+ Reply
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 25

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Hacked NES Controller Plays iPad Games

is a discussion within the

iPad News

forums, a part of the

General iPad

section;
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
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Michael Essany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    Posts
    3,724
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 1,479 Times in 565 Posts

    Default 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

  2. #2
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lake Worth, Florida
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Pretty cool piece of technology... Can't wait to see the finished version of this controller :-)

  3. #3
    Super Moderator Cowboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Owasso,OK
    Posts
    30,695
    Thanks
    1,050
    Thanked 3,873 Times in 2,212 Posts

    OKay thats awesome now i want an ipad just for that
    Follow me @LoganWesterman

    Need Your iPhone Unlock Click HERE or Here
    Needs Your iPhone Fixed Pm Me!
    Have a question about Jailbreaking Pm Simon, Annie, Or just about any other member on here

  4. #4
    What's Jailbreak? wljw69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    cool

  5. #5
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    33
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts

    I wish there was a way we could use our iPhone/iPod as a controller via bluetooth.

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to hxclos For This Useful Post:

    glassJAw (03-17-2011), lightmaster (03-17-2011)

  7. #6
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    102
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 16 Times in 11 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by hxclos View Post
    I wish there was a way we could use our iPhone/iPod as a controller via bluetooth.
    +1

  8. #7
    What's Jailbreak? chi_towner1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Posts
    24
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by hxclos View Post
    I wish there was a way we could use our iPhone/iPod as a controller via bluetooth.
    there is it's called the iControl Pad its way better than this!!!

  9. #8
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    HOUSTON TEXAS
    Posts
    289
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 16 Times in 11 Posts

    UMMMM ENGAGET SHOWED THIS, LIKE 3 days ago... yup yup

  10. #9
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    33
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by chi_towner1 View Post
    there is it's called the iControl Pad its way better than this!!!
    That is not what I meant. I don't want a physical controller attached to my iPhone, I want to use my iPhone's touch screen as a controller. And I don't want to have to jailbreak my iPhone to be able to do this. We can already use the wireless keyboard to type on our iPads and we can already use our iPhone as a controller for our AppleTV. Why not use our iPhone as a controller for iPad games?

    Take this for example. But I think it should be available to everyone not just rom games that require jailbreak. And yes, I am jailbroken. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc1vju5CzPQ&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - SNES HD for iPad[/ame]

  11. #10
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Daerid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    290
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 23 Times in 18 Posts

    I love seeing new innovations!!

  12. #11
    MMI's Official Devil Dog santacruzlocal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    SC California
    Posts
    620
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 45 Times in 37 Posts

    Way to much to carry around !!! But I like it

  13. #12
    What's Jailbreak? chi_towner1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Posts
    24
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by hxclos View Post
    That is not what I meant. I don't want a physical controller attached to my iPhone, I want to use my iPhone's touch screen as a controller. And I don't want to have to jailbreak my iPhone to be able to do this. We can already use the wireless keyboard to type on our iPads and we can already use our iPhone as a controller for our AppleTV. Why not use our iPhone as a controller for iPad games?

    Take this for example. But I think it should be available to everyone not just rom games that require jailbreak. And yes, I am jailbroken. YouTube - SNES HD for iPad
    Wow that's awesome! Well the icontrol pad DOESNOT need to be jailbroken to work...If you want to use the emulators than yea you can JB...but idk the iPhone to iPad seems like the smart way to go since many iPad users have iPhones....but I prefer my iCP...no harm no foul

  14. #13
    miPhone's better than yours GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    D-town Tejas
    Posts
    490
    Thanks
    317
    Thanked 79 Times in 53 Posts

    I love it!!! New technology using old school technology.

  15. #14
    My iPhone is a Part of Me
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    563
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked 37 Times in 32 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by hxclos View Post
    I wish there was a way we could use our iPhone/iPod as a controller via bluetooth.
    Yeah, that'd be pretty cool. Game devs should make that as an option in their games and that would be like having a big 3DS!

  16. #15
    My iPhone is a Part of Me delusion950's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    The Patriots Area
    Posts
    796
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 75 Times in 60 Posts

    Oh wow nicee

  17. #16
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    That looks sick


    Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi

  18. #17
    Livin the iPhone Life steve-z17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    2,242
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked 141 Times in 121 Posts

    That is pretty cool.

  19. #18
    iPhoneaholic glassJAw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    454
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 49 Times in 39 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by hxclos View Post
    I wish there was a way we could use our iPhone/iPod as a controller via bluetooth.
    Seriously that would be the missing link to these two devices. iPad screen to iPhone/iPod to remote! Game on

  20. #19
    Livin the iPhone Life iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Cambridge, U.K
    Posts
    1,512
    Thanks
    57
    Thanked 123 Times in 101 Posts

    He shouldve had a practice run 1st, ive never seen someone so bad at reckless racing lolz


    Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi

    iPhone4 16gb black - 4.1 Limera1ned
    iPhone 3G 16gb white - 3.1.2 jailbroken
    Blackra1ned
    THANKYOU ONCE AGAIN GEOHOT!

  21. #20
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    33
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts

    I found an app called "Mpad - Controller" on the app store that turns your iPhone/iPod into a controller. It's $.99 for the controller and the two iPad games currently available are free. You can connect via BlueTooth or the same Wi-fi network if you have trouble with your iPhone's BlueTooth like I did.

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts