Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2012 00:36 UTC
Games "A few weeks ago I got my Pi delivered and started working on what I would describe as 'universal console'. In this post I describe my initial thoughts about this project and present an adapter that allows you to use SNES controllers as input devices for the Raspberry Pi." This is what the Pi is all about. Amazing work by Florian (can't find his last name!), code and instructions are available. So cool.
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RE: USB RetroPort Adapter
by goldfire on Fri 6th Jul 2012 05:23 UTC in reply to "USB RetroPort Adapter"
goldfire
Member since:
2011-12-30

If you don't want to bother with the elaborate adapter hardware in this article (and you don't have to), using the GPIO pins to run a SNES controller is absurdly simple. The entire contents of the hardware in a SNES controller is a single shift register; there's no need to involve USB if that's all you've got.

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RE[2]: USB RetroPort Adapter
by drewb0y on Fri 6th Jul 2012 14:49 in reply to "RE: USB RetroPort Adapter"
drewb0y Member since:
2008-11-13

using the GPIO pins to run a SNES controller is absurdly simple. The entire contents of the hardware in a SNES controller is a single shift register


Could you explain in a little further detail how this would be accomplished please? I just got mine this week and would love to try this out. Thanks!

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RE[3]: USB RetroPort Adapter
by WereCatf on Fri 6th Jul 2012 16:13 in reply to "RE[2]: USB RetroPort Adapter"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I wouldn't mind learning about GPIO-stuff myself, either. I have recently bought a Pandaboard and there are lots of things I'd like to do, but heck, I don't even know how to add new push-buttons to it via GPIO, let alone do anything fancier than that.

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RE[3]: USB RetroPort Adapter
by goldfire on Sat 7th Jul 2012 00:46 in reply to "RE[2]: USB RetroPort Adapter"
goldfire Member since:
2011-12-30

On a Raspberry Pi? Hmm. I did mine on an Arduino, I'm not sure how the pins on the Pi are accessed by software. The Arduino-based project at http://code.google.com/p/nespad/ can get you started, but you'll have to port the code you find there over to the Pi.

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