Do you have a favorite Retro Gaming Controller you reluctantly had to part with? Here is an inexpensive controller mod from a company called 8Bitdo, I came across this instructional video today on YouTube. It
allows you to take your ancient plugin gaming controller and make is a wireless device.
These DIY kits are cheap at only $15-$25, and most are non-solder. Presently there are mod kits for:
- Nintendo: The Original SNES/SFC Controller,
(Old Edition), the Original NES Controller (Old Edition), the NES
Classic Edition Controller (New Edition), The SNES/SFC Classic Edition
Controller (New Edition), the Original Dogbone Controller.
- Sega: The Original Mega Drive Controller, and the Original Sega Saturn Controller.
- PlayStation: Original PlayStation Classic Controller, and the Original PlayStation Controller.
Now you will need a Bluetooth adapter if you want to use the wireless controller with their original consoles. Check out their website after the video below.
Where to buy?
Visit their website 8bitdo.
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