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#11
Re: VB Controller USB adapter?
Posted on: 2017/8/28 16:12
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Quote:

astro187 wrote:
I'd take one too if it didn't require donor parts. Particularly with the emergence of 2-player games. Are it saying you think your could fabricate the connector? Personally, I'm more interested in the other VB projects you have going on since you have so much on your plate, but that's easy for me to say.

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mellott124 wrote:
Is this something people are interested in? I could do a spin on a board to support this. I'd need to design the connector like I did for the link cable.


All custom parts. I'll prototype with a donor part but anything shipping will be custom. Not enough supply of the donor connectors otherwise.
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#12
Re: VB Controller USB adapter?
Posted on: 2017/8/28 16:16
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Quote:

Lester Knight wrote:
we are talking about a completed connector that would be plug-n-play for the end-user, correct? because I would love a couple of these myself.


Yes, complete in housing with connector. Same style as the link cable connectors.
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#13
Re: VB Controller USB adapter?
Posted on: 2017/8/29 15:07
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I'd be in on this Day One!
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#14
Re: VB Controller USB adapter?
Posted on: 2017/8/31 14:30
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I'd love one of these for when I emulate to capture footage or just mess around without having to stick my face in the system. No doubt Kevin's craftsmanship will be top notch.
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#15
Re: VB Controller USB adapter?
Posted on: 2017/9/2 8:15
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I made a USB VB controller using one of the retroUSB kits: http://www.retrousb.com/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=44 . This was a long time ago when VB controllers were cheap though, so I simply ripped the cable out, put that board inside the case, and hard-wired a USB cable.

If mellott124 (or anyone) was to make a mating connector, that'd obviously be ideal, so you wouldn't need to kill a functioning VB controller to make a USB one.

DogP
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#16
Re: VB Controller USB adapter?
Posted on: 2017/11/22 6:08
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Well, that was easier than I thought. Here's a small form factor USB adapter for the VB controller. I just played Hyper Fighting in Mednafen using my VB controller and the adapter.

I'm using all COTS parts here. I couldn't have my own MCU boards fabricated/assembled for cheaper than I could buy them on Amazon. I'm also using VB repair parts for the connector. At this point there isn't enough interest to warrant the several months design work and iterations on a 3D printed connector for this adapter. I have 12 of the connector parts from eBay. If interest goes beyond that then I'll consider designing the connector like I did for the link cable.

I'll be designing the adapter housing for this in the next week or two. Should have assembled VB controller USB adapters about mid to end of December. Also ordered a nice red and black USB cable to go along with the adapter to give it that VB feel.

If people are interested, let me know. I'll send a private email out to those that already expressed interest.

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#17
Re: VB Controller USB adapter?
Posted on: 2017/11/22 15:20
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Sign me up, Kevin! I am stoked for this!
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#18
Re: VB Controller USB adapter?
Posted on: 2017/11/22 19:02
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I'd definitely be interested in this!
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#19
Re: VB Controller USB adapter?
Posted on: 2017/11/25 17:59
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i want this so bad !!! this was my thread i'm so happy to see good replies
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#20
Re: VB Controller USB adapter?
Posted on: 2017/11/27 17:08
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why would you want to play the VB on your PC? Just play your VB on your VB!
Edited by UHATEIT on 2017/11/27 17:20
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