Using a modern USB joystick on a vintage computer (Atari compatible)
dkelvey at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 11 08:49:32 CDT 2016
You can get a USB master shield for the Arduino
cheaply enough. You can then use the Arduino's
PWM output and analog input to translate joystick
to DC voltage.
One would need to put a lowpass filter on the PWM
output. Another option would be to use a multiplying
D/A instead for the output. I don't recall the output
frequency of the PWM but the response time of
the filter might limit the use of PWM for translating
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Subject: Using a modern USB joystick on a vintage computer (Atari compatible)
I've seen plenty of examples of adapters to use a vintage joystick with
a modern computer.
I'd like the opposite - to use a USB controller with a vintage computer
(Atari compatible - for example ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64). Does anyone
know of an adapter or a homebrew project?
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