SNES Video Controller





Introduction: SNES Video Controller

I don't know about you, but when a commercial comes on, I like to play on my old Super Nintendo. The thing is to check if the commercial I would have to go behind the snes and pull the RF out plug. To solve this I made a video on/off switch and but in a spongebob tin.

Step 1: Parts & Holes

Here are the parts you will need

1. A double pole double throw switch (DPDT).
2. One male RF connector
3. One female RF connector
4. some sort of tin.

First thing you will want to do is to make a hole for the switch and the two RF connectors

Step 2: Insert Connectors

Next you will need the RF connecots. I got mine free with our new DVD player. You will want to insert the wires into the holes before you strip them, this will save you some grief.

Step 3: Solder Wire

Now we are going to solder the wire Here is the schematic

Step 4: Put It All Together and Test

Insert the swich into the hole after you have solder the wires. But the lid on and you are ready to test.

First, unplug the wire the connects to the port labeled "RF out" on your SNES, and replug that wire into your controller you have just made, and them plug it in to your SNES

Turn it on and start playing, pause the game and flip the switch (on the controller, not you snes) and see if it goes to normal TV, and then switch it back.

Here is a video of it working



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    I just picked up a super nintendo at a garage sale for 5 bucks and it came with a multi out cord. You'd be better off grabbing one of these for 5 bucks off ebay or Amazon. That way you can Picture in Picture the show if your tv supports it.

    Hey also,its not RF,its RCA,Digital Video data is sent through there,RF would be coaxial.

    Nice work. Looks to me like you've made what is known as an RF A/B switch. We used to have one on our old GTE Sylvania TV, and it was used for switching between our VCR and our analog cable box. And for us, all of this happened in like 1990, and I was just four years old then. Hey, if you had a GameCube, you could share its A/V cable with your Super Nintendo.

    when isnt there a stray knex here and there. you take them out. and for months your still picking all them up. theres one. heres one. what, in my dvd drive wtf?!? rofl

    You could also use a DPST for the switch.It will still switch both poles but it is only on-off.Its main use is safely switching loads that run on mains.That way both poles get switched and no change of the device energizing arises.

    Same here, my SNES ran through a normal co axial cable. Like your terrestrial TV signal would do. Nintendo shipped a little slide switch module with the SNES with an output plug (TO TV), a "Spielen" input (SNES) and a "Sehen" input (TV signal), then a switch on the gizmo that swapped between the two.

    I like this, but I'm cheap and have a "hack" of sorts that's free. If you're lucky enough to have a TV with Picture-In-Picture (PIP) you can easily plug the game console into one input and the "regular" TV signal into the other input. When a commercial comes on, bring up the PIP, do a "swap" so that the game is full-screen while the show is in the mini-screen. That way I can see when the commercials end to do the "swap" to bring the regular program back and hide the PIP. Darn, I should have made my own instructable for that!

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    Ya, but them I would need to switch for the video and both stereo out puts, or I could have one switch turn on three relays.

    awesome making one for my ps3 YEAH!