NES – Nintendo Entertainment System is certainly still a household name. It was the 8-bit game console from Nintendo, which was also sold in Europe in the mid-80s and had influenced the youth of the time. It is now a museum piece that already deserves the title „Retro“. Maybe for this reason, she begins to revive in the Retrogamergemeinde. For example, this year a remake of the NES in miniaturized form with modern technology and pre-installed games on the market.
Also via emulators for all kinds of platforms you can bring the old NES game titles back to life. In order to be able to serve these games „in the right way“ (of course, it is also possible with the PC keyboard or via the touch screen on the mobile phone), the company 8Bitdo Tech has launched the NES30 GamePad Controller. It is a wireless bluetooth controller which was modeled on the original NES controller. It is equipped with an integrated rechargeable battery that can be charged via a MicroUSB cable connection. The controller is designed to be configured as a PC game controller, as a joystick, as a Bluetooth keyboard, and as a USB joystick. This can be realized via five different modes. These modes can be selected by keyboard shortcuts during power up. The table below shows the different modes:
|Blue LEDs are flashing
The picture shows the USB charging socket, to the right of which are two status LEDs.
The battery is located on the back of the board
die Platine des Controllers; der die Firmware des Mikrocontrollers kann aktualisiert werden
Contact mats represent the buttons. Under the two shoulder buttons are real micro buttons …
Here is the emulator „NES Emu“ served on an Android phone with the NES30;)
Before it lands in the archive, I have to put it here too …
It is a hard drive from the 90s (exactly 21.10.1991) – namely a 2.5 inch disk from Seagate with the incredible storage capacity of 85.3 MB (yes MEGABYTE). In comparison, a 160 GB (Gigabyte) disk from Fujitsu in 2007.
The Seagate disc with the designation ST-9096 was installed in a Commodore Amiga 1200. It kept the complete Amiga OS 3.1 including plenty of applications space. At that time you could not get that 85MB so easy.
To the technical data: If you want to format it today, you should know the following parameters: 980 cyl, 10 heads, 17 sectors gives a capacity of 85,299,200 bytes. The HDD has a power consumption of 2W in read / write mode and 1W in idlemode. 300mW still consumes it in sleep mode.
Interesting is perhaps even the size comparison to current records.
The interface complies with the IDE standard (Integrated Drive Electronics).
/- 44-pin I/O Connector (* see below)
| o o
::::::::::::o::::::::1 o o
| | |
pin-20 removed for keying ---------------/ | |
Drive is Master, no Slave drive present ------------------ 0 0
Drive is Master, Seagate Slave drive present ------------- 1 0
Drive is Slave to another ST9xxxA/ST9xxxA Master --------- 0 1
Reserved Position (Do Not Use) --------------------------- 1 1
* Drive uses +5vdc power supplied to the drive
via the interface connector. The drive does
NOT make use of a +12vdc power line.
pin-41 +5vdc (Logic)
pin-42 +5vdc (Motor)