First Project: Wireless N64 Controller

February 28, 2012 2 comments

Motivation behind this project: Two underclassmen that are in the Michigan Marching Band (which I am a part of) came up to me and asked for help with implementing a wireless N64 controller.

I’ve worked with the N64 controller in a class project before (Video here) so I thought I was a good fit to help these guys out.

Research:  In the past couple of days I have been doing some reading brushing up on my serial interface knowledge and researching the best way to implement this interface wirelessly. So far I have found a few links that might help me along the way, and here they are listed:

Bluetooth to UART for robots
Microcontroller UART tutorial
Another UART tutorial
Possible Bluetooth Module we could use and it’s Datasheet
Another Possible Module

N64 Controller Lab
Lab write up
N64 Controller:  How it Works [PPT]

That’s all I’ve got for now, more updates soon!

Categories: N64 Project