Monday, April 20. 2009
Today is a very special day. My very good friend Buzz (see http://buzz.computer.free.fr/ ) has just finished a first beta prototype of his Irda Joy Pad stuff.
He has spent all his spare time from many weeks to design a wireless paddle / joystick device for the PSP (FAT) using IRDA port. I was in charge of the software and he wrote the driver and designed the PCB and program the PIC micro-controller.
This Irda Joy Pad device allow you to connect any DB9 joystick or Paddle to the PSP. It offers the best old-school portable emulation you'd never dream.
Here is a snapshot of the Printed Circuit Board :
If you have any electronic skills and if you want to design your own, you may find all documentation, PCB layout and source code on Buzz's web site
Here is a demo of a modified version of PSP Magic using paddles connected to Irda Joy Pad :
Here is a demo of a modified version of Pong (written by Hardrive4u) using paddles connected to Irda Joy Pad :
If you're interrested in psp pong binary and source code (originally written by Hardrive4u) :
A new version of Irda Joy Pad device should come soon with a new design (compact) and a great new features such as integrated battery pack (using AAA battery).
Buzz and Zx
If you want to discuss on this emulator, you can do it there :
zx81's forum on dcemu network or zx81's forum on qj.net
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Looks very interesting. Are you going to support this in any of your emulators?
Is it possible to make this work as a plugin?
It would be awesome to be able to control retail games with custom controllers