It's that time again... N64 Stick Converter PCB v3Differences between v3 and v2.x:
Installation guide: http://www.mediafire.com/download/jtdtf6ofb2i4ep3/N64+Stick+Converter+PCB+v3+(english).pdfHow to order:Important note
- The v3 PCB is easier to assemble because it got larger solder pads.
- Re-enabling calibration mode is much easier, just flip the sliding switch.
- Alternatively execute calibration mode by holding a button combination on the N64 controller while switching on the console. No need for opening the controller & stick to get access to the sliding switch. (optional)
- Extended range mode for higher analog stick values in the diagonal corners. Enabled by holding the R button while turning on the console. (optional)
- Attention: following features from v2.x have been removed:
- Support for bigger analog sticks found in Playstation and Xbox controllers.
- Support for slider joysticks found in the PSP.
- The ability to invert the X- and/or Y-axis. (There is another way to do that)
: Because of the availability of the small sliding switch is problematic, the remaining N64 Stick Converter PCB's I got in stock are coming without
that sliding switch installed. If you wire up the L+Z buttons as described in the installtion guide (recommended anyways) that's not a problem. Then you won't need that small switch at all.
Just send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please specify the amount of PCB sets you want (maximum = 4) and also don't forget to include your full
shipping address including your name
as one block. I will reply with instructions on how to pay with Paypal.
No address = no response!
Please note that I don't ship to Brazil currently.Price
The price for one N64 Stick Converter PCB v3 set is 12€. Worldwide registered airmail shipping is 7€ flat. Notes
- Be sure to check your spam folder if you don't get a reply from me.
- No need to ask for availability. As long as you can see the email address above, the PCB sets are available.
: http://www.mediafire.com/file/s304xtjtci35mh7/N64_STICK_CONVERTER_FIRMWARE_V3.5.zipfirmware update guide
Make your own N64 Stick Converter PCB's:
I've released the gerber files required to order the PCB as well as the program code. That means you can order, assemble and program the N64 Stick Converter PCB's yourself. N64 Stick Converter PCB v3 - gerber files & microcontroller program.zipPlease be aware that you're only entitled to use the files provided for your own personal, non-commercial use. I don't want to see people selling these PCB's everywhere...
You can use the included gerber files inside the archive to order the PCB at well-known PCB fabrication houses such as Itead
(more specific: https://www.itead.cc/open-pcb/pcb-prototyping/2layer-green-pcb-5cm-x-5cm-max.html
) or Elecrow
(more specific: http://www.elecrow.com/10pcs-2-layer-pcb-p-1175.html
Make sure you choose the right thickness of 1.2 mm.
The following table contains all the needed parts for the PCB. You might have a very hard time sourcing the analogue stick itself if you're not from Germany. Until now I don't know another source other than the shops listed below. (I can't provide you with the neccessary parts, don't even ask! ^^)
After you've assembled the PCB you still need to program the microcontroller with program code provided inside the archive. The N64 Stick Converter PCB got a standard 6-pin ISP interface for programming the microcontroller. Use the .hex and .eep to program both the flash memory and the EEPROM of the microcontroller. Also stick to the fuse byte settings provided inside the archive.
If you're interested in the source code of this project, you can download it from here
It seems there's a new version of the GC-style N64 replacement stick out there. The PCB inside those new sticks looks different from the one shown in the installation guide. At the moment it isn't known yet if the N64 Stick Converter PCB v3 will fit into this new version of the GC-style N64 replacement stick.
If you want to play it safe, please open your GC-style stick and confirm that it looks like the one shown in the installation guide. If it doesn't, then you shouldn't order any N64 Stick Converter PCB's from me. Instead please wait until it's known whether those new GC-style sticks are compatible with the N64 Stick Converter PCB v3 or not. Update
: Apparently they also fit into the new GC-style sticks -> msg41280 msg41297