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  • Hacked NES Controller Plays iPad Games


    Forget hacking the PS3. Old-school gamers like myself were practically moved to tears by the wicked cool video footage of a hacked NES controller playing a game on Apple's first-generation iPad. According to Slash Gear, Joven of ProtoDojo has combined a Nintendo Entertainment System controller, Arduino, and some micro servos to create a functional controller for your iPad games.

    In the video above, Joven is playing Reckless Racing on his tablet. While it all looks like fun and games, it certainly took some creative rigging to make the hack feasible. "I hacked my old NES controller to control micro servos with custom conductive arms that simulate touches to the screen of my iPad," Joven says. "The servos are attached to the screen with mini suction cups and can be easily positioned for any game."

    All told, the hack seems to work well and the gameplay has the hacking community largely tipping its collective hat to the sweet NES-meets-iPad gaming experience.

    Source: Slash Gear
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Hacked NES Controller Plays iPad Games started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. phillphill's Avatar
      phillphill -
      We bought a controller with a bunch of nintendo games built into it for Christmas at the mall. How did they do that? right!
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Thats just ******* awesome.
    1. flytothesky's Avatar
      flytothesky -
      i'd totally buy one if they sold them in the shops
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Hahaha, that's some good ol' fashioned nerd ingenuity there!