Using a modern USB joystick on a vintage computer (Atari compatible)

Syd Bolton sbolton at
Sun Sep 11 19:23:52 CDT 2016

 I think this is what you are looking for:

 On Sun, 11 Sep 2016 14:57:16 -0700 (PDT), Cameron Kaiser 
 <spectre at> wrote:
>> 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?
> Since these are digital joysticks, I imagine hooking one up to 
> something
> like a Pocket CHIP or RPi and then using the GPIO lines to switch 
> current
> (connected to, say, a 4066 or similar) should work.

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