Introduction: How to Modify Your DDR Pad to Play With Your Gameboy Advance
The process consisted of a modified Gameboy Advance and a modified DDR Pad.
Step 1: Gather Materials
DDR Pad (I bought one @ Gamestop for $15)
Small screw driver
Small stranded wires
Step 2: Modify the DDR Pad
Get your DDR pad
Go to this link for step 2
Step 3: Create a Case for the Wires
Use the Game stop wires to store the excess wires.
Drill some hole to fit the wire through easy access.
Be sure to NAME the controls for each wire (I used some tape to identify them)
You should have a total of 8 wire strands (2 wires to complete the circuit/pad)
Close the back cover with electrical tape.
Step 4: Modify the Gameboy Advance
Take apart the game boy hardware.
Find the primary spots (8 spots) for the directional buttons.
Solder the wire on top of the hardware.
Put back the cover, and snip off excess wire.
Step 5: Make the Extension Cables
Gather some wires and use it as a extension from connecting the gameboy to the ddr pad.
You should again have 8 wires total that connect the gameboy to the ddr pad.
Use some alligator clips to connect these wires together.
Use some wiring clips to make it organized.
Step 6: Connect the Corresponding Wires to the Ddr Pad and Gameboy.
Use the extension cables to connect both the gameboy and ddr pad.
Make sure you connect them to their corressponding areas. (Right, Right, & Left, Left, etc.)
Insert the game. I used the classic Pacman game.
Step 7: Turn It on and Enjoy the Game.
At. first, the game is hard at first because your mind is trying to correspond to your feet instead of your fingers. This is a great way to exercise, and a embarsssing way to watch your friends make fools of themselves. If your having trouble holding the Gameboy in your hand, try to put it on a table or put it on a stand.
IT'S ALL IN THE MATTER OF THINKING ON YOUR FEET. :)
Enjoy and I would like to hear your feedback. Thanks.
For more in depth instructions check out my website on this procedure.