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Turn your SNES gamepad into a USB controller

Arduino TeamMay 13th, 2016

If you grew up in the ‘90s, chances are you have an old SNES controller lying around somewhere. Well, thanks to a recent project from CompSci Studio, it may be time to blow off the dust and transform it into a modern-day USB gamepad using Arduino.

By following the instructions detailed in the video below, you’ll be able to use the retro controller to play arcade games like Super Meat Boy and Fez on either your Mac or PC. To get started, you’ll need an Uno, five jumper cables, and a simple Arduino sketch that creates an HID compliant joystick out of the SNES device.


2 Responses to “Turn your SNES gamepad into a USB controller”

  1. banabbo Says:

    Hello! you can load the program on Arduino and then you can connect a display (even touch) to always have with you your emulator “travel”?

  2. techrebeldhananjay Says:

    How can I convert a PC gamepad (same as yours in picture) into a joystick for my arduino racing robot? Can you guide me about that?

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