[Lab] Launch Pad
jeanmarc.leblanc at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 11:41:24 EDT 2010
I was going to use these inexpensive wireless transmitters from
sparkfun and send it over with an asynchronous serial transition. I
have plans I drew up for it and I have been working for a while to get
it to work. The wireless controller would actually connect to the
SNES console (I still play mario). The receiver would also work in the
NES too. As for the PC, I have done this with the stamp and the
arduino. I simply read the serial port and emulate a key press
accordingly. I also have a PIC with a usb stack that can connect as a
I was also planning on converting the protocol to the game cube
controller protocol eventually to use it to play virtual console games
too. I also have linux on my game cube and I have emulators on that.
Jean-Marc Le Blanc
"Do you pine for the nice days of Minix-1.1, when men were men and
wrote their own device drivers?" Linus Torvalds
On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Tom Burns <tom.i.burns at gmail.com> wrote:
> The easiest way to make it wireless would probably be to convert the
> NES/SNES input to i2c and pass it to a wiimote's expansion port. The nice
> thing about that route would be the code's already written for the host PC
> via GlovePIE. Otherwise you'll need to write the launchpad windows
> USB->joystick API code yourself as I'm pretty sure the launchpad USB
> backchannel shows up just as a UART.
> You could also make the snes controller emulate a wii classic controller
> (sans the analog sticks) and be able to play snes virtual console games with
> a snes controller.. sort of neat. Of course this also implies the added
> cost of a wiimote + bluetooth adapter for your laptop.
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 11:26 AM, Jean-Marc LeBlanc
> <jeanmarc.leblanc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That would be great. Ill let you know the chip numbers i got after my
>> meeting lol. I also sample a couple of them.
>> I was planning on doing exactly that lol. I want to make a wireless
>> snes controller. but first I think I will try just to use it as a usb
>> game pad for my first test with launch pad then follow with the
>> wireless part.
>> Jean-Marc Le Blanc
>> "Do you pine for the nice days of Minix-1.1, when men were men and
>> wrote their own device drivers?" Linus Torvalds
>> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Tom Burns <tom.i.burns at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi Jean-Marc,
>> > I've had a bit of time to play with it actually, I got mine a week ago
>> > or
>> > so.
>> > A couple tips:
>> > - the eclipse IDE was much easier to get working with a tutorial than
>> > the
>> > other IDE. It does install a lot of debuggers that are useless to a
>> > launchpad user though.
>> > - write down the exact model numbers of the 2 chips you have. I think
>> > the
>> > one in the board already is the MSP430g220x or something like that?
>> > You'll
>> > need this number to get the right set of examples from the website and
>> > when
>> > setting up your eclipse project.
>> > I wrote a teeny-tiny game for mine... "who can press the button 10 times
>> > faster -> red or blue". The code was a cut and paste hackery I did just
>> > for
>> > kicks but if you want I could share the project when I'm home tonight.
>> > My next plan I think is to interface it with an original NES controller
>> > I
>> > have laying around. I never knew the NES controllers were just a shift
>> > register and that's it, very simple!
>> > Tom
>> > On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 10:17 AM, Jean-Marc LeBlanc
>> > <jeanmarc.leblanc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> Hi,
>> >> I just received my launch pad from mouser after waiting like 3 months
>> >> lol. I was wondering if some one had ordered it from TI and had a
>> >> chance to play with it?
>> >> I will be looking a trying it out in the next couple days if any one
>> >> is interested I can take notes on my experience to share with you too.
>> >> Jean-Marc Le Blanc
>> >> ---
>> >> "Do you pine for the nice days of Minix-1.1, when men were men and
>> >> wrote their own device drivers?" Linus Torvalds
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