BRINGING YOUR NES CONTROLLER, BACK TO THE FUTURE!
This project integrates an xbee, arduino, data display and generic nes controller to create a remote control for any arduino + xbee project. The display allows you to get feedback from what you are controlling/communicating with. The prototype pictured, is currently used to control a small rover-bot. Commands are executed by the rover, and sensor data is displayed on the screen.
*select and start buttons are not pictured, but the schematic accounts for the option. the stl's can be edited to include them as well
:)Bill of materials:
-Generic NES controller, available from http://jameco.com
(think twice before altering a real one!)
-Arduino Pro 5v (this is an arbitrary choice, but it 's diminutive size is nice)
-Newhaven NHD-0220D3Z-NSW-BBW-V3, available from http://mouser.com
(though many displays follow the same protocol)
-Max Stream Xbee (you'll want 2 to talk to anything else!)
-Sparkfun xbee explorer
-LM7805 voltage regulator.
-10k resistor x 8 (or equivalent sip)
-course screws (#4x1/2" & 6-32x3/8"
-wirewrap wire, or 20+ guage
-standard male headers (for the arduino pro 5v and xbee explorer)
-schmart female jumpers (for easy header to header connections) http://www.schmartboard.com/
-9v battery clip
-breadboard, big and small help!
-9v battery (you'll want a stock of these!)Machines:
-3D printer (makerbot replicator 2 here)Tools:
-precision screwdriver set
-DMM (always nice for testing!)