Several months ago, in my spare time and as a gift to a friend, I started a mod to a NES gamepad. Last week, finally, I wrapped it up.

The Nesduino ( yes, a very original name ūüėČ ) includes four main functionalities:

  • A clock visualizer with four modes
  • Three configurable alarms with different tunes to choose (Mario Bros, Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Legend Of Zelda)
  • Five games (Snake, Flappy Bird, Cat&Mice, Simon and Dice)
  • Ten background animations

The electronics consist in a Wemos D1 Mini, a small speaker, a red 8×8 dotted led matrix and the original NES pcb. Besides, the device is powered by USB.¬†If you want to take a look to the code, here it is.

It’s been a very enjoyable project and also I’ve learned a lot along the way, specially about game development. I only miss the possibility to use the gamepad with the computer via HID , but as far as I know,¬† the Wemos D1 doesn’t support it.

And if you’re a retro lover like me, all this modifications worth just to save an old gamepad and give it a whole new life.

Game Over

Yep. Karma. You can’t avoid it. At the end of the day, the hard work is the only shortcut. As we say in Spain: ¬ęDime de qu√© presumes y te dir√© de qu√© careces.¬Ľ

The Man With No Name’s Duel

Bueno, pues después de un tiempo sin poder tocarlo ya he acabado el juego que os comentaba en el post anterior.

Lo he llamado “The Man With No Name’s Duel” en homenaje al gran personaje del Spaguetti Western encarnado por Clint Eastwood.

Como pod√©is ver es una especie de clon del WildGunman con la est√©tica del Ready Steady Bang! Todo el escenario del juego est√° hecho con CSS, a excepci√≥n del pistolero, que es una animaci√≥n CSS con un sprite. La m√ļsica y efectos sonoros est√°n tomados de

B√°sicamente, es un duelo a muerte con el pistolero. Hay que esperar que aparezca “FIRE!!” para pulsar con el rat√≥n (o con el dedo si juegas desde un m√≥vil) sobre cualquier parte del escenario. Si disparas antes de la se√Īal o despu√©s del vaquero, una vida menos.

Os dejo ya con el juego. ¬°A ver cuanta recompensa eres capaz de cobrar!

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