wire an adapter for the Nintendo Famicom to make use of NES Controllers

On this episode, I present you methods to construct an adapter so you should use NES Controllers on a Nintendo Famicom & Sharp Famicom Twin Turbo. What we knew right here within the USA because the Nintendo Leisure System was a bit totally different in Japan. The Famicom, or Household Pc, was vastly profitable in Japan at a time when the US was nonetheless reeling from the Video Sport Crash of 1983. Nintendo made a number of add-on peripherals for the system, together with a floppy drive system generally known as the Famicom Disc System. Each the Famicom and the Disc System would turn into so widespread that they even collaborated with Sharp Electronics to make a 2-in-1 system referred to as the Sharp Famicom Twin. These are all wonderful programs and I now personal a number of Famicoms and a Sharp Twin Turbo, due to the blokes at @Famicom Dojo (Verify them out at I’ll inform you, I completely love my Famicom and of my Sharp Famicom Twin Turbo. They actually do present a special gaming expertise than the NES, largely because of the enhanced audio chips that the NES lacked. One of many downsides of each my Famicom and Sharp Famicom Twin, nonetheless, is the truth that the controller cables are extraordinarily brief. And on prime of that, the truth that the Famicom itself solely outputs by way of RF, however fortunately the Twin Turbo outputs Composite Video. The Famicom, and the Sharp Twin Turbo, each have a 15 pin socket on them. This was designed to make use of with equipment such because the Mild Zapper. Performing some analysis, I discovered an outdated controller adapter schematic that I might wire up to have the ability to doubtlessly use NES controllers on my Famicom by tapping into this 15-pin port. I believed the schematic was a bit complicated myself, which took me longer to get the construct full. What threw me off was the very fact the unique diagram was created with the concept of two controllers connecting to this port. Frankly, I simply wanted one, and created my very own schematic which helped me maintain issues straight. With the adapter accomplished, I plugged it into my Sharp Twin Turbo Famicom, one in every of my favourite programs in my assortment, and fired it up with my Hyperkin Wi-fi Cadet Controller. With Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa put in within the disk drive, I powered on my system. No sparks, that was an excellent signal! The LED on the dongle began to blink when the ability was utilized, one other good signal! I powered up the Scout itself, and it linked to the dongle! Much more good indicators! I began to mess with the D-Pad and buttons and the whole lot labored because it ought to! I yelled a bit when this check was a hit, alerting my canine and my spouse that I used to be as much as one thing. It labored, it actually did, and the lag and latency is nearly non-existent! With this setup, I do lose the turbo performance, however Better of all, this additionally implies that I can use issues just like the NES Max or NES Benefit as nicely. With the whole lot that I bought for this Famicom Controller Adapter Mod, this adapter value me about $15 to $20 in elements. I haven’t got any intention of mass producing these sooner or later, however I could do one-offs right here and there to assist folks out. For these questioning, the secret being performed is Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa, and it’s designed by Konami for the Famicom Disc System. It is a platformer that I discovered about from @JohnRiggs , and truly purchased after I was on the Portland Retro Gaming Expo in 2018.