I let my imagination go on a second build. I utilized the original NES circuit board found inside the controller. Using the NES circuit board eliminates purchasing micro-tactile switches and gluing buttons.
My son got this for Christmas and hasn't put it down!
Step 1: Items To Score:
Coby MP200-1G, 1GB MP3 Player
Blue Ray Gift Card (Mine came from Target)
Soldering Iron (Low temp ~ 6w - 15w)
Razor Knife or Exacto-Knife
Small Needle-nose Pliers
Small amount of Baking Soda (trust me!)
Round Tooth Picks
Finger-Nail Polish Remover
Kitchen Sponge or Tempurpedic Memory Foam (Send away for a sample!)
Female USB Port (Goodwill Thrift Store - I got 4 in an old USB Hub for $0.99!)
Computer Ribbon Cable (Goodwill Thrift Store or computer parts pile)
Male to Male USB Cable (Dollar Store or make one)
Random maker gear
Step 2: Let the Fun Begin! - Disassemble the controller
Keep the screws!
Cut the cord short to the NES circuit board or just begin desoldering the cord.
Desoldering the rectangular chip is optional.
LEFT= Back Track
RIGHT= Forward Track
A- Button= Volume Up
B- Button= Volume Down
Step 3: Time to Study!
Study the board, you will mark a spot on each side of the switch where you will drill a tiny hole for a single wire next to each side of the buttons you will use.
Don't mark too close to the black button areas. Getting your solder point or wire under the buttons would interfere with normal operation.
The upper right corner is marked for deletion
**CAREFUL** Use a small file or Dremel tool to make an electrical separation between the UP button and the RIGHT button.