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From: Gary Tait
Subject: Re: DB-9 to USB adaptor for games controller querstion
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Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 14:29:20 -0500
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On Mon, 04 Nov 2002 15:38:43 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (klmok) wrote:
>On Sun, 03 Nov 2002 18:59:14 -0800, Peter Bennett
>>>Is it possible to plug in the TASH type PENTA switch device with a
>>>DB-9 connector to this USB adapter and get it to play videogames?
>>Although these switches use a connector that looks like a PC serial
>>connector, they ARE NOT serial RS-232 devices, so cannot be used with
>>an RS-232 => USB adaptor.
>I tought the idea too simple to be that easy. Is there a web page
>where I can look up the circuitry on USB type game controllers to make
>a custom one for the disabled user?
I'd buy one, and reverse engineer it, if not directly mate the Sega
pad directly to it.
>I opened up an older SEGA controller with the older DB-9 connector.
>There is a chip plus a few supporting components. What does that chip
>do.?The power to the controller must come from the cube and there is
>some signal processing involved in the controller. My guess is that
>the chip generates pulses that are sent to the cube when the input
>switches are closed.
The chip does autofire. Look up the pinouts of the Atari stick and it
will be just about the same.
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