I always wanted to learn a thing or two about electronics beyond simple circuits and leds that I have learned and the pi seems like a fantastic opportunity.
I decided to look into setting up a nice retropie build inside my old gameboy case. I was looking up a resource which was explaining a process with using a snes controller to add the additional keys (X, Y, L, R), and it specified that the stock snes pcb wasn't compatible with the pi, and if using one, you should obtain an off-brand controller.
There wasn't much explanation as why, other than "it's incompatible" and it got me thinking about any issues that may arise using the retro nes pads I have laying around to add my additional keys.
I wanted to reuse the pcb on this controller, as the controller is going to become fairly useless without the buttons I plan to extract from it (the L/R especially, seem to have a perfect shape to fit on the back just above the battery case and suits the design of the gameboy very nicely) and as such, it would be convenient if I could just reuse this pcb.
This is the controller I'm planning to use: http://www.amazon.co.uk/8Bitdo-Bluetoot ... B00MB6CNN8
Here are some images of the pcb:
The id on the back is V140220 if it is important, I seemed to have some trouble focusing my camera on the back for some reason.
afaik, the circuits on the top are merely for the bluetooth functionality with the device and if I'm hardwiring the buttons, I should be safe to cut the pcb up to be able to fit it into place, since the button spacing on the gameboy is vastly different to the button spacing on the controller
Thanks for any wisdom (: