For this project you’re going to be needing a large ‘XBox’ controller since normal ones won’t allow the Raspberry Pi to fit inside. The objective of putting the Pi into a controller is to make the controller wireless so that it dosen’t need to be wired to your gaming console in order for it to work. Of course, most newer consoles don’t use wires anyways but the Pi docent fit in the newer ones always. In addition to making it wireless so that you can conveniently play your favourite old-school games afar, the controls can also be changed by using Python allowing you to essentially ‘customise’ your controller. Of course most gamers don’t use older gaming consoles. In that case it is recommended that you use an older controller along with your newer console. The Pi will be able to fit and you can play modern games that have better graphics and fps.
The following components are needed:
- Raspberry Pi Zero (£5).
- Original large-sized Xbox Controller (£variable).
- USB OTG cable (65p).
- 2A USB power supply (£5).
- Mini HDMI adapter (80p) or Mini HDMI cable (£5).
- MicroSD card (£5).
- The usual assortment of screwdrivers, knives, wire-strippers, and nerves of steel!
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