SNES controller turns Android phone into a gaming machine

If you want an Android phone with physical buttons for gaming, you can opt to purchase a phone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard or a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. But if you like your current Android phone and you feel that there isn’t a need to replace it, there’s always a DIY solution to the problem – introducing the SNES Android phone.

A hobbyist, Bruno Soares, who wanted to enhance his gaming performance on his HTC Desire HD decided to take things into this own hands and came up with a DIY hack that involves an SNES controller, an Arduino processor, a Bluetooth radio to send commands to the phone, and a self-written custom driver to put the pieces together.

Now he can play his favorite SNES games (with the help of an emulator) the way they were meant to be played: with an SNES controller. This DIY project shouldn’t be too hard if you’ve had some experience doing such mods before, and if you’re interested in giving it a shot, head over to Bruno Soares’ blog where he lists out all the steps he took.

Super Nintendo on Android with original controller from Bruno Soares on Vimeo.

This article was filed in Homepage > Cellphones > Gaming and was tagged with Android, controller, DYI, Hack, mod and snes.
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