I know that everyone has been all involved in making CodeMasters games, but has anyone thought about making wireless controllers for the SMS? WKK was the only company to make SMS wireless controllers that aren't joysticks. I know lots of people on this forum are good with a soldering iron. It would be pretty cool if someone could make their own and sell them! What do you all think? We'd have to find someone willing to do it, though.
PS It's not a good idea to give me a soldering iron, last time I got my hands on one of those, I burnt my tongue off.
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Post by playgeneration on Jul 6, 2006 19:06:33 GMT
Thats asking a bit much, making brand new control pads would take a huge amount of work!. The WKK pads are easy enough to get, but if you dont like them i suppose it would be possible to hack modern wireless pads for PC or PS2 etc. Personally i wouldnt really want wireless pads anyway, im quite happy with the standard pads that dont use batteries.
Yeah, btw Transbuttah, there's a WKK sms wireless controller on uk ebay right now, it only got put on by someone today, and it's auction only - no buy it now by the looks of things! I know you've been looking for one for a while, so it could be worth u messaging them.
You could quite easily convert a standard sms pad into a wireless one. The problem would be housing the batteries inside the pad.
Putting one into production also wouldn't be difficult. A problem with making them to production spec is the amount you need to have made. To get them down to a decent price you need to get *alot* of them made; and making that many you also have to have the customers to buy them. The electronics side of things isn't the biggest bother, its having the plastics moulded.
I have some wireless pads I made myself, they are very easy to make, I could probably make a few hundred a day.
Big pair of scissors.. cut the wire.. volia, a wireless pad.
Joking aside, keepgood, have you made one of these? Id be interested in how its done.. do you have a tutorial or something, that would be cool.
I made some years ago for the nes. You have options on how you would want to do it. Using radio for the wireless portion (like the wavebird) is a bit overkill unless you plan on sitting out of sight of the sms. Wireless controllers of the sms day usually used IR which is simple enough to implement.
When I made wireless nes pads I used a few microcontrollers, an IR emitter and a photo doide, and thats basically it. This only works if your pad has sight of the console ofcourse. On the plus side, using low voltage devices you can use small lithium batteries which easily fit inside a pad housing.