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Here is another USB project to share. It is a SNES controller usb port/usb tester.
The USB tester project was taken from another user's idea here in this site. I just did
the same project with some additions in a different way.
User's name is : heat_z0ne
User's Link : http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-USB-Tester/
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Snes controller
Hot glue
Screw driver
Electrical Tape
Some wire
30W Soldering Gun
USB Port (the mini one)
1 green led
1 yellow led
2X 1/4 or 1/8 W 1K ohms resistance
1 small circuit board (radio shack)
1 USB cable
Drill
Rotary tool

Step 2: Controller Disassemble

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Here you take apart all the controller's internals.
Keeping the buttons only.

Step 3: Trim

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Trim to make space.
And drill the holes for the led lights.

Step 4: USB port

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Disassemble the usb port and trim the necesary space on the controller to make it fit.
I use a micro 3 front 1 back usb port found on a five dollar store.
Also trim the hole for the cables, do this slowly to have a clean finish.

Step 5: The USB Tester

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I make a different diagram from the user I mention before.
I am using the following:
1 Green led
1 Yellow led
2X 1/4 or 1/8 W 1K ohms resistance
Small circuit board found at radioshack
When finish soldering I insulate the whole board with hot glue.

P.S. I could hook the USB tester to the internal(back) USB port and not use another
cable but  I did not want to risk the USB por when testing other's computers USB ports.
So I will use it for a flash drive in the future.

Step 6: The Final Product

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Now you have a USB port and a USB tester with a retro look.
I have left a space to add a flash drive so it will have storage also.
I will use the back usb port  to connect it.
Later on I will update this instructurable with it.
Enjoy!!!!

P.S. I use a long cable for the USB port and a short one for the USB tester.
        This will help you differentiate one to another.
biomech75 (author) 1 year ago
because as you see it is not an original controller it is a 3rd party replacement SNES controller. And I would not use an original controller for a project like this
Prophes0r2 years ago
wait.....why would I want to ruin a controller to build a housing for a device that already has a functional case? ESPECIALLY when you could repair it if it is broken, or make it USB, or bluetooth.