Wow.... This made it onto quite a few blogs...
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/a-ne ... 229097.php
http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/16/nes- ... ontroller/
http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/20 ... ntire.html
http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech ... r#comments
http://www.digg.com/mods/A_hacked_NES_t ... _Brilliant
http://www.4colorrebellion.com/archives ... literally/
http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs. ... /1/15/6629
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2007/01/16 ... ntrol_pad/
Any I missed?
Any word when youll be selling these and for how much?
Also great work, any chance of posting instructions on exactly how to do this ourselves?
I wonder if you modded a NES Advantage if that would give you more room in the body to implement more features.
I will try and make one or two to sell eventually. Probably a month from now, with how busy I am.
I might make an instructable for it. Depends on if I can get enough free time. I'd definetly like to.
After reading about your genius mod, I went to my local Goodwill and found a Super Joy III. Sadly it didnâ€™t come with a power adapter so I have to find one that will work. By the look of a picture you posted you are using a AC to DC adapter that outputs 6V DC at 1000mA. It that correct?
Also, could you explain how you wired the junction box.
Yep, thats the power supply I used. That power then went into a 7805 linear regulator, that turned that 6V into a regulated 5V, which then went to the system and LED's. Try and get a lower voltage output when you look for a power supply (and you should only need about 100 ma output at the most. Mine just happened to be over kill). The lower the voltage, the less heat the 7805 will make. The original 9V power supply made the 7805 get pretty hot, but with the 6V one there is almost no heat generated.
One other thing, be sure to get the polarity correct, there is no protection to keep you from frying it.
The junction box has 8 wires from the controller to the box, and 2 wires going from the box to the controller. The 8 wires are from the NOAC, and are the 6 wires for the player 2 controller port, and audio and video. The 2 wires going to the controller are power (6V) and ground.http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/2057/wiring0dy.jpg
I did some forum searching, couldn't find it anywhere else... how did you do the led mod? Seems like it should be pretty straight forward, but I've never been able to peel the sticker off the controllers to get that going.
As far as I know, it's the only controller to have this backlight mod, so I doubt theres any info out there. I just took a utility knife, pried up the corner of the sticker with it (older, more brittle, stickers will fall apart if you try this, be warned) and and it just came off. I used goo gone to get rid of the old sticky residue. Then I just marked where to dremel, cut the hole, held it up the light with the sticker in place to make sure it was good, then hot glued a white LED at each end of the hole, wired it up with the right resistor, then wired it to the 5V regulator. Then to reatach the sticker, I used Duro Spray Glue on the back of the sticker, then pushed it onto the case quickly. And thats it. Pretty easy mod. I'm thinking of doing it to the rest of my controllers.