller mod
Each button needs a wire and there has to be a ground wire, so NES controllers need at least nine wire cable and SNES controllers need at least thirteen.
I basically followed the NES to Dreamcast mod I did a few years ago, wiring the female DB-25's on the Xbox controllers so the NES/SNES controllers work with the connector on my Dreamcast controller as well.
Modeverything was rather helpful in finding the solder points for the original Xbox controller; the S-controller required a bit more testing to find the correct points.
beachy.freeshell.org /games/xboxctrl   (456 words)

 NES controller for Pocket PC - hack a day - www.hackaday.com _
He decided to adapt an NES controller to the PDA.
He left the battery and an IR extension outside of the case because the signal was too weak from a distance.
Since the NES controller is so similar to the Game Boy Color controls, it would be interesting to see if someone could fit a PocketPC inside a Game Boy Color, along with an emulator.
www.hackaday.com /entry/1234000440073271   (634 words)

 NES Controller Adapter Tutorial
This tutorial assumes that you are making this adapter for a NES PC.
Remove the screws holding the controller ports onto the NES case.
Select the number of controllers you have connected to your PC.
www.demoncreations.com /nespc/nesct.html   (370 words)

 Nes And Snes Controllers? - Xbox-Scene Online Web Community
There is a mod to convert a NES controller to work as a Dreamcast controller.
The SNES and NES controllers are quite sinmple using just 2 basic serial controller chips.
The easiest homebrew board would just need to intercept the serial data (runs off 5v so powering it won't be a problem) and convert it to simple on off contacts that could be soldered to a donor xbox controller.
forums.xbox-scene.com /index.php?showtopic=68951   (1054 words)

 The Super NES Gamepad
This is the same protocol used with the NES controllers too, by the way.
I'm guessing that the multiplayer adapters that allow four or six controllers to be connected to one jack behave somewhat like 48 or 72 button controllers.
If you do this, you need to put diodes between each of the PC pins and their junction with gamepad pin 1.
www.graphics.cornell.edu /~v/oldpage/snes.html   (2184 words)

 digg - NES Controller Belt Buckles
I went to wendy's fast food and the guy in drive through was wearing a nes belt buckle except it was just a piece of metal.
Heck, a used controller is $5 at GameStop or EB.
i for one would rather actually use the controller than wear it in hopes of some type of "that guy is sooo cool" reaction because of my belt buckle.
digg.com /gaming_news/NES_Controller_Belt_Buckles   (494 words)

 Room Play
It is a repository for vector graphics that were traced from genuine arcade Marquees, Side Art, Control Panel Overlays, Logos, Character Art, and even Instruction Cards and is made up of submissions from a variety of members.
The main intension of the site it to provide a way for arcade cabinet owners to easily restore some of the artwork on their aging machines, but the graphics can be used for many other projects.
You will need two have one of these boxes on each end (one by the TV and one by your console) and then a single CAT5 cable connecting the two.
www.racketboy.com /roomplay   (2255 words)

 Devcast | Dreamcast Hardware | Dreamcast Mods
Disclaimer: I am not responsible of what you do with these directions, nor responsible for what it can do to your dreamcast, vmu, or anything else that is in your possession.
(You only have to scrape the ones circled in blue if you are only doing the NES mod, but if you want to do an SNES controller mod too, then scrape the circled in red away, but remember you need to use a 15 pin cable.
Then hook up the female end hanging out of the dreamcast controller to the male end coming from the NES controller.
devcast.dcemulation.com /mods/nes/nes.php   (560 words)

 bit-tech.net Forums - NES controller to USB mod?
From what i've gleaned from the site and other various google results, this is only possible by using some sort of microcontroller that goes in between the controller and the computer (be it usb, serial, or parallel).
He's either using a standard game pad controller IC or, which is more likely, a PIC micro that's programmed to accept the button presses on its inputs and convert them to USB serial signals at the right speed/protocol to get it to be recognised as a game pad by the PC.
And putting hte NES controller on that shouldn't be *too* hard, but might require some programming trickery, as if i remeber correctly, the game port only has 4 digital inputs.
forums.bit-tech.net /showthread.php?p=611436   (736 words)

 MAKE: Blog: How it's made Archives
I postulate that it is the child of yoda and a gremlin.
This toy head suited the needs of our project well because of its particularly expressive face.
CNC -- or computer numeric control -- is in use in most manufacturing plants around the country, making all the latest stuff with computers.
www.makezine.com /blog/archive/how_its_made   (1532 words)

 digg - NES controller DS case mod
A picture of a Nintendo DS case mod that looks like a NES controller.
I'd imagine an NES one would be coming as well.
Joystiq got their information wrong, None of the buttons work and all of them are mounted from behind the screen, none were glued down, not even the D pad!
digg.com /mods/NES_controller_DS_case_mod   (593 words)

 mini-itx.com - projects - nespc
So my pin 1 on the NES went to the +5v (red) on my hard drive line, and my pin 7 on the NES went to the ground (fl) on the hard drive.
In the NES case, you need a spot to plug in the power supply, audio out, video out, and a network port.
You also need the parallel port wired directly to the controller ports.
www.mini-itx.com /projects/nespc   (1025 words)

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