Nes Gamepad USB




Hi , this my second instructables .

Because i want to play with a Nes Emulator , but a classic gamepad wasn't cool ,so i made this nes gamepad was work on a classic usb port.

I use the same tools that i use in my first instructables (,a good condition nes gamepad and a cheaper usb gamepad (like the picture).

and before to start , i use acetone to clean the contact of the nes gamepad....

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Step 1:

I open the usb gamepad , and i cut the corners of the circuit board ,

because the two circuits board don't fit in the nes gamepad ,

i desolder the capacitor to put it in the corner of the nes gamepad.

Step 2:

I desolder all the components of the circuit board of the nes gamepad ,

and i follow all the connection between the contacts and the hole of the microchip original of the nes gamepad.

and , now i connect wire by wire the connections of the nes pad with the connection of the usb gamepad

(In fact , no matter what connections you made , because on the nes emulator, you can configure as like you want ! but in my case , i tried do make sense , ie the up on the nes with the up of the usb gamepad .....)

Step 3:

and now , i put the two circuit board in the nes gamepas , i use my hot glue gun to fix the condo , i close the nes gamepad.

and i have a Nes gamepad USB !!!

For the bottom , i use à fake screw to blink the hole was missing ....

Thanks for your attention !!

Have fun !

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    11 Discussions


    6 years ago on Step 3

    i have tons of emulators nes snes sega genesis and master and controllers i will deffinetly try this its very good

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    Reply 6 years ago on Step 3

    Happy to make you happy , good playing !


    8 years ago on Step 2


    Could you please show clearer pictures for the wiring or explain very carefully which holes on the NES circuit board are being used. One the USB gamepad board, do you connect the button contacts? Thanks for you help.


    9 years ago on Step 3

    This mod/diy is really nice man, big up! The piece of rubber sticking out of the controller actually looks better then the original cord haha.

    I've got something simular and Im thinking of putting a flash memory in there aswell so all the nes games and saves allways are with the gamepad.

    2 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 3

    Thanks ! For your idea , if i understand  , you want play directly from your Nes usb gamepad? if it's this ,me, i can't make this with my poor technicity .......  :-))


    Reply 9 years ago on Step 3

    If you made this nes pad to work with usb, then you can make one with built in memory too =). Check my instructable, nes pad with a 8gb memory in it and backlighted "Nintendo" logo. Everyone who have seen it have been so stoked haha. But it's just that, no gamepad function on it, but I've got another nes usb gamepad too try it on so =)


    9 years ago on Introduction

    For the old-school look, this is perfect!

    For neo-old school...move the turbo-slow-clear buttons to the NES controller.
    I'd suggest mounting in the grey stripe just above the "start Select" text.
    A half step further, download a font to add labling for the new buttons :-)
    Link if you need to print a new sticker.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks to you !
    For the moment , i prefer stay to the old-schol projects .
    Because i prefer the "classics" , and second , for the start , i have no courage to cut or perce , print and glue a new sticker..
    Perhaps another day ......