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Use your Nintendo Wii Nunchuk as a USB controller with ANAVI Deal with open-source {hardware} adapter (Crowdfunding)

Use your Nintendo Wii Nunchuk as a USB controller with ANAVI Deal with open-source {hardware} adapter (Crowdfunding)


Leon ANAVI has launched one other open-source {hardware} undertaking with the ANAVI Deal with that transforms the Nintendo Wii Nunchuck right into a USB controller which means the Wii controller can now be used with any frequent {hardware} reminiscent of computer systems, laptops, single board computer systems, retro-gaming consoles, and so forth.

The ANAVI Deal with is constructed across the Seeed Studio XIAO RP2040 module based mostly on Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller and converts the Wii Nunchuck with a customized port carrying I2C indicators into a typical USB HID system that works with none additional drivers.

Wii Nunchuck linked to a Raspberry Pi retro gaming console’s USB port by way of an ANAVI Deal with with a plastic enclosure (center)

ANAVI Deal with specs:

  • MCU module – XIAO RP2040
    • MCU – Raspberry Pi RP2040 dual-core Cortex-M0 processor at 133MHz and 264kB RAM.
    • Storage – 2MB SPI flash
    • USB – 1x USB kind C port for energy and information
    • Misc – Reset button, boot button, some LEDs
  • PCB Nunchuck connector with I2C sign
  • Dimensions – 35.0 x 33.3 mm
  • OSHWA certification – BG000134

ANAVI Deal with is a completely open-source {hardware} undertaking with the KiCad {hardware} design information and CircuitPython accessible on GitHub together with some documentation.  The firmware at the moment helps three modes: mouse, joystick/gamepad, and keyboard. The latter is generally helpful for retro gaming. You possibly can see what it’s able to within the video embedded beneath.

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The ANAVI Deal with shouldn’t be the primary Wii Nunchuck USB adapter as Raphnet Traditional controller to USB adapter – V3 and Ivy-Nunchuck-Joystick-Adapter are additionally talked about on the undertaking’s crowdfunding web page. The previous is straightforward to purchase, however not open-source {hardware}, and the latter is open-source {hardware}, however you’d must construct it your self. ANAVI Deal with is each open-source {hardware} and straightforward to purchase.  Adafruit additionally did an I2C to I2C adapter with Qwiic/STEMMA QT connectors to attach the Nunchuck to straightforward microcontroller boards.

Leon has launched the ANAVI Deal with on Crowd Provide with a symbolic $1 funding goal. Rewards begin at $19 for the ANAVI Deal with with acrylic enclosure, screws, and nuts, however you can even get a $26 equipment that provides a black or white Nunchuck controller. Delivery provides $8 to the US, and $18 to the remainder of the world with deliveries scheduled to begin by mid-July 2024.

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