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Picture of Bluetooth SNES controller/gamepad
Hello There!

Background

I play alot of emulators on my android phone but using the touchcontrollers on the phone itself is horrible so I decided to make a Bluetooth controller I could use with my phone!

The reason I couldn't buy one ready made like the MSI one is because I got a Samsung galaxy S.
  The galaxy S has a Bluetooth stack that doesn't support devices like wiimotes or the MSI gamepad so this was the only way I knew
how to make a gamepad that would work and would be inexpensive.


Its not a pretty thing, but it has great battery time, can be used with pretty much any bluetooth device (computers, phones etc) and it works great :)

Keep in mind that I did not intend to post this at instructables at first, its a prototype and you are free to add to it and make it better.

The reason I didnt put the whole keyboard inside the controller is simple, it did not fit :P


 
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Step 1: What we need

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To make this Bluetooth gamepad we will need the following:

1.Bluetooth Keyboard, I bought mine at dealextreme: keyboard

2.SNES gamepad, I bought a rippoff from ebay for about $4

3.Lots of small wire
 
4.Cheap case for your phone

5.Hinge

6.Soldering iron and basic skills (I suck at soldering and I did ok)

7.Glue Gun



Step 2: DEMOLISH!

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Okay so not really demolish, more like gently opening everything up :)

start with opening your bluetooth keyboard, use something like a knife to pry it open from the side.

You will now have the circuit, as you can see in the first picture.

Do the same to the SNES controller


Vega 0346 months ago

So, my question is could you cut off some of the unused keys from the keyboard so it will fit in the Snes controller?

Krayzi991 year ago
As far as I can tell, the keyboard could have been trimmed a little bit to fit the snes pad. great work, though.
Omensign2 years ago
Have you found any limitations on the number of keys that can be pressed at one time?
Hey, I just made one of these from a wired keyboard and a cheap old controller, and I'm pretty happy with the result :D thank you for the idea.
snelpiller (author)  florin_gtrst2 years ago
very cool! happy I could help :)
I'm sooo sorry to ruin this step by saying this...but THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!
Very good instructible and thank you for allowing me to have a bluetooth controller!
snelpiller (author)  PhoenixFlentge3 years ago
the title was begging for it ;) and you are very welcome!