[Lab] Launch Pad
tom.i.burns at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 11:30:17 EDT 2010
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
> > one in the board already is the MSP430g220x or something like that?
> > need this number to get the right set of examples from the website and
> > 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
> > 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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